Rachel Maddow shares video published by Lauren Windsor of Donald Trump attorney John Eastman boasting of the legal soundness of his memo on how Mike Pence could have overturned the election for Trump, after he seemed to disavow the memo in an interview with the National Review.Oct. 27, 2021.
It cites earlier rationale for rejecting claims in turning these new ones down. Here's the deal: President Joe Biden has rejected two additional requests by former President Donald Trump to shield sets of documents from the panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to a new letter obtained by POLITICO.
Since he was appointed last month, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has been a reliable tool used in support of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ dangerously poor pandemic response. Ladapo entered office as a vocal skeptic of public health guidelines to curb the spread of Covid-19, and he’s been the subject of several controversies since then. In the past week alone, Ladapo was booted from a meeting with an immunocompromised state senator for refusing to wear a mask, he denounced schools and governments that impose mask mandates, and he claimed that people opposed to getting vaccinated need to “stick with their intuition and their sensibilities.”
The bipartisan House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack is trying to collect as much information as possible, and not surprisingly, the panel has requested extensive materials from the White House. As regular readers know, this has created a predictable controversy. Donald Trump, eager to hide as much information as...
The U.S. House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 attack has issued some subpoenas. Investigations of any significance usually include subpoenas. Whether it is a local prosecutor looking into a stolen bicycle, or a U.S. Attorney prosecuting a years-long investigation of organized crime, the subpoena is such a commonly used tool that most Americans just assume that receiving one compels attendance and participation.
In the nine months since Donald Trump incited a mob to storm the Capitol, the comprehensive GOP whitewash of Jan. 6 has traveled through countless tortured iterations. But ultimately, the most acceptable propaganda line for Republicans has become that those events aren’t particularly extraordinary or deserving of scrutiny, and that if there are any victims here, it’s Trump supporters.
Former President Donald Trump, under order, answered questions under oath in a lawsuit Monday about allegations that his security guards roughed up protesters outside Trump Tower in New York. NBC News' Tom Winter and New York Law School profession Rebecca Roiphe discuss. Oct. 18, 2021.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley defended his recent onstage appearance with former President Donald Trump, who has continued using the same election rhetoric Grassley previously criticized as "extreme, aggressive and irresponsible." "He's a private citizen," Grassley told reporters following an event in Des Moines. "He can say anything he wants to....
The White House declined to tip the scales as the Justice Department weighs whether to bring criminal contempt charges against former President Donald Trump allies who have so far refused to cooperate with the House Jan. 6 Select Committee.
Today marks the first deadline for four former Trump administration officials to appear before a House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. It's not clear, though, if any of the witnesses will actually show. Now, the panel is threatening to issue criminal referrals to the Justice Department for those who do not cooperate. This all comes a day after the panel issued a new subpoena for a former Trump justice official, Jeffrey Clark, who promised to look into false election fraud allegations. For more on this, we're joined now by NPR congressional reporter Claudia Grisales. Claudia, so these Trump administration officials, who are they that the committee is expecting to hear from?
A government whistleblower claims he and other Trump administration officials were pressured to manipulate intelligence reports under the former president. CBS News Homeland Security and Justice reporter Nicole Sganga sat down with the whistleblower and joins CBSN with more.
Rachel Maddow reads excerpts from the transcript of a deposition, under oath, of Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani in which he explains that he can't remember but thinks some of the conspiracy theories he pushed about the 2020 election came from social media and he didn't bother to check the truthfulness of the claims from his bombshell source who claimed the election was stolen. Oct. 1, 2021.
Phil Rucker and Joyce Vance join Andrea Mitchell to discuss the January 6th committee investigation and new reporting from the Washington Post regarding a 'command center’ at the Willard Hotel for efforts to overturn the election. According to Rucker, Trump allies’ days-long effort at the hotel involved, “trying to create an environment that could pressure Vice President Pence to, in his role on January 6th overseeing that joint session of Congress, to try to take action to decertify the election results and effectively overturn Biden's victory.”Oct. 25, 2021.
The Trump International Hotel was a prime destination for hangers-on and favor-curriers during President Donald Trump’s term, but when it came to plotting a last-ditch effort to keep him in office, his team chose a more traditional Washington location for its “war room.”. For more than 150 years, the Willard...
By any fair measure, John Eastman has had a busy 12 months. As we've discussed, it was last fall when the Republican lawyer began working with Donald Trump — the then-president saw him on Fox News and was impressed — and as part of that work, Eastman filed the brief last December on Trump's behalf that asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 2020 presidential election. (It was filled with factual errors — including an obvious one literally on the first page.)
WASHINGTON — A Republican secretary of state who challenged former President Donald Trump's false claims of election fraud in 2020 is the front-runner for a job heading the Biden administration's effort to protect future elections, according to people familiar with the discussions. Kim Wyman, 59, has led elections in Washington...