Trump ignored lack of election fraud, pressured DOJ officials to ‘just say’ election was ‘corrupt’

After President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, he was told repeatedly by top Justice Department officials that his claims of widespread voter fraud were unfounded — but he repeatedly ignored those facts and steadily ramped up a pressure campaign, arguing that the agency should “just say that the election was corrupt and leave the rest…

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Jan. 6 Hearings: 6 Republicans Allegedly Asked Trump For Pardons—Including Marjorie Taylor Greene And Matt Gaetz

Topline At least six Republican lawmakers asked the White House for pardons after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to testimony former White House officials gave to the January 6 committee, with many suggesting a blanket pardon for anyone involved with the attack. (L-R) Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor…

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Dominion’s Defamation Lawsuit Against Fox — Including Murdochs — Over 2020 Election Can Move Forward, Judge Rules

Topline Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against Fox Corporation will move forward—though its claims against a Fox subsidiary will not—a state judge in Delaware ruled Tuesday, after the voting machine company alleged Fox executives including Rupert Murdoch and son Lachlan led Fox News’ effort to push baseless election fraud claims involving Dominion machines despite allegedly…

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Supreme Court rules Maine tuition aid can’t exclude religious schools

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine cannot exclude religious schools from a state tuition assistance program, the latest case signaling the conservative court’s shift on religious freedom and separation of church and state.The 6-3 opinion, written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., found the program unconstitutional because it provided vouchers that parents could…

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Jan. 6 hearing to focus on Meadows and Trump’s pressure campaign on state election officials

WASHINGTON — Tuesday’s hearing by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol is zeroing in on Trump’s personal involvement in efforts to pressure state election officials to subvert the will of voters and to persuade lawmakers to submit false slates of electors backing him to Congress. Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, Georgia…

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