Joe Biden defeats Trump to win US election

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DOJ investigating potential White House 'bribery-for-pardon' scheme​

The heavily-redacted documents do not name the individuals who were potentially involved.


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Federal investigators are looking into a potential “bribery-for-pardon” scheme involving presidential pardons, according to federal court documents unsealed by the chief judge for the federal court in Washington D.C..

The heavily redacted documents do not name the individuals involved or President Donald Trump. They also do not indicate if any White House officials had knowledge of the scheme.

The documents discuss whether prosecutors can review documents that may have been protected by attorney-client privilege and were seized as a result of a search warrant.

The opinion, entered by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on Aug. 28, is tied to an ongoing investigation that may involve at least two individuals who "acted as lobbyists to senior White House officials, without complying with the registration requirement of the Lobbying Disclosure Act… to secure ‘a pardon or reprieve of sentence for" one individual whose name is redacted.

The investigation also involves an alleged offer by another individual to “offer a substantial political contribution in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence.”

 

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Fools and their money are easily parted.​

Donald Trump PAC has pocketed most of the cash he bilked from his supporters to fund election lawsuits​


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President Donald Trump has raised about $170 million from his aggressive fundraising campaign ostensibly aimed at fueling his baseless election challenges, but the majority of the money is actually going to the new political action committee he set up after the election, according to The New York Times.

Trump has bombarded supporters with appeals for cash as he wages a fruitless legal campaign to challenge the results of an election he lost by more than 6 million votes. But the president’s attorneys have failed to back up his allegations of fraud and irregularities with any actual evidence.

“Our democracy and freedom is at risk like never before, which is why I’m reaching out to you now with an URGENT request,” a recent email to donors from Vice President Mike Pence read. “President Trump and I need our STRONGEST supporters, like YOU, to join the Election Defense Task Force. This group will be responsible for DEFENDING the Election from voter fraud, and we really need you to step up to the front lines of this battle.”

Though the emails claim that the money is for the “Official Election Defense Fund,” no such account exists, according to The Washington Post. The fine print on the frenzied messages says the first $5,000 or first 75% of every donation greater than $5,000 goes to Save America, a new political action committee formed by the president in mid-November. The other 25% goes to the Republican National Committee.
 

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Dirty impeached Orange Snollygoster #diaperdon​

‘Playing with fire’: CNN segment exposes all the death threats Trump fans have made to election officials​


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CNN’s John Avlon on Wednesday highlighted all of the death threats that state election officials have faced at the hands of President Donald Trump’s supporters.

During his latest “Reality Check” segment, Avlon began by playing Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling’s emotional plea for the president to stop inciting hatred against election officials who are simply doing their jobs and obeying the law.

“Trump’s desperate attempt to overturn a democratic election is inflaming hate in our country,” Avlon said. “It’s spreading like wildfire through the ranks of his hardcore supporters, some who are now making threats against election officials.”

He then ran through several examples of Trump supporters threatening officials.

“One of the trump campaign’s lawyers, Joe diGenova, said Chris Krebs, who Trump fired about telling the truth about election security, should be executed,” he said. “No less than six election officials around the country, many of them Republicans, have received serious death threats to date. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger requires security, his wife is getting messages on her cellphone that read, ‘Your husband deserves to face a firing squad.’ His deputy, Gabriel Sterling, is getting threats while an election technician was accused of treason and sent a noose.”

The bottom line, says Avlon, is that the president is inflaming his supporters and creating a dangerous situation.

“It’s got to stop because we are playing with fire here,” he said.

Watch the video below.
 

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Mark Kelly sworn in as US senator, flipping Arizona seat from red to blue​



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Democrats picked up a Senate seat on Wednesday when former astronaut Mark Kelly was sworn in as a US senator for Arizona after defeating Republican Sen. Martha McSally last month.

While other senators-elect will have to wait until January to be sworn in for the new Congress, Kelly was able to take the oath of office right away since he won a special election.

A Kelly aide told CNN earlier in the day that Kelly would be sworn in with his wife, former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, and his two daughters by his side, and that his twin brother, Scott Kelly, and family friends would also be attending.

Party control of the Senate still has yet to be determined and now hinges on two Georgia runoffs set for January. Securing the seat from Arizona is nevertheless a major victory for Democrats, who had set their sights on it as one of their early top pickup opportunities in 2020.

The special election victory marks a moment of triumph for Kelly, a retired Navy captain and NASA astronaut, that comes in the aftermath of tragedy.

Kelly was thrust into the national spotlight in 2011 when his wife, Arizona's then-US Rep. Gabby Giffords, was shot in the head and nearly killed, an event that sent shock waves throughout the nation.

He later turned into a political activist, launching a group called Americans for Responsible Solutions alongside his wife and fighting for gun control policies like universal background checks and so-called red flag laws.
"I learned a lot from being an astronaut. I learned a lot from being a pilot in the Navy, " Kelly said in his campaign announcement video. "But what I learned from my wife is how you use policy to improve people's lives."

His entry into politics has marked the start of a new chapter in an already esteemed career.
 

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Trump is said to be livid at Barr, with one official suggesting termination possible​


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President Trump remained livid at Attorney General William P. Barr on Wednesday, with one senior administration official indicating there was a chance Barr could be fired — not just for his public comments undercutting Trump’s unfounded claims of election-shifting fraud, but also for steps he did not take on a probe of the FBI’s 2016 investigation into Trump’s campaign.

A day after Barr told the Associated Press that he had “not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” Trump continued to complain about his attorney general, people familiar with the matter said.
One senior administration official said there was a chance Trump would fire his attorney general and asserted that the president was not merely frustrated over Barr’s fraud-related assertions. The person said that several people are trying to persuade Trump not to do so. Like others, this official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.
 

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Wisconsin Supreme Court declines to hear Trump election lawsuit​

The defeat was the latest in a string of losses for President Donald Trump’s post-election lawsuits claiming voter fraud.

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A split Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear President Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the battleground state, saying the case must first wind its way through lower courts.

The legal defeat on a 4-3 ruling was the latest in a string of losses for Trump’s post-election lawsuits. Judges in multiple battleground states have rejected his claims of fraud or irregularities. Dissenting conservative justices said the decision would forever “stain” the outcome of the election.

Trump asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots in the state’s two biggest Democratic counties, alleging irregularities in the way absentee ballots were administered. His lawsuit echoed claims that were earlier rejected by election officials in those counties during a recount that barely affected Biden’s winning margin of about 20,700 votes.
 

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That *anyone* ever applauded for, supported or respected this human train-wreck is depressing to me.

Humanity really should be doing better at adulting by now.
I once heard Trump say something that made sense to me and sounded true. But I can't remember what it was or when it was. Damn, I should have made a note of that because it only ever happened that one time.
 

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We've seen the ANC's Zupta do much the same, and the verkrampte MyBB Trumptards rebuke him, but not their dear leader the Orange Snollygoster. Racist much.
R10 has been paid into your VBS account. Thank you for shilling racial nationalism.
 

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That *anyone* ever applauded for, supported or respected this human train-wreck is depressing to me.

Humanity really should be doing better at adulting by now.

Ditto

Deeply and fundamentally depressing regardless of political persuasion.
 

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The whole fundraising thing was a huge scam:
The president and the Republican party have now raised more than $207m since election day, and while the money was solicited to support the finance balloting challenges, the bulk of the contributions will go to the president's personal political committee and party coffers.

That will be a boon to the Republican National Committee, as it seeks to retire any debt incurred over the campaign. It also allows the president to wield considerable power even after he leaves the White House next month.
 
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