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Giuliani, 10 Others Arraigned in Arizona Fake Electors Case

He was ordered to come to Arizona within 30 days

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani and ten other people indicted in the Arizona election case pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, fraud, and forgery charges Tuesday—but Giuliani was the only one ordered to post a bond. Giuliani, who taunted prosecutors before he was served with the indictment notice at his 80th birthday party...

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Arizona Answers Giuliani's Taunt

Election case defendant is served at his birthday party in Florida

(Newser) - "If Arizona authorities can't find me by tomorrow morning; 1. They must dismiss the indictment; 2. They must concede they can't count votes," Rudy Giuliani posted Friday night on X . The Arizona attorney general's office accepted the challenge, NBC News reports. An hour or so...

Trump Legal Strategist Enters Plea in Arizona Case

John Eastman is the first defendant arraigned in state's fake elector case

(Newser) - Attorney John Eastman pleaded not guilty on Friday to conspiracy, fraud, and forgery charges over his role in the effort to overturn Donald Trump's loss in Arizona to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Eastman, who devised a strategy to try to persuade Congress not to certify the election,...

Giuliani on WABC Suspension: 'You Think I'm a Fool?'

Radio station also nixes ex-NY mayor's show after he flouted ban on debunked 2020 election claims

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani was suspended Friday from WABC Radio and his daily show canceled over what the station called his repeated violation of a ban on discussing discredited 2020 election claims. Giuliani said the station's ban is overly broad and "a clear violation of free speech." Giuliani issued...

Right-Wing Blog Heads for Chapter 11

Founder of Gateway Pundit blames 'progressive liberal lawfare attacks' but vows to keep publishing

(Newser) - A popular far-right blog has filed for bankruptcy, though its founder vows to continue publishing. The Washington Post reports that the Gateway Pundit, run by Jim Hoft, is seeking Chapter 11 protections after a series of lawsuits accusing the site of promoting conspiracy theories on the 2020 election, school shootings,...

Arizona Grand Jury Indicts 18, Calls Trump Co-Conspirator

Mark Meadows, Rudy Giuliani among those charged in election scheme

(Newser) - A grand jury in Arizona on Wednesday indicted seven lawyers and aides tied to Donald Trump's 2020 presidential campaign, plus 11 state Republicans, in connection with their effort to subvert the results of the 2020 election. Trump was not charged but was described in the filing as an unindicted...

Clark's Election Scheming Could Lead to Disbarment

DC panel finds Justice Department official violated at least one attorney ethics rule

(Newser) - Jeffrey Clark's law license is at risk after a District of Columbia panel decided Thursday that his efforts to keep Donald Trump in office violated at least one attorney ethics rule. Clark pressured other high-ranking officials in the Justice Department after the 2020 election to prevent the transfer of...

Report: RNC Job Interviews Include Startling Question

Sources say potential hires are being asked if they think the 2020 election was stolen

(Newser) - Republican National Committee employees let go in a " bloodbath " earlier this month are being allowed to reapply for their jobs—and insiders say they've been startled by one of the interview questions. Sources tell the Washington Post and the New York Times that Trump advisers conducting the...

Georgia Judge Dismisses Some Charges Against Trump

6 counts, including 3 against former president, are thrown out in election tampering case

(Newser) - The judge overseeing the Georgia election interference case on Wednesday dismissed some of the charges against former President Trump, but many other counts in the indictment remain, reports the AP . Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee wrote in an order that six of the counts in the indictment must...

Virginia County Finds 4K Misreported Votes From 2020

Joe Biden was shorted during the last election, per officials in Prince William County

(Newser) - Former President Trump complains often about the results of the last presidential election, with no evidence to back up his claims, but in one part of Virginia, it's current President Biden who could have a valid beef. Per the Hill , officials in Prince William County have revealed that about...

Poll: Time Makes Republicans More Loyal to Trump, Rioters

62% of Americans now say Biden's election was legitimate

(Newser) - Republicans have only grown more supportive of Donald Trump and the Capitol rioters since the attack three years ago, new polling shows. Although their views vary more than Democrats' do, Republicans are less likely now to say Trump shares responsibility for the attack, that the rioters were mostly violent , or...

Report: Trump Was Recorded Pressuring Michigan Officials

He urged them not to certify 2020 election results in Michigan county, 'Detroit News' reports

(Newser) - Two weeks after the 2020 election, then-President Trump pressured canvassers in Michigan's most populous county to not certify the results, according to recordings obtained by the Detroit News . Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel was also on the Nov. 17 call with the two Republican canvassers in Wayne County,...

Apology Letters From Trump Co-Defendants Released

Sidney Powell, Kenneth Chesebro issued single-sentence apologies to citizens of Georgia

(Newser) - Defendants who took plea deals in the Georgia election interference case were required to write apology letters to the state's citizens. Jenna Ellis, a former member of Donald Trump's legal team, chose to read hers aloud in court , saying she regretted her role in Trump's efforts to...

For Giuliani, It's a Huge Day in Court

He's on the hook for up to $43M for lying about 2 election workers in Georgia

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani will be in a DC courtroom Monday to face two women he already has been found guilty of spreading lies about. The short jury trial about to get underway will determine how much money he owes Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and daughter Shaye Moss, and the stakes...

Wisconsin's Fake Electors Concede Biden's Victory

10 Republicans settle lawsuit, agreeing to not act for Trump again

(Newser) - A group of 10 Republicans who falsely attested that they were electors certifying that Donald Trump carried Wisconsin in the 2020 presidential election on Wednesday acknowledged President Biden's victory and agreed to not again act as electors, genuine or not, in any election involving the former president. In settling...

Pence: Errant Comma in Book Affects Meaning of Trump Line

ABC News also reports former VP nearly skipped the Jan. 6 certification process

(Newser) - Mike Pence became public enemy No. 1 to supporters of then-President Trump when he certified the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021. But a report from ABC News suggests the former vice president came close to skipping the proceedings altogether. Days before the certification, Pence wrote in his personal...

Scalise Refuses to Answer 'Stolen Election' Question Multiple Times

A clearly frustrated George Stephanopoulos eventually cut off the interview

(Newser) - At least seven times during a sit-down Sunday on ABC News' This Week, host George Stephanopoulos tried to get a straight answer from House Majority Leader Steve Scalise on whether he believes the 2020 presidential election was stolen. And at least seven times, Scalise avoided answering the question. The Hill...

Meadows Testified Before Grand Jury After Being Granted Immunity: Sources

Sources say Trump's former chief of staff testified in federal election interference case

(Newser) - Mark Meadows reportedly testified before a federal grand jury in the election interference case against former President Trump, according to sources who spoke to ABC News . The sources say Meadows, Trump's former chief of staff, has talked to special counsel Jack Smith's team at least two other times...

Oprah: No, I Didn't Ask Romney to Run for White House With Me

She disputes claim in new book

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey is disputing a new book's assertion that she once called Mitt Romney to suggest they run for the White House on the same ticket. Yes, the spokesperson says, Winfrey did indeed call the Utah Republican in the run-up to the 2020 election, but not to float a...

GOP Senators Vote to Fire Nonpartisan Elections Boss

Meagan Wolfe immediately files suit to keep her Wisconsin job

(Newser) - Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate voted Thursday to fire the state's top elections official from her nonpartisan job. An hour later, saying they didn't have the authority to remove her, Meagan Wolfe sued them. The 22-11 vote means that, until the courts decide whether Wolfe keeps her job...

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