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Committee to Show Trump 'Activated' Militia Groups

'You'll see the evidence,' Rep. Stephanie Murphy tells CBS

(Newser) - A former spokesperson for the Oath Keepers—the far-right, anti-government militia group that claims to defend its interpretation of the US Constitution—will testify in front of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot Tuesday in its seventh hearing and the first since the stunning testimony of former...

In Jan. 6 Texts, Militia Members Said Trump Doctor 'Needs Protection'

Oath Keepers discussed protecting several Trump allies during riot

(Newser) - Members of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers discussed providing protection to some of then-President Trump's top allies surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, including Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, Roger Stone, and Michael Flynn, newly-released text messages show. Several group members—including Joshua James, who has pleaded guilty...

Flynn Pleads the Fifth Before Jan. 6 Panel

He discussed martial law as Trump fought to overturn election results

(Newser) - Another high-profile Donald Trump ally has pleaded the Fifth Amendment in an appearance before the House select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol. A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn said Thursday that the retired general complied with a subpoena to appear before the committee Thursday "...

Trump Asked DHS, Barr to Seize Voting Machines

But former president heeded Guiliani's advice to keep the military out of it, according to reports

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with a story asserting that then-President Trump was trying harder than has been previously known to have voting machines seized in the aftermath of the 2020 election. Key points in the story and related coverage:
  • Homeland Security: Six weeks after the vote, Trump had
...

New Batch of Subpoenas Covers Flynn and Miller

House committee wants to know "who they were talking to" about overturning the election

(Newser) - Six more top advisers to former President Donald Trump now face subpoenas from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, in an effort by the panel to learn about the attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Legal scholar John Eastman and Bernard...

Michael Flynn Clarifies His Comments About a Coup
Michael Flynn
Clarifies His
Comments
About a Coup

the rundown

Michael Flynn Clarifies His Comments About a Coup

After viral clip, former general says media misinterpreted his response to a question

(Newser) - Michael Flynn wants to make it clear: He is not advocating a military coup in the United States. The retired general and former national security adviser issued the clarification after a viral clip surfaced over the weekend and led to headlines and criticism. The details:
  • Original words: At a right-wing
...

Post: Army 'Falsely Denied' Flynn Brother Was on Capitol Call

General doesn't share brother's QAnon views, former Army secretary says

(Newser) - There's no sign that Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn shares the extreme views of his brother, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, but the military still denied for days that he was in the room for a Jan. 6 call in which the Capitol Police pleaded with reluctant officials for help,...

Trump Sneaks in 4 More Tweets, Hints of 'Own Platform'

Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell also get banned from Twitter

(Newser) - Twitter permanently suspended President Trump's personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, on Friday, but the commander in chief quickly found a temporary workaround. CNBC reports that Trump managed to sneak in four more tweets from the government-owned @POTUS account on Friday evening, although those tweets were also removed from the platform almost...

Trump Loses Another Big Voice in His Fight

'New York Post' tells him to 'stop the insanity' over election challenges

(Newser) - Another staunch ally of President Trump wants him to give up his fight over the election. The New York Post is out Monday with a headline blaring "Stop The Insanity" on its cover, reports the Hill . The editorial board refers to Trump's ongoing challenge of the results as...

Reports Suggest Controversial Final Month for Trump
White House Officials
Are Reportedly 'Unnerved'
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White House Officials Are Reportedly 'Unnerved'

One conservative pundit wants Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell kept away from Trump

(Newser) - For President Trump and his supporters, it's another example of fake news. But a slew of reports about the White House paints a picture of a president pondering radical action over the next month in an attempt to stay in office. Days ago, reports circulated about Trump floating the...

Trump Pushes Back On 'Martial Law' Election Redo

President rebutted a New York Times report

(Newser) - President Trump has taken to Twitter to push back on a New York Times report that outlined an Oval Office meeting where someone reportedly floated the idea of an election redo, this time under the supervision of the US military, per The Hill . "Martial law = Fake News. Just...

Trump Mulls Sidney Powell for Top Job at 'Raucous Meeting'

Trump considered naming her special counsel to probe voter-fraud allegations

(Newser) - Sidney Powell, special counsel to oversee voter-fraud allegations? Trump discussed the idea at a raucous White House meeting Friday night and met with some resistance, insiders tell the New York Times . Rudy Giuliani, who attended by phone, spoke out against it. So did White House counsel Pat Cipollone and chief...

Judge Tosses Criminal Case Against Flynn

Trump's pardon doesn't make the former national security adviser innocent, ruling says

(Newser) - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn, two weeks after a pardon from the president effectively ended the case. The order from US District Judge Emmet Sullivan was largely procedural in light of the pardon from President Trump, which...

Trump Loyalists Call for 'Martial Law'
Calls for 'Martial Law'
Spark Outrage
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Calls for 'Martial Law' Spark Outrage

A former GOP lawmaker says it's 'utterly insane'

(Newser) - Michael Flynn and a top Pentagon nominee are under fire for backing conspiracy theories that urge President Trump to overturn the 2020 election results by declaring martial law, CNN reports. They claim without evidence that Trump won in "landslide fashion" and Joe Biden's victory was fraudulent. "I...

Analyst Says Trump Was Right to Pardon Flynn
Analyst Says Trump Was
Right to Pardon Flynn
THE RUNDOWN

Analyst Says Trump Was Right to Pardon Flynn

But a Washington Post editorial calls move a 'disgrace'

(Newser) - President Trump's decision to pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn was widely expected—but still hugely controversial. The president announced the day before Thanksgiving that he was granting a full pardon to Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about discussing anti-Russia sanctions with...

Trump Grants Full Pardon to Michael Flynn

'I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!'

(Newser) - President Trump will be in office for another 55 days—but he's not waiting until the last minute to issue pardons. The president announced Wednesday that he is granting a pardon to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about...

More Trump Pardons Are Coming: Reports

Michael Flynn is the biggest name on the table, according to Axios and 'NYT'

(Newser) - Apparently the White House turkey won't be the only one receiving a presidential pardon this fall. Axios and the New York Times are reporting that President Trump is expected to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn—and several other undisclosed people—before his term is up. Flynn...

Appeals Court Delivers Bad News to Michael Flynn

Denies his request to have case dropped

(Newser) - Michael Flynn wanted to force a judge to immediately drop the case against him, but a federal appeals court said no such luck. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals denied Flynn's request to have charges dropped by a vote of 8-2 on Monday, reports the Hill . The ruling means...

Appeals Court Makes Rare Move in Michael Flynn Case

In setback for Flynn, full federal appeals panel will review dismissal of his case

(Newser) - Michael Flynn is not out of hot water just yet. The entire Washington-based federal appeals court plans to take up the Justice Department's request to dismiss the criminal case against President Trump's former national security adviser, per the AP . The action Thursday by the full US Court of...

Divided Appeals Court: The Flynn Case Must Die

Their 2-1 opinion slams the judge overseeing the case

(Newser) - Looks like Michael Flynn is even closer to legal daylight. An appeals court ruled Wednesday that Flynn's long and controversial court case should be dismissed—which likely means it's over, USA Today reports. The 2-1 opinion criticized the judge who refused to approve a Justice Department plan to...

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