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Federal judge sanctions lawyers who brought conspiracy theory-filled lawsuit trying to overturn the 2020 election, reap $160 billion in damages

Former President Donald Trump. Drew Angerer/Getty Images A federal judge in Colorado sanctioned two lawyers who challenged the 2020 election results. He called their claims "fantastical" and "the stuff of which violent insurrections are made." The lawyers had asked for $160 billion in damages because Joe Biden won the presidential election. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal judge in Colorado has sanctioned attorneys who brought a lawsuit that challenged the results...
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A pro-Trump Arizona state senator called for the mass imprisonment of Maricopa County officials after they condemned the election audit

Wendy Rogers. Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call The Maricopa Board of Supervisors recently condemned the election audit and rejected new subpoenas. Wendy Rogers called for the election officials to be placed in "solitary confinement cells" in response. The board's head had called the highly partisan audit an "adventure in never-never land." See more stories on Insider's business page. An Arizona state senator has called for members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to be impr...
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Maricopa County Board of Supervisors condemns election audit and new subpoenas: 'There was no fraud'

In this May 6, 2021, file photo, Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. Arizona’s largest county has approved nearly $3 million for new vote-counting machines to replace those given to legislative Republicans for a partisan review of the 2020 election. The GOP-controlled Maricopa County Board of Supervisors said Wednesday, July 14, 2021 that the...
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Trump told DOJ officials to 'just say that the election was corrupt' and 'leave the rest to me,' new documents show

Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images Trump pressured the top two DOJ officials to call the 2020 election "corrupt" without evidence, The New York Times reported. "Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me," Trump told the officials. They told Trump "much of the info you're getting is false," according to one official's notes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump pressured the top two Department of Justice (DOJ) officials i...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Fbi, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Michigan, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump


GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger says most Republicans in Congress privately don’t believe Trump’s election-fraud claims but repeat them in public anyway

Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Ting Shen/Pool via AP Kinzinger is considered a GOP pariah for speaking against Trump and sitting on the Jan. 6 commission. But he told CNN most congressional Republicans don't really believe Trump's election-fraud claims. He also said "a lot" of his GOP colleagues had privately praised his work on the Jan. 6 panel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois has said that most congressional Republicans do not act...
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Trump called his acting attorney general almost daily to pressure him into investigate 2020 election-fraud claims, and was ignored every time, report says

Jeffrey Rosen. Yuri Gripas-Pool/Getty Images Then-President Trump kept pushing Jeffrey Rosen to probe election-fraud claims, WaPo reported. But Rosen reportedly refused to bend to his demands, always remaining noncommittal. More information is emerging of the lengths Trump went to overturn the election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Then-President Donald Trump called then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen almost daily during his final months in office to pressure hi...
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Cyber Ninjas says it has received $5.7 million in private donations to fund the Arizona ballot audit

Cyber Ninjas contractors examine and recount Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election. Matt York/AP Cyber Ninjas leads the widely-criticized election audit in Maricopa County, Arizona. It said it has received $5.7 million in donations toward the audit. Most of the funds come from prominent Trump supporters such as Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell. See more stories on Insider's business page. The company contracted to audit the 2020 presidential election result in Arizon...
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Republican liaison to Arizona 'audit' says he might resign, saying there were 'serious issues' with Cyber Ninjas' process

In this April 22, 2021, file photo, former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett arrives at a news conference to talk about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett accused Cyber Ninjas of withholding vital information. He said there were "serious issues" with Cyber Ninjas' vote tallying process. Bennett was barred f...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Trends, Gop, Arizona, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Ross, Phoenix, State, Don, HARRIS, Bennett, Maricopa County, Arizona Senate


Arizona secretary of state tells Trump to 'accept' his election loss and 'move on' ahead of Phoenix rally

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Arizona on October 19, 2020. Carlos Barria/Reuters In a CNN interview Friday, the Arizona secretary of state said Trump needs to "move on" from his election loss. Trump is slated to speak Saturday at a rally in Phoenix titled a "Rally to Protect Our Elections." Hobbs, a Democrat running for governor, said Trump's visit to the state was "dangerous." See more stories on Insider's business page. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on F...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Arizona, Hobbs, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Phoenix, State, Maricopa County


Trump said he and the Capitol rioters 'wanted' the same thing and bragged about the size of the crowd on January 6, new book says

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images President Donald Trump embraced the Capitol rioters and said he and his violent loyalists wanted the same thing. "Personally, what I wanted is what they wanted," he said. Trump made these remarks during a March 31 interview with Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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Judge slams a pair of pro-Trump lawyers for 'just repeating stuff' the former president 'is lying about' after dismissing election fraud case

President Donald Trump greets the crowd at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images A Colorado judge ticked off two pro-Trump lawyers for a failed case alleging election fraud. The case was dismissed earlier, but the judge called its lawyers to a hearing over frivolous suits. He asked them if it ever occurred to them that they may just be a "propaganda tool" for Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Colorado judge g...
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Rudy Giuliani was so 'incredibly drunk' on election night that Trump aides worried he'd smash valuable White House china, Michael Wolff says

President Donald Trump's lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was always "buzzed," according to Michael Wolff's new book. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani was "incredibly drunk" on election night, according to biographer Michael Wolff. Trump aides worried that the former New York City mayor would smash valuable White House china, Wolff said. Giuliani was "always buzzed" and Trump had concerns about his drinking, Wolff claims in his new book. See more stori...
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Top US general said Trump spread 'gospel of the Führer' and threatened US democracy with 2020 election lies: new book

General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, speaks at the National Press Club, July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Getty / Drew Angerer A top US general likened Trump to Hitler over his lies about the 2020 election, a new book says. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said former President Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election results put him in the same camp as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, acco...
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Trump was desperate to beat Joe Biden and said on Election Day that 'I can't lose to this f------ guy," new book says

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio on June 26, 2021. AP Photo/Tony Dejak Trump told aides on Election Day, "I can't lose to this f------ guy," a new book said. He later added that "winning is easy. Losing is never easy. Not for me it's not." Biden ended up defeating Trump in a landslide, securing 306 electoral votes compared to Trump's 232. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald ...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Secret Service, Nevada, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Electoral College, Philip Rucker


Giuliani pushed Trump's team to tell him he won several states on election night, even though it was too early to call, new book says

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani advised outright lying to Trump on election night 2020, according to a new book. An excerpt from "I Alone Can Fix It" about Trump's last year in office was published Tuesday. Giuliani wanted to tell Trump he had won several states before it was possible to tel...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington, White House, Trends, Pennsylvania, Arizona, News UK, Fox News, Michigan, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Rudy Giuliani, Miller


A federal judge skewered 'Kraken' lawyers for making 'fantastical' allegations of election fraud and failing to do the most basic due diligence

GOP lawyer Sidney Powell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A federal judge criticized "Kraken" lawyers including Sidney Powell and L. Lin Wood on Monday. The remarks were at a hearing about if they should face sanctions over their election lawsuits. Judge Parker suggested Powell and the other lawyers submitted affidavits in "bad faith" and called them "fantastical." See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal judge on Monday excoriated a group of Republican-al...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Getty Images, Gop, US Postal Service, Arizona, Michigan, Detroit, Wood, Kraken, Parker, Capitol, Sidney Powell, Eastern District of Michigan


Fox News aired a legal disclaimer when Trump started airing 2020 election conspiracy theories in his CPAC speech

Fox News via YouTube Fox News aired a disclaimer over former President Donald Trump's CPAC speech on Sunday. The disclaimer came after Trump continued to push the theory that the election was stolen from him. The chyron said voting-system firms had "denied the various allegations" made by Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News aired a legal disclaimer over former President Donald Trump's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Sunday nigh...
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Murdoch Personally Approved AZ Call For Biden That Enraged Trump, Michael Wolff Writes

Michael Wolff writes in his new book that Fox News owner and right-wing media tycoon Rupert Murdoch personally gave the green light to his network to call Arizona for then-Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, according to Insider. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Arizona, Fox News, Michael Wolff, Biden, Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, Murdoch, 2020 Election, Cristina Cabrera


PA AG Gears Up For Lawsuit Over Election Audit

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro suggested that he would sue to block subpoenas issued as part of a state senator's attempt to repeat Arizona's audit of the 2020 election. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Audit, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Extremism, Josh Shapiro, Pennslyvania, Pa AG, 2020 Election, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky


Trump advisor said 'I want to f---ing kill myself' when the president tapped him to lead election challenges, according to new book

Trump and his advisor, David Bossie in May 2015. AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File Trump aide David Bossie was "confused" and "appalled" when Trump tapped him to lead election challenges, a new book said. "I don't know if congratulations or condolences are in order," a campaign aide said to Bossie. "I want to f---ing kill myself," Bossie, who is not a lawyer, reportedly replied. See more stories on Insider's business page. A longtime advisor to former President Donald Trump was less ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Philadelphia, Michael Wolff, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Trump, Vinny, Wolff, Trump White House


New book reveals Trump's 'grim' reaction when Fox News called Arizona for Biden: 'What the f---?'

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Trump flew into a rage after Fox News called Arizona for Biden on Election Night 2020, a new book says. "What the f---? How can they call this?" Trump said, according to the book. He directed his fury at the Murdochs and seethed that they were "always" out to get him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Then President Donald Trump flew into a rage when Fox News called the state of Arizona for Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Election Night 2...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox, Washington Dc, Arizona, Fox News, Michael Wolff, Biden, Rupert Murdoch, Giuliani


Trump called AG Bill Barr a 'phony' who would 'lick the floor if I asked him to,' book says

Trump and Barr. Alex Wong/Getty Images Trump called AG Bill Barr a "phony" and said he would "lick the floor if I asked him to," a new book says. Trump went on the warpath against Barr after Barr refused to back his election conspiracy theories. "This is bulls--- ... Has he just been sitting over there doing absolutely f---ing nothing for a month?" Trump reportedly said of Barr. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump accused Attorney General William ...
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Trump tried to order individual US attorneys to investigate election-fraud claims district by district, but they all ignored him, book says

Then-President Donald Trump and then-Attorney General Bill Barr. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Trump reportedly sought to pressure US attorneys to investigate his election-fraud claims last year. The claim is in Michael Wolff's book about the final months of the Trump administration. Trump also grew furious when AG Bill Barr would not back his election-fraud claims, the book said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Then-President Donald Trump called US attorneys individually to pr...
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Trump tried to order individual US attorneys to investigate election-fraud claims, but they all ignored him, book says

Then-President Donald Trump and then-Attorney General Bill Barr. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Trump pressured individual US attorneys to investigate his election-fraud claims last year, a new book said. Trump was also furious when AG Barr didn't back his election-fraud claims and called him a "phony." The president fumed that if he'd won, Barr would have "licked the floor if I asked him to." See more stories on Insider's business page. Then-President Donald Trump called US attorneys ind...
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Trump tried to order individual US attorneys to investigate election-fraud claims, but they all ignored him, Wolff book says

Then-President Donald Trump and then-Attorney General Bill Barr. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Trump pressured individual US attorneys to take up his election-fraud claims, a new book said. Trump was also furious when AG Barr didn't back his claims, Michael Wolff wrote. He fumed that, had he won, Barr would have "licked the floor if I asked him to," the book said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Then-President Donald Trump called US attorneys individually to pressure them to lau...
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'F--- him': Rupert Murdoch personally made the call to declare Arizona for Biden on election night, enraging Trump, book says

Rupert Murdoch. Getty Murdoch made the decision to call Arizona for Biden in the 2020 election, Michael Wolff reported. "F--- him," the Fox News proprietor reportedly said of Trump when making the call. The decision was a pivotal moment on election night, indicating Trump was on course for defeat. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Fox News proprietor, Rupert Murdoch, personally gave final approval to the network's decision to call Arizona for Joe Biden during the 20...
Tags: Politics, Media, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Arizona, News UK, Fox News, Michael Wolff, Biden, Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, Murdoch, Trump, Chris Stirewalt, Wolff


Rudy Giuliani's election fraud hotline was inundated with 'thousands of dick pics' and animal porn, new book says

Rudolph Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images Giuliani's election fraud hotline was inundated with dick pics and animal porn, a new book said. The photos, videos, and other "virulent screeds" forced people manning the hotline to beg for other duties. The Trump campaign...
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Trump's aides believed Rudy Giuliani was always buzzed, 'in the mumble tank,' and on the verge of becoming senile, new book says

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photos Trump's aides believed Giuliani was always "in the mumble tank" and on the cusp of senility, a new book said. They thought he was "always buzzed" and had "focus issues, memory problems," and "simple logic failures." But Giuliani enjoyed unlimited access to Trump because he told Trump what he wanted to hear, the book said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump's advisors belie...
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A judge put on hold Mike Lindell's lawsuit accusing Dominion of election manipulation

MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell, speaks to reporters outside federal court in Washington, Thursday, June 24, 2021. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta A judge has put MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's lawsuit against Dominion on hold. It's a countersuit against Dominion's $1.3 billion defamation suit against Lindell and his company. A federal judge in DC is weighing whether to dismiss Dominion's original lawsuit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal judge in ...
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Marjorie Taylor Greene admits Trump won't be reinstated in the White House in August

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said it would be "difficult" to overturn the results of the election. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene rejected the idea that Donald Trump will be reinstated as president. A conspiracy theory about Trump's reinstatement has gained traction among his supporters. Greene said that while she believed fraud occurred, overturning the election would be "difficult." See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, News UK, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Trump, Greene, Voter Fraud, Mike Lindell, Steve Bannon, 2020 Election