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AZ County’s GOP-Dominated Board Of Supervisors Rails Against State’s ‘Sham’ Audit

The board of supervisors of Maricopa County, Arizona railed against a review of the county's 2020 election results ordered by the state Senate during a fiery board meeting Monday.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Senate, Audit, Arizona, Maricopa County Arizona, Maricopa County, 2020 Elections, Matt Shuham, Cyber Ninjas, Arizona audit, AZ County

Capitol Rioters’ ‘Trump Defense’ Comes Up Again And Again. Will It Make A Difference?

A few weeks after his arrest for allegedly storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, the man known as the “QAnon Shaman,” Jacob Chansley, floated an idea that dozens of others have tried — that Trump himself deserved some of the blame for his actions.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Trump, Matt Shuham, Trump Defense, Jacob Chansley

Cheney Officially Out As January 6 Attack Reverberates Through Congress

The January 6 Capitol attack reverberated through the halls of Congress Wednesday as committees investigated what happened and a member of Republican leadership lost her job for telling the truth about it. House Republicans gathered at 9 a.m. ET to decide the fate of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who incurred the wrath of her colleagues for refusing to absolve former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies for spreading the election fraud conspiracy theory. Minutes later, she was voted out...
Tags: News, Congress, House, Hearing, Donald Trump, Cheney, Capitol, Liz Cheney, Matt Shuham, Capitol insurrection

Senate Dems Tie Trump’s Election Lies To Extremist Violence

Senate Democrats on Wednesday sought answers from the Biden administration on whether former President Donald Trump posed a national security threat to the country by continuing to spew lies about the 2020 election.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Senate, Biden, Donald Trump, Alejandro Mayorkas, Merrick Garland, Matt Shuham, Capitol insurrection

AZ Guv Signs Bill To Eliminate ‘Inactive’ Voters From Popular Mail-In Voter List

Arizona’s Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed legislation into law that opponents have described as a “purge” of the state's popular early voting list.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Arizona, Doug Ducey, Mail-in Voting, Matt Shuham

Sketchy AZ Audit Of 2020 Votes Set To Be Interrupted By… High School Graduations

Arizona Senate Republicans’ conspiracy-theory- infused “audit” of 2020's election results in Maricopa County will soon be interrupted by the sounds of Arizona teenagers celebrating the end of their high school years.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Arizona, Maricopa County, Arizona Senate, Matt Shuham, Arizona audit

We Build The Wall Founder Brian Kolfage Faces Yet Another Indictment For Fraud, Taxes

“We Build The Wall” founder Brian Kolfage declared an income of $63,574 to the IRS in 2019.  But in reality, he had hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring into a personal bank account from the GoFundMe-powered border wall project and other organizations, according to yet another federal indictment filed against Kolfage this week.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Irs, Matt Shuham, Brian Kolfage, Kolfage, We Build The Wall

Feds Want Answers From AZ Senate President On Sketchy ‘Audit’ Practices

The U.S. Justice Department has its eyes on the shady “audit” of 2020 election results in Arizona’s largest county. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Arizona, Doj, U S Justice Department, 2020 Elections, Matt Shuham, AZ Senate, Cyber Ninjas, Arizona audit

NY AG James Wants In On Lawsuit Against Wohl And Burkman Over Racist Robocall

New York’s attorney general wrote to a federal judge on Thursday, asking to be tagged into an ongoing lawsuit against the right-wing hucksters Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, who allegedly sent robocalls targeting Black voters in an attempt to suppress voter turnout ahead of the 2020 election.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: New York, News, Matt Shuham, Jack Burkman, Jacob Wohl

Report: Observers Of GOP’s Sketchy Arizona Election Audit Required To Sign NDAs

Volunteer observers of the GOP's shady “audit” of Maricopa County, Arizona’s 2020 election results are being required to sign non-disclosure agreements, local station ABC 15 reported Tuesday night.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Abc, Gop, Maricopa County Arizona, Matt Shuham, Arizona audit

U.S. Supports Waiving Vaccine IP During Pandemic, Trade Rep Says

The United States now supports waiving protections on the intellectual property behind COVID-19 vaccines as a way of quickening the end of the global pandemic, the U.S. trade representative said Wednesday.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, United States, Vaccine, Patent, Matt Shuham

OR Lawmaker Faces Charges After Video Showed Him Opening Capitol Door To Protesters

An Oregon lawmaker now faces criminal charges after opening the doors of the Oregon statehouse to far-right protesters in December.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Oregon, Mike Nearman, Matt Shuham

Kansas Lawmaker Charged After Allegedly Grabbing Student, Ranting About God And Sex

A state lawmaker in Kansas was charged with misdemeanor battery violation and briefly detained after reportedly ranting to students about God, sex and suicide while substitute teaching.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Kansas, Matt Shuham, Mark Samsel

Yeah The Daily Beast Got The Underage Sex Bombshell, But About That Pardon Shopping…

The access apparently made all the difference. After firing off a few pleading texts to President Donald Trump's confidante Roger Stone, alleged child sex trafficker Joel Greenberg reportedly managed to nab a spot on a list of potential pardon recipients that reached the Trump White House.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Roger Stone, Trump White House, Matt Gaetz, Matt Shuham, Joel Greenberg

Gang’s All Here! Another 2020 Election Reversal Crusader Is Fundraising For AZ Audit

Former CEO Patrick Byrne — who egged on President Trump’s election reversal crusade at a bizarre White House meeting last year — is the latest prominent 2020 election conspiracy theorist to put his weight behind financially supporting the questionable audit of Arizona’s 2020 election. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, White House, Audit, Arizona, Trump, Maricopa County, Patrick Byrne, 2020 Elections, Matt Shuham, AZ Audit

GOP Candidate Sues Over Hotel Bills Incurred During Trip To Jan. 6 Trump Rally-Turned-Riot

When the FBI questioned the Republican congressional candidate Christine Quinn about her attendance at the Jan. 6 Trump rally in Washington, D.C., she was unapologetic.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Washington, Fbi, Gop, Trump, Christine Quinn, Matt Shuham, Capitol insurrection, Trump Rally Turned Riot

Judge Delays Public Release Of Body Cam Footage In North Carolina Police Shooting

A North Carolina judge on Wednesday ruled against media organizations seeking the quick public release of body camera footage showing the fatal law enforcement shooting of Andrew Brown, Jr. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, North Carolina, Anthony Brown, Matt Shuham, Andrew Brown Jr

FBI Launches Civil Rights Probe In Police Shooting Of North Carolina Black Man

Federal investigators have launched a civil rights investigation into the law enforcement killing of Andrew Brown, a Black man shot and killed in North Carolina last week.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, North Carolina, Andrew Brown, Matt Shuham

Attorneys For Family Of Police Shooting Victim Say They Only Saw ‘Snippet’ Of Body Cam

The family of a Black man shot and killed by police last week saw just a "snippet" of one sheriff's deputy's body camera footage of the shooting Monday, attorneys for the family said. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Matt Shuham

Metal Guitarist Capitol Rioter Will Be First Insurrectionist To Reach Plea Deal With Gov’t

A metal guitarist will be the first defendant in the Capitol insurrection case to reach a plea deal with the government, one that includes cooperating with authorities. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Capitol, Matt Shuham, Plea Deal, Jon Schaffer, Capitol insurrection

From Expired Munitions To Civilians Delivering Supplies, Capitol Police IG Details Failures

During the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, when officers from Washington, D.C's Metropolitan Police Department came to help the overwhelmed U.S. Capitol Police, something interesting happened: MPD started using the types of “less-lethal” weapons than the Capitol Police had been barred from using and rioters… started leaving.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Washington, Capitol Police, U S Capitol Police, Metropolitan Police Department, Matt Shuham, Capitol insurrection

Armed Oath Keeper Allies Waited In VA Hotel, Ready To Deploy At ‘Moment’s Notice,’ Feds Say

Multiple affiliates of the Oath Keepers, and multiple cases that appeared to contain firearms, made the trip to a Virginia hotel in advance of the Jan. 6 attack on Congress, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. And these people, and suspected weapons, were ready to swoop into D.C. “at a moment’s notice” during the attack on the Capitol, he said.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Congress, Virginia, Matt Shuham

Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Motorist Arrested, Will Be Charged With Manslaughter

The officer that fatally shot a black motorist in a Minneapolis suburb over the weekend will face a second-degree manslaughter charge, state authorities announced Wednesday.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Matt Shuham, Daunte Wright, Kim Potter

Feds Share Surveillance Still They Say Shows Oath Keeper Retrieving Stashed Weapons

Prosecutors on Monday revealed what they said was a suspected effort by Oath Keepers to stash weapons in Virginia ahead of the Jan. 6 attack on Congress.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Congress, Virginia, Oath Keepers, Matt Shuham, Quick Reaction Force, Capitol insurrection

Police Chief, Officer Who Shot Black Motorist In Minneapolis Suburb Resign

The officer who fatally shot a Black motorist Sunday, and the police chief who said the shooting was accidental, have both resigned from their jobs in a suburb north of Minneapolis.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center, Matt Shuham, Daunte Wright

Grief, Outrage In Minneapolis Suburb After Police Shoot Black Motorist During Traffic Stop

The police shooting of a Black motorist Sunday brought more grief and turmoil to the Minneapolis area, in the midst of the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin for the alleged murder of George Floyd last year. Here's what we know so far: [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Matt Shuham, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin

Cop Meant To Tase Motorist But Shot Him Instead In ‘Accidental Discharge,’ Chief Says

A Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis police officer shot a Black motorist Saturday after repeatedly shouting “Taser,” the town’s police chief said at a press conference Monday. The chief described the shooting as an accidental discharge after showing body camera footage of the encounter. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Police Shooting, Matt Shuham, Brooklyn Center Minneapolis

ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Things Are Looking More Serious For Gaetz Another week, another round of bad news for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). On Monday, a former Florida state representative described how Gaetz was a major opponent of his bill outlawing “revenge porn." Gaetz isn't letting a still-unfolding scandal stand in the way of his war chest. On Tuesday, Gaetz fundraised off the matter. “It is a shame that the Left tries to drag my dating life into their political attacks, but it’s no surprise — when your ideas s...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Senate, White House, Georgia, Arizona, Trump, Phoenix, Feinstein, Schumer, Manchin, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Sen Joe Manchin, Matt Gaetz

Charity Helping Migrants Says Alex Jones Used ‘Staged Confrontation’ To Allege Trafficking

A Catholic charity group based near the U.S.-Mexico border said Thursday that the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones had used his massive platform to stage a confrontation and falsely accuse the group of human trafficking. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Mexico, Immigration, Catholic, Alex Jones, McAllen, Matt Shuham, U.S.-Mexico border

Gaetz Pal Greenberg Expected To Enter Plea In Case, Spelling Potential Trouble For GOP Rep

Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) friend Joel Greenberg will likely change his plea after facing four grand jury indictments alleging everything from sex trafficking to wire fraud, according to reports from a status hearing Thursday in Florida. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: Florida, News, Sex Trafficking, Gop, Greenberg, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Matt Shuham, Joel Greenberg