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Trump axed campaign lawyer Sidney Powell was because 'she was too conspiratorial even for him'

Sidney Powell speaking during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC, on November 19. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The Trump campaign announced on Sunday that it was parting ways with attorney Sidney Powell.  Powell's wild conspiracy theories proved too much even for President Donald Trump, according to reports, as his legal campaign to overturn the election result descended last week into farce.  Powell has alleged a vast plot by communi...
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Trump axed campaign lawyer Sidney Powell because 'she was too conspiratorial even for him,' report says

Sidney Powell at a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC, on Thursday. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The Trump campaign on Sunday announced it was parting ways with the attorney Sidney Powell. Powell's wild conspiracy theories proved too much even for President Donald Trump, according to reports, as his campaign to overturn the election result in the courts descended last week into farce.  Powell has alleged a vast plot by communists, the f...
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Trump axed campaign lawyer Sidney Powell because 'she was too conspiratorial even for him'

Sidney Powell speaking during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC, on November 19. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The Trump campaign announced on Sunday that it was parting ways with attorney Sidney Powell.  Powell's wild conspiracy theories proved too much even for President Donald Trump, according to reports, as his legal campaign to overturn the election result descended last week into farce.  Powell has alleged a vast plot by communi...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Hollywood, News, White House, New York City, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Gop, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Dallas, The New York Times, Donald Trump


Trump campaign purges conspiracy-theorist Sidney Powell from legal team

Sidney Powell, right, speaks next to former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, as members of President Donald Trump's legal team, during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin The Trump campaign has purged attorney Sidney Powell from its legal team. On Sunday, the campaign issued a statement asserting that Powell "is practicing law on her own." But just last week the campaign and the Republican...
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How Trump Hopes to Use Party Machinery to Retain Control of the G.O.P

Ronna McDaniel, a close ally of President Trump, wants to remain head of the Republican National Committee, worrying party members who...
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RNC chair urges Michigan board to pause certification of election results

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and Michigan Republican Chair Laura Cox urged the board to adjourn for 14 days to...
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Republican leaders ask Michigan Board of State Canvassers to delay certification of election results

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox penned a joint letter dated...
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Rudy Giuliani's son tested positive for the coronavirus one day after attending his father's sweaty press conference

Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, attends a news conference with his father at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, on November 19, 2020. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of Rudy Giuliani, said on Friday he tested positive for COVID-19 and his experiencing "mild symptoms." His diagnosis comes one day after the younger Giuliani attended his fath...
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Tucker Carlson calls out Trump's election lawyer for refusing to show evidence supporting the president's baseless voter fraud claims

Tucker Carlson slams the Trump campaign's refusal to produce evidence to support their election claims. Screenshot/Fox News Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson lashed out at a lawyer on President Donald Trump's election legal team after she refused to send him any evidence of her baseless voter fraud claims.  Carlson said he was eager to have the attorney, QAnon supporter Sidney Powell, on his show and would've given her "the whole hour" or "the entire week" to detail her claims.  B...
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Trump and his allies have won zero out of the 22 lawsuits they've filed since Election Day

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed nearly two dozen lawsuits since Election Day in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. They've notched zero victories, 18 cases where they've withdrawn or lost, and have 4 cases pending. Scroll down for a list of lawsuits the T...
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An attorney leading Trump's attempt to subvert the election results is a longtime QAnon supporter

Attorney Sidney Powell speaks to the press about various lawsuits related to the 2020 election, inside the Republican National Committee headquarters on November 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Sidney Powell, an attorney on the Trump campaign legal team seeking to subvert the presidential election result, has a history of spreading conspiracy theories.  At a wild press conference Thursday, she alleged a vast plot involving the Venezuelan government and financier Georg...
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Trump Lawyers Flood Zone With Increasingly Bizarre Conspiracy Theories About Election

They’re not sending their best. In a 90-minute, off-the-walls press conference Thursday, three attorneys for the Trump campaign used a tactic that former Trump campaign chairman Steve Bannon once called “flooding the zone with shit,” throwing wild accusations at the wall and hectoring the media for not amplifying their nonsense even more. The press conference, held in a crowded room at the Republican Party’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., featured a mix of commentary on existing lawsuits, ...
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Trump and his allies have won zero out of the 21 lawsuits they've filed since Election Day

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed nearly two dozen lawsuits since Election Day in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. They've notched zero victories, 15 cases where they've withdrawn or lost, and have 6 cases pending. Scroll down for a list of lawsuits the T...
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Empirical SCOTUS: How the court’s decisions have limited the national electorate

This article looks at the Supreme Court’s election law jurisprudence under the Roberts court. Supreme Court opinions and applications were searched from 2005 through the present for the term “election.” All cases were examined, and any that related to elections or voting procedures were maintained in the dataset. Cases were broken down across several issues including voting rights and procedures, vote counting, campaign finance and primaries. Several cases also dealt with First Amendment issues ...
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Trump Campaign Officials Started Pressuring Georgia’s Secretary of State Long Before the Election

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Long before Republican senators began publicly denouncing how Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger handled the voting there, he withstood pressure from the campaign of Donald Trump to endorse the president for reelection. Raffensperger, a Republican, declined an offer in January to serve as an honor...
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We made a graphic to show just how bad the COVID-19 outbreaks in Trump's circle are

President Donald Trump speaks about Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden at the White House on November 13, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images More than two dozen top officials associated with President Donald Trump have contracted COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The fatal disease has metastasized through the president's orbit, infecting White House staffers, campaign aides and Republican leaders, including Trump himself. Trump has downplayed the virus that has killed over 246...
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Republicans have won just one out of nearly two dozen lawsuits they've filed since Election Day

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed 21 lawsuits since Election Day in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. They've won just one lawsuit so far, in Pennsylvania, and the victory doesn't affect the election results. Scroll down for a list of lawsuits the Trump ca...
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The CEO of Newsmax says the channel will never become 'Trump TV' — but he's open to giving the president a weekly show

Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, said Sunday that the conservative channel would never become an outlet for President Donald Trump. But Newsmax would be open to giving Trump his own weekly show once he left the White House, Ruddy said. His comments followed a Wall Street Journal report that Trump allies were interested in acquiring and investing in Newsmax, trying to make it a competitor to Fox News. "Newsma...
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Trump allies are reportedly considering buying out Newsmax to build a strong competitor to Fox News

President Donald Trump. Getty Allies to President Donald Trump are exploring the possibility of acquiring and investing in conservative outlet Newsmax to set up a competitor to the Fox News Channel, the Wall Street Journal reported. There are ongoing discussions between Newsmax and Hicks Equity Partners, an investment firm connected to the Republican National Committee. CNN reported that Fox News viewers have been navigating over to Newsmax after the network declared Biden was the winner. ...
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Trump Allies Explored Buyout of Newsmax TV as Fox News Alternative

Hicks Equity Partners, a private-equity firm with ties to a co-chair of the Republican National Committee, has held talks in recent...
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Trump's efforts to dispute election results face setbacks in multiple states

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states, on Friday.  The law firm that came under fire for its work for Trump's campaign withdrew from a major Pennsylvania case. Trump and Republicans have filed multiple lawsuits in several swing states falsely alleging fraud.  Visit Business Insider's home...
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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Trump Hampers Biden Transition In a sign that the Trump White House isn’t accepting the reality of a Biden victory, General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy has yet to sign a letter needed for the former VP to formally begin the transition process to the White House. The White House also reportedly directed officials not to cooperate with the Biden team. Nevertheless, Biden is moving ahead in building his staff. On Wednesday night, Biden announced that Ron Klain would se...
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Republicans have won just one out of 21 lawsuits they've filed in the wake of Election Day so far

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed 21 lawsuits so far in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. They've won just one of them so far, in Pennsylvania, and Trump's victory doesn't affect the results. Here's a list of lawsuits the Trump campaign and Republicans hav...
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Over 130 Secret Service officers have contracted COVID-19 or are in quarantine, new report finds

Secret Service agents watch the crowd as President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally at the Ocala International Airport, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Ocala, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo More than 130 Secret Service officers have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or are quarantining due to possible virus exposure, according to report by the Washington Post on Friday. The Post reported that the outbreak may be connected to President Donald Trump's campaign travel...
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Over 130 Secret Service officers have contracted COVID-19 or are in quarantine, new report says

Secret Service agents watch the crowd as President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally in Ocala, Florida, on October 16. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo More than 130 Secret Service officers have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or are quarantining because they might have been exposed to the virus, The Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three people familiar with agency staffing. The sources told The Post that the outbreak might be connected to President Dona...
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Trump keeps making arguments about the election on Twitter that he won't make in court

US President Donald Trump pumps his fist after speaking during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, early on November 4, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump is waging a political war to discredit the results of the 2020 presidential election, claiming he's the victim of widespread voter and electoral fraud. His election lawyers, in hundreds of pages of lawsuits, have alleged no such thing. Even if the Trump campaign won resounding ...
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Firm Leading Trump’s Legal Crusade In PA Backs Out Amid Criticism Of Undermining Electoral Process

The law firm leading the Trump campaign’s efforts in Pennsylvania to cast doubts over the integrity of the vote in the state withdrew from a federal lawsuit that it filed for President Donald Trump just days earlier.  Porter Wright Morris & Arthur said in a court filing on Thursday that in talks with the Trump campaign it had “reached a mutual agreement that plaintiffs will be best served if Porter Wright withdraws.” Here is @PorterWright resigning from the Trump case. pic.twitter.com/sB...
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Here are the legal challenges Trump's campaign and Republicans have filed to contest the 2020 election results

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed more than a dozen legal challenges as part of an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in several battleground states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada. Trump's campaign also requested a recount in Wisconsin. Joe Biden is the projected winner of the election and of Mic...
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Oldest GOP Rep. Tests Positive For COVID As Outbreak Grows Among Trumpworld

Rep. Don Young (R-AK), a 24-term congressman who recently won re-election and is the oldest member of Congress at 87, announced Thursday that he tested positive for COVID-19. I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am feeling strong, following proper protocols, working from home in Alaska, and ask for privacy at this time. May God Bless Alaska. — Rep. Don Young (@repdonyoung) November 12, 2020 Young’s announcement also comes amid at least eight Republican National Committee staffers contrac...
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Three More Trumpworld Figures Test Positive for COVID-19 Amid Voter Fraud Crusade

At least three more Trumpworld insiders have tested positive for the coronavirus just weeks after the White House and GOP were crippled by a major outbreak ensnaring the president.Corey Lewandowski, the Trump adviser who has been bringing bogus illegal voting and election fraud lawsuits, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, The New York Times and several other outlets reported. Republican National Committee chief of staff Richard Walters has also contracted the virus, NBC reports. And a lo...
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