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Donald Trump is reportedly writing a book on how the presidency was stolen from him

As the January 6 committee prepares for a summer of what promise to be shocking and disturbing hearings on the Capitol riots, Donald Trump has criticized committee member Liz Cheney, saying she has taken her opposition to him to insane extremes.

“From what people tell me, from what I hear from other congressmen, she is like a crazy woman, she is worse than anyone,” he told the media. Washington Post In an interview. “From what I’ve heard, she’s worse than any Democrat.”

The committee’s first public hearing since last year is set for June 9.

Meanwhile, Trump faces a complex night of Republican primaries, as two of his most conspicuous backers, Madison Cawthorn and Mehmet Oz, await potentially race-changing results in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, respectively.

While Cawthorn has become an outcast in much of the GOP due to several recent scandals, Dr. Oz is loathed and even despised by much of the Trump base because of his long history of liberal positions.

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Report: DOJ requests transcripts from January 6 committee

Federal prosecutors have asked the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on Capitol Hill to provide transcripts of witness interviews and statements taken by committee members and staff, according to a report. New York Times report.

A “person with knowledge of the matter” told the Times Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson has not reached any agreement with Attorney General Merrick Garland or other Justice Department officials regarding what documents, if any, will be provided.

But the department has been in communication with the panel since April 20. The communications between the department and the select committee are an indication that the department is taking a closer look at efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to install Trump in the White House for a second term against the wishes of American voters. .

Andrew Feinberg has more.

Naughty AndrewMay 18, 2022 09:01

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‘Cancel culture’ reason PGA moved off Trump-owned course, says Jack Nicklaus

ICYMI: Jack Nicklaus said that the PGA Tour pulled its championship from New Jersey in favor of Tulsa, Oklahoma because of Donald Trump.

He said the PGA Tour pulled out because Trump owns the course in New Jersey.

He said: “But this move is to cancel culture. Donald Trump may be many things, but he loves golf and he loves this country. He is a student of the game and a formidable figure in the game. What he does in golf in the future will depend on what the cancel culture allows him to do.”

Nicklaus has won 18 majors, the most in history. He too endorsed Trump ahead of the 2020 election.

Graeme Massie18 May 2022 07:55

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Trump phones into Oz event in Pennsylvania

ICYMI: Donald Trump is selective about his in-person appearances on the campaign trail these days, mostly restricting himself to rallies in carefully chosen states with candidates he has wholeheartedly endorsed. He held such an event for Dr. Mehmet Oz not too long ago, but since it became clear that the TV doctor is in danger of losing his primary, Trump has not appeared in Pennsylvania again.

Yet last night, at an Oz campaign event billed as “telerally,” the president went on loudspeaker to address a roomful of supporters, assuring them that the candidate was, in fact, pro-life and pro-gun. . Dr. Oz’s long record of relatively liberal positions on both issues is the main blow against him for many conservatives, who have resisted his pleas despite Trump’s endorsement.

Graeme MassieMay 18, 2022 07:01

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Report: Trump official met with conspiracy mongers on January 6

ICYMI: The investigation of events between the 2020 election and January 6, 2021, has largely focused on meetings between Trump administration officials and outside figures who were specifically involved in efforts of various kinds to “stop the theft.”

Now, another such meeting has come to light. The Washington Post has confirmed that on the same January 6, Robert A. Destro, a senior Trump appointee at the State Department, met with podcast host Joe Oltmann and Michigan attorney Matthew DePerno, who claimed the government was organizing a “coup” against Trump. Biden team.

Graeme MassieMay 18, 2022 06:18

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Trump agrees to limit his participation on Twitter

ICYMI: Many Trump fans are eager to see their leader back on Twitter, and Elon Musk has said he believes the former president’s account should never have been blocked. But according to financial documents from the company that will oversee the IPO of his own platform, Truth Social, the former president has agreed to limit what he can post on Twitter and when he will return.

Under the deal, Trump must post anything non-political on Truth Social first, and can only post on another social media site six hours later, the federal securities filing shows.

But if Trump wants to post anything “related to political messaging, political fundraising, or efforts to promote voting” on a personal social media account, he can do so at any time.

Graeme Massie has the story.

Graeme MassieMay 18, 2022 05:20

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Court allows Oath Keeper to leave his home on January 6

ICYMI: At a hearing today, one of several members of the Oath Keepers militia indicted for his behavior on January 6, 2021, was given a reprieve of sorts: permission to come out of home confinement and instead comply with curfew. .

Joshua A. James has pleaded guilty in the case, which also involves figures such as militia founder Stewart Rhodes. Prosecutors say Oath Keepers who attended the Capitol riot hid weapons in hotels around the DC area and hoped Donald Trump would call on them to use force to stop voter certification.

Graeme Massie18 May 2022 04:09

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Elon Musk Says He Will Vote Republican This Year

ICYMI: Tech billionaire and Twitter buyer Elon Musk is known for his eclectic and sometimes erratic political views, but lately he has emboldened some Republicans who want Donald Trump to be allowed back on Twitter. And now, he looks like he’s joining his side for the sake of midterms.

At a conference yesterday, Musk compared Joe Biden to Anchorman‘s Ron Burgundy, who loses his job as a newscaster because he lacks the ability to improvise.

“The real president is the one who controls the teleprompter. The path to power is the path to the teleprompter,” Musk said at the conference via Zoom.

“It’s just too captured by the unions, which was not the case with Obama,” said Musk, who did not clarify what was not being “done.”

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Graeme Massie18 May 2022 03:01

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Musk praises the Trump administration, but not Trump himself

ICYMI: Elon Musk said positive things about the Trump administration, but not especially about Donald Trump himself.

“The Trump administration, Trump aside, there were a lot of people in the administration who were effective at getting things done,” Musk said, speaking at a conference in Miami, according to Well-informed person.

Graeme MassieMay 18, 2022 02:11

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2024 Clock: Haley to Iowa

ICYMI: It is widely assumed that Donald Trump will run for re-election in 2024, but it has long been clear that other top Republicans are laying the groundwork for their own campaigns, either because they intend to challenge him or because they anticipate that he might. not be able to run

Now him Registry in Des Moines reports that a long-awaited presidential contender is making one of the first required visits to Iowa: Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who served as UN ambassador under the Trump administration.

Graeme Massie18 May 2022 01:05

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McCarthy shrugs off January 6 audio question

ICYMI: CNN’s Manu Raju has been asking Kevin McCarthy about the audio recordings in which he talks about communications with Donald Trump after January 6, and specifically about the inconsistencies between what he said in recorded conference calls with his members and which Trump has since denied.

This is what Mr. McCarthy said…

Graeme Massie18 May 2022 00:01

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