Ed. note: No matter what chaos Trump and his sycophants attempt today during the electors count by Congress, Trump’s own DOJ finally stated they represent the people of the United States in a court filing on December 23, 2020, the last day former AG Barr held that office. This story was published on January 5, 2021:
Common Dreams: Giving Up the Game, DOJ Argues in Court Filing That Trump Lost 2020 Election – “The official position of the lawyers representing the people of the United States is that there will be a new president on January 20,” said one government watchdog.
*** TOP NEWS ***
UK’s Independent: White House denies Trump planning Scotland trip after Sturgeon tells him he’s not allowed to visit because of Covid – Ed. note: Then why was planning for a high-profile visit underway with a request made for an arrival in Scotland on January 19th of the Air Force 757 Trump has used?
*** REGIONAL, NATIONAL NEWS ***
Gov. Jay Inslee: Announced Tuesday his “Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery,” a COVID-19 phased recovery plan. Beginning on January 11, 2021, the state will follow a regional recovery approach with every region beginning in Phase 1.
The Chronicle [Centralia]: Former Lafromboise Communications president and publisher Dennis Waller has been retained to consult at The Chronicle and its newly-formed parent company CT Publishing during the ongoing transition. – Editor-in-Chief Eric Schwartz will work with Waller to guide the newsrooms in the months after the recent acquisition.
The Chronicle [Centralia]: Dennis Waller Commentary: In Your Best Interest — The Local Newspaper
The News Tribune (Tacoma): Amazon bringing hundreds of jobs to Pierce County; Tesla site might also be in works
The News Tribune (Tacoma): More electric vehicle charging stations coming to Western Washington
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*** TRUMP CHAOS ON TUESDAY ***
WaPo: Cleta Mitchell, who advised Trump on Saturday phone call, resigns from law firm – the Washington office of the law firm Foley & Lardner noted that as a matter of policy, their attorneys do not represent “any parties seeking to contest the results of the election.”
CBS News: Big drugmakers just raised their prices on 500 prescription drugs [Ed. note: Lower drug prices yet another Trump promise unkept!]