- Editor’s note: Trump and Trumpism are having a major impact on democracy in America, right down to the local level. This is an important story to cover here, for information is knowledge with which to be forewarned.
- Yelm’s former Mayor Foster employed a similar leadership style to Trump’s: autocratic, circumnavigating the city’s code and city council, allowing harassment and intimidation of women [from his sycophant city administrator], disdain for the media asking questions of city hall, and a disassociation from the constituents he took an oath to serve, unless a photo op glorifying himself.
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen recommends every American read this story. The Guardian (UK): ‘House of Trump is crumbling’: why ex-president’s legal net is tightening
The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol: The official Letter to Ivanka Trump requesting her voluntary cooperation with the investigation.
The New Yorker: Is Ginni Thomas a Threat to the Supreme Court? Behind closed doors, Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife is working with many groups directly involved in controversial cases before the Court.
Politico: Read the never-issued Trump order that would have seized voting machines – The Jan. 6 select panel has obtained the draft order and a document titled “Remarks on National Healing.” Both are reported here in detail for the first time.
MSNBC’s The Reidout: Elie Mystal: Justice Thomas is lone dissenter on issues that may implicate his wife in Jan. 6 – With the Supreme Court’s approval rating at a new low, Justice Clarence Thomas last fall defended the court against the growing criticism that it has become too politicized. Meanwhile, Thomas is married to someone who is extremely politically active on the far right–Virginia ‘Ginni’ Thomas, an attorney and conservative activist. Legal expert Elie Mystal joins Joy Reid with his analysis.
The Washington Post via MSN: Thousands of Giuliani’s communications turned over to Manhattan U.S. attorney following privilege review
MSNBC Opinion: New York’s AG thinks Trump fraud is a family affair. What’s past is prologue. That Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Donald Trump Sr. are in hot water again isn’t surprising. What’s more surprising is that they haven’t faced any consequences before now.
MSNBC’s American Voices: Ivanka Trump’s chance to stand up for American democracy
Daily Kos: Republicans are preparing another ‘Contract on America’ with the aid of … who else? There are few people in modern political history who have done as much damage to our democracy as Newt Gingrich. As the prototypical, ideological Republican “bomb-thrower” who first came of age during the Reagan “revolution” in the 1990s, Gingrich ushered in and patented an era of hyperpartisan viciousness and crass, unrelenting political rancor that finally reached its apotheosis in a GOP now firmly under the thumb of Donald Trump.