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* Trump news from Monday:
* Civil, criminal lawsuits are closing in,
* GOP Senator breaks with Trump, says election was “Fair”!

Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney testify before the House Rules Committee.
Jan. 6th Committee Chair Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney testify before the House Rules Committee, seeking contempt of Congress charges against former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, at the Capitol on Dec. 14, 2021.” Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, via Politico


Politico: Judge mulls whether Trump’s silence on Jan. 6 could amount to ‘agreement’ with rioters – During a hearing on civil lawsuits stemming from the Capitol attack, Donald Trump’s lawyers claimed sweeping immunity for the former president.

Associated Press: Georgia DA investigating Trump closer to decision on charges – charges could come as early as the first half of this year.

Politico: Jan. 6 panel ramps up investigation into Trump’s state-level pressure – POLITICO has identified the information the committee has received from key swing states, as lawmakers prepare to take their findings public.

Talking Points Memo: Romney Defends GOP Senator Who Trump Slammed As ‘Woke’ For Daring To Call Election ‘Fair’ and that Donald Trump lost. [Ed. note: Is there a crack beginning in the GOP standing up to Trump?]

The Washington Post: Trump, Giuliani and Brooks urge judge to toss Jan. 6 lawsuits in hearing yesterday – citing incendiary statements by them and others last Jan. 6 prior to the Capitol riot were protected speech and in line with their official duties. [Ed. note: This case being tossed is probably not going to happen. Ya think!]

The New York Times Maureen Dowd: Trump’s coup attempt reaches its second stage – MAGA crowd is working hard to institutionalise big election lie in crucial states

MSNBC’s MaddowBlog: So much for ‘nothing to hide’: Jim Jordan balks at Jan. 6 probe – Rep. Jim Jordan said in July, in reference to the Jan. 6 investigation, “If they call me, I got nothing to hide.” He’s since changed his mind.

The Washington Post: Biden faces delays in undoing Trump’s war on efficient dishwashers and lightbulbs

CNN: Former cult member: Trump used techniques and tactics exactly the same as a cult

CBS News Sunday Morning: How will history judge former President Trump?

Posted by Steve on January 11, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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