Key political stories last week: WaPo: Trump the subject of a DOJ criminal investigation, Media Mogul Murdoch dumps Trump for DeSantis, Trump-backed challengers to WA. incumbents Herrera Beutler, Newhouse blitz PAC money!
Trump the subject of a DOJ criminal investigation – a first for a U.S. President
+ The Washington Post: Justice Dept. investigating Trump’s actions in Jan. 6 criminal probe – People familiar with the probe said investigators are examining the former president’s conversations and have seized phone records of top aides
+ MSNBC’s Deadline White House: DOJ investigating Trump’s actions as part of Jan. 6 probe – Washington Post national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal discuss Leonnig’s reporting that DOJ is honing in on Trump’s involvement in the fake electors scheme and has also obtained phone records from Trump insiders
+ The Washington Post [accessible text]: The Murdochs and Trump Aligned for Mutual Benefit—That May be Changing
+ Truthout: Media Mogul Murdoch Dumps Trump for DeSantis. How Will This Impact the Election? [Ed. note: When will we see FOX News stars Hannity, Carlson and Ingraham distance themselves from Trump, too Murdoch’s The New York Post and Wall Street Journal already have!]
+ MSNBC’s The ReidOut Blog: Trump requests immunity (again) from Jan. 6 civil cases that could bankrupt him – Trump’s lawyers claimed in court on Wednesday he should be given “absolute immunity” from civil lawsuits stemming from his Jan. 6 actions.
+ Salon: GOP officials refuse to certify primaries: “This is how Republicans are planning to steal elections” – Election officials in three states refuse to sign off on primary results in a preview of likely November chaos
+ Brennan Center for Justice: 2020 Election Deniers Organize to Challenge Votes in 2022 – The effort by Trump advisers and January 6 supporters is an extraordinary investment in sustaining and bolstering the false narrative of widespread voter fraud.
+ The Seattle Times: Bliz of PAC money aims to defeat Trump-backed challengers to Herrera Beutler, Newhouse [Editor’s note: I support the rural Yelm area’s Third Congressional District’s Rep. Jamie Herrera-Beutler for her courageous stand to support The Constitution of the United States and vote to impeach former President Trump during is second impeachment trial. America has been shown she was correct, in that Trump violated his Oath to The Constitution is so many ways.
+ Commentary by Danny Westneat, The Seattle Times: The GOP’s Election Conspiracy Scam Has Come Full Circle in Washington – It started at the top, with Trump, who is still trying to overturn the 2020 election for his own narcissistic purposes.
+ MSNBC Opinion: Equally mean policies and insults characterize today’s Republican Party – Cruelty has become the defining characteristic of modern Republican policy-making.