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Proud Boys to subpoena Trump in their trial,
Trump forced to pay $110K fine in NY AG Tish James’ case!

President Donald Trump’s supporters breach the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. Credit: Bonnie Jo Mount, The Washington Post.

Trump news just keeps on coming

+ Washington Post: Proud Boys move to subpoena Trump in seditious conspiracy trial

+ NBC News: Proud Boys’ lawyers plan to subpoena Donald Trump in seditious conspiracy trial


+ The Beat with Ari Melber, MSNBC: Hannity admits it: He knew Trump lied as legal earthquake rocks Fox News empire – A New York State appeals court rejected Fox News’ attempt to shut down a multibillion-dollar defamation suit against the network. The company that brought the case, Smartmatic, accuses Fox News of spreading lies that the voting-technology company helped rig the 2020 election in favor of President Biden. The decision comes as Dominion Voting Systems’ wages a similar $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News.


+ Truthout: Trump Will Promote Early Voting in 2024 After Years of Using It to Push Big Lie – The shift in strategy comes as his advisers recognize Democrats have been winning, in part, because of early voting.


+ Rolling Stone: Trump Plans to Bring Back Firing Squads, Group Executions if He Retakes White House – The former president wants to expand the use of the death penalty, and expand the federal government’s options for carrying out death sentences


+ Guest Essay in The New York Times: Under Trump, Barr and Durham Made a Mockery of the Rules I Wrote By Neal K. Katyal [Mr. Katyal is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and a co-author of “Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump.” He was an acting solicitor general in the Obama administration.]


+ Truthout: DOJ Files Motion Alleging Trump Committed Crime Through Lawyer – The Justice Department alleges Trump used his lawyer in furtherance of a crime, losing attorney-client protections.


+ Common Dreams: GOP Decries Debt While Introducing Bill to Make Trump Tax Cuts Permanent – The extension would deliver an average tax cut of $175,710 to the richest 0.1 percent, according to one estimate.


+ Salon: Fox News Worried That Fact-Checking Trump’s “Big Lie” Would Hurt Ratings – Executives and hosts privately trashed the claims they aired but worried about “stock price,” according to court filing.


+ Truthout: Trump Is Planning His 2024 Campaign Around Expanding the Death Penalty – Trump has asked campaign staffers about using the guillotine as a form of punishment, too, according to a new report.


+ New York Post: Trump forced to pay $110K fine in NY AG Tish James’ investigation


+ NBC News: Special counsel seeks testimony from Trump lawyer as prosecutors allege evidence of crime – A source told NBC News that special counsel Jack Smith has asked a judge to allow prosecutors to invoke the “crime fraud” exception and sidestep attorney-client privilege.


+ ABC News via MSN: DOJ seeks to force Trump attorney to testify in documents probe, say sources

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