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    LOTS OF HATEFULL TALK IN THIS ARTICLE AGAINST YAHOO GUIDELINES TAKE DOWN
    Nikki Haley Supporter Stuns Jordan Klepper With Reason For Dumping Donald Trump
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    Lee Moran
    Fri, February 17, 2023 at 1:33 AM MST
    “The Daily Show” correspondent Jordan Klepper visited 2024 GOP presidential hopeful Nikki Haley’s campaign launch in South Carolina to see if her supporters were really “ready to turn the page” on Donald Trump.

    And he was somewhat stunned by one man’s reason for ditching the former president, who also has announced a 2024 candidacy.

    The man teased what for him had been the “nail in the coffin.”

    Klepper suggested it could have been down to Trump’s both sides-ing of the far-right rally in Charlottesville, his administration’s caging of unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, his incitement of the Jan. 6 insurrection, his two impeachments or the attendance of white supremacists at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

    Nope, said the man.

    It was for “criticizing (Florida GOP Gov. Ron) DeSantis before his election,” he revealed.

    “I told you you wouldn’t have guessed it,” added the man.

    “This is why you come and talk to people — you are constantly surprised,” replied Klepper.

    Watch the video here:

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    THIS ARTICLE'S COMMENTS SHOWING MUCH HATE VIOLATING YAHOO GUIDELINES TAKE DOWN

    Georgia grand jury in Trump election probe reports at least one witness may have lied

    Rebecca Beitsch
    Thu, February 16, 2023 at 9:25 AM MST
    The partial release of a Georgia grand jury report evaluating former President Trump’s election interference in the state determined that there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 contest and encouraged the prosecution of witnesses who may have lied to the panel.

    The limited details gleaned from the report come after a judge allowed the release of just three sections from a document expected to include charging recommendations.

    “We find by unanimous vote that no widespread fraud took place in the Georgia 2020 presidential election that could result in overturning that election,” the grand jury wrote.

    Jurors involved in crafting the report had previously determined it should be released to the public in its entirety, prompting a warning from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis that doing so could compromise the proceedings for “multiple” future defendants in a case where charging decisions are “imminent.”

    Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney largely sided with Willis, determining that only the introduction and conclusion of the report should be released, along with one section discussing potential perjury that did not name any witnesses who appeared before the grand jury.

    “A majority of the witnesses believes that perjury may have been committed by one or more witnesses testifying before it. The Grand Jury recommends that the District Attorney seeks appropriate indictments for such crimes where the evidence is compelling,” the report states.

    The sparse information in the now public section mirrors sections from other similar reports, with the introduction generally reviewing the process undertaken by the grand jury and a conclusion thanking all those who aided in its efforts.

    Page numbers indicate the full report would have been nine pages, with the public now able to see portions of just three.

    The jurors’ conclusion that there was no widespread fraud in the election is yet another counter to claims still perpetuated by Trump and his allies and a finding that could undercut possible defenses should charges stem from the investigation.

    “Critics, including Donald Trump and others, will be able to attack the findings and poke holes in what they believe the findings to be. Fulton County prosecutors and the DA’s office will be unable to respond, and the evidence supporting their conclusions will be unknown,” Noah Bookbinder, president of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and a former prosecutor, wrote on Twitter.

    “Only when we see the full report and any indictments can we truly assess the strength of the case here,” he added.

    Willis’s case is seen as one of the most promising pathways for an eventual prosecution of Trump, who in a phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) asked him to “find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have.”

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    This article is spreading hate, COMMENTS HAVE PEOPLE CONVICTED, JUDGED BEFORE LEGAL PROCEDINGS
    Bloomberg
    Trump Grand Jury: Witness May Have Committed Perjury
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    Thu, February 16, 2023 at 11:15 AM MST
    A Georgia grand jury investigating 2020 election interference by former President Donald Trump and allies said they believe perjury was committed by one or more witnesses and concluded there was no "widespread fraud" that would have led to overturning President Joe Biden's win in the state, according to excerpts from a final report. Wendy Benjaminson has more on "Balance of Power." Follow Bloomberg for business news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quicktake/?hl=en

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    TITILE NOT APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE FOR MY KIDS, THEY REPORTED THIS AND ALSO SOME HATE IN COMMENTS
    The Hill
    ‘Eye of the Tiger’ writer blasts Haley playing it at campaign launch: ‘Stop using my f—ing song!’

    Judy Kurtz
    Thu, February 16, 2023 at 9:42 AM MST
    One of the writers of “Eye of the Tiger” is blasting Nikki Haley for playing the song at her 2024 presidential campaign launch, saying that politicians using his music is “not appropriate.”

    “Stop using my f—ing song!” Frankie Sullivan, the Survivor band member who co-wrote the 1982 mega-hit with Jim Peterik, told Billboard in an interview published Wednesday.

    Haley, South Carolina’s former Republican governor, kicked off her White House bid on Wednesday and took to the stage as “Eye of the Tiger” played for the crowd at the launch event in Charleston, S.C. She’s the first Republican to jump in the 2024 race since former President Trump announced his run for the GOP nomination last November.

    “That song belongs with the ’Rocky’ franchise and they don’t ask because they’d get a no. Absolutely,” Sullivan, 68, said.

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    “I don’t care who it is, I don’t think it’s appropriate, especially with ‘Tiger,’ since it’s such a special song,” the musician said.

    “I have no idea why any politician would play that as a walk on,” Sullivan said.

    “I would say you have to have balls… but in this situation that doesn’t apply,” he reportedly told Billboard with a laugh.

    It’s not the first time that Survivor’s guitarist has spoken out — and taken legal action — against politicians using his music at rallies and other campaign events.

    In 2012, Sullivan sued former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) for using “Eye of the Tiger” at political events without permission. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s (R) presidential campaign paid $25,000 in 2016 for playing the “Rocky III” anthem without the band’s permission at a 2015 rally.

    According to Sullivan, both 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Trump, the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, stopped playing “Eye of the Tiger” at their campaign gatherings after receiving warnings from his attorneys.

    Sullivan told Billboard while he didn’t expect to take Haley to court over this week’s flap, he’s been increasingly frustrated with politicians co-opting the tune.

    “I’m amused, but is this s— really still going on?” he asked.

    For the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, head to The Hill.

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    TITLE NOT APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE AND SOME COMMENTS ARE HATE TAKE THIS DOWN
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    Fox News hosts called 2020 election fraud 'total BS' in private, new Dominion court filing says
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    Trump’s alleged campaign of intimidation to overturn the 2020 electionScroll back up to restore default view.
    OLIVIA RUBIN and LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN
    Thu, February 16, 2023 at 4:37 PM MST·4 min read
    Fox News anchors and producers privately acknowledged that former President Donald Trump and his allies' allegations of election fraud in the aftermath of the 2020 election were false despite their network's promotion of those claims, according to a new court filing by Dominion Voting Systems.

    In a nearly 200-page document filed as part of its billion-dollar defamation suit against the network, Dominion Voting Systems shared emails, texts, testimony, and other private communications from Fox News personnel that cast doubt on claims that Dominion's voting machines had somehow rigged the presidential election in Joe Biden's favor.

    The voting company is suing Fox News for $1.6 billion for allegedly defaming the company in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

    MORE: Dominion files $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News over false election fraud claims

    "Fox knew," according to the filing, which cited excerpts of evidence gathered as part of the suit. "From the top down, Fox knew 'the Dominion stuff' was 'total BS.' Yet despite knowing the truth -- or at minimum, recklessly disregarding that truth -- Fox spread and endorsed these 'outlandish voter fraud claims' about Dominion even as it internally recognized the lies as 'crazy,' 'absurd,' and 'shockingly reckless.'"

    Fox News, in a statement, said, "There will be a lot of noise and confusion generated by Dominion and their opportunistic private equity owners, but the core of this case remains about freedom of the press and freedom of speech, which are fundamental rights afforded by the Constitution and protected by New York Times v. Sullivan."

    In its motion for summary judgment filed Thursday, Fox wrote that "statements Dominion challenges are not actionable defamation because Fox News' coverage and commentary are not only not defamatory, but also protected by the First Amendment and New York doctrines emanating from it."

    "Dominion has come nowhere close to producing the 'clear and convincing' evidence that the relevant individuals at Fox News made or published any challenged statement with actual malice," the Fox motion said.

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    ABC News
    Fox News hosts called 2020 election fraud 'total BS' in private, new Dominion court filing says

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    FALSE AND MORE HATE TAKE DOWN
    National Review
    GOP Primary Voters Want Presidential Candidates to Embrace Culture War Issues, Poll Finds
    Ari Blaff
    Wed, February 15, 2023 at 2:42 PM MST

    A new poll of Republican primary voters found that the vast majority want the party’s presidential candidates to lean into culture war issues, especially when it comes to education and health care.

    The survey, released Tuesday and commissioned by the conservative, pro-family American Principles Project, found that 93 percent of the 1,000 Republican primary voters surveyed want presidential candidates to prioritize parental rights and school curriculum transparency.

    There was also significant GOP voter enthusiasm for candidates who back federal laws banning permanent sex-changing medical procedures for minors (76 percent), prohibiting biological males from competing in girls’ sports (69 percent), and requiring age-verification measures for pornographic websites to protect kids (86 percent), according to the poll conducted by OnMessage Inc. between January 30 and February 5.

    “GOP leaders and candidates should take from this poll one important lesson: voters expect them to fight wokeness,” Terry Schilling, president of the American Principles Project, said in a prepared statement released with the poll.

    “Support for policies protecting families from gender ideology is off the charts, with the majority of the base showing a strong preference for tackling these issues,” he said. “Meanwhile, approval of Republican establishment priorities was much more muted, with most of those surveyed even agreeing that GOP elected officials have given up too much ground in the culture war.”

    The poll shows the enthusiasm Republican primary voters have for many culture-war issues. It also found that those voters expressed less interest in more “establishment-preferred issues” like reforming Social Security and Medicare (64 percent), passing a pathway to citizenship for illegal migrants (59 percent), and providing funding and military aid to Ukraine (47 percent).

    According to the poll, a majority of voters who consider themselves somewhat or very conservative said they would prefer a presidential candidate who prioritizes combatting the Left’s social agenda, whereas 61 percent of moderates said they would prefer a candidate who prioritizes the more establishment issues.

    In the poll, Florida governor Ron DeSantis edged out former president Donald Trump by 15 percentage points (53 percent to 38 percent) in a hypothetical head-to-head Republican showdown. But in a hypothetical field of 14 candidates, Trump led with 34 percent support, while DeSantis was just behind with 33.5 percent.

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    THIS ARTICLE'S COMMENTS SECTION AND TITLE IS FILLED WITH HATE VIOLATING YAHOO GUIDELINES MUST BE TAKEN DOWN
    Rolling Stone
    Tucker Carlson Calls Trump ‘Demonic Force’ in New Legal Filing
    Charisma Madarang
    Thu, February 16, 2023 at 8:15 PM MST
    President Trump Holds News Conference In New York As World Leaders Gather In NYC For United Nations General Assembly - Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
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    Fox news hosts and producers privately shared misgivings about former President Donald Trump’s false claims of fraud in the 2020 election despite their networks promoting his claims, Dominion Voting Systems alleged in a new court filing, the New York Times reports.

    The newly disclosed messages are part of a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against the media giant; Dominion, an election technology company, is seeking damages from Fox News for airing conspiracy theories about voting machine fraud.

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    Host Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham, as well as others, disparaged Trump’s henchmen, including Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani in messages — casting doubt on claims that Dominion’s machines had rigged the presidential election in Joe Biden’s favor, according to the legal filing made public on Thursday. Dominion alleges that the network’s hosts gave Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani a platform to lie about the voting process.

    “From the top down, Fox knew ‘the Dominion stuff’ was ‘total BS,'” the filing states, which cited excerpts from evidence collected in the suit. The nearly 200-page court filing includes text messages, internal emails, and depositions Dominion gathered via discovery from Fox News over the past few months.

    Fox was the first cable news network to project Biden’s win in Arizona, triggering a slew of angry messages from Trump’s camp and a drop in ratings as viewers defected to conservative alternatives Newsmax and OAN.

    Carlson texted his producer, Alex Pfeiffer, two days after Election Day 2020 warning that the network’s decision to call the state of Arizona for Joe Biden on election night would have severe repercussions for Fox News.

    “We worked really hard to build what we have,” Carlson messaged Pfeiffer on Nov. 5, 2020 according to the filing. “Those ******* are destroying our credibility. It enrages me.”

    Pfeiffer responded that “many on ‘our side’ are being reckless demagogues right now.”

    “Of course they are,” Carlson wrote. “We’re not going to follow them.” He added that Trump was good at “destroying things. He’s the undisputed world champion of that. He could easily destroy us if we play it wrong.”

    On Nov. 13, per the document, Carlson texted Pfeiffer that Trump needed to concede “that there wasn’t enough fraud to change the outcome” of the election, and later texted that Powell, one of Trump’s lawyers, was “lying” about having evidence for election fraud.

    In another text exchange a few days later, as stated in the legal filing, Carlson repeated his concerns to Ingraham, writing that “Sidney Powell is lying by the way. I caught her. It’s insane.” Ingraham replied, “Sidney is a complete nut. No one will work with her. Ditto with Rudy.” Carlson responded, “It’s unbelievably offensive to me. Our viewers are good people and they believe it.”

    The filing also alleges that Powell told Fox employees and host Maria Bartiromo that she relied on sources that made her unreliable. The suit states that before Powell’s Nov. 8, 2020 appearance on Bartiromo’s Sunday Morning Futures show, the “evidence” Powell provided to back her false accusations that Dominion manipulated the election was from an individual who described herself as “internally decapitated” and capable of “time travel in a semi-conscious state.”

    Following a Nov. 19 broadcast of a press conference where Giuliani and Powell echoed their false claims that the election was rigged, Carlson went on his show to say that Powell had described “the single greatest crime in American history.” Yet Carlson also admitted that “she never sent us any evidence, despite a lot of requests,” and closed his show by expressing his hope that “Sidney Powell will come forward soon with details on exactly how this happened, and precisely who did it.”

    The broadcast received backlash from viewers, the filing states.

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    THIS ARTICLE'S COMMENTS SECTION FILLED WITH HATE AND IDENTITY ATTACK FOR THE HEADLINE VIOLATING YAHOO GUIDELINES MUST BE TAKEN DOWN.
    Los Angeles Times Opinion
    Calmes: Nikki Haley calls herself the GOP's 'new generation' leader, but it's still Trump's party
    Jackie Calmes
    Fri, February 17, 2023 at 4:00 AM MST
    Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks to supporters during her speech Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, in Charleston, S.C. (AP / Mic Smith) Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, R-Ark., speaks while delivering the Republican response to President Biden's State of the Union address, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Little Rock, Ark. (Al Drago/Bloomberg, Pool)
    Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, delivers the Republican rebuttal to President Biden's State of the Union speech on Feb. 7, 2023. Presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks to supporters at a rally on Feb. 15, 2023. (Al Drago / Pool Photo and Mic Smith / Associated Press)
    “New” isn’t necessarily better. Sometimes it’s not even new.

    Rarely have those truisms been more true than in the last two weeks, when Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Nikki Haley offered themselves as exemplars of “a new generation” of Republican leadership.

    Sanders, the truth-challenged former Trump press secretary turned Arkansas governor, did it Feb. 7 in the Republican rebuttal to President Biden’s State of the Union speech. Three times she said “it’s time” for new leadership, and she noted that, at 40, she was half as old as Biden, the nation’s oldest president.

    A week later, 51-year-old Haley, former South Carolina governor and one-time Trump critic turned loyal Cabinet member, became the Republican Party’s second candidate for president, declaring herself a new-generation leader in a video Tuesday and at a campaign rally Wednesday.

    “America is not past our prime. It’s just that our politicians are past theirs,” she told her supporters, in what was one of the biggest applause lines at her announcement event in Charleston, S.C.

    The ostensible target for both women was 80-year-old Biden. Neither mentioned that their former boss, the only other Republican candidate for president, is, 76 — Biden’s contemporary. Also unspoken? Donald Trump’s very name (OK, Haley mentioned him once, in passing, for having picked her as his United Nations ambassador).

    And that’s the problem. When Republicans only implicitly distance themselves from Trump, avoiding even saying his name, it’s a giveaway: These self-proclaimed new generation Republicans offer the same old Trumpism.

    Age has little to do with the party’s problems. Consider that its younger stars include Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, 48; Elise Stefanik of New York, 38; and Matt Gaetz of Florida, 40, far-right Trump sycophants all. What the party — and country — sorely needs are Republican leaders of any age who will explicitly disavow Trump and all he stands for: undisguised authoritarianism; election denial; racial, cultural and political divisiveness; global isolation (except when it comes to murderous dictators, especially those willing to invest in the family grifting, er, business).

    It shouldn’t be hard for any American to condemn the only president in history who refused to accept the voters’ verdict and then sought to block the peaceful transfer of power — unless you’re a Republican politician.

    About 7 in 10 Republicans tell pollsters that Trump has been a positive force for the party, and another poll showed him with “a lock” on about 30% of likely voters in the 2024 Republican primaries and caucuses — perhaps enough for the nomination in a crowded race.

    If renouncing Trump is political suicide in the short term for Republican pols, in the longer term, failing to do so is likely to be suicidal for the entire party.

    Trumpism has already been a loser in the 2018, 2020 and 2022 elections. What’s more, as Haley pointedly noted in her announcements, Republicans have lost the popular vote in seven of the last eight presidential contests (another of her implicit-only digs at Trump, the popular-vote loser in the most recent two of those elections).

    Yet neither Haley nor Sanders suggested anything resembling a fresh path, let alone a policy agenda, in their high-profile appearances.

    Sanders was especially Trumpy, shockingly so given the blame accorded the former president for the party’s disappointing midterm election results. It was her assignment, in the modern tradition of State of the Union addresses, to criticize Biden and the Democrats. But she did so in culture warriors’ code, as if she were speaking only to pro-Trumpers in red states and not to a national audience including the swing voters her party so desperately needs.

    Sanders boasted that in her first acts as governor she’d signed orders banning “CRT” and “indoctrination” in schools and eliminating “the derogatory term ‘Latinx’” from state documents. (As my colleague Gustavo

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    Republicans want to restore 'dignity' for millions of Americans on food stamps by cutting their benefits even more
    Ayelet Sheffey,Juliana Kaplan
    Thu, February 16, 2023 at 11:53 AM MST
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    People line up outside a food pantry in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on Nov. 12, 2020.Michael Nagle/Wang Ying/Xinhua/Getty Images
    Millions of Americans are about to see their allocation of food stamp benefits drop in March.

    That's because lawmakers decided to end a pandemic-era program in December's omnibus.

    Now, some Republicans want to limit the program even more, the Washington Post reports.

    As Republicans grapple with spending cuts, it appears they're now setting their sights on major changes to food stamp requirements.

    Since the GOP took control over the House, a host of areas to cut spending have been floated around the chambers of Congress to include in a potential deal to raise the debt ceiling. The Washington Post first reported on Thursday that Republicans are now looking to include cuts to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance program (SNAP) in their proposals to reduce the deficit, particularly by enforcing strengthened work requirements and reduction in benefits.

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    The potential reductions come as millions of recipients are already bracing for a steep cut in benefits. Come March, a pandemic-era expansion of SNAP is set to wind down, leaving 16 million Americans to lose an average $82 a month in grocery spending. That expansion brought all SNAP recipients to the maximum benefit level; traditionally, the amount recipients receive is income tested, with funds allocated based on their earnings. Those previously eligible for the maximum amount in benefits also received an additional $95 a month.

    But lawmakers stipulated in the December omnibus bill that the emergency allotments would wind down in March, even as food prices remain high. For some Americans, especially older ones on fixed incomes, that means $258 will evaporate for their monthly food budgets. Simone Parent, a 56-year-old SNAP recipient who's taking a $135 monthly hit, told Insider that she doesn't know what she's going to do once the cuts come.

    Now, some Republican legislators want to make SNAP eligibility requirements even more stringent.

    Five GOP lawmakers, including Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Lauren Boebert, wrote a letter to President Joe Biden last week urging him to "enact work requirements as a feature of welfare reform."

    "Structural reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will better position funding for people in need while incentivizing able-bodied people to return to the workforce," they wrote. "These incentives will prevent the condemnation of SNAP beneficiaries to a life of dependency; instead, incentives will restore their dignity."

    The GOP House Budget Committee also signaled last week that SNAP was on their list of areas in which they would support spending cuts — they wrote in a press release that placing work requirements on SNAP would save "tens of billions of dollars," along with requiring income verification for the program.

    GOP attacks on food stamps are not new — in 2020, former President Donald Trump tried to end the benefits for nearly 700,000 unemployed Americans, which a federal judge struck down alongside an opinion that stated it would leave "States scrambling and exponentially increasing food insecurity for tens of thousands of Americans."

    Democratic lawmakers are unlikely to be on board with the Republicans' proposal to cut benefits. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, told the Post that she would "not support bureaucratic requirements that only serve as obstacles to people getting the help they need to get back on their feet."

    Meanwhile, Parent, who's already facing an immediate reduction in her benefits, is preparing for hunger pains come March.

    "We're all human. We all deserve to be treated the same," she said.

    Read the original article on Business Insider

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    eorgia grand jury recommends perjury indictments in Trump election probe, finds no 'widespread fraud' in 2020
    The DA leading the case said last month that charging decisions were "imminent."

    ByOlivia Rubin and Lucien Bruggeman
    February 16, 2023, 10:53 AM

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    Portions of grand jury report on Trump’s efforts to overturn the election released

    Portions of grand jury report on Trump’s efforts to overturn the election released

    Rep. Glenn Ivey, D-Md., reacts to a newly released Georgia grand jury report on alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
    The Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election has recommended to prosecutors that they seek indictments against witnesses who they believe may have lied during their testimony, according to excerpts of the grand jury's report released Thursday.

    "A majority of the grand jury believes that perjury may have been committed by one or more witnesses testifying before it," the grand jury wrote in the report. "The Grand Jury recommends that the District Attorney seek appropriate indictments for such crimes where the evidence is compelling."

    The excerpt from the report does not list any names of those who grand jury members believe may have committed perjury.

    MORE: Portions of Georgia grand jury report in 2020 election probe to be released this week, judge rules
    Separately, the grand jury also found "by a unanimous vote that no widespread fraud took place in the Georgia 2020 presidential election that could result in overturning that election."

    Outside of this, in the few paragraphs that were released of the report's introduction, conclusion, and section on perjury, there were no details revealed regarding whether or not the grand jury recommended changes for anyone related to efforts to overturn the election.

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    The report does not name any potential targets for indictment, nor does it offer any rationale for its allegations of perjury. It does not mention Trump by name, nor any of the 75 witnesses interviewed as part of their probe.

    In a statement, a spokesperson for Trump said, "The long awaited important sections of the Georgia report, which do not even mention President Trump's name, have nothing to do with the President because President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong. The President participated in two perfect phone calls regarding election integrity in Georgia, which he is entitled to do -- in fact, as President, it was President Trump's Constitutional duty to ensure election safety, security, and integrity."

    PHOTO: Fulton County Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis in her office in Atlanta, Jan. 4, 2022.
    Fulton County Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis in her office in Atlanta, Jan. 4, 2022.
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    Excerpts from the report were released following an order earlier this week from the Georgia judge overseeing the case. The majority of the long-anticipated report -- the final product of a monthslong grand jury investigation into potential 2020 election interference in the state -- remains sealed on order of Fulton County Judge Robert McBurney.

    McBurney's ruling came after he heard arguments last month over whether or not to publicly release the report. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis argued for the report to remain sealed, saying that it was important to "be mindful of protecting future defendants' rights."

    Willis also said during the hearing that charging decisions were "imminent."

    Thomas Clyde, a lawyer representing a coalition of media outlets that includes ABC News, urged McBurney to order the release of the report based on existing case law and "a genuine publi

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    Bloomberg
    Soros Says Trump has Turned Into a Pitiful Figure
    Thu, February 16, 2023 at 12:51 PM MST
    Billionaire investor George Soros says President Donald Trump has turned into a "pitiful figure" and could lose the 2024 Republican presidential nomination to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Soros speaks at the Munich Security Conference. Follow Bloomberg for business news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quicktake/?hl=en

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    The Daily Beast
    Georgia Grand Jury Recommends Indictments for Witnesses In Trump Election Case
    Jose Pagliery
    Thu, February 16, 2023 at 9:26 AM MST
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    A special purpose grand jury has recommended an Atlanta-area prosecutor seek indictments as part of her investigation into former President Donald Trump’s attempts to surreptitiously fake Georgia ballot results to steal the 2020 election.

    The highly redacted report doesn’t say whether Trump himself should be indicted, but jurors do want their local prosecutor to punish witnesses who lied about what happened.

    “A majority of the grand jury believes that perjury may have been committed by one or more witnesses testifying before it. The grand jury recommends that the District Attorney seek appropriate indictments for such crimes where the evidence is compelling,” says the report, which was only partially released on Thursday morning.

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    Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis convened this unique grand jury last year as a preliminary step in exploring how Trump and his Republican associates sought to undermine the state’s election. The group did not have the authority to indict anyone, but it was tasked with producing a report outlining a path forward for prosecutors.

    The DA may choose to put together a more traditional grand jury, which will have the power to potentially indict the former American president, his advisers who lied to Georgia legislators, and MAGA loyalists who banded together to become fake electors in a scheme to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s victory.

    And Willis has indicated she’s heading in that direction. When discussing the release of the report last month, Willis told the judge overseeing this matter that “decisions are imminent.”

    Trump potentially faces criminal charges over his infamous Jan. 2, 2021 phone call to top Georgia elections official Brad Raffensperger, where the president pressured him to “find 11,780 votes” to overturn the 2020 election—something that official later described as a “threat” from a “bully” that “was nothing but an attempt at manipulation.”

    Trump’s Shell Spending Scheme Comes Under DOJ Scrutiny

    The few portions of the report released Thursday show that the special purpose grand jury made the incremental step of stripping Trump and his cohorts of any notion they were standing on solid ground when they called into question 2020 election results.

    “We find by a unanimous vote that no widespread fraud took place in the Georgia 2020 presidential election that could result in overturning that election,” they wrote. “The grand jury heard extensive testimony on the subject of alleged election fraud from poll workers, investigators, technical experts, and State of Georgia employees and officials, as well as from persons still claiming that such fraud took place.”

    Notably, the jurors on this special panel also recommended that Willis pursue the larger investigation—and hinted at election-related criminal charges.

    “This grand jury contained no election law experts or criminal lawyers,” they wrote. “If this report fails to include any potential violations of referenced statutes that were shown in the investigation, we acknowledge the discretion of the District Attorney to seek indictments where she finds sufficient cause.”

    But the jurors did specifically ask that Willis target the witnesses who lied under oath.

    Judge Denies Trump’s DNA Testing Gambit in **** Trial

    The alleged liar—or liars—are anyone’s guess. Several key figures who were in Trump’s orbit during his desperate attempts to cling to power in 2020 have reportedly testified before this special purpose grand jury. According to the city’s local newspaper, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, witnesses include:

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    THIS ARTICLE DEFINITELY HATE SPEECH. COMMENTS SECTION 100% FILLED WITH HATE VIOLATION OF YAHOO GUIDELINES
    Business Insider
    Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity discussed wanting a Fox News reporter fired after she pushed back on Trump's election lies
    Erin Snodgrass,Jacob Shamsian
    Thu, February 16, 2023 at 7:04 PM MST
    Tucker Carlson
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
    Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity discussed trying to have a Fox reporter fired for a fact-checking tweet.

    The Fox News commentators took issue with the reporter's rejection of Trump's 2020 election lies.

    A new court filing in Dominion Voting Systems' lawsuit again Fox includes troves of text messages.

    Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity discussed trying to have a Fox News reporter fired in November 2020 after she publicly pushed back against then-President Donald Trump's election lies, according to a new court filing.

    A 200-page motion for summary judgment in Dominion Voting Systems' defamation lawsuit against Fox News released Thursday includes several deposition excerpts, as well as texts from top Fox News figures, including anchors Carlson, Hannity, and owner Rupert Murdoch, detailing the panic and acrimony permeating Fox News in the aftermath of Trump's loss to then-Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

    Fox News was the first network to call Biden's win in Arizona on November 3, 2020, setting off fury and fear among Fox employees after several Trump allies eviscerated the network for its projection, according to the court documents. Carlson worried in text messages, cited in the motion for summary judgment, that the call would destroy Fox's "credibility," suggesting to a producer that Trump could "easily destroy us if we play it wrong."

    In the days following the election, the network's coverage became increasingly focused on Dominion Voting Systems as Trump and others in his camp spread baseless allegations about voting machine fraud, according to court documents and prior reporting.

    On November 12, 2020, in a group chat between Carlson, Hannity, and commentator Laura Ingraham, cited in the court documents, Carlson zeroed in on a tweet from Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich in which she fact-checked a Trump tweet that mentioned Dominion and previous Fox News coverage about the voting machines.

    The Dominion document released Thursday notes that Heinrich "accurately fact-checked the tweet," pointing out that top election officials had said there was no evidence of any voting systems deleting, losing, or changing votes in the election.

    Carlson and Hannity apparently did not take kindly to her public rejection of Trump's messaging.

    "Please get her fired. Seriously...What the ****?" Carlson wrote in a text to his colleagues, according to the filing. "I'm actually shocked...It needs to stop immediately, like tonight. It's measurably hurting the company. The stock price is down. Not a joke."

    Hannity responded saying he had already sent Heinrich's tweet to Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott with a "really?"

    After receiving Hannity's message about Heinrich's tweet, Scott wrote in a message to Fox News President Jay Wallace and Fox News Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications Irena Briganti: "Sean texted me — he's standing down on responding but not happy about this and doesn't understand how this is allowed to happen from anyone in news," according to the court filing.

    "She has serious nerve doing this and if this gets picked up, viewers are going to be further disgusted," Scott wrote of Heinrich, according to the filing.

    By the following morning, Heinrich had deleted her fact-checking tweet, the motion said.

    Heinrich did not respond to Insider's request for comment, and a representative for Fox News declined to answer specific questions about the incident. In a statement to Insider, however, Briganti, a spokesperson for the company, said Dominion had "cherry-picked quotes stripped of key context."

    "There will be a lot of noise and confusion generated by Dominion and their opportunistic private equity owners, but the core of this case remains about freedom of the press and freedom of speech, which are fundamental rights afforded by the Constitution and protected by New York Times v. Sullivan," the statement said.

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    THIS ARTICLE IS 100% FILLED WITH HATE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION VIOLATING YAHOO GUIDLINES MUST BE TAKEN DOWN

    Georgia judge to release parts of Trump report
    Georgia judge to release parts of Trump reportScroll back up to restore default view.
    Mon, February 13, 2023 at 4:41 PM MST
    STORY: The public should be able to see parts of a special grand jury report on Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election… a state judge ruled on Monday.

    But not all of it.

    Recommendations on whether there should be criminal charges will stay secret, according to Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney.

    The county’s district attorney Fani Willis formed the special grand jury shortly after a January 2021 phone call in the waning days of Trump’s term.

    WILLIS: "The Trump investigation is underway...."

    Trump urged Georgia’s top election official to “find” enough votes to give him the critical swing state.

    The special grand jury’s report could potentially serve as the basis for a prosecution of Trump, which would make him the first former president In U.S. history to face criminal prosecution.

    McBurney said the report’s introduction, conclusion, and a part where the jury discusses concern about witnesses possibly lying under oath should be made public.

    Senior Trump advisors such as attorney Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham were among the 75 witnesses jurors heard testimony from over about seven months.

    Trump was not subpoenaed and did not testify.

    He has denied wrongdoing and accused Willis - an elected Democrat - of targeting him for political gain.

    The Georgia probe is just one of a number of civil and criminal investigations threatening him, his family and his associates.

    TRUMP: "America's comeback starts right now…”

    Meanwhile, Trump’s bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination is already underway.

    WILLIS: "Decisions are imminent..."

    It’s up to Willis to decide whether to file criminal charges.

    Last month she said decisions were “imminent.”

    At that time, she said she didn’t want the report to come out, adding that future defendants could argue unsealing it would hurt their right to a fair trial.

    The county judge says there will be a few days for prosecutors to discuss with him if more redactions are needed… with the selected parts set to come out on Thursday.

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    THIS ARTICLE THE COMMENTS SECTION 100% FILLED WITH HATE VIOLATING YAHOO GUIDLINES MUST BE TAKEN DOWN
    NBC News
    Proud Boys' lawyers plan to subpoena Donald Trump in seditious conspiracy trial

    Mandel Ngan
    Daniel Barnes
    Thu, February 16, 2023 at 4:47 PM MST
    WASHINGTON — Defense attorneys for five Proud Boys leaders intend to call former President Donald Trump to testify as a witness in their clients’ seditious conspiracy trial.

    However, it remains unclear whether their effort will succeed.

    Lawyers for Joe Biggs, a Proud Boys organizer from Florida, revealed a subpoena Thursday that would compel Trump’s appearance in March and said they would seek the Justice Department’s assistance with serving Trump.

    “Donald Trump called on patriots to stop the steal,” said Biggs’ lawyer Norm Pattis. “We’re calling on Donald Trump to take the stand.”

    The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    It’s far from certain that Trump will take the stand — Biggs and his defense team will have to deal with the logistical difficulties of serving a former president and current presidential candidate. Trump could also move to quash the subpoena, leading to more litigation. The judge in the case, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, has not expressed a view on whether the subpoena should be permitted.

    It isn’t the first time a defendant charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot has tried to put Trump on the witness stand. Dustin Thompson, an Ohio man who was eventually convicted on six counts related to the riot, raised the idea of subpoenaing Trump in February 2022. The judge in that case ruled that Trump’s testimony was inadmissible and blocked Thompson’s lawyer from issuing a subpoena.

    Biggs and his co-defendants — Enrique Tarrio, Ethan Nordean, Zachary Rehl and Dominic Pezzola — have been charged with seditious conspiracy, in addition to various other felonies. They are accused of plotting to use force to stop the transfer of presidential power on Jan. 6, 2021.

    Six members of the far-right Oath Keepers organization, including founder Stewart Rhodes, were found guilty of seditious conspiracy for their own actions on Jan. 6.

    Trump's words leading up to the Jan. 6 riot have been frequently invoked during the first month of the trial. Prosecutors have sought to emphasize the Proud Boys’ affinity for Trump, presenting it as motivation for their alleged plot to stop the certification of the 2020 election.

    Members of the defense team have also sought to blame Trump for the riot. It was Trump who “unleashed the mob” on Jan. 6, Sabino Jauregui, a lawyer for Tarrio, said in opening statements last month.

    This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

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    THIS ARTICLE IS COMPLETELY FILLED WITH HATE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION TRYING TO SPARK CIVIL WAR, MUST BE TAKEN DOWN.
    NBC News
    Proud Boys' lawyers plan to subpoena Donald Trump in seditious conspiracy trial

    Mandel Ngan
    Daniel Barnes
    Thu, February 16, 2023 at 4:47 PM MST
    WASHINGTON — Defense attorneys for five Proud Boys leaders intend to call former President Donald Trump to testify as a witness in their clients’ seditious conspiracy trial.

    However, it remains unclear whether their effort will succeed.

    Lawyers for Joe Biggs, a Proud Boys organizer from Florida, revealed a subpoena Thursday that would compel Trump’s appearance in March and said they would seek the Justice Department’s assistance with serving Trump.

    “Donald Trump called on patriots to stop the steal,” said Biggs’ lawyer Norm Pattis. “We’re calling on Donald Trump to take the stand.”

    The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    It’s far from certain that Trump will take the stand — Biggs and his defense team will have to deal with the logistical difficulties of serving a former president and current presidential candidate. Trump could also move to quash the subpoena, leading to more litigation. The judge in the case, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, has not expressed a view on whether the subpoena should be permitted.

    It isn’t the first time a defendant charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot has tried to put Trump on the witness stand. Dustin Thompson, an Ohio man who was eventually convicted on six counts related to the riot, raised the idea of subpoenaing Trump in February 2022. The judge in that case ruled that Trump’s testimony was inadmissible and blocked Thompson’s lawyer from issuing a subpoena.

    Biggs and his co-defendants — Enrique Tarrio, Ethan Nordean, Zachary Rehl and Dominic Pezzola — have been charged with seditious conspiracy, in addition to various other felonies. They are accused of plotting to use force to stop the transfer of presidential power on Jan. 6, 2021.

    Six members of the far-right Oath Keepers organization, including founder Stewart Rhodes, were found guilty of seditious conspiracy for their own actions on Jan. 6.

    Trump's words leading up to the Jan. 6 riot have been frequently invoked during the first month of the trial. Prosecutors have sought to emphasize the Proud Boys’ affinity for Trump, presenting it as motivation for their alleged plot to stop the certification of the 2020 election.

    Members of the defense team have also sought to blame Trump for the riot. It was Trump who “unleashed the mob” on Jan. 6, Sabino Jauregui, a lawyer for Tarrio, said in opening statements last month.

    This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

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