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Judge to decide on subpoenas in Stacey Abrams’ campaign finance case

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ATLANTA — Lawyers for organizations that supported Democrat Stacey Abrams’ 2018 run for governor told a judge Thursday that accusations of campaign finance violations are little more than a “fishing expedition” to find evidence that doesn’t exist.Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jane Barwick said she will rule soon on whether Abrams’ campaign and several nonprofit organizations must produce additional documents sought by the state ethics commission, which is investigating whether they illegally coordinated efforts.The agency asked Barwick to order Abrams’ campaign to comply with a subpoena f…

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Secret conversations show just how long staffers have been concerned about Trump’s refusal to leave office

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One former White House staffer has revealed President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power is actually a previous concern now coming to fruition.

Olivia Troye — former aide for Vice President Mike Pence who also served as a member of the coronavirus task force as an advisor on counterterrorism and homeland security — shared details about concerns surrounding the possibility of Trump refusing to leave office at the end of his presidential term.

During an interview with CNN on Friday evening, Troye weighed in on Trump's words tat sparked a media firestorm this week as she recalled conversations she had behind closed doors with other White House staffers.

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Here’s the real reason Trump is being so open about his plot to steal the election

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It's been pretty clear for months that Trump knows he's losing, and his plan to cling to power rests on getting more Democrats to vote absentee than Republicans, claiming that those mail ballots are inherently fraudulent and then waging a scorched earth campaign to prevent them from being counted or, perhaps, to persuade states with Republican legislatures to send Trump electors to DC even if Biden wins them. Chaos and uncertainty are necessary ingredients.

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Trump’s threats to reject peaceful transition have made America look ‘ridiculous the world over’: historian

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On CNN Saturday, historian Douglas Brinkley warned that President Donald Trump's repeated threats to reject a peaceful transition of power are a national humiliation for America on the world stage.

"I want to point out something that you told The New York Times on the president's election doubts," said anchor Christi Paul. "Your quote is, 'This may be the most damaging thing he's ever done to American democracy.' How so?"

"Because our great export in the United States is our free and fair elections," said Brinkley. "So we tell the rest of the world how to hold them and now here we are in 2020, mayhem about to happen, president of the United States talking about fraudulent ballots, rigged election, I may not leave even if I lose. It makes us look ridiculous the world over. We've lost our franchise on free and fair elections. You almost feel like we need a group of nations to monitor our own election, instead of the other way around."

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