NEW YORK — President Donald Trump has successfully stalled Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s demand for his tax returns for more than a year thanks to a Tuesday ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. The one-page order from the Appeals Court scheduled a hearing for Sept. 25. In the meantime, Vance’s demand for eight years of returns from Trump’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars, remains on pause. Trump sued over Vance’s subpoena on Sept. 19 of last year. The three-judge panel signaled its openness to Trump’s stall tactics during a brief hearing on whether to extend the stay on Vance’s ...
GOP lawmakers -- including an Oath Keeper and 'Stop the Steal' attendee -- call for 'decertification' of Trump's election loss
Nearly 200 Republican lawmakers from 39 states -- including one who was present at the U.S. Capitol riot and another who's a member of the Oath Keepers -- have signed a letter endorsing false election fraud claims and calling for the reinstatement of Donald Trump.
The letter, which was signed by 186 GOP lawmakers, pushed for all 50 states to conduct a "forensic audit" like one Arizona recently attempted to uncover evidence of alleged fraud that could be used to remove President Joe Biden from office, according to a copy of the document shared by right-wing Arizona legislator Wendy Rogers.
"Sworn affidavits have accumulated from many states detailing rampant corruption and mismanagement in the election process," the letter states. "Fraud and inaccuracies have already been shown through multiple audits and canvasses in multiple states, as well as through lawsuits challenging the validity of election results in several counties in multiple states."
BREAKING: 186 Legislators from 39 States Write a Letter to the American People Calling for a 50-State Audit, Decertification Where Appropriate, and Possible Convening of the US House of Representatives (1/2)pic.twitter.com/syGpDm5fN9— Wendy Rogers (@Wendy Rogers) 1637701540
One of the signatories was newly appointed North Carolina state Rep. Donnie Loftis (R-Gastonia), who claims he was gassed three times and present at the entrance when the pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, although he insisted he "had absolutely zero involvement in the rioting and categorically condemn the storming of our Capitol building that day."
Another North Carolina Republican who signed the letter, Rep. Mike Clampitt, says he has been a member for seven years of the right-wing Oath Keepers group that was involved in the Capitol riot and allegedly helped plan the attack.
"Decertification of a presidential election is not a thing," tweeted election-law expert Rick Hasen. "There was no significant fraud or illegal action in the 2020 election. This sort of stunt is dangerous for American democracy and will further undermine voter confidence already shaken by lies about 2020 election rigging."
'Stop trying to colonize our culture': Fox News pundit loses it over mention of 'stolen land' at Thanksgiving
Fox News contributors Sean Duffy and Rachel Campos-Duffy slammed liberals this week after one educator encouraged Thanksgiving lessons on the mistreatment of Native Americans.
During a Wednesday segment on Fox News, guest host Tammy Bruce complained after Washington, D.C. public school Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee recently suggested that terms like genocide, ethnic cleansing and "stolen land" should be used at Thanksgiving gatherings.
"Will you be taking the chancellor's advice?" Bruce asked Duffy. "Are you going to be talking about those things like genocide?"
"Stop trying to colonize our culture!" Duffy exclaimed. "You're trying to demonize our history and our founding, trying to make us feel bad about ourselves. I'm sick of it."
"If these people really believed in this garbage, when have they given up their wealth or their land or their jobs and given it back to native people?" he continued. "This is all meaningless garbage to try to change our culture."
Duffy said that aunts and uncles should take it upon themselves to teach kids the "true history" of the United States.
"There is just so much historical ignorance," Campos-Duffy agreed. "I mean, you cannot leave your children's history up to these cultural Marxists."
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Trump has his 'boot on the neck' of the GOP — and strategists are scared he'll derail it: Maggie Haberman
On CNN Thursday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman discussed recent reports that the Republican National Committee is still paying some of the legal expenses of former President Donald Trump — an arrangement that has some Republican officials upset.
"If you're Ron DeSantis, or Chris Christie, or any of these potential 2024 candidates, what do you think?" said anchor John Berman. "You're, like, hey, RNC, you are helping, politically, someone who we may be running against for the nomination."
"This has been the concern the whole time about the fact that a lot of the party apparatus has ties to the former president," said Haberman. "Again, not totally unusual when you have an outgoing president and the former president, former nominee of any party is the leader until there is another nominee, that you don't normally see something like this."
"I have always been very skeptical of the idea he was ever serious about forming his own party, no matter what he said at the time," continued Haberman. "You know, he let it go a few days later as he was leaving office he might form a third party, he doesn't have the organization or the ability to do that. But what he does have the ability to do is depress turnout among Republicans, and we saw that in the two Georgia Senate runoffs in January, and that's what party officials are afraid of. So, essentially, he's got his boot on their neck, still, and they're not — and there are members of the party who like him, but at the end of the day, this is a highly unusual situation."
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