If you thought President Joe Biden’s doggie drama was a Major story, wait until the first family brings a cat to the White House. Press secretary Jen Psaki predicts that the new furry friend will win the hearts of the American people and quickly eclipse the biting controversy over the Bidens’ antsy German shepherd. “We know that the cat will break the internet, but I don’t have any update on its status,” Psaki said at a Tuesday press briefing. The Bidens said during the presidential transition that they plan to bring a feline into their new home along with Major and Champ, their two dogs. But ...
On Friday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," Republican Georgia elections director Gabriel Sterling tore into MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for continuing to promulgate conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election.
"So Mike Lindell, as you know, has been pushing the lie and continues to do it day by day," said anchor Erin Burnett. "And today, he went on a podcast with the former Trump adviser Steve Bannon."
"If you are a politician and you are running for office, you know what?" said Lindell in the clip. "If you are not thinking about fixing 2020, first, you are not going to win any way and shame on you. If you don't know Donald Trump won that election, you have been living in a cave and you — you're not going to win. I have committed to — that I have said since February, since absolute proof, that we are getting this all — everything — all the evidence I have to the Supreme Court. That will be done before Thanksgiving. That's in stone."
"Gabe, how do you even — how do you even deal with this? Given that it does reverberate and have power?" asked Burnett.
"I don't know," said Sterling. "You sit back and you look at these things and you're like, okay. I feel so bad for you that you feel this way. That you have been lied to this hard. And here's the problem. There are millions and millions of good, hardworking, take care of their kids, god-fearing Americans who listen to this and want to believe it because it's kind of like the 1972 thing, when Nixon won and they talked to a woman in Manhattan who said, I don't know anybody that voted for him. It's the same thing, but more aggravated and more angry."
"Lindell is just off on his own thing talking about a cave," said Sterling. "He is on a different planet. We all know this. I mean, on some level, I actually feel sorry for the man because he's — he's — he was a sort of a, you know, American story of success. And he is throwing away millions and millions of dollars to con artists who are telling him these things. I mean, it's kind of like Rudy Giuliani talking to the president saying, over and over again, you have been cheated. You have been duped. This is all happening and the president wanted to hear that. So he believed it. And it's just terrifying."
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Former President Donald Trump repeatedly blasted out statements on the Arizona audit after the Cyber Ninjas announced that he had not only lost Maricopa County, but lost by an even larger margin than was announced in November.
Fox News reporter Bret Baier said the audit "confirms that President Biden's win in the county and the state was, in fact, a win."
This, of course, was not the first time the network had called the state for Biden. On election night, Fox News projected that Biden had won Arizona, reportedly resulting in Trump attempting to get them to retract their projection. Trump has also publicly complained about Fox calling the state for Biden.
CNN’s Jim Acosta reports the Trump campaign is “furious” that Fox News called Arizona for Biden. https://t.co/nl9Q1r0UwS— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin) 1604468521.0
On Friday, Trump claimed that the audit proved he'd been robbed during the 2020 election, when in reality it did nothing of the sort.
"It is not even believable the dishonesty of the Fake News Media on the Arizona Audit results, which shows incomprehensible Fraud at an Election Changing level, many times more votes than is needed. The Fake News Media refuses to write the facts, thereby being complicit in the Crime of the Century," Trump argued, even though none of the claims were true.
He went on to instruct his supporters to ignore reality before calling for a legally irrelevant response.
"They are so dishonest, but Patriots know the truth! Arizona must immediately decertify their 2020 Presidential Election Results," he wrote.
Unable to post to Twitter following the January 6th insurrection, Trump fired off another statement only four minutes later.
"Massive fraud was found in the Arizona Forensic Audit, sometimes referred to as 'Fraudit.' The numbers are Election Changing!" Trump wrote, bizarrely using the term critics have used to ridicule the Cyber Ninjas.
Another email was sent only eight minutes later.
"I will be discussing the winning results of the Arizona Forensic Audit, which will show 44,000 possibly illegal ballots cast, tomorrow at the Great State of Georgia rally, which will be packed!" he said.
Unlike Trump, Maricopa County is allowed to post on Twitter and debunked many of the conspiracy theories being pushed.
On Friday, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported that former President Donald Trump is vowing to stop the House GOP and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from fundraising for members who voted to impeach him for the January 6 attack.
"Trump, in an interview on The John Fredericks Radio Show, vowed to make sure that [John] Katko and four other House Republicans who voted for impeachment are cut off from future financial support from McCarthy's committee," reported Mark Weiner. "'I'm going to see who he's funding,' Trump said of McCarthy, 'and if he is, I'll stop the whole deal. I'll stop it.'"
Trump has been telegraphing his intent to seek political revenge on this group of Republicans for weeks. This conflicts with McCarthy's goal of winning control of the House in 2022, for which he would only need five seats.
"McCarthy's joint fundraising committee has supported five of the 10 Republicans who voted for impeachment. In addition to Katko, the others are GOP Reps. Peter Meijer of Michigan, David Valadao of California, Fred Upton of Michigan and Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington," said the report. "'Everybody other than one – Katko in New York, he's not popular, and I think he'll de districted out – but there's a primary for every one of them,' Trump told Fredericks."
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