According to a report from the Washington Post, pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell has been hit with a $1.3 billion lawsuit for lying about Dominion Voting Systems.
Papers were filed early Friday morning by the voting machine firm alleging that the attorney -- who was representing outgoing President Donald Trump at the time -- indulged in "wild" and "demonstrably false" claims that the company participated in stealing the election from the president.
According to the Post, "In a 124-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Dominion said its reputation and resale value have been deeply damaged by a 'viral disinformation campaign' that Powell mounted 'to financially enrich herself, to raise her public profile, and to ingratiate herself to Donald Trump.' The defendants named in the lawsuit include Powell, her law firm and Defending the Republic, the organization she set up to solicit donations to support her election-related litigation."
The post goes on to note that none of Powell's claims were taken seriously by the courts and that the attorney had been dismissed from the president's legal team after making a series of unfounded allegations.
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Not funny: Critics explain how Madison Cawthorn's 'Dark MAGA' revenge declaration could be a threat to public safety
Rep. Madison Cawthorn suffered further humiliation on Thursday after calling for a "Dark MAGA" movement to defeat "cowardly and weak" Republicans.
Cawthorn's comments came to days after he became the youngest Republican congressman to lose a primary.
"There are other National figures who I believe are patriots, but I am on a mission now to expose those who say and promise one thing yet legislate and work towards another, self-profiteering, globalist goal. The time for gentile (sic) politics as usual has come to an end," he wrote. "It’s time for the rise of the new right, it’s time for Dark MAGA to truly take command."
"We have an enemy to defeat, but we will never be able to defeat them until we defeat the cowardly and weak members of our own party. Their days are numbered. We are coming," he threatened.
Cawthorn's statement generated a great deal of commentary online.
"Dark MAGA has been a growing concept among very online Trump supporters this spring. Basically it means you stole the election from us, NOW we're going to be bad," explained Daily Beast reporter Will Sommer.
"Dark MAGA is an aesthetic built around glorifying ultraviolence and imagined revenge of Trump and allies against those who... uh... voted against him I guess," explained fact-checker Brooke Binkowski. "It should be watched."
Many ridiculed the "Dark MAGA" name.
"Dark MAGA just demanded to see its own birth certificate," wrote comedian John Fugelsang.
“For over a thousand generations, light MAGA were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before dark MAGA, before the Empire," joked attorney Bradley Moss.
"Dark MAGA sounds like a fruitcake gone bad," wrote Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA). "Like, wow what is that dark MAGA rotting on that plate?"
"Dark MAGA' is the dorkiest term that will ever be used by a shooter in mass murder," wrote comedian Mike Drucker.
Bestselling author Don Winslow told Cawthorn to "save us the dark MAGA takeover BS and just tell everyone more about the Republican coke and orgies parties."
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Is this what Cawthorne means by \u201cDark Maga\u201d?pic.twitter.com/eZJmAr4hUF— Ana Navarro-C\u00e1rdenas (@Ana Navarro-C\u00e1rdenas) 1652999650
A Newsweek story on "Dark MAGA" describes it as: \n\n"More of a meme than a political slogan, Dark MAGA is a post-alt-right aesthetic that promotes an authoritarian version of Trump in dystopian, Terminator-like images..."— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia Beavers) 1652990122
Always figured Cawthorn for more dieselpunk MAGA than Dark MAGA but what do I know https://twitter.com/sambrodey/status/1527373298182434821\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/czmdyc17CN— Jacob Rubashkin (@Jacob Rubashkin) 1652995443
In an incoherent online rant, loser Madison Cawthorn promised "Dark MAGA", claiming,"The time for gentile politics has come to an end." Causing Mike Pence to panic and ask his broker about investing in Jewish space lasers— Paul Rudnick (@Paul Rudnick) 1652995905
\u201cThe time for gentile politics as usual has come to an end.\u201d\n\nOh shit he\u2019s going to use the space lasers @RepMTG stop himhttps://twitter.com/sambrodey/status/1527373298182434821\u00a0\u2026— WokeMindVirusHat (@WokeMindVirusHat) 1652989925
"Join us," trilled Boebert.\n"Yes, join us," said Greene, her lips covered in bile.\n"Join us in Dark MAGA," screamed Gosar, fondling his copy of the Turner Diaries.\n\n"DARK MAGA" they howled in unison at the blood moon. "DARK MAGGAAAAAAA"— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis) 1652986257
Reading this report on "Dark MAGA" by @timsquirrell, I realize that the Buffalo terrorist took his manifesto's stylization of the fascist "black sun" & accompanying font--I won't be sharing it--from a Dark MAGA meme.https://www.isdglobal.org/digital_dispatches/dark-maga-the-latest-cycle-in-the-far-right-aesthetics-laundromat/\u00a0\u2026— Jeff Sharlet (@Jeff Sharlet) 1652992362
You know how we\u2019re always like \u201cthere were so many times that mass murderer showed signs of potential for violence! Why did no one step in?\u201d Anyway the dark maga stuff is probably harmless fun right?— Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis) 1652993841
On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that a Florida deputy has been charged with misdemeanor culpable negligence after Tasing a suspect who was pumping gas — resulting in an explosion that caused third-degree burns to 75 percent of the suspect's body.
"Jean Louis Barreto Baerga, 26, has been in the hospital and undergone six surgeries since the Feb. 27 incident, in which his attorney says he was literally 'cooked alive,'" reported Justin Baragona. "Cops were attempting to arrest Barreto, a motorcyclist they say was riding recklessly and had pointed a gun at other motorists. Barreto’s lawyer, Mark NeJame, insists his client hadn’t committed a crime, has no criminal history, and continues to undergo excruciating surgeries in order to save his life."
"At a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez said a concerned citizen called 911 to report a biker fitting Barreto’s description had waved a pistol at him on the road," said the report, noting that he was soon tracked to a WaWa convenience store. "Deputies soon descended on the location, and one struggled to handcuff a resistant Barreto, Lopez said. In the fracas, Barreto’s dirtbike got knocked over and gas started spilling out of the tank, he continued. That’s when Osceola County Deputy Christopher Koffinas tried to take Barreto into custody by Tasing him, which didn’t 'have the desired effect,' according to Lopez. A second deputy, David Crawford, then yelled at Barreto, 'You’re about to get Tased again, dude,' Lopez said, adding that Crawford called out for someone to cut the flow of fuel to the nearby pumps."
The explosion happened immediately after this pronouncement. According to the department, one deputy immediately tried to douse the flames with a fire extinguisher, and another poured a bottle of Gatorade on Crawford's legs to stop the fire there. Multiple deputies sustained minor burns themselves. Crawford is the deputy charged in the incident.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office prohibits the use of tasers in situations where a suspect “could possibly be seriously injured by secondary factors,” which would include the presence of flammable chemicals.
Barreto faces multiple charges including reckless driving and resisting an officer, but has not been arrested yet because he remains in the hospital “without skin on most of his body” and wrapped in gauze, according to the report.
Former DNC Chair Howard Dean blasted Republicans for hating America during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC's "The Beat."
Anchor Ari Melber reported on the Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol sent a letter to Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) asking for his cooperation.
The letter came more than one year after Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, suggested that Republicans in Congress may have given reconnaissance tours prior to the Jan. 6 attack.
"As to your clip, it is particularly valuable because this is a former officer of the united states armed forces who served her country. which is more than i can say for most of the republicans ran around the Capitol building wrecking the place," Dean said.
"The truth is, that there are despicable congresspeople on the right. It's not because they are conservative, there are plenty of conservatives I actually like and respect. It is because they hate America and they hate the people of America," Dean charged.
"When you consider that something like two-thirds of the Republican delegation in the House of Representatives voted to overthrow the election, these people hate America and they are so consumed by their own hate, that they spread it to their constituents," he continued.
"I actually think their constituents are getting a little sick of it and my hope is, as I've said before, the real big fix here is not electing more Democrats, it is voters coming to their senses and stop electing hate-filled people who want violence and will do anything necessary to get their way," Dean said.
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