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New Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin is begging Virginia parents to call his tip line to report teachers for teaching "divisive" subjects. While they called it a tip line, the office only revealed an email the press release: firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the Washington Post, the number hasn't been up long enough for activists to clog the line. When former President Donald Trump put up a tip line over voter fraud, he wasn't able to capture any actual cases of voter fraud, but the young conservative staffers were "traumatized" by obscene phone calls and pornographic imagery coming into the online reporting site.
"We’re asking for folks to send us reports and observations," Youngkin said, "help us be aware of … their child being denied their rights that parents have in Virginia, and we’re going to make sure we catalogue it all. … And that gives us further, further ability to make sure we’re rooting it out."
Youngkin admitted in a Fox interview that "critical race theory" isn't being taught anywhere in Virginia, despite making it a key component of his 2021 campaign.
Daily Beast reporter salary Matt Fuller, taking the word "divisive" literally, couldn't help but joke that he expects many reports on math teachers over multiplication.
Gonna be awesome when the tip line is overwhelmed by people complaining about how math teachers teach multiplication.https://twitter.com/rmc031/status/1485775829539991552\u00a0\u2026— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller) 1643080226
Politico researcher and reporter Nicholas Wu appeared on MSNBC Monday to reveal a detail buried in a recent report about the fake electors and the documents submitted to the U.S. National Archives from at least five states. Two other states provided the caveat that they would only be valid if the Democratic electors were struck down.
According to the documents obtained by Wu, due to a Freedom of Information Act request, the National Archives launched their own fraud investigation into the documents submitted to them claiming to be "elected" when they weren't. Not only did this happen in multiple states, but they even attempted to use an official seal of the state in documents that a Watergate lawyer said fell under "forgery" violations.
Speaking to Rachel Maddow, Wu explained that these federal probes add to state investigations and two attorneys general referring the fake electors to the Justice Department.
"This actually came as part of the public records request that you mentioned earlier, that I had filed with all of these different state secretaries of state offices," Wu explained. "And I came across emails from an official in the Inspector General's Office in the National Archives, who was asking the state officials in Arizona about these sovereign citizen electors, and saying that they were pursuing the case of election fraud and other kinds of misconduct."
He went on to say that when he asked the Archives about the matter that they declined to comment as it is an ongoing investigation.
Wu said that what stood out about the so-called sovereign citizens is that they used the official Arizona seal to make the documents look legitimate. That then prompted the state to send a cease and desist letter to their group.
See the interview below:
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Bill Barr's relationship with Trump is 'nonexistent' and he has no loyalty to his former boss: NYT's Haberman
On Monday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman discussed the new reports that former Attorney General William Barr has been cooperating with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
"Maggie, is there any reason to think that Barr has any loyalty to the former president?" asked Cooper. "I mean, do they have a relationship now?"
"They don't have a relationship now. They haven't had a relationship in quite some time," said Haberman. "I think that, you know, there are things that the former president accomplished that I think that the former attorney general, you know, supported and certainly was against, as Jonathan said. He was not in favor of the Mueller investigation. That's part of why the former president brought him in, to end that moment in time. There were things they agreed on. There were a number of things they didn't agree on over time. That began, you know, frankly, long before Election Day. Their relationship is nonexistent now."
"Barr has been, you know, very, very, you know, clear on where he stands on Trump in that statement, in his interview with Jonathan," Haberman continued. "That's not something, as we know, that the former president takes well to. It's not as if the former president has been willing to assimilate to criticism better since he left office. So I don't think that factors into his decision at all."
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