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'Radioactive' Trump properties plummet in price as New Yorkers reject his brand: report

On Wednesday, Business Insider reported that Donald Trump's properties in New York City are plummeting in value, as locals reject any association with the former president.

"UrbanDigs — which looked at the seven luxury buildings in Manhattan that still bear the Trump moniker, and three that used to — found that even properties that formerly had Trump in their names lost 17% of their value since 2016. By comparison, the overall price per square foot decline in Manhattan over the same period was just 9%," reported Juliana Kaplan. "In 2016, the average price per square foot in seven NYC properties run by his real-estate behemoth, the Trump Organization, was $3,346, according to the report. In 2017, following Trump's election and inauguration, that figure sunk to $1,903; by 2020, it was at $1,619. That's a drop of 51% from its 2016 price."

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Trump told Kevin McCarthy that he bore some of the blame for the Capitol riot: Fox News

Former President Trump has scheduled a meeting with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, (R-CA) for this Thursday, so the two can discuss Trump's upcoming impeachment, Fox News reports. The meeting is set to take place in South Florida.

McCarthy opposed impeaching Trump but was open to a censure resolution. He has since criticized GOP conference chairwoman Liz Cheney's vote to impeach.

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Neighbors stunned after ‘old guy next door’ turns out to be Trump rioter who brought Molotov cocktails to DC

Lonnie Leroy Coffman, 70, faces a 17-count indictment, mostly for violating District of Columbia firearms laws, stemming from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. According to AL.com, one count references his alleged possession of 11 Molotov cocktails, saying that he broke a federal law prohibiting possession of unregistered destructive devices.

The search was conducted by FBI and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents, along with officers with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office and Falkville Police Department, this Tuesday.

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Trump’s impeachment is unlikely to result in a conviction. But it may increase his chances of being criminally prosecuted

If a U.S. Senate vote held this week is any indication, it's most unlikely that former President Donald Trump will be convicted in his second impeachment trial: all but five Senate Republicans voted that the trial is unconstitutional. However, Law & Crime reporter Jerry Lambe stresses, in an article published after that vote, that although the Senate will probably acquit Trump a second time, the trial could increase Trump's chances of facing a criminal prosecution.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky proposed a vote on the constitutionality of Trump's second impeachment trial, arguing that the trial is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer president. The Democrat-controlled Senate voted 55-45 that the trial is constitutional — not unconstitutional — but most of the senators who voted in favor of the trial going forward were Democrats. The only GOP senators who disagreed with Paul's resolution were Utah's Mitt Romney, Maine's Susan Collins, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey and Nebraska's Ben Sasse.

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Melania Trump setting up 'Be Best' office at Mar-a-Lago: report

According to a report from CNN, former first lady Melania Trump is hard at work hiring and setting up an office at her current residence at Mar-a-Lago with the plan to keep her "Be Best" anti-bullying campaign alive even though she and her family are now out of the national spotlight.

As the report notes, the wife of the former president has already hired on three former White House aides to keep her initiative going, which CNN notes is a change from her White House time when only one person was employed to help her use her bully pulpit to defend bullied children.

"Trump's post-White House office will consist of three of her White House staff members, the sources confirmed to CNN. Hayley D'Antuono served for four years as the former first lady's director of operations and trip supervisor, and is now Trump's chief of staff," the report states before pointing out, "Trump often did little to help clarify or expand on her platform during her time in the White House, often going weeks between Be Best-focused public events. The East Wing policy office was not robustly staffed, at times sat vacant, and at most had one full-time, dedicated East Wing employee."

The report states that the wife of the ex-president is looking for office space in Palm Beach.

"Trump's office is for now functioning out of former President Donald Trump's private club, Mar-a-Lago, which also is where the former first family is living, and the staff members are at times working remotely," CNN reported.

The news outlet also noted that Melania Trump left the White House with her favorability rating at only 42 percent -- plummeting from a high of 57 percent recorded back in May, 2018, when she attended the funeral for the late President George H.W. Bush without her husband accompanying her.

Trump-loving Nazi troll indicted in election fraud scheme that targeted Black voters

One of former President Donald Trump's most notoriously racist Twitter reply guys has now been charged with taking part in an election fraud scheme that targeted Black voters.

The United States Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that 31-year-old Florida man Douglass Mackey -- best known for posting racist pro-Trump propaganda under the Twitter pseudonym Ricky Vaughn -- was arrested and charged with "conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote."

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DC police union reveals officers suffered 'brain injuries' in riot: 'One officer is going to lose his eye'

The union representing the Capitol Police revealed this week that multiple officers had sustained brain trauma and other serious injuries following the failed coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

In a statement released on Wednesday, United States Capitol Police Labor Committee (USCP) Chairman Gus Papathanasiou said that rank-and-file officers are outraged by the failure to properly prepare for the protest that ended in a failed insurrection.

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Former White House chief of staff waves off Capitol riot with ridiculous argument

The former White House Chief of Staff for the Trump administration is now speaking out to dismiss the severity of the U.S. Capitol riots.

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Mark Meadows made an appearance on "Fox & Friends" where he offered a partisan perspective on the Biden administration's first full week in the White House, scrutinizing President Joe Biden's executive orders that canceled out many of former President Donald Trump's most controversial actions.

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Trump mega-donor Rebekah Mercer warned of 'armed conflict' before funding Capitol rioters: report

On Wednesday, The Intercept reported that Trump mega-donor and billionaire heiress Rebekah Mercer suggested America could be on the brink of "armed conflict" in a 2019 book — before she went on to give money to groups involved in the storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"'[W]hat is the state of [the American] experiment today?' Mercer asked. ''Now we are engaged in a great civil war,' said Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg in 1863. One hundred and fifty-five years later, it is barely hyperbolic to echo the Great Emancipator,'" wrote Matthew Cunningham-Cook. "Raising the specter of violence, Mercer writes, 'We are not yet in armed conflict, but we are facing an ever more belligerent, frantic, and absurd group of radicals in a struggle for the soul of our country,' referring to antifa specifically and casting her opposition to progressives more broadly in existential terms."

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Dem caller scolds C-SPAN for 'blowing smoke in people's eyes' with hourlong show on 'cancel culture'

A C-SPAN caller on Wednesday criticized the network for spending an hour on the subject of "cancel culture," a right-wing notion which asserts that some people are being "cancelled" when they face consequences for their actions.

Washington Journal host Greta Brawner explained "cancel culture" by reading a Wikipedia definition that described the practice as a "modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles."

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Trump's impeachment trial is putting the futures of Republican senators at risk: report

According to a report from USA Today, Republican senators are finding they have been put into a box by the impeachment trial of Donald Trump -- on one hand not wanting to anger the ex-president and on the other hurting their chances of being re-elected in states that are not deeply conservative.

Although 45 GOP senators voted to dismiss the articles of impeachment on Tuesday, calling them unconstitutional, they may find themselves in another place after Democrats lay out their case that the ex-president committed sedition on Jan. 6th before the Capitol riot.

While a Trump conviction could lead to the former president banned from running for office again, a Republican ruling against the president could also find themselves on the outside looking in if the president turns his fans on them.

"Republicans are already fighting about whether to move past Trump by convicting him – and blocking him from seeking office again – or keep faith with the former president and his large base of voters ahead of elections in 2022 and 2024," USA Today reports before adding, "Secluded in his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Trump has made clear he expects Senate Republicans to defend him and vote for acquittal."

The other box GOP Senators find themselves in is internal bickering within the party that could lead to a civil war if some senators vote to convict Trump in the hopes him of getting him out of the way as the party tries to rebuild.

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Viral video renews interest in report Trump sons held pre-Capitol coup meeting to ‘pressure’ lawmakers

A clip from a video recorded by the CEO of a text messaging company is going viral after well-known attorney and activist Seth Abramson posted it to Twitter late Tuesday night.

In the original Facebook live video, posted at 11:32 PM the night before the January 6 insurrection, Txtwire CEO Daniel Beck claims to have just finished a meeting with "about 15" people at the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., including, he says, Rudy Giuliani, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr., My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, and "several Senators."

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'Crazy has started to metastasize at every single level in the GOP': Ex-Republican Congressman

Former Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) on Wednesday told CNN's John Berman that he is deeply concerned about the direction his party has taken ever since former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election.

During the interview, Berman noted that state Republican parties have been embracing conspiracy theories about the pro-Trump Capitol riots being "false flag" operations intended to frame Trump supporters as criminals.

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