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New Eastman revelations 'directly tie Donald Trump to an arguable fraud': legal expert

Reacting to a report from Politico that so-called "coup memo" attorney John Eastman reportedly has handwritten notes from former president Donald Trump on strategies for overturning the 2020 presidential election, CNN's Elie Hoenig suggested they could be the smoking gun to charge trump with fraud or worse.

On Friday, Politico reported Eastman is battling with the courts over more documents by claiming attorney-client privilege that reportedly show Trump took a direct role in efforts to derail the certification of the election that he lost to President Joe Biden.

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Trump is about to 'get embarrassed' in Georgia GOP primary: CNN election analyst

On CNN Friday, elections analyst Harry Enten said that former President Donald Trump is likely to be "embarrassed" by the results out of Georgia in next week's primary.

The election will pit an incumbent governor against a Trump-backed challenger — who is likely to crash and burn, and even Trump appears to be bracing for it.

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WSJ editors smack down Trump for pushing 'Stop the Steal 2022' in Pennsylvania race

The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal has taken former president Donald Trump to task for once again resorting to complaining that an election has been stolen because his anointed candidate to be the Republican Party nominee for a U.S. Senate seat representing Pennsylvania may be headed for a recount.

As the editors note, as of Friday morning the ballot counting is still ongoing and yet the president is already complaining and urging controversial Dr. Mehmet Oz to declare victory.

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Trump growing gun shy about endorsements as his losses pile up: report

According to reports from both Politico and CNN, former President Donald Trump is unhappy that a substantial number of candidates he has endorsed have faltered at the polls and he will be more circumspect going forward over fears that he will be seen as weak when it comes to dictating the future of the Republican Party.

As Politico Playbook notes, Trump has not been as successful at picking winners as his supporters would like people to believe, and his success rate has been inflated by endorsing candidates facing little or no competition.

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Roger Stone at center of leaked group chats among Jan. 6 insurrectionists: report

According to information provided by one of the participants, conservative political gadfly Roger Stone was at the center of a group chat named after him that included now-indicted militia members who participated in the Jan 6th insurrection.

While there have been reports that the supporter of Donald Trump was seen in the company of Oath Keepers acting as his bodyguards, the existence of the so-called F.O.S. — or Friends of Stone -- group chat may shed more light on the planning and activities of the riot that forced lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to flee for their lives.

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FBI agent provides new evidence bolstering Trump special counsel's case against Clinton lawyer

On Thursday, The New York Times reported that an FBI agent provided new evidence bolstering the claim of Trump-backed special counsel John Durham against a former lawyer who represented the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016.

"A former F.B.I. official testified on Thursday that when he met in 2016 with Michael Sussmann, a lawyer with ties to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Mr. Sussmann told him that he had come to the F.B.I. on his own," reported Katie Benner. "The testimony bolsters the case brought by the special counsel, John H. Durham, against Mr. Sussmann, who has been accused of lying about his reason for bringing his suspicions to the F.B.I. about a possible secret communications channel between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, a Russian financial firm with ties to the Kremlin."

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The Donald isn’t going down to Georgia: report

Former President Donald Trump will not holding another one of his MAGA rallies prior to Georgia's GOP primaries.

"Even the man who recruited Perdue to run against Kemp — former President Donald Trump — seems to have given his campaign up for dead, according to three Republicans who have spoken to the former president," NBC reported Thursday. "Trump is not planning to make any more personal appearances in Georgia on Perdue’s behalf, having sunk enough of his own political capital in a race that is looking like a lost cause, a fourth source, a person close to the former president, said, speaking on condition of anonymity to talk more freely about Perdue’s prospects."

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Arizona sheriff denies claim he's investigating election fraud because of '2000 Mules'

Conservative activist and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza told a conservative podcast that “2000 Mules,” his film making flawed and faulty claims about election fraud in 2020, directly led the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office to open up an investigation — but the sheriff says that’s simply not true.

“The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has been working jointly with the Yuma County Recorder’s Office and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office extensively regarding allegations of voter misconduct for over a year,” Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot said in an emailed statement to the Arizona Mirror.

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Legal expert: GOP lawmakers could face criminal charges if they hid Jan. 6 activity

On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," former federal prosecutor Elie Honig broke down the significance of the new allegations from the January 6 Committee against Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA).

Specifically, the committee alleges that Loudermilk led tours in the Capitol that may have helped the January 6 attackers do "reconnaissance" — and that they have evidence that contradicts his denials.

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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 two days after he became the youngest Republican congressman to lose a primary.

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Republicans ‘hate America’ — and their constituents are getting fed up: Howard Dean

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.

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Trump-appointed judge orders sanctions against Mike Lindell for 'frivolous' election lawsuit: report

On Thursday, Bloomberg Law reported that MyPillow CEO and pro-Trump election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell and his attorneys face sanctions for a "frivolous" lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

The decision was handed down by federal judge Carl Nichols, an appointee of former President Donald Trump.

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Conservative Charlie Sykes identifies a 'weak spot' in the GOP that Democrats should exploit

Conservative pundit Charlie Sykes believes that Republicans have a weak spot that Democrats can exploit in the 2022 midterm elections.

Sykes was interviewed on Thursday by MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace one day after 203 Republicans voted against a bill targeting domestic terrorism.

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