By Roselle Chen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, said he would go in for a seventh interview on Wednesday with the Manhattan district attorney’s office pursuing a criminal investigation into the former U.S. president. In a brief interview with Reuters, he likened a March 1 U.S. Supreme Court decision denying Trump's last-ditch effort to keep his tax records private to the “holy grail” for Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.'s investigation into whether the Trump Organization committed financial crimes. After that ruling, Vance’s office obtained m...
Marjorie Taylor Green's chief of staff quits — only hours after her public meltdown on the Capitol steps
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) lost her most senior staffer on Friday after she made a scene on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
NBC News reported Greene "instigated a shouting match with a group of House Democrats who were holding an event outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday."
Greene screamed that Democrats support "murder" for supporting abortion rights.
Following the incident, Greene announced that her chief of staff had "advised" her that he would no longer be working in her office.
"I want to thank my Chief of Staff, Patrick Parsons, for helping me take the fight to the Socialist Democrats as I've transitioned into Congress. He's advised me he will be moving back into the political arena to help elect America First conservatives who can fight alongside me," she posted to Twitter.
Republican Rep. @mtgreenee gets into a shouting match with Democrats, incl. @BettyMcCollum04 and @RepDebDingell at… https://t.co/HlTrM8RJyA— bryan metzger (@bryan metzger) 1632498932.0
.@RepMTG started off by yelling at a group of Democratic women, incl. @IlhanMN @Rep_Stansbury @RepDebDingell… https://t.co/xyW6arjIKr— bryan metzger (@bryan metzger) 1632502201.0
Maddow airs soccer videos to show how thoroughly GOP audits failed in Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona
On MSNBC Friday, Rachel Maddow detailed a list of Republicans' "own goals" in trying to prove Trump's "Big Lie" that the 2020 election was stolen — complete with videos of soccer matches.
"Are you familiar with the concept of an own goal?" said Maddow. "Like two teams playing against each other, but when you own goal that means you accidentally scored a goal against yourself. In the beautiful game of soccer the phenomenon of an own goal happens infrequently. But it does happen."
Maddow started with Wisconsin. "In two big Democrat counties, Milwaukee and Dane county, Wisconsin, where Madison is. They paid for it. They hate paying for anything. But they were sure this would be money well spent. They were sure they won. It was worth it. Plunk down the millions. Sure it was it would overturn it the results in Wisconsin. That was an own goal? What was the results of them paying the money and paying for the recount? Quote, 'After the completion of the recount in Wisconsin's Milwaukee County and Dane County, there was little change in the hundreds of thousands of ballots cast in the jurisdictions.' In the end, Joe Biden's lead over Trump in the state grew by 87 votes. Own goal."
"In the case of Michigan, Republicans in the state legislature ... conducted a monthslong investigation of the election results in Michigan," said Maddow. "We show the report conclusions, quote, 'This committee found no evidence of widespread or systematic fraud in Michigan's prosecution of the 2020 election' ... beyond that, Michigan Republicans in the legislature recommended that the state's attorney general should consider bringing prosecutions against people who were still flogging the fake fraud claims about Michigan. Quote, 'The committee recommends the attorney general consider investigating those who have been utilizing misleading and false information about alleged fraud in the Michigan election to raise money or publicity for their own ends.' Own goal."
Finally, Maddow turned to Arizona, and the conclusion of the partisan GOP "Cyber Ninjas" audit.
"After their five months of trying and searching for secret bamboo fibers and using UV lights and putting the ballots on Lazy Susans and spinning them around and hiring the weirdest clown car imaginable of conspiracy theorists and QAnon promoters and crackpots to slice, dice, and julienne the ballots from the great state of Arizona, the end result of the five months long audit is that their count that Joe Biden's margin of victory in the state increased by 360 votes," said Maddow. "Trump lost even worse than he previously believed. Which is an own goal."
Rachel Maddow counts Republicans' "own goals" trying to audit election results www.youtube.com
The Republican lieutenant governor of Georgia warned that it will harm the GOP at the ballot box if Republicans listen to Donald Trump.
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan argued his case in an opinion column published online by CNN.
After bashing Biden for four paragraphs, Duncan likened Trump to Satan.
"This weekend, former President Trump is hosting a rally in my neck of the woods," he noted. "If the legendary Southern rocker Charlie Daniels were still with us today, his hit song could be re-written as, 'A president went down to Georgia, he was looking for a party's soul to steal.'"
He warned Trump continues to lie about the Peach State.
"Nearly a year after the election, Georgia is still very much on the former President's mind. He continues to be painfully comfortable peddling his baseless conspiracy theories of widespread election fraud. Last week, he fired off a disjointed and juvenile letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to 'decertify' the results of the election," he wrote.
He warned that listening to Trump would hurt the party in the 2022 midterm elections.
"Republican candidates cannot win general elections around the country if they exert all of their energy in the primary on a litmus test around unfounded election conspiracy theories. When Trump comes to Georgia this weekend, expect him to re-package his 'greatest hits' and once again hijack our great state for his own selfish agenda. It might make for good theater, but it is setting back the conservative movement," he wrote.
In a statement emailed to reporters, Trump confirmed Duncan's fears he would continue to push his "Big Lie" of election fraud that incited the January 6th insurrection.
"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!" Trump wrote, even though the controversial audit confirmed he was an even bigger loser than was announced in November.
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