This is just one example where Trumpsters excuse their own participation in The Big Lie by turning a bunch of different prongs of reporting on Russia in 2017 — some undoubtedly overblown but much based on real facts about real actions that Trump and his aides really took — into the equivalent of wild hoaxes about efforts to steal the 2020 election.
— Read on www.emptywheel.net/2021/12/26/the-big-election-lie-built-on-the-last-big-election-lie/
Fueling the Jan. 6 insurrection was the “Big Lie” that Donald Trump won the election. One year later, many warn that lie has metastasized and now poses an even graver threat to American democracy.
— Read on www.npr.org/2021/12/23/1065277246/trump-big-lie-jan-6-election
Federal prosecutors should investigate whether Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo and Chad Wolf committed criminal violations of the Hatch Act.
— Read on www.citizensforethics.org/legal-action/legal-complaints/crew-files-criminal-complaint-against-trump-pompeo-and-wolf/
If we are all being honest, many are still confused about what NFT’s are, how they are different or similar to cryptocurrency, and what the whole brouhaha…
— Read on luxurylaunches.com/celebrities/while-promoting-melanias-nfts-donald-trump-blatantly-trashes-cryptocurrencies-he-calls-them-dangerous-and-waiting-to-explode-like-nothing-before.php
The Georgia Republican used the term “yellow people” while refuting accusations her party is racist.
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/marjorie-taylor-greene-racial-slur_n_61c105dce4b0bcd21942d6c1
Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 while in El Salvador last month
— Read on www.salon.com/2021/12/20/anti-vax-lawmaker-disappeared-after-getting-has-report_partner/
The Jan. 6 committee is looking at whether foreign powers conspired to “deepen social divisions” after Trump’s loss
— Read on www.salon.com/2021/12/19/jan-6-investigators-eye-role-of-foreign-adversaries-in-capitol-riot-report_partner/
One of the reasons Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew GOP participation from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection was Democrats’ refusal to let Trumpian firebrand Jim Jordan be seated on the committee. Now Democrats’ stance regarding the Ohio Republican has been validated, in spades.
— Read on www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2021/12/19/opinion/jim-jordans-scheme-is-the-latest-proof-of-the-gops-contempt-for-democracy/
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton blamed the low output on a lack of resources!
— Read on crooksandliars.com/2021/12/after-22-million-and-20000-hrs-tx-ag
Authorities are scouring the records of snowbirds after three Trump-supporting residents of the retirement community The Villages were arrested.
— Read on www.thedailybeast.com/florida-election-officials-probe-6-more-cases-of-double-voting-in-2020-election-voting-after-the-villages-bust
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County grand jury indicted a top Republican House leader on multiple felony counts, alleging he misused his power to change state law so his wife could become a tag agent.
— Read on www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oklahoma/articles/2021-12-18/gop-oklahoma-house-leader-wife-accused-of-multiple-felonies
Right-wing talk radio oaf Jesse Kelly turned in another noxious performance on Tucker Carlson Tonight, this time mocking women in the United States military. He also said the military shouldn’t be “woman-friendly” or “gay-friendly,” and should have soldiers who want to sit atop a “throne of Chinese skulls.”
— Read on www.mediaite.com/opinion/jesse-kelly-mocks-women-in-the-military/
Texas’ renewed voter citizenship showing poor results – DefenderNetwork.com
— Read on defendernetwork.com/news/local-state/texas-renewed-voter-citizenship-showing-poor-results/
An Oklahoma State Representative and his wife were both indicted over alleged impropriety connected to a bill he authored in 2019, allowing family of legislators to be appointed to tag agencies.
— Read on kfor.com/news/local/oklahoma-state-rep-terry-odonnell-and-wife-indicted-over-alleged-impropriety-connected-to-bill-he-wrote/
Jordan’s office said it was a message he had forwarded from a conservative Washington lawyer.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/news/jim-jordan-mark-meadows-pence-block-election/
On nearly any other day in Washington, Republican Congressman James Comer would likely be calling for oversight investigations into the Biden administration.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/12/15/politics/biden-james-comer-kentucky
John Eastman was said to have personally discussed the memo with Trump in January. He also spoke at the rally that preceded the insurrection.
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/john-eastman-sues-verizon-jan-6-committee-protect-cellphone-records-2021-12
The judge stayed his own ruling for 14 days if the former president wants to appeal.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-taxes-lawsuit-congress-judge-dismisses/
The fight over race and how to deal with pandemic has split the Fort Worth community, showcasing what’s being seen across the state and country.
— Read on www.texastribune.org/2021/12/15/texas-school-boards-political-fights/
The Department of Justice will now decide whether to pursue criminal prosecution.
— Read on www.motherjones.com/mojo-wire/2021/12/meadows-january-6-congress-vote-contempt/