Chapter 24: Lapdog Republicans

How Trump allies in Congress can challenge Jan. 6 electoral college finalization

The effort Mo Brooks has launched, relying on a sometimes-confusing 1880s law, is almost certainly doomed.

Republicans plunge into open battle over attempts to overturn Trump's loss to Biden

The president taunted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, while House lawmakers egged on senators to contest the counting of electoral college votes next month, despite the lack of any widespread fraud or irregularities.

The dishonest heart of the challenge to the 2020 election results

Trump's allies claim that states tainted credibility in their election results. Then so did many other states.

NEW: Trump impeachment witness accuses William Barr of arresting him to shield the president

Lev Parnas, a former business associate of Rudy Giuliani, made explosive allegations against outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr in a federal court filing on Tuesday. Parnas, who is under indictment for campaign finance violations and fraud charges, has accused Barr of timing his arrest last fall in...

Georgia's millionaire senators won't drain the swamp. They are the swamp

Obscene wealth, financial speculation, cavalier indifference - yet Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue claim their Democratic challengers are out of touch

Loeffler's wealth, Trump loyalty face scrutiny in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — In the fight to retain her U.S. Senate seat, Republican Kelly Loeffler has boasted she is “more conservative than Attila the Hun” and has a “100% Trump voting record.” She has...

Congress passes 'pathetic' COVID relief bill with billions in gifts for the wealthy

In late-night votes just hours after nearly 5,600 pages of legislative text were released, the U.S. Congress on Monday night approved trillions of dollars worth of government funding and coronavirus relief that will temporarily avert a catastrophic expiration of key benefits, send $600 direct paymen...

The moral hypocrisy of conservative leaders is stunning

There are just a few explanations for this ideological turn.

Bill Barr failed at his job. His bootlicking resignation letter made that clear.

The guardian of executive power (and Lafayette Square) steps back.

Republicans plot attempt to deny presidency to Biden on floor of the House if Trump gives the word

According to a report from the New York Times, hardcore supporters of Donald Trump who serve in the House are willing to attempt to deny the transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden if Donald Trump gives them a thumbs-up to proceed.With the president insisting on Saturday during a Fox News int...

New research shows ‘pandemic profits’ of billionaires could fully fund $3,000 stimulus checks for every person in US

“America’s billionaires could pay for a major Covid relief bill and still not lose a dime of their pre-virus riches.”

As Biden won the presidency, Republicans cemented their grip on power for the next decade

Democrats lost big in state elections which could cost them when new political maps are drawn

Wall Street donates millions to back Republicans in Georgia Senate race

Billionaire Republicans on Wall Street have donated millions to protect David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler’s Senate seats

HUH? Trump Chump Stephen Miller Tells Fox News He's Forming a Slate of 'Alternative Electors'

Donald Trump exhausted his last best hope to steal the election last week. The Supreme Court, that he thought he had stacked with servile flunkies, unanimously ruled against his lawsuit aiming to throw out millions of votes from states that Joe Biden...

How Kelly Loeffler’s Firm Facilitated an Enron-Like Scandal

Intercontinental Exchange provided a platform for "excessive speculation" that cost Georgians millions of dollars.

Eric Trump mocked for begging people to praise his dad on a record day for COVID deaths

Eric’s call for Trumpland to praise his dad came on the same day the U.S. set a new record for coronavirus deaths

These are the Capitol Hill Republicans more interested in placating Trump than protecting democracy
After coming under fire from Pompeo, State Department watchdog to leave, citing vacancies act

The inspector general’s office, which is charged with investigating alleged corruption and wrongdoing, has had strained relations with the agency’s leadership.

Trump-loving congressman turns himself into a laughingstock with a few deranged tweets

The first thing you should know about Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona is that he shouldn’t be confused with the famous movie villain from “Ghostbusters.” One of them has been described as a “sadistic, shapeshifting, apocalyptic, cosmic entity.” The other spelled his name differently and wasn’t a registered Republican. Paul Gosar is no relation of Gozer […]

How Dozens of Trump’s Political Appointees Will Stay in Government After Biden Takes Over

Documents show that officials appointed by Trump who’d otherwise lose their jobs under Biden have been approved for permanent positions in federal agencies.

Fact check: Breaking down the attack ads in the Loeffler vs. Warnock Georgia Senate slugfest

Georgia's television viewers have been inundated with attack ads lambasting the four candidates in the state's two critical Senate runoff elections.

The Texas Attorney General’s Shameful and Stupid Attempt to Crash the Election

President Donald Trump and 17 U.S. states on Wednesday threw their support behind a long-shot lawsuit by Texas seeking to overturn his election loss by asking the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the voting results in four states.

The Supreme Court has launched a ‘holy war on science and reason’: NY attorney

New York-based attorney David Lurie is warning that the right-wing majority on the United States Supreme Court is showing that it intends to do everything in its power to undermine public health restrictions intended to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.Writing in The Daily Beast, Lurie looks at...

Project Veritas’ New CNN Bombshell: Jeff Zucker Thinks Rudy Giuliani Is ‘Crazy’

Earlier this week, Project Veritas released the first of what it promised would be many shocking revelations from CNN’s internal editorial meetings, which founder James O’Keefe appears to have infiltrated and recorded over the course of several weeks.

Freshly pardoned Michael Flynn shares message telling Trump to 'suspend the Constitution' to hold a new presidential election

Retired Gen. Michael Flynn is fresh off a presidential pardon and ready to get back into some trouble.President Trump pardoned his short-lived national security adviser last week, after Flynn had previously pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with a Russian ambassador.

Rudy Giuliani Falsely Claims Georgia Election Is Proven Fraud In All-Caps Tweet

One Twitter user quipped that "this tweet about fraud has been proven to be fraud."

Lou Dobbs Is Now A Hub For Pro-Trump Election Conspiracies

The Fox Business host has gone all in on baseless claims of voter fraud.

Pastor dies of COVID-19 weeks after Fontana megachurch reopened for indoor services

An associate pastor at Water of Life Community Church dies of COVID-19 weeks after the church resumed indoor worship despite state restrictions.

An Epidemic of Arrogance on the Supreme Court

Under cover of Covid-19, the high court’s conservative bloc is dreaming up some radical ideas about religious freedom and public health.

Lin Wood Is an Exceptionally Talented Demagogue

Lin Wood’s rally with Sidney Powell in Georgia yesterday was as lunatic as you’d expect, but I must admit Wood is a natural political performer.

Pro-Trump Lawyers Say GOP Governor in Georgia Is a Chinese Agent and Blame George Soros
WATCH: Rudy Giuliani tries to shut up his own witness as voter fraud hearing goes off the rails

At an election fraud hearing in Michigan on Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani brought forth a witness — but her testimony was so incoherent and embarrassing that near the end, even Giuliani himself appeared to be trying to get her to stop talking. “That poll book is off by 100,000!” claimed the woman. “Why don’t you look […]

Trump attorneys believe Giuliani bid to overturn election is 'deranged'

The Washington Post reported that a rift developed in Trump's legal team over Rudy Giuliani's behavior.

The Kraken: What is it and why has Trump's ex-lawyer released it?

How a lawsuit from an ex-Trump lawyer full of baseless voter fraud claims went viral.

25 former D.C. Bar presidents: Lawyers should not be complicit in Trump’s attack on democracy

It is deeply troubling that so many lawyers and law firms have let themselves be used in this corrosive undermining of confidence in the democratic process.

Mitch McConnell has a playbook to destroy a Biden presidency — and it is already in the works

McConnell was consistently hostile to former President Barack Obama during his eight years in the White House

Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell still pushing conspiracy-filled election lawsuits

Sidney Powell may no longer be part of President Donald Trump's officially sanctioned legal team, but the veteran litigator who has become a champion of unfounded global conspiracy theories has not slowed in her effort to persuade the federal court system to reverse the outcome of the 2020 elections. "We will prevail," Powell wrote on Twitter this week. Since filing a suit in Georgia last week, Powell has added a federal lawsuit in Michigan and plans another in Wisconsin, according to another lawyer on the team.

'Flat-Out Sabotage' Already Underway as Mnuchin Tries to Put $455 Billion in Covid Funds Out of Biden Team's Reach

"Burning it down on the way out the door. There is no reasonable justification for this."

Rudy's Keystone Coup would be hilarious if it weren't tearing the country apart

Of more than 1.3 million deaths from COVID-19 worldwide, over 257,900 of them have been in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore — and the worst might be yet to come this winter. Dr. Irwin Redlener, founding director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia U...

Unequal Justice: The Treachery of Samuel Alito

His record of arch-conservatism makes him more closely akin to a Fox News host than a Supreme Court Justice.

Trump-loving congressman turns himself into a laughingstock with a few deranged tweets

The first thing you should know about Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona is that he shouldn’t be confused with the famous movie villain from “Ghostbusters.” One of them has been described as a “sadistic, shapeshifting, apocalyptic, cosmic entity.” The other spelled his name differently and wasn’t a registered Republican. Paul Gosar is no relation of Gozer […]

Computer repairman in Hunter Biden laptop saga closes up shop

Computer repairman John Paul Mac Isaac, who gave a copy of the laptop to Rudy Giuliani, shuttered his Delaware store and a neighbor said he left town.

McConnell’s Newest Judge Is Seriously ‘Not Qualified’ and Dangerous

Eight years after graduating law school, she just got approved for a lifetime appointment by a lame-duck Senate.

Fox paid seven figures to settle lawsuit over bogus Seth Rich conspiracy story

The settlement between Fox News and Rich’s parents, Joel and Mary Rich, was publicly disclosed Tuesday, but with no details about the terms.

Judge Brutally Dismisses Rudy Giuliani's Attempt To Disenfranchise Pa. Voters

Yet another loss for the Trump campaign, which is attempting to overturn the results of the election in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Rep. Pascrell is Seeking to Disbar Giuliani and 22 Other Trump Attorneys

Looks like the wheels of the clown car are finally coming off! The New Jersey Globe is reporting that Rep. Bill Pascrell has filed a complaint in 5 states seeking to disbar Rudy Giuliani and 22 other Trump lawyers.… From the...

APOCALYPSE WOW: Trump Lawyer Threatens Election Fraud Case 'Will Be BIBLICAL'

There has been an alarming escalation in Donald Trump's war on democracy. Three weeks after election day, Trump is still trying to overturn the votes of a decisive majority of the American people. It's the desperate act of a power hungry authoritarian...

Chris Christie Tears Into Trump's Legal Team: 'A National Embarrassment'

"As much as I’m a strong Republican and I love my party, it’s the country that has to come first," the former New Jersey governor said.

Carl Bernstein names names — and lists 21 GOP senators who secretly hate Trump

Legendary reporter Carl Bernstein this week threw down the gauntlet at Republican senators who secretly despise President Donald Trump, even as they publicly remain silent about his attacks on American democracy. Writing on Twitter late Sunday night, Bernstein revealed that nearly two dozen GOP senators regard Trump with “extreme contempt,” even though most of them […]

Biden reaches out. The GOP slaps him in the face.

Republicans threaten the foundation of politics.

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