U.S. intelligence officials have determined a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, and Moscow has already prepositioned operatives to conduct "a false-flag operation" in eastern Ukraine. (Jan. 14)
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- The Daily Beast
Fox NewsWhite House Press Secretary Jen Psaki marked the one-year anniversary of President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Thursday by walking into the lion’s den. For the first time in her role as Biden’s top flack, she appeared on a Fox News weekday show.Those expecting a knock-down, drag-out fight between the spokesperson and Fox anchors, however, would have been left largely disappointed. In the end, the 13-minute interview was a mostly friendly affair that ended with light questioning and well-
Allen Weisselberg couldn't explain gaps in figures used to value Trump golf course at $400 million, NY AG says in fraud investigation
Officials with the New York attorney general raised a flaw in the method used to peg a course in Scotland at more than $400 million, documents show.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Linda Blackford: Sometimes gaffes have a way of stating the truth and they confirm many people’s suspicions about who is worthy of our democracy and who is not.
- The Guardian
Stephanie Grisham gave more significant details than expected about what Trump was doing before 6 January, sources say Stephanie Grisham, the then White House press secretary, in October 2019, listens as Donald Trump speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP The former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack that Donald Trump hosted secret meetings in the White House residence in d
"If you don't at least look at this with the closest possible microscope, you're basically saying that a president is completely above the law," the attorney said.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nobody's senator but theirs: Ron Johnson's backroom dealing shows who he's working for. It's not you.
The Republican senator's backdoor deal-making on the tax bill illustrates once again why he is so unfit for public office.
Twitter users torched the former president's daughter-in-law.
Trump Org valued golf course in Scotland at $161 million based on a quote to Forbes magazine and not a real valuation, NY AG says
The Trump Organization is accused by the New York attorney general of misrepresenting property values in what she said may be fraud.
- The Week
Russia's not the USSR, and this isn't World War II. Does Biden realize?
Kayleigh McEnany thanked Fox News host Sean Hannity for his 'playbook' on how to talk to Trump the day after the Capitol riot, according to newly disclosed texts
Hannity told Trump's then-press secretary to emphasize "impeachment and 25th amendment are real, and many people may quit."
Trump sent House Republicans copies of conservative writer Mollie Hemingway's book with a note saying GOP leadership 'should have never certified the election on January 6'
All current members of House Republican leadership, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, voted to overturn the 2020 election result.
Trump Organization produced just 3 documents from Donald Trump in response to New York AG probe, court filings show
Lawyers for the Trump Organization argue its longtime CEO didn't have a big role in preparing its financial documents.
- The Hill
President Biden's approval rating has hit a new low in the latest Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, a sign that most Americans disapprove of the way Biden is handling his job as president one year into his term.Forty-three percent of respondents said they somewhat or strongly approve of the way Biden is handling his job as president, compared to 56 percent who said they somewhat or strongly disapprove of Biden's...
- Business Insider
Eric Trump and Allen Weisselberg invoked their 5th Amendment rights more than 500 times in Trump Organization probe, court filing says
Both Eric Trump and Allen Weisselberg sat for depositions in 2020, where they each invoked their Fifth Amendment rights over 500 times, a filing said.
- Associated Press
The Navy will let Wisconsin keep its beloved badger statue for 50 more years, scrapping plans to move the sculpture to an East Coast museum. The statue, sculpted from melted-down cannons seized from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, was affixed to the first USS Wisconsin before World War I. The U.S. Naval Academy Museum lent it to the state in 1988. The academy museum contacted state officials in March 2020 asking for the statue's return so it could be lent to the nonprofit Nauticus Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, where the second USS Wisconsin is berthed as an exhibit.
Kenyan government official fears that releasing SGR railway contracts will undermine national security.
"In Russia we're all tired of rolling our eyes," Navalny said, urging Biden to hit Putin where it hurts by targeting the Russian president's wealth.
- Kansas City Star
It is anti-constitutional to nullify laws simply because you don’t like them. | Editorial
- Iowa City Press-Citizen
The Johnson County Supervisors unanimously rejected a budget proposal from the sheriff to buy a $240,000 Lenco BearCat as an alternative to the MRAP.
- Business Insider
Dozens of former Trump officials including John Kelly and Stephanie Grisham are formulating plans to thwart their former boss in 2022 and 2024
Miles Taylor, a Trump official turned prominent anti-Trump critic, led a conference call with former officials, and told CNN that the participants were "overflowing with ideas" on how to stop Trump.