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Kim Davis’ Attorney Behind Recent Anti-LGBT Bills Flooding at Least 20 States (Video)

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Liberty Counsel Has Been Working With Right Wing Lawmakers to Draft and Pass Anti-LGBT Legislation in at Least 20 States

Right now there are over 200 anti-LGBT bills making their way through at least 34 states across the nation. Many are so-called “religious freedom” bills, all somehow seek to “protect” people from having to serve, interact with, or even share public accommodations with LGBT people. 

CBS News reports that one group is responsible for some of the anti-LGBT legislation in most of those states.

“Liberty Counsel has been helping to draft legislation for conservative lawmakers in at least 20 states,” CBS’ Dean Reynolds and Scott Pelley reported Wednesday.

Liberty Counsel, which came to national attention by defending Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, has “helped author many of those measures protecting religion over sexual orientation,” CBS reports. The anti-LGBT Christian legal group appears on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of anti-gay hate groups – a fact left out of CBS’s reporting.

“It is only about being free to pursue your faith,” Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel’s founder and chairman, told CBS. “We have no interest in discriminating against anyone.” He says all his legislation has “the same intent and that is to protect religious freedom.”

But is that true?

One group questions Liberty Counsel’s motives, especially when it comes to so-called “bathroom bills” than ban transgender people from using restrooms that comply with their gender identity.

“This is Liberty Counsel’s attempt to retain donors and relevance. After losing marriage equality, they’re hitting back by attacking our most vulnerable population – the transgender community,” Eliel Cruz, Executive Director of Faith In America, told The New Civil Rights Movement via email.

“Liberty Counsel is using ‘religious freedom’ as a guise to legislate ignorance and hate. And yet, there is not one single verse in the bible that speaks to transgender identities. In order for Liberty Counsel, and any other Christian, to claim trans identities go against their religious beliefs they would have to invent scripture that’s simply isn’t there. This is not about religious freedom and just like with marriage equality — they’ll lose these battles too,” Cruz says. 

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‘Smoking Gun’: Nicolle Wallace Says New Evidence Spells Trouble for Trump and ‘Coup Accomplices’

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Friday offered her analysis after a bombshell new report by The New York Times detailing former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

“On December 27, 2020 — just 11 days before his supporters would storm the U.S. Capitol with the stated goal of hanging Mike Pence and disrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s win, Donald Trump engaged in an insurrection of his own, calling the acting attorney general of the United States and directing him to declare the election corrupt and then, ‘leave the rest to me,'” Wallace reported.

She then went over DOJ officials’ notes in which the document how Trump asked them to declare the 2020 election “corrupt” as a pretext for staying in power.

“The notes pointing to Trump’s perceived coup accomplices are now in the hands of those members’ peers in the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which is investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn his defeat,” she explained. “The notes also illuminate a well worn theme of the Trump presidency, the ex-president’s imperviousness to facts.”

Wallace interviewed former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman, who teaches law and is a legal columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

Litman said, “it couldn’t have been more flagrantly improper. The exact thing the Department of Justice never can do is simply announce something corrupt without taking action, they must file a lawsuit based on evidence.”

“This is going to be amplified and a lot more where this came from,” Litman predicted.

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‘Planning to Foment a Coup’: Legal Experts Say Trump Pressuring DOJ Shows ‘Intent to Overthrow Government’

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Legal experts are cautiously weighing in on the bombshell news out of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee and The New York Times revealing how the former president, Donald Trump, pressured top DOJ officials to declare the election “corrupt” and help him overturn it.

NBC News and MSNBC Legal Analyst Glenn Kirschner, a former fed prosecutor, calls Trump pressuring the DOJ “evidence of an intent to overthrow the government,” and asks what more will it take for him to be indicted.

Constitutional law scholar, University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University Laurence Tribe says this is “part of a pattern showing Trump’s criminal planning to foment a coup”:

Noted attorney George Conway, who turned down a position of solicitor general in the Trump administration says Trump “should be prosecuted”:

Law Professor and former Bush chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter:

Condé Nast Legal Affairs Editor Luke Zaleski sums it all up and concludes: “Trump is guilty. He tried to overthrow the government.”

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DOJ Says Trump’s Tax Returns Must Be Handed Over to Congress

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The U.S. Dept. of Justice has just announced the tax returns of former president Donald Trump can and must be turned over to Congress.

“The Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has invoked sufficient reasons for requesting the former President’s tax information. Under section 6103(f )(1), Treasury must furnish the information to the Committee,” a published 39-page DOJ opinion dated Friday reads.

It adds: “we conclude that the Secretary must comply with the Ways and Means Committee’s June 16, 2021 request pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 6103(f)(1) to furnish the Committee with the specified tax returns and related tax information.”

“The decision comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court said that Trump’s tax returns and other financial records had to be turned over by his longtime accountants to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., because of a subpoena issued as part of Vance’s criminal probe of the Trump Organization,” according to CNBC.

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

 

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