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Huckabee Has to Pay $25,000 for Playing ‘Eye of the Tiger’ at Kim Davis Rally

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Huckabee Trying to Claim Rally Was Religious Event

Mike Huckabee has agreed to pay Survivor $25,000 for his unauthorized use of the famous song “Eye of the Tiger” at a rally welcoming Kentucky clerk Kim Davis out of jail. But Huckabee, according to CNN Money, has been trying to wriggle out of paying Survivor, despite having agreed to it, by claiming the rally, held during his presidential campaign, was a religious event and thus subject to fair use guidelines under which he would not owe the band any money.

“In court, Huckabee argued that the anti-gay-rights rally was a ‘religious assembly… signifying joy and praise at the release of Mrs. Davis’ from jail,” CNN Money reports. “But that argument fell apart when the songwriter’s lawyer pointed out that Huckabee claimed the rally as a presidential campaign expense.”

The Republican evangelical Southern Baptist who effectively used his relationship with Kim Davis to promote his presidential campaign, now is asking the Federal Election Commission to allow him to start a separate fund to pay off the debt. Last week, in a draft opinion, the FEC responded that the former Arkansas governor should pay the debt himself.

As NCRM reported earlier, Survivor frontman Frankie Sullivan back in September took to Facebook, telling his Facebook fans in no uncertain terms just how outraged he was.

“NO! We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use ‘My Tune -The Eye Of The Tiger,'” Sullivan wrote on the band’s Facebook page.

“I would not grant her the rights to use Charmin! C’mom Mike, you are not The Donald but you can do better than that,” he added, leaving one last send-off. “See Ya really SoooooooonnnnnnN!!!!!!,” suggesting a potential lawsuit.

 

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Mike Huckabee: I Totally Had Nothing To Do With Playing ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ So Don’t Sue Me (Video)

 

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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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