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Trump Demands to Be Made President or Get a New Election ‘Immediately’

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Donald Trump has posted to his social media platform about 30 times in the past 24 hours, including reposting his “truths,” and reposting those of his supporters, but in his most-recent post the twice-impeached former president who is believed to be under multiple criminal investigations is demanding he be made president again, or that a new election be held “immediately.”

Perhaps more than anyone in America, Trump has had many attorneys over the years, including his personal lawyers and White House counsels and their teams, and has been told by one attorney in particular, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) that there is no way for him to be made president again, absent winning a legitimate election which takes place per the U.S. Constitution every four years.

There is, of course, no reason to even discuss Trump being made president again, because Joe Biden legitimately won the 2020 presidential election with 81,268,924 votes, or 51.3%, to Trump’s 74,216,154 votes, or 46.9%. Biden won with the support of more than 7 million Americans, and an Electoral College win of 306-232.

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On his Truth Social social media platform, Trump made several unsubstantiated allegations and posted falsehoods just before noon on Monday.

“So now it comes out, conclusively, that the FBI BURIED THE HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP STORY BEFORE THE ELECTION knowing that, if they didn’t, ‘Trump would have easily won the 2020 Presidential Election,'” Trump writes, baselessly, pointing to no sources.

A simple Google search of that quote shows it exists on the internet in just one place, at least before he “truthed” it: in a lengthy opinion submission at The Journal, a Tuscola, Illinois website, on August 16.

“This is massive FRAUD & ELECTION INTERFERENCE at a level never seen before in our Country,” Trump continues.

“REMEDY: Declare the rightful winner or, and this would be the minimal solution, declare the 2020 Election irreparably compromised and have a new Election, immediately!”

Trump has zero grounds for this hyperbolic claim, but several reporters are noting that it’s one Congressman Brooks said Trump had tried to get him to do, and when he did not, Trump pulled his endorsement for Brooks’ Senate run, which he subsequently lost.

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“Trump is calling for a new presidential election ‘immediately,'” writes NBC News Correspondent Vaughn Hillyard. “Mo Brooks told us earlier this year that Trump was urging him to pull off such an effort to subvert the Constitution as late as last year. 22 months after the 2020 election, Trump puts it down in his own words.”

MSNBC’s and The Independent’s Eric Michael Garcia: “This basically confirms what Mo Brooks said about Trump.”

Politico Senior legal affairs reporter Kyle Cheney writes, “It was a big deal when Mo Brooks said Trump had privately pressed him to help get reinstated as president, which Brooks claims he told Trump was impossible. (Because it is) Here Trump just says it out loud.”

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Hillyard also re-posted audio of his conversation with Brooks which took place in March of this year.

It’s unclear why Trump made this latest demand, but he has a long history of working to deflect attention away from his greatest scandals, while trying to rev up his base.

Last week, obeying the demands of a federal judge the Dept. of Justice provided a redacted copy of the affidavit used to obtain a search warrant for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. The unsealing of that document by the judge revealed massive quantities of classified documents, some at the very highest levels of classification, found in Trump’s Florida home earlier in the year. Those quantities did not include what was seized by federal agents three weeks ago when they executed that search warrant.

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Revealed: Trump Paid Off Millions in Secret Debt to North Korea-Linked Company While in Office

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There is a “chance” Donald Trump didn’t break the law by hiding debt from his 2016 presidential campaign’s financial disclosure reports, according to Forbes.

Documents obtained by the outlet show that the then-candidate failed to disclose $19.8 million in debt to Daewoo, a South Korean company with a history of ties to North Korea.

“There is a chance that Trump’s omission may have been legal,” the report said, noting that Trump may have used a loophole in the law.

“Although officials have to list personal loans on their financial disclosures, the law does not require them to include loans to their companies, unless they are personally liable for the loans. The Trump Organization documents do not specify whether the former president, who owned 100% of the entities responsible for the debt, personally guaranteed the liability, leaving it unclear whether he broke the law or merely took advantage of a loophole.”

Forbes also pointed out that Trump may have hidden the debt because Daewoo, at one time, “was the only South Korean company permitted to operate a business inside [North Korea].”

The documents, which were disclosed after being obtained by New York Attorney General Letitia James, said that Trump quickly eliminated the debt after taking office.

“Daewoo was bought out of its position on July 5, 2017,” one document explained.

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‘Big Whop’: Even Right-Wing Critics Are Slamming Elon Musk’s ‘Underwhelming’ Hunter Biden Twitter Escapade

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Right-wing Twitter users are weighing in to express their disapproval of the so-called bombshell “Twitter files” Elon Musk promised to deliver on Friday, December 2.

According to The Daily Beast, Musk was set to address Twitter’s decision to implement a policy that would restrict headlines and reports about Hunter Biden’s laptop from circulating on the social media platform. However, the leak ended up being a failure for many right-wing experts.

Sebastian Gorka, a right-wing radio host who previously served under the Trump administration, offered a critical response to Musk’s release after journalist Matt Taibbi shared a full Twitter thread about the findings.

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“So far, I’m deeply underwhelmed,” Gorka said, adding, “We know the Dems in DC collude with the Dems in Palo Alto [Califonia]. Big Whop.”

He went on to reiterate his arguments when grilled by his far-right followers who were convinced that Musk’s Twitter files were some kind of “smoking gun.”

Per the news outlet: “Responding to a user claiming the Twitter company emails were ‘a clear violation of the 1st Amendment,’ the radio host fired back: ‘Err no, it’s not the DNC asking a private company to censor has nothing to do with the First Amendment.’”

Speaking to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, New York Post columnist Miranda Devine also disapproved of the release. “I feel that Elon Musk has held back some material,” she alleged. According to The Beast, Devine also claimed: “sinister forces were perhaps controlling Musk after the Twitter chief took a meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier in the week.”

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She added, “In particular, there’s a tweet in which Matt Taibbi says he hasn’t seen any evidence that law enforcement specifically warned off Twitter from our story. But that’s just not correct.”

Free Beacon reporter Joe Simonson also echoed similar sentiments on Twitter. “Twitter files [are] underwhelming so far,” Simonson tweeted. “Just revealing what we already knew: Twitter was staffed by democrats who did the bidding of Democrats.”

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Fox News Chief Lachlan Murdoch to Be Deposed in $1.6 Billion Dominion Defamation Case

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Lachlan Murdoch, the executive chairman and CEO of Fox News‘ parent company, Fox Corporation, is set to be deposed next week in a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit. Dominion Voting Systems, which manufactures voting machines, claims the eldest Murdoch son and his father, Rupert Murdoch, have responsibility in Fox News promoting pro-Trump false election fraud claims it says has caused its company harm.

Murdoch is “scheduled to face questions from Dominion’s lawyers on Monday in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports, and will be the highest-ranking official at Fox to be deposed by Dominion,” The Hill reports.

Fox News propagandists Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson have already faced Dominion’s attorneys.

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After a federal judge in June ruled the case could move forward, Law & Crime explained, “Dominion’s lawsuit contends that Rupert and his son Lachlan Murdoch personally caused Fox News to broadcast false claims about their role in the 2020 election, even though the Murdochs knew former President Donald Trump’s election fraud narrative was false.”

Rupert Murdoch reportedly spoke with Donald Trump just days after the 2020 presidential election to tell him he had lost.

Judge Eric M. Davis ruled there is “a reasonable inference that Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch either knew Dominion had not manipulated the election or at least recklessly disregarded the truth when they allegedly caused Fox News to propagate its claims about Dominion.”

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“Dominion has successfully brought home actual malice to the individuals at Fox Corporation who it claims to be responsible for the broadcasts,” Judge Davis added, Law & Crime reported.

A federal judge has rejected Fox News’ First Amendment defense. The case is expected to be argued before a jury early next year.

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