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Ivanka Trump was deposed Tuesday in DC attorney general’s inauguration lawsuit

Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter and adviser, sat for a deposition Tuesday with investigators from the Washington, DC, attorney general’s office as part of its lawsuit alleging the misuse of inaugural funds, according to a court filing.



Ivanka Trump standing in front of a table: WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump and White House senior adviser, addresses attendees as Trump prepares to deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on the South Lawn of the White House August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to deliver the speech in front of 1500 invited guests. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 27: Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump and White House senior adviser, addresses attendees as Trump prepares to deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on the South Lawn of the White House August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to deliver the speech in front of 1500 invited guests. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In January, the DC attorney general’s office sued the Trump Organization and Presidential Inaugural Committee alleging they abused more than $1 million raised by the nonprofit by “grossly overpaying” for use of event space at the Trump hotel in Washington for

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Sidney Powell cites QAnon figure Ron Watkins in GA election lawsuit

  • Sidney Powell, a former Trump campaign attorney, cited an affidavit from QAnon figure Ron Watkins in her lawsuit challenging the election results in Georgia. 
  • Watkins is a former administrator on 8kun, a far-right messaging board, and a promoter of the QAnon conspiracy.
  • Powell has based her challenge to the election result on the baseless theory that voting machines were fixed as part of a plot to steal the election from Trump.
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Sidney Powell, a former attorney for the Trump campaign, has enlisted the testimony of a prominent and early promoter of the QAnon conspiracy theory in her bid to overturn Georgia’s election result. 

Powell on Monday filed an affidavit citing Ron Watkins, a former administrator for the 8kun, an online messaging board and gathering place for conspiracy theorists which was visited by several mass shooters.

It was part of her legal challenge to

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Suit alleges L.A. attorney stole to splurge on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Erika Jayne

A federal lawsuit accuses prominent Los Angeles attorney Thomas Girardi of stealing funds owed to relatives of plane crash victims to underwrite “a public image of obscene wealth” for himself and his wife, pop singer and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne.



Erika Jayne, Thomas Girardi are posing for a picture: "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Erika Jayne, shown in 2016, is the wife of L.A. attorney Thomas Girardi, shown in an undated photo. (Los Angeles Times; handout)


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“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne, shown in 2016, is the wife of L.A. attorney Thomas Girardi, shown in an undated photo. (Los Angeles Times; handout)

The lawsuit alleges that Girardi embezzled proceeds of settlements that plane manufacturer Boeing paid out as compensation to dozens of families earlier this year. The suit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago by Edelson PC, an Illinois law firm that worked with Girardi representing the victims’ surviving relatives.

“Tom has resorted to embezzling the proceeds of settlements that should have been directed to his clients — including … the widows

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Deborah Gonzalez makes history as Georgia’s first Hispanic district attorney

Deborah Gonzalez has made history several times over by winning the runoff in her race for district attorney in Georgia.

Gonzalez told NBC News her win Tuesday for Western Judicial Circuit district attorney makes her the first Latina to be elected a district attorney in the state, the first woman to serve as a district attorney in the circuit and the first Puerto Rican woman in the country to be elected a district attorney.

“I won,” she said in a telephone call with NBC News.

Gonzalez was able to compete for district attorney after the state’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously in her favor in her lawsuit against Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. Kemp used a 2018 state law to delay the district attorney’s election until November 2022, prompting the court fight.

Gonzalez, a Democrat who ran as a progressive candidate, is a former state representative for Georgia House district

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White House refuses to say Trump has faith in Attorney General William Barr

  • President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman refused to say Wednesday whether Trump still has faith in Attorney General William Barr.
  • Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s demurral came a day after Barr said there was no significant evidence to support the president’s claim of widespread election fraud.
  • Trump has alleged, without evidence, that he won the presidential election over Joe Biden, and that he was the victim of massive ballot fraud.



a man wearing a suit and tie: US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with US Attorney General William Barr (R) during the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presentation ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC on May 22, 2019.


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US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with US Attorney General William Barr (R) during the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presentation ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC on May 22, 2019.

President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman refused to say Wednesday whether Trump still has faith in Attorney General William Barr, a day after Barr said there was no significant evidence to support the president’s claim of widespread election fraud.

A reporter asked White House press secretary

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Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel

Attorney General William Barr has appointed the prosecutor investigating the origins of the 2016 Russia probe as a special counsel, a move that insulates U.S. Attorney John Durham from facing a swift removal in the incoming Biden administration.



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Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel

Barr appointed Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut who has been investigating the origins of the Russia investigation since May 2019, as special counsel on Oct. 19, according to an order obtained by The Hill. Barr appointed Durham as special counsel under the same statute that governed Robert Mueller when he was tapped to serve as the special counsel overseeing the federal government’s Russia probe.

“Following consultation with Mr. Durham, I have determined that, in light of the extraordinary circumstances relating to these matters, the public interest warrants Mr. Durham continuing this investigation pursuant to the powers and

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Fired Trump attorney Sidney Powell cited a prominent QAnon figure in her lawsuit to overturn Georgia’s election results



a group of people holding wine glasses: Sidney Powell at the Republican National Committee headquarters Washington DC on November 19, 2020. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters


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Sidney Powell at the Republican National Committee headquarters Washington DC on November 19, 2020. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

  • Sidney Powell, a former Trump campaign attorney, cited an affidavit from QAnon figure Ron Watkins in her lawsuit challenging the election results in Georgia. 
  • Watkins is a former administrator on 8kun, a far-right messaging board, and a promoter of the QAnon conspiracy.
  • Powell has based her challenge to the election result on the baseless theory that voting machines were fixed as part of a plot to steal the election from Trump.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Sidney Powell, a former attorney for the Trump campaign, has enlisted the testimony of a prominent and early promoter of the QAnon conspiracy theory in her bid to overturn Georgia’s election result. 

Powell on Monday filed an affidavit citing Ron Watkins, a former administrator for the 8kun, an online messaging board and gathering

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Former cybersecurity chief hints at legal action against Trump campaign attorney

Former federal cybersecurity chief Christopher Krebs, who was fired last month for contradicting President Donald Trump’s election-related conspiracy theories, suggested Tuesday that he may pursue legal action against a Trump campaign attorney who said he should be “shot.”



a man wearing a suit and tie: Christopher Krebs speaks during a news conference on election cyber security, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Arlington, Va.


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Christopher Krebs speaks during a news conference on election cyber security, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Arlington, Va.

“It’s certainly more dangerous language, more dangerous behavior,” Krebs told NBC’s “Today” show, referring to the incendiary remarks made Monday by Joe DiGenova — one of the lawyers pursuing the president’s effort to overturn the results of the election.

“The way I look at it is that we’re a nation of laws, and I plan to take advantage of those laws,” Krebs said. “I’ve got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court, and I think they’re probably going to be busy.”

Pressed on whether comments such as

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Defying Trump, Attorney General Barr says the DOJ and the FBI didn’t discover any evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election



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Attorney General William Barr. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

  • Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department and the FBI had not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.
  • “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” Barr told The Associated Press.
  • Barr is the latest Republican official to break ranks with President Donald Trump over the president’s allegations that substantial voter fraud led to an illegitimate election outcome.
  • The attorney general’s statement is particularly significant given that he fanned Trump’s conspiracy theories by baselessly claiming that foreign countries could tamper with mail ballots and contribute to a fraudulent election.
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Attorney General Bill Barr on Tuesday said the Justice Department and the FBI had not uncovered voter fraud at a level that would alter

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Trump reportedly discussed possibly pardoning his 3 eldest children, Jared Kushner, and personal attorney Rudy Giuliani with advisors



Rudy Giuliani wearing a suit and tie: Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images


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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

  • President Donald Trump discussed with advisors preemptive pardons for his three eldest children — Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump — as well as his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
  • No president has tried to grant pardons for federal crimes not yet committed. It is legal for a president to pardon family members.
  • It remains unclear what potential crimes the president could be preemptively pardoning. The power of the presidential pardon does not extend to state or local crimes.
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President Donald Trump discussed preemptive pardons for his three eldest children, his son-in-law,

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