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Biden transition live updates: Wisconsin Supreme Court declines to hear Trump campaign challenge to election results

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Trump Campaign Lawyer Forced To Resign From Elite Club Says He Was ‘Canceled’

Trump campaign lawyer Joe diGenova resigned from the elite Gridiron Club earlier this week after he suggested that a former cybersecurity official should be executed after touting a secure election and rebutting claims of widespread fraud made by President Donald Trump and his allies.

The Trump lawyer and former U.S. attorney made the announcement on Tuesday after being asked to step down after more than 25 years as a “limited” member of a club frequented by Washington-area journalists, the Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.

The news comes after diGenova faced swift backlash for telling conservative radio show host Howie Carr on Monday that Chris Krebs, a former federal elections official who Trump fired last month, should be “taken out at dawn and shot.”

Club president Craig Gilbert, who is the Washington bureau chief for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, said that the 135-year-old social club where Trump has given remarks was

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Fired cybersecurity chief hints at legal action after Trump campaign lawyer said he should be shot

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, attends the U.S Conference of Mayors 88th Winter Meeting at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

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Christopher Krebs, who was recently fired by President Donald Trump as the head of the federal government’s election cybersecurity efforts, suggested Tuesday that he might take legal action against one of Trump’s lawyers who said that Krebs should be shot.

In an interview on NBC’s “TODAY” show, host Savannah Guthrie asked Krebs how concerned he is about the comments made by Trump campaign lawyer Joe DiGenova in an interview Monday in which he said that Krebs “is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”

“It’s certainly more dangerous language, more dangerous behavior,” Krebs responded. “And the way I look at it

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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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Krebs hints at taking legal action against Trump’s campaign lawyer

  • Chris Krebs is considering taking legal action against Joe diGenova, a campaign lawyer for President Donald Trump, who said the former cybersecurity official should be “shot.”
  • “I’ve got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court and I think they’re probably going to be busy,” Krebs told NBC News.
  • Calling Krebs an “idiot” and a “class-A moron,” diGenova said on Monday that “he should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”
  • DiGenova walked back his comments on Tuesday, saying, “It was obvious that my remarks were sarcastic and made in jest.”
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Chris Krebs, the US’s former cybersecurity chief, is considering taking legal action against one of President Donald Trump’s campaign lawyers who said he should be “shot.”

“It’s certainly more dangerous language, more dangerous behavior,” Krebs said in an NBC News interview on Tuesday, referring to comments made by

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Trump Campaign to File Lawsuit in Wisconsin, Claiming 220,000 Absentee Ballots Illegally Cast

The Trump campaign is set to file a lawsuit Tuesday morning in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court alleging that abuse of absentee voting affected 220,000 ballots in the battleground state that President-elect Joe Biden won.



a man wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump listens to administration officials in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., November 20, 2020.


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President Donald Trump listens to administration officials in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., November 20, 2020.

The campaign makes several claims of election officials intentionally breaking the law, resulting in illegal votes being cast and counted. According to the lawsuit, Wisconsin Election Commission officials as well as the city clerks of Milwaukee and Madison “willfully disregarded the current statute and made conscious efforts to circumvent Wisconsin election law,” causing a substantial number of votes to be counted that were cast “well outside of the bounds of Wisconsin law.”

One such instance involves election officials accepting ballots without the required absentee ballot request forms on file, as

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Fired cybersecurity chief hints at legal action after Trump campaign lawyer said he should be executed

WASHINGTON — Christopher Krebs, who was recently fired by President Donald Trump as the head of the federal government’s election cybersecurity efforts, suggested Tuesday that he might take legal action against one of Trump’s lawyers who said that Krebs should be executed.

In an interview on NBC’s “TODAY” show, host Savannah Guthrie asked Krebs how concerned he is about the comments made by Trump campaign lawyer Joe DiGenova in an interview Monday in which he said that Krebs “is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”

“It’s certainly more dangerous language, more dangerous behavior,” Krebs responded. “And the way I look at it is that we are a nation of laws, and I plan to take advantage of those laws. I’ve got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court, and I think they’re probably going to be busy.”

Asked

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Trump campaign to file Wisconsin lawsuit, claiming ‘abuse’ of absentee voting affected 220K ballots

EXCLUSIVE: The Trump campaign is filing a lawsuit to the Wisconsin Supreme Court Tuesday — alleging abuse around the process of absentee voting in the state, which they say affected approximately 220,000 ballots.

The lawsuit is expected to be filed Tuesday morning and comes after Wisconsin completed its partial recount — which maintained that Joe Biden won the presidential race in the state — and after Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers formally certified Biden’s victory Monday night.

The Trump campaign’s Wisconsin legal team, led by former Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge Jim Troupis, told Fox News that while the recount in the state did not flip in President Trump’s favor, it gave the campaign the “unique ability” to examine ballots.

“Exposing exactly how the election processes were abused in Wisconsin holds enormous value for this election beyond a victory for President Trump, but the fact is, our state’s electoral votes likely won’t

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Christie’s 2013 campaign hasn’t paid off $1M in debt to 2 firms


Then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stands with then-candidate Donald Trump at a May 19, 2016 fundraising event in Lawrenceville, N.J.

Then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stands with then-candidate Donald Trump at a May 19, 2016 fundraising event in Lawrenceville, N.J. | Mel Evans/AP Photo

Seven years after his 2013 reelection, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s gubernatorial campaign still owes $1 million in debt stemming from the Bridgegate scandal.

But the moribund campaign may be allowed to stop filing campaign finance reports this year. And there’s no sign that the campaign has sought to pay back its debts, or that either of the companies that are owed the money — a prominent law firm and a cybersecurity firm that billed large monthly amounts to taxpayers during the Christie administration — have made an effort to collect.

According to its latest filing from last month, Christie’s 2013 campaign owes $651,305 to the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs and $364,103 to the digital forensics firm Stroz Friedberg, which has since changed

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Pa. counties reported no major issues with Dominion voting machines, a target of Trump and his campaign

This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy.

HARRISBURG — In their latest attempt at sowing doubt in Pennsylvania’s 2020 election, a group of state Republicans has latched on to rhetoric coming from President Donald Trump and his legal advisers about voting machines used in 14 counties during the November election.

Trump, his campaign lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and lawyer Sidney Powell have without evidence accused Dominion Voting Systems of deleting and switching votes, despite a report from a federal agency that found no proof the machines were compromised “in any way.”

Now, state Republicans including Reps. Seth Grove (R., York) and Dawn Keefer (R., York) have begun echoing Trump’s distrust of Dominion’s machines, despite the fact that Trump won in 12 of the 14 Pennsylvania

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