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Ivanka Trump Deposition Remarks ‘Highly Misleading,’ Says D.C. Attorney General

The attorney general for the District of Columbia has said an investigation into how money was spent for President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration is not “politically motivated” and Ivanka Trump’s comments to the contrary were “highly misleading.”



Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump are posing for a picture: President Donald Trump listens as his daughter Ivanka Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Kenosha Regional Airport on November 02, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ivanka Trump gave a deposition to the D.C. attorney general's office this week.


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President Donald Trump listens as his daughter Ivanka Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Kenosha Regional Airport on November 02, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ivanka Trump gave a deposition to the D.C. attorney general’s office this week.

Karl A. Racine, a Democrat, was responding to a claim made by the president’s daughter. She had posted on Twitter on Thursday about making a deposition to the attorney general’s office in relation to the probe.

His office sued the Presidential Inaugural Committee in January, alleging the nonprofit misspent more than $1 million raised by “grossly overpaying” the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Virginia GOP delegate Jason Miyares runs for state attorney general

“A ruling liberal elite has gotten completely out of control,” he says.

Miyares faces competition for the GOP nomination from Chuck Smith, a Virginia Beach lawyer and former Marine. Smith pursued the nomination in 2017 but did not turn in the required signatures to get on the ballot.

Among Democrats, Attorney General Mark Herring, first elected in 2013, is running for a third term. Del. Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones (Norfolk) is challenging Herring for the Democratic nomination.

A delegate since 2016, Miyares, 44, was the first Cuban American to be elected to the state legislature and served as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Virginia Beach.

He criticized Democrats for their efforts to overhaul policing in a special legislative session this year. The session was called in response to protests in Virginia and across the country that followed the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in May.

Miyares accused

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Trump refuses to say if he has confidence in Attorney General Bill Barr



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci


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President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

  • President Donald Trump on Thursday refused to say whether he still has confidence in Attorney General Bill Barr amid reports of rising tensions between the two.
  • “Ask me that in a number of weeks from now,” Trump said, adding that Barr and the Justice Department “should be looking at all of this fraud. This is not civil. He thought it was civil. This is criminal stuff.”
  • Trump has been frustrated with Barr for months, but his anger reaches a boiling point after Barr told the Associated Press this week that the DOJ and FBI have not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that could alter the results of the 2020 election.
  • The claim directly undercut
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Attorney general asks lawmakers to limit new ‘good time’ law

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Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan testifies in January before the House Judiciary and Government Operations committees. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

Attorney General TJ Donovan is asking lawmakers to restrict a policy that allows prisoners to earn reduced time off their sentences — he doesn’t want it to apply to people convicted of murder or sexual assault. 

The policy was passed earlier this year as part of a criminal justice reform package called Justice Reinvestment II, aimed at keeping people out of prison, reducing recidivism, and limiting the state’s furlough system. 

Under the so-called “good time” policy, starting in 2021, inmates can begin to earn seven days per month off their minimum and maximum sentences by obeying rules and meeting Department of Corrections requirements.  

But on Wednesday, Donovan told legislators on the Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee that in the interest of crime victims, the law should be changed so that

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Trump’s advisors are frantically trying to stop him from firing Attorney General Barr as the president’s fury hits a boiling point



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci


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President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

  • President Donald Trump’s anger with Attorney General William Barr has reached a boiling point, and multiple advisors are trying to convince him not to fire Barr, The Washington Post reported.
  • Trump is said to be furious with Barr’s failure to deliver on a politically charged investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe.
  • The Post said Trump is even angrier with US attorney John Durham’s refusal to issue a public report of his findings in the investigation before the election.
  • Trump’s frustration mounted after Barr undercut the president’s conspiracy theories by telling The Associated Press that the FBI and DOJ did not have evidence of widespread voter fraud in the election.
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Trump hasn’t ruled out firing Attorney General Barr, sources say

President Donald Trump has not ruled out the possibility of firing his attorney general, Bill Barr, according to an administration official and two people familiar with the matter who also said a sudden departure is not seen as imminent



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No decision has been made, an administration official and two people familiar with the matter told NBC News, but any call would ultimately be up to the president.

Barr on Tuesday told The Associated Press that “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election” — comments which appeared to fly in the face of Trump’s baseless and false claims that the election he lost was rigged or involved voter fraud.

Trump is said by these sources to be displeased with Barr for appearing to break with the president on the claims of voter fraud.

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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.



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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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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 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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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost faces lawsuit alleging he won’t turn over records on GOP group

A liberal watchdog group has filed a public-records lawsuit against Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost alleging he illegally failed to turn over documents about his work with the Republican Attorneys General Association and a related organization.



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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost faces a lawsuit alleging he illegally failed to turn over public records.

The Center for Media and Democracy, a Madison, Wisconsin-based nonprofit, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in the 10th District Ohio Court of Appeals in Columbus seeking an order requiring the disclosure of records withheld by Yost and his office.

The organization contends the GOP group and its Rule of Law Defense Fund “promote and coordinate actions” among the nation’s top GOP legal officeholders, including Yost, to benefit corporations and Republican “electoral interests.”

“Yost and his staff appear in their official capacity at RAGA and RLDF events, participate in RAGA-coordinated official actions, and

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Arizona Gov. Ducey, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs certify general election results | Arizona’s Election Authority

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — The Arizona 2020 general election results were certified Monday morning by Governor Doug Ducey and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. 

Hobbs certified results at the official canvass for federal, state, legislative offices, and statewide ballot measures with Chief Justice Robert Brutinel also in attendance and signing. Just ten days prior, Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to confirm that all ballots cast in the county were accounted for, and every valid vote will be in the final election results.



Maricopa County Board of Supervisors certify 2020 general election results

Once all remaining counties in the state certify their results, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Gov. Doug Ducey will make the final certification granting Arizona’s electoral votes to Joe Biden.

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Governor Doug Ducey also signed off on the canvass, which will lead to the selection of the state’s electoral college voters. Because of Arizona’s Electoral College laws, all of the

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