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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’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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Pro-Trump Lawyer Attacks Brian Kemp at Bonkers Rally, Chants of ‘Lock Him Up!’ Erupt After GA Officials Plea to Stop Targeted Threats

Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, two prominent Trump-allied lawyers, went on the attack against Georgia’s Republican governor as part of a “Stop the Steal” rally, with Wood even saying Brian Kemp should be locked up.



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Powell and Wood’s legal efforts have been roundly mocked and derided, as well as being rejected in court — especially Powell’s typo-riddled “Kraken” lawsuit.

Powell, of course, has been pushing a baseless conspiracy theory about a Hugo Chavez connection to voting machines supposedly changing the votes, and just this week Powell, Wood, and Michael Flynn shared an ad that called on President Donald Trump to “declare a limited form of Martial Law, and temporarily suspend the Constitution and civilian control of these federal elections, for the sole purpose of having the military oversee a national re-vote.”

Things got even more bonkers at the Georgia rally when Wood said people

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AG directs prosecutors to stop pursuing low-level cannabis cases

— Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has directed municipal prosecutors to stop pursuing low-level cannabis cases.

— A ruling last week found that the state of New Jersey was “arbitrary, capricious, unreasonable” in awarding 2018 cannabis licenses.

— A new survey coming out today shows that three of every four New Jersey businesses suffered revenue losses in 2020.

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MARIJUANA — Grewal directs prosecutors to suspend cannabis prosecutions after legalization bill stalls, by POLITICO’s Sam Sutton: Three weeks after

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‘Time is of the essence:’ 23 petitioners urge SC to stop implementation of anti-terrorism law


‘Time is of the essence:’ 23 petitioners urge SC to stop implementation of anti-terrorism law

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 5:07 p.m.) — With charges filed and military surveillance carried out under a law assailed in court by 37 groups, 23 of the petitioners against it urged the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.

A majority of petitioners on Thursday filed a Joint Motion for the issuance of a temporary restraining order or status quo ante order to restrain the government from implementing the anti-terrorism law.

The issuance of a TRO or SQAO is one of the issues that will be taken up in oral arguments scheduled on January 19. The petitioners said they are seeking the issuance of the TRO or SQAO “without prejudice to its being taken up as one of the issues in the scheduled oral arguments.”

In a separate statement, the

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How Detroit became the central scapegoat of the ‘Stop the Steal’ crusade

DETROIT — Many Detroiters share a simple theory as to why President Donald Trump’s election fraud claims land squarely on Motown. They believe it was racism.

Wearing an aging satin jacket with a faded autoworker logo, 82-year-old Abdul Omar flagged down a public bus outside the Detroit Department of Elections office on West Grand Boulevard last week.

“Well,” said Omar, who is Black, laughing through his face mask, “you hate to play the ‘race card,’ but sometimes …”

Omar is one of nearly 234,000 Detroiters whose vote for President-elect Joe Biden was targeted by President Donald Trump and his supporters for disqualification over claims of vote count irregularities and election fraud.

“By Hook or by Crook,” Omar said, remembering the title of a book that caught his eye while walking the dusty aisles of Detroit’s famous John K. King Used and Rare Books store the day prior. “I said, ‘Yeah,

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SC prodded anew to stop anti-terror law’s implementation

MANILA, Philippines— More than 20 petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 pressed the Supreme Court to issue a restraining order against its implementation.

On Thursday, the 23 petitioners filed a joint motion for the issuance of a temporary restraining order or status quo ante on the implementation of what is now the most contentious law raised before the high court.

Petitioners said authorities already filed an Anti-Terror complaint against two Aetas in Zambales and reportedly another case has been filed against farmers in Negros Island.

“These reported cases are only those involving incidents of criminal prosecution. It does not include the implementation of its provisions involving acts like surveillance, ex parte examination of bank accounts and similar provisions,” read the joint motion.

They noted that the Armed Forces of the Philippines publicly admitted that it placed under surveillance some of the petitioners and lawyers in the case while some

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Appoint me Interior CS if you want to stop Raila from causing chaos, MP Didmus Barasa



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Appoint me Interior CS if you want to stop Raila from causing chaos, MP Didmus Barasa

– MP Didmus Barasa said Raila Odinga was the cause of all electoral chaos in Kenya

– The Tanga Tanga lawmaker said he could tame the Opposition leader if he is appointed the Interior CS

– He said as the CS, he would order the arrest and arraignment of Raila for masterminding electoral violence

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has launched a scathing attack against Opposition leader Raila Odinga and said he had the perfect remedy to stop him from causing chaos in the country.

Didmus Barasa said he can tame Raila Odinga and stop him from causing chaos. Photo: Didmus Barasa.

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While pointing out electioneering years such as 2017 where out of all the presidential candidates, Raila brought hostility in the country, the Tanga Tanga lawmaker said it

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A group of Pennsylvania Republicans are suing to try to invalidate millions of mail-in ballots and stop the state from certifying the election results



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  • A group of Pennsylvania Republicans are seeking to toss out a GOP-backed voting reform bill that passed in October 2019.
  • Their lawsuit seeks to invalidate millions of mail-in ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election.
  • The lawsuit, filed in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, alleges that Act 77, which allowed for no excuse mail-in voting, should be deemed “unconstitutional.”
  • Some 2.6 million voters in Pennsylvania cast mail-in ballots in the 2020 election.
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A group of Pennsylvania Republicans, led by US Representative Mike Kelly and 2020 congressional candidate Sean Parnell, are suing Gov. Tom Wolf, the GOP-controlled General Assembly, and Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, seeking to toss out a major voting reform bill that passed

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Covid-19: Labour calls for law to stop anti-vaccination fake news online

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Labour is calling on the government to bring in emergency laws to “stamp out dangerous” anti-vaccine content online.

In a letter, Labour said there should be financial and criminal penalties for social media firms that do not remove anti-vaccine fake news.

It comes after
this week’s news
that the world’s first effective Covid vaccine – made by Pfizer and BioNTech – had seen positive early results.

The government said it took the issue “extremely seriously”.

It said it had “secured a major commitment” from social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google to tackle anti-vaccine content.

Suspicion of vaccines has been around almost as long as modern vaccines themselves.

But in recent years, the anti-vaccination – or “anti-vax”- movement has gained traction online. Social media has been blamed for allowing unfounded claims about vaccines to spread more easily.

In 2019, the UK
lost its measles-free status
designated

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Atlanta attorney backing Trump sues to stop Georgia election results

A prominent Atlanta attorney who supports President Trump filed a lawsuit Friday against Georgia’s secretary of state and election board in an effort to stop the certification of 2020 election results.



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Atlanta attorney backing Trump sues to stop Georgia election results

Lin Wood, best known for his defense of Richard Jewell in the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics bomb threat case, announced on Twitter on Friday that he had filed a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) and election officials in which he argued that a March 2020 settlement with the Democratic Party was unconstitutional and therefore invalidated absentee ballots cast in the 2020 election.

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