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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Fired by Trump Hired at Law Firm Fried Frank

Geoffrey Berman, the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan who was abruptly fired in June by President Trump, has joined the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, the firm said Tuesday.

Mr. Berman, 61 years old, will be based in New York and will serve on the firm’s governance committee and head its white-collar defense, regulatory and investigations practice. In the past few months, he has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School, his alma mater.

Mr. Berman was the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from January 2018 until June, when his troubled relationship with Attorney General William Barr boiled over into a brief standoff over control of one of the country’s most powerful law-enforcement offices.

During Mr. Berman’s tenure, the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office brought high-profile and politically sensitive cases, including the sex-trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein, who died by suicide in

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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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The Public Pulse: Trump team lacked evidence; Judges are unfair; Coach needs to grow up | Letters

When, Senator, will you finally stand up for the United States and say that President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris have won the election? When will you, Senator, publicly renounce Mr. Trump’s fallacious claim of election victory? When, Senator, will you publicly announce your support for the rule of law and the elected officials in every state? When, Senator?

Fairness: Do the math

Gov. Pete Ricketts was reported in the World-Herald Dec. 1 as favoring a one-candidate-take-all Electoral College system for our fair state. Under existing rules, Nebraska allots its votes minimally proportionally, with one vote going to the winner of each congressional district, and two more going to the winner of the state as a whole. Thus, in the 2020 election, four votes were allotted to Donald Trump and one to Joe Biden, who won the 2nd District, where most of the voters live in or near Omaha.

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Ivanka Trump deposed by DC attorney general’s office in Trump inauguration funds lawsuit

Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter and adviser, was deposed in a case involving alleged financial abuse of the president’s inaugural funds, according to court documents.

The D.C. attorney’s office revealed in a court filing that the younger Trump gave a deposition in the case on Tuesday. Her deposition is part of the D.C. attorney general’s lawsuit alleging the nonprofit presidential inaugural committee abused over $1 million in “improper payments” to the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C.

The attorney general’s office issued an investigative subpoena to the former friend of first lady Melania Trump, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who wrote a book documenting her declining relationship with the first lady, prior to its lawsuit after she voiced concerns the inaugural committee was overpaying the hotel.

Wolkoff asked Ivanka Trump and the inaugural committee’s deputy chairman Rick Gates to “please take into consideration that when this is audited it will become public knowledge

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Trump files new case in lawsuit barrage, looking to Wisconsin’s legislature to flip outcome

The president called on the courts to respond within 48 hours to the case, which takes exception to the broad availability of mail-in voting for the state’s residents — latitude granted because of the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

Attorneys for Trump have yet to demonstrate that any fraud occurred. Wisconsin

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Tea party leader urges Trump to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law to hold new vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A prominent Ohio tea party leader has taken out a full-page ad in the Washington Times calling on President Donald Trump to temporarily suspend the Constitution and declare martial law to stage a “re-vote” of the 2020 presidential election.

The ad, placed by Tom Zawistowski of the We the People Convention, drew swift criticism from at least one top Ohio Republican.

In the ad, Zawistowski states that when Democrat Joe Biden is formally elected the next president, as is expected, Trump should order the U.S. military to oversee a new election for federal candidates using only paper ballots.

Zawistowski cited unfounded claims of voter fraud, many of which have been vocally pushed by Trump himself. Trump’s campaign has filed dozens of lawsuits in battleground states narrowly won by Biden, though those suits have mostly been thrown out or withdrawn.

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Roger Stone says Trump should consider declaring martial law over loss: ‘all options on the table’

Roger Stone on Wednesday followed Michael T. Flynn to become the second convicted former Trump adviser in two days to suggest the president declare martial law due to losing his race for reelection.

Stone waxed conspiratorial about Mr. Trump‘s projected loss to Democratic rival Joseph R. Biden and suggested he consider responding by deploying the U.S. military a day after Flynn did the same.

Flynn and Stone each served on the president’s election campaign, making them among his most prominent defenders to recently suggest he declare martial law because his bid for a second term failed.

Notably, Flynn and Stone were each charged with crimes in federal court and subsequently plead guilty and were convicted, respectively. They were ultimately spared prison time by Mr. Trump, however.

Stone told conservative media figure and fellow conspiracy theorist Alex Jones that he believes Mr. Trump should not rule out either invoking the Insurrection

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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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Michael Flynn calls for Trump to suspend the constitution and declare martial law to re-run election

With a fresh presidential pardon still warm, former national security advisor Michael Flynn has called on Donald Trump to suspend the constitution and declare martial law for the military to run a new election.



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The retired general tweeted out a full-page ad that ran in The Washington Times that claimed the extraordinary executive actions were necessary to avoid the alternative of an imminent “shooting civil war”.

Captioning the tweet “Freedom never kneels except for God [pray emoji, US flag emoji]”, Mr Flynn linked to ad from a TEA Party-affiliated group called We The People Convention.

The 1,500-word manifesto invokes Abraham Lincoln’s extraordinary use of presidential authority to suspend habeas corpus as it compares the more widely-known civil war with Antifa and Black Lives Matter attacking major cities with their anti-American agenda.

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Post-election survey: 97% of conservative Christians backed Trump

President Donald J. Trump delivers an update on the COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine development Operation Warp Speed, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in the Rose Garden of the White House. | White House/Tia Dufour)

A post-election survey reveals that President Donald Trump received nearly unanimous support from politically active conservative Christians in the 2020 presidential election.

The survey, spearheaded by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, was conducted from Nov. 4, the day after the election, through Nov. 16. Among the respondents, 6,000 were Spiritually Active Governance Engaged Conservative Christians, or SAGE Cons, 2,000 were “semi-SAGE Cons” and the remaining 1,000 were randomly selected from the general public.

According to the survey, 99% of SAGE Cons turned out to vote in the election, compared to 66% of the general public. Trump received the support of 97% of

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