Sidney Powell's road from UNC to defending Trump's supposed 'landslide' reelection
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Growing up in the Triangle, Sidney Powell never missed an episode of Perry Mason. Now she’s starring in her own prime-time legal drama.On Thursday Powell stood alongside former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as they argued for 90 minutes that President Donald Trump had won the election in “a landslide,” only to have the results marred by fraud.“(W)e are going to reclaim the United States of America for the people who vote for freedom,” said Powell, part of what Giuliani calls Trump’s “elite strike force team.”Hours later she was ripped by conservative Fox News host Tucker Carls...
The Charlotte Observer
Ivanka Trump distances self from dad's election fraud claims as her own legal jeopardy grows
Ivanka Trump is among a growing number of President Donald Trump’s close advisers who want nothing to do with his legal efforts to subvert the results of the Nov. 3 election, according to a new report.These advisers may publicly act as though they believe Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani can pull some kind of courtroom miracle to prove widely debunked claims of election fraud, Axios reported.“But talk to them privately, and many say Rudy Giuliani and his team are on a dead-end path,” Axios writers Jonathan Swan and Alayna Treene said.“Even Jared and Ivanka think this is going nowher...
The Mercury News
Judge cites possibility of 'fraud' in rejecting proposed Derek Chauvin divorce agreement
MINNEAPOLIS — A divorce settlement that would have given most of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s assets to his wife was rejected by a judge who cited the possibility of “fraud” for her decision.Kellie Chauvin filed for divorce on May 31, days after her husband was charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, leading some to speculate whether it was a divorce of convenience to protect their assets against lawsuits in civil court.Washington County District Judge Juanita Freeman wrote in her October ruling that judges can deny an uncontested agreement reach...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Will Bunch: A less-racist brand of Trump populism could bring a GOP dynasty unless Democrats do something
When the first election returns started coming in from Texas’ Zapata County — a hot, dusty corner of the Rio Grande Valley with oil rigs and a large Latine population — some online voting fraud sleuths thought there’d been a voting machine glitch, or worse. How could a county that had voted nearly 2-1 for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton show President Donald Trump narrowly ahead?The reality is that baffled, faraway Twitter posters and their assumptions about Texas’ Hispanic vote hadn’t encountered actual voters like 72-year-old retired social worker and teacher Maria Elia Ramos of Rio Grande ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Trump supporters — including Proud Boys — plan 'Million MAGA March' in DC
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Conservatives will travel from South Florida to Washington, D.C., on Saturday to back President Donald Trump’s quest to prove Democrats stole the election from him through fraud.A march will include about 250 members of the right-wing Proud Boys group from around the country, and promoters include the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Florida, with nine chapters around the state.Enrique Tarrio, the Miami-based chairman of the Proud Boys, spoke about the plans to the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Thursday and also rebutted claims of a leadership coup within his or...
Postal worker admits fabricating Trump-pushed claims of voter fraud in Pa., House panel says
A postal worker in Pennsylvania has admitted to making up explosive accusations about mail-in voting irregularities in the 2020 election that were picked up by supporters of President Donald Trump as supposed evidence of fraud, according to congressional investigators.Richard Hopkins, a U.S. Postal Service employee in Erie, Pa., first alleged last week that his supervisor had instructed staff to backdate mail-in ballots cast after Election Day in order to get them counted — which would be illegal.The claims were seized on by the Trump campaign and congressional Republicans as proof that Trump ...
New York Daily News
Trump faces same legal peril as his associates if he loses election
NEW YORK — Trailing in the polls a day before the election, President Donald Trump faces the very real prospect of swapping the White House for the Big House.He’s directly implicated in campaign finance crimes and is under investigation by both Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance and New York State Attorney General Letitia James for alleged fraud in his business dealings. On top of that, he faces civil defamation lawsuits from women accusing him of sexual assault.Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, knows the stakes better than just about anyone in the president’s inner circle.“I ...
New York Daily News
Former Venezuelan treasurer charged with accepting millions in Miami corruption case
A former Venezuelan national treasurer and her husband accepted massive bribes from a politically connected billionaire who paid them through U.S. bank accounts so he could gain access to the government’s lucrative currency exchange system, according to a new federal criminal case filed in Miami.Former Venezuelan treasurer Claudia Patricia Diaz Guillen, a former naval officer, and her husband, Adrian Velasquez Figueroa, a former presidential security guard, were charged Friday with accepting tens of millions of dollars from the billionaire, Raul Gorrin, in a foreign corruption and money launde...
Feds in Minnesota charge 60 in $335 million magazine scheme that defrauded seniors nationwide
MINNEAPOLIS — The 69-year-old retiree from Texas needed a moment to think about whether she felt comfortable accepting an offer to pay $500 that day to forgive her $1,100 debt to a magazine subscription company.Purporting to be an attorney from an international firm based in Chicago, the man on the other end of the line grew impatient and threatened legal action before the woman, identified in court documents as “Betty M.,” hung up the phone. In a subsequent voice mail, the man repeated his threat and told her she was being signed up for another three-year subscription.“So you’re going to rece...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Citing safety threats, Chinese researcher asks to be moved to new housing
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Citing “significant concerns” about the safety of the University of California, Davis Chinese researcher accused of lying about her ties to China’s military, her lawyers are asking a federal judge to let her move out of a Bay Area home where she is under house arrest and into an apartment.Dr. Juan Tang has been living since Sept. 10 in the home of Foster City attorney Steven Cui, an emigre from China who had never before met or spoken to Tang but offered to take her in to show that the U.S. justice system works fairly.A judge agreed to release Tang from the Sacramento Coun...
The Sacramento Bee