Listen To This: The Purge

A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast is live! This week, Josh and Kate discuss the CNN purge and the newest developments in the court case over Trump’s documents.

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Where Things Stand: Trump Threatens To Sue Everyone For Calling His Big Lie A Big Lie
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I guess he’ll have to come for the rest of us, too.

Donald Trump said today that he plans to sue CNN for defamation, claiming the network and digital news outlet has been defaming him since the 2016 election. And he takes specific and particular issue with use of the term “Big Lie,” a phrase which nearly every mainstream news outlet in America has used as short hand for his attempted coup since the 2020 election.

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Where Things Stand: Meadows Told Resigning WH Aide To Stick Around, Trump Wasn’t Leaving
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Former White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah Griffin resigned from the White House after Trump lost the election. But when she informed then-chief of staff Mark Meadows of her impending departure, he told her to stick around.

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CNN President Zucker Reportedly Pushed Out; Cites Relationship With Colleague In Resignation Letter
Zucker said in a memo to staff that the relationship came to light as part of the investigation into former anchor Chris Cuomo.
President Donald Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dan Gable in the Oval Office, Monday, Dec, 7, 2020.   ( Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times)
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