Jan. 6

Where Things Stand: Not Done Yet
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While the details of and procedural developments surrounding the Big Indictment against the former president have consumed the news cycle since it came out last week, there’s still (at least) one more indictment heading toward Donald Trump that may come, if it comes, before we close out the summer.

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Where Things Stand: Making A Martyr
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In the hours since special counsel Jack Smith announced charges against Donald Trump for his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, Trump’s allies and the right-wing media have been pushing a weird theory that the special counsel wants to punish Trump with either hundreds of years in prison or … death.

Yes, death.

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Federal Judge Slams Tucker Carlson For Misleading Jan. 6 Segment
A broadcast painting Jan. 6 rioters as peaceful “sightseers” was “ill-advised” and "replete with misstatements and misrepresentations” that were “too numerous to count,” Judge Royce Lamberth said.
Former Jan. 6 Committee Members Express Hope America May Soon See High-Level Accountability For Insurrection
During Live CNN Interview, Ex-Arizona House Speaker Reveals He Spoke To The FBI In Smith’s Probe
Stewart Rhodes Pushes Deep State Conspiracy Theories About Trump In New Jailhouse Interview
How 2024 GOP Candidates Contradict Themselves With Vows To Pardon Jan 6 Rioters
Despite the “tough on crime” stances taken by many conservative politicians, the use of pardons to offer criminal sanctuary likely undermines the rule of law and increases the risks of political violence.
Pence Attorney Who Strongly Rebuked Eastman In Jan 6 Testimony Will Be Key Voice In Disbarment Proceedings
E. Jean Carroll’s Next Defamation Trial Scheduled For January, Adding Onto Trump’s Busy 2024
The former president has a long list of legal perils.
Pence (Briefly) Previews His Upcoming Testimony In DOJ Jan. 6 Probe
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