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Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok testifies before a joint committee hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. While involved in the probe into Hillary ClintonÕs use of a private email server in 2016, Strzok exchanged text messages with FBI attorney Lisa Page that were critical of Trump. After learning about the messages, Mueller removed Strzok from his investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. Oh Man, Professional Clown Gohmert Is Running For Texas AG
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It appears that Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) might be trying to run for attorney general of his home state. “Might be” and “trying” are the key terms here.

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Texas AG Takes School Mask Mandate Fight To Court After Governor’s Failed Efforts
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UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 19: Jenna Ellis, right, and Sydney Powell, attorneys for President Donald Trump, conduct a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani also attended. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Where Things Stand: The Gang’s All Here Prime Badge
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Some of Trump’s closest “Big Lie” allies along with one of his former lawyers are launching a new advocacy group to try to further cement former President Trump’s false claims about a stolen election into reality.

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Texas AG Conceals Messages He Sent During Pro-Trump Rally And Insurrection
Twitter Sues Texas AG For Retaliating Against Company After Trump Ban
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testifies in front of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services regarding an ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices on July 29, 2015 Texas AG Also Pulled A Ted Cruz-Like Texit Amid State’s Energy Crisis
TX AG Asked Mnuchin To Block COVID Relief Funding From Being Used On Mail Voting
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