Trump News Today: Conspiracy theory memo urged use of top-secret information in false election claims as Pence defends his actions during speech in Florida

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It has emerged that pro-Trump conspiracy theorists, including MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, have sent Republican senators a memo advocating the use of top-secret communications intercepts to bolster unfounded allegations of voter fraud by the former President Donald Trump. The memo is now in the hands of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol.

The former president slammed the ‘unelected committee’ investigating the riot for failing to investigate non-existent mass voter fraud instead of going after ‘those protesting its outcome’.

He also again blamed the Capitol riot on Nancy Pelosi, falsely claiming that it was her alleged failure to secure the building that enabled the attack on it, even though she was not in control of it. Capitol Police.

Mr Trump has also tried to turn the tables on the charges against him and his loyalists, savagely claiming he was the victim of an attempted coup.

Meanwhile, the ex-president’s former deputy continues to defend himself against Mr. Trump’s attacks. Reports say Mike Pence will use a speech to members of the Federalist Society in Florida on Friday to insist he did the right thing by refusing to overturn the 2020 election result on January 6, 2021 (which he was not technically qualified to do anyway).

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Pro-Trump CEOs Pushed to Use Intelligence Data to Support False Election Claims

A group of pro-Trump conspiracy theorists sent Republican senators a memo advocating the use of top-secret communications intercepts to bolster former President Donald Trump’s voter fraud allegations in the days leading up to the attack of January 6, 2021 against the Capitol.

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Congress plans how to stop the next Trump from stealing a presidential election

Following Donald Trump’s continued attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, members of Congress are working on legislation to update an archaic 19th-century law in hopes of preventing lawmakers and the House Blanche to undermine future elections.

Olivier O’ConnellFebruary 4, 2022 12:15 a.m.

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Michigan’s secretary of state on the dangers of Trump’s attacks on women — and on democracy itself

Regular Trump target Jocelyn Benson recounts The Independents Eric Garcia, the former president, must be held accountable for his actions if democracy in the United States is to be protected.

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Morning Joe hosts say McConnell wants ‘dirty truth’ about Trump to emerge

“I think he wants the dirty truth told about Donald Trump because he wants Trump out of the party as much as…well…a lot of people like Liz Cheney or whatever,” the statement said. TV host to his colleagues and viewers.

Gino Spocchia has the story.

Olivier O’ConnellFebruary 3, 2022 11:30 p.m.

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Police remove previously arrested man from Supreme Court

An apparent repeat offender known to have parked illegally near the U.S. Supreme Court was back on Thursday, prompting an investigation by U.S. Capitol Police.

The agency confirmed in a press release that Dale Paul Melvin, a 55-year-old Michigan man, was chased from the nation’s highest court lot where he illegally parked and remained inside. his vehicle.

Reporting by John Bowden of Washington, DC.

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Olivier O’ConnellFebruary 3, 2022 10:20 p.m.

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Trump claims he was the victim of a coup attempt

Donald Trump has tried to turn things around by claiming he was the victim of a coup attempt to impeach him.

Mr Trump told Rob Schmitt of the right-wing news channel Newsmax that Democrats tried to kill his presidency.

“We were fighting these people, we had no choice otherwise we wouldn’t have been there, they would have taken us out. They were planning a coup, they were trying to get us to quit.

Olivier O’ConnellFebruary 3, 2022 10:06 p.m.

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A history lesson on fake news

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Representative Auchincloss goes after ‘companion pro-Putin’ Tucker Carlson

Democratic Congressman Jake Auchincloss said Congress understands the need for bipartisan support for the administration for effective diplomacy.

He then adds that it contrasts with the likes of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, whom he calls a “pro-Putin accomplice” who “aggravate the damage done to the United States by Trump’s performance in Helsinki in 2018 “.

The congressman then tweeted, “I said what I said.”

Olivier O’ConnellFebruary 3, 2022 9:45 p.m.

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Pro-Trump conspiracy theorists pushed use of intelligence data in false election claims

A group of pro-Trump conspiracy theorists sent Republican senators a memo advocating the use of top-secret communications intercepts to bolster former President Donald Trump’s voter fraud allegations in the days leading up to the attack of January 6, 2021 against the Capitol.

Olivier O’ConnellFebruary 3, 2022 9:29 p.m.