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Romney on impeachment: "It's pretty clear that the effort is constitutional."

The Utah senator signaled that he would potentially vote to convict Trump.

Jan 24, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Trump is on an island

Some of his closest advisers believe Rudy Giuliani and his team are on a dead-end path.

Nov 20, 2020 - Politics & Policy
Axios' Trump Loyalty Index: Trumpiest senator back on ballot

Sen. David Perdue has been President Trump’s top loyalist in the upper chamber.

Nov 13, 2020 - Politics & Policy
Scoop: Trump privately discussing 2024 run

It's the clearest indication that, despite tweets to the contrary, Trump understands that Joe Biden will be president.

Nov 9, 2020 - Politics & Policy
Trump's failing culture wars

The president's quest for a viral attack line against Biden may be driving him to diverge even more politically.

Jul 5, 2020 - Politics & Policy
The cracks in Trump’s GOP shield

It’s a sign of how brazen his latest statements have gotten.

May 31, 2020 - Politics & Policy

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Hutchinson says GOP should go "back to our principles" after reports of Trump tirade

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday that the GOP should get "back to our principles," following reports that Former President Trump bashed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a “dumb son of a bitch” at a Republican National Committee retreat on Saturday.

Between the lines: Trump went after a slew of Republicans, including McConnell and his wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, for not backing him during his impeachment trial in February, per Politico.

Pro-Trump scam PAC operator hit with wire fraud charge

Then-President Trump speaks to a crowd of supporters during a rally at the International Air Response facility on Oct. 19, 2018, in Mesa, Arizona. Photo: Ralph Freso/Getty Images

A man behind a pro-Trump scam PAC has been hit with federal wire fraud charges alleging he bilked hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors with false promises that the money would help support the former president's re-election efforts.

Why it matters: The charge handed down this week against James Kyle Bell shows how brazen some efforts to monetize grassroots political enthusiasm can be.

Manhattan DA takes financial records from Trump CFO's former daughter-in-law

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Investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office on Thursday seized several boxes and a laptop computer's worth of financial records as part of their ongoing investigation into former President Donald Trump's financial dealings, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: The materials come from Jennifer Weisselberg, who is closely connected to the Trump Organization. She is the ex-wife of employee Barry Weisselberg and the former daughter-in-law of Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization's chief financial officer as well as its most senior serving non-family member.

10 more House Democrats join suit against Trump and Giuliani for Capitol riots

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Ten more members of Congress have signed onto the NAACP's lawsuit against former President Trump and Rudy Giuliani for allegedly conspiring with extremists to incite the Capitol insurrection.

Why it matters: The lawmakers, who were in the House gallery when pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, said in the complaint they feared for their lives. The lawsuit was first filed by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and the NAACP in February.

Stephen Miller launches legal group to block Biden agenda in court

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Former Trump White House senior adviser Stephen Miller has formed a new legal group to challenge the Biden administration's policies through lawsuits, Politico first reported.

Why it matters: Miller told the Wall Street Journal Wednesday that any Biden policy that the group, America First Legal, "believes to be illegal" would be "fair game" for litigation, setting up an expansive battlefield for trying to maintain Trump-era policies.

Boehner book excerpt accuses Trump of inciting "bloody insurrection"

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Former House Speaker John Boehner continued his attacks on the modern Republican Party in a new book excerpt obtained the New York Times, accusing former President Trump of inciting "that bloody insurrection for nothing more than selfish reasons."

Why it matters: Boehner joins Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and other current or former members of the GOP establishment who have directly accused the most popular Republican in the party of inciting the violence of Jan. 6.

Top Trump official barred from federal employment for 4 years for Hatch Act violation

Former President Trump speaks at the Republican National Convention in Aug. 2020. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A former Trump appointee who served as a regional administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development was fined $1,000 and barred from federal employment for four years for violating the Hatch Act.

Why it matters: Lynne Patton, who recruited people living in the New York City Housing Authority to participate in a video later shown at the Republican National Convention, is the latest in a long list of Trump officials to violate the Hatch Act, which restricts federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity.

Supreme Court vacates lower court decision on Trump blocking Twitter followers

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The Supreme Court vacated a lower court ruling that found former President Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking followers on Twitter, ordering the case to be dismissed as moot now that he is no longer in office.

Between the lines: Though the Supreme Court did not rule on the merits of the case, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a concurring opinion that the "unprecedented" amount of control that Twitter and other digital platforms have over speech must be addressed in the future.

Trump calls for MLB boycott after All-Star Game moves out of Georgia

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Former President Trump late Friday night called for a boycott of Major League Baseball after the league's commissioner announced plans to move its All-Star Game out of Georgia due to the state's new law curbing voting access.

What he's saying: "Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections," Trump said in a statement.

Two Capitol Police officers sue Trump over Jan. 6 insurrection

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Two U.S. Capitol Police officers sued former President Trump Tuesday for physical and emotional injuries caused by what they describe as his "wrongful conduct" in inciting the riots on Jan. 6, which killed at least five people.

Driving the news: Officers James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby are seeking damages of at least $75,000 each, along with other punishments they did not specify. It's the first suit filed by law enforcement who defended the Capitol from Trump's supporters.

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