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The new Trump-appointed US Attorney in Georgia says he was surprised to find there wasn't any election fraud

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Bobby Christine, the new US Attorney overseeing federal prosecutions in Atlanta, said in a call with staffers that he was pleasantly surprised to find there were no legitimate election fraud cases, according to a recording obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution .
President Donald Trump appointed Christine after reportedly pressured his predecessor to resign over the lack of election fraud cases.
Christine said he already dismissed the two highest-profile cases his department was looking at, which he said had no merit.
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Philadelphia police confiscated a detective's gun after social media posts suggested she was at the Trump rally before the Capitol riot

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Supporters of President Donald Trump take over balconies and inauguration scaffolding at the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6.
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A Philadelphia police officer had her gun confiscated in the aftermath of the riot at the US Capitol, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported .
Jennifer Gugger appeared to send social media posts from the rally that preceded the violence in Washington, DC, the outlet said.
The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating her actions that day. It is not clear whether she went on to the Capitol and took part in...
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Ted Cruz suffers Capitol riot backlash, with a top aide resigning and calls for him to be added to the FBI no-fly list

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Republican Sen. Ted Cruz faces a growing backlash from congressional colleagues who say he was partly responsible for the riots at the US Capitol last Wednesday.
Democratic aides told The Hill that some Democratic senators are discussing the possibility of censuring Cruz for incitement.
Cruz's communications director Lauren Blair Bianchi on Wednesday resigned in response to Cruz's efforts to overturn the election.
The chair of the Committee on Homeland Security is calling for Cruz be put on the FBI no-fly list.
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MyPillow's CEO is standing by Trump after the deadly Capitol riots, and offering customers a discount with the code 'FightForTrump'

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Mike Lindell, founder of My Pillow.
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Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, is continuing to stand by President Donald Trump following the US Capitol riots on January 6, even as other businesses cut ties.
MyPillow was offering the discount code "FightForTrump" on Tuesday, allowing customers to get cheaper deals on pillows, the New York Times reported .
Twitter flagged two of Lindell's tweets on Sunday and Monday, which claimed the election was stolen, "due to a risk of violence."
Since the siege, Lindell has appeared on...
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The US Chamber of Commerce chief has called Trump's behaviour during the Capitol riots 'inexcusable,' and said it may cut donations to lawmakers

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The US Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday threatened to cut campaign donations, following "inexcusable" actions by President Donald Trump.
"By his words and actions, he has undermined our democratic institutions and ideals," said Thomas Donohue, chief executive of the chamber, in a statement issued Tuesday.
The US Chamber of Commerce is among the largest lobbying organizations for small business, with a total of about $59.3 million spent on lobbying in the first three quarters of 2020, according to data compiled by Open Secrets .
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