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White House consumed by ‘rage and turmoil’ as Trump clings to his election conspiracies: report

According to a new report from Reuters, President Donald Trump's world is "crumbling in the final days of his presidency" in the wake of violence perpetrated by a mob at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Trump now faces a second impeachment -- the first time in history a U.S. president has been impeached twice -- due to his rhetoric during the buildup to the storming of the Capitol.

"Trump's last days in the White House have been marked by rage and turmoil, multiple sources said," Reuters reported. "He watched some of the impeachment debate on TV and grew angry at the Republican defections, a source familiar with the situation said."

Sources inside the White House said that Trump is "still clinging to unfounded claims of election fraud," Reuters said.

His split with Vice President Mike Pence, senior advisers fleeing his administration in disgust, a growing number of GOP lawmakers abandoning him, getting banned on Twitter and Facebook, businesses distancing themselves from his family brand -- all events that are sending Trump into a state of rage.

"Everybody feels like they're doing the best job they can to hold it all together until Biden takes over," one anonymous Trump adviser told Reuters.

Watch: House hearing derails after Jim Jordan defends objecting to Biden’s certification

During a House Rules Committee debate over a resolution to urge Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) confronted Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) over calls for "unity" in the wake his objection to the certification of Joe Biden's 2020 election victory, a move that many agree sparked the storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters on Jan. 6.

"Mr. Jordan, this isn't a both-sides issue," McGovern said. "Our Capitol was attacked, five people are dead, countless people are wounded. We had a group of domestic terrorists, home-grown fascists that came to the Capitol building to desecrate this symbol of democracy and freedom and to do harm to people.

McGovern went on to cast doubt on the sincerity of Jordan's call for "unity and healing" when for the past several months, he and other Republicans "have given oxygen to the President's conspiracy theories," adding that in order to heal, the country needs "truth and accountability."

At one point, McGovern asked Jordan directly to concede that the election "was not rigged or stolen."

Jordan, refusing to answer the question directly, said that his objection to the certification of Biden's presidency was simply him following "the process that the Constitution prescribes."

"Those of us who spoke against the unconstitutional way several states conducted their elections were following the process," Jordan said. "And we did nothing different than Democrats have done every time a Republican has been elected this century."

McGovern again tried to get Jordan to clarify if he thinks the election was fair, and Jordan continued to filibuster.

Watch the exchange in the video below:


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Trump supporter found dead in Georgia after being charged in Capitol riot

A Georgia man who was arrested for participating in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has died, 11Alive reports.

Christopher Stanton Georgia died at his home on Saturday, According to documents exclusively obtained by the Daily Mail, Georgia's wife called 9-11 and told authorities that there was "blood everywhere." While Georgia's cause of death is still unknown, officers removed two semi-automatic SKS rifles from the home.

After his arrest, Georgia was charged with attempting to "enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police," according to the Daily Mail.

"At around 7:15pm last Wednesday, on the night of the riots, Georgia was reportedly among a group outside in violation of the District's 6pm curfew that had been put in place earlier that day to stem the chaos wreaked by the pro-Trump mob," the Mail reports. "When officers gave the group several warnings to disperse, Georgia and his group reportedly refused, according to the documents. They were then placed under arrest as a result."

‘This is horrifying’: Videos show injured officers being evacuated after clashes with Trump supporters

This Wednesday, thousands of Trump supporters descended on Washington D.C. to protest the results of the 2020 election. According to reports, there was a packed crowd between the Washington Monument and the Ellipse with little standing room available.

Multiple scuffles between Trump supporters and D.C. police officers were captured on video when segments of the crowd attempted to breach the U.S. Capitol building.


Some were ultimately successful.

Videos posted to Twitter showed injured police officers being carried away from the scene after the confrontations.



Trump was so upset with Melania's renovations at Mar-a-Lago that he demanded they be removed: report

According to a source speaking to CNN, President Trump was upset with renovations at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida -- many of which were overseen by his wife, Melania.

"He was not happy with it," the source said, adding that the renovations didn't appeal to the aesthetic that Trump prefers. Trump was reportedly so upset with the additions, which consisted of white marble and an abundance of dark wood, that he demanded they be removed immediately -- which they were.

According to CNN, Trump's displeasure with the renovations may be due to a larger souring of his mood over developments coinciding with the waning days of his presidency.

"If the kick-off to his last Florida sojourn as President was rough, the days that followed would be much of the same, with Trump appearing 'moody,' according to the source at the club, spending more time than usual behind closed doors and not mingling and conversing as much as he normally does with club members and senior White House staff, many of whom have in the last few years joined him there," CNN reports.

Read the full report over at CNN.com.

'Jail them': Shock as emails reveal Trump appointee’s 'monstrous' call to spread COVID-19 in America

According to a new report from POLITICO, a former top Trump appointee urged for health officials to adopt a "herd immunity" approach to the coronavirus pandemic, allowing for millions of people to be infected.

"There is no other way, we need to establish herd, and it only comes about allowing the non-high risk groups expose themselves to the virus. PERIOD," then-science adviser Paul Alexander wrote on July 4 to his boss, Health and Human Services assistant secretary for public affairs Michael Caputo, and six other senior officials.

"Infants, kids, teens, young people, young adults, middle aged with no conditions etc. have zero to little risk….so we use them to develop herd…we want them infected…" he added.

The news sparked a wave of outrage from President Trump's critics on Twitter.























GOP lawmaker who said there was 'political agenda' behind COVID coverage prays for a 'miracle' from the hospital

Rep. David Byrd (R-TN) made a post on Facebook this Thursday saying that he may be soon placed on a ventilator due to coronavirus, and asked people to pray for him.

"I really need a miracle today!!" Byrd wrote Thursday. "My doctor said if my oxygen level doesn't improve then he has no choice but to put me on a ventilator. So please pray that God will breathe His healing spirit into my lungs!!"

Byrd was flown by helicopter from Wayne County Hospital to St. Thomas in Nashville, where he still remains. According to the Tennessean, he was among the nearly 70 House Republicans who attended a caucus meeting held in the House chamber on November 24. A week and a half later, he was hospitalized with the virus. Reports say he was seen on the House floor without a mask. Just days before, he hosted a dinner for dozens of his fellow caucus members at a restaurant.

Byrd is at least the second House Republican to be hospitalized with coronavirus.

As the Tennessean points out, Byrd and GOP Rep. Mike Carter, who was placed in the ICU with coronavirus in August, supported a House resolution stating that "mainstream media has sensationalized the reporting on COVID-19 in the service of political agendas."

'Vibrational frequencies': Trump supporters explain why they don’t wear masks — and it's a real doozy

In a video posted to their Twitter account this Tuesday, comedy duo The Good Liars interviewed a pair of Trump supporters, asking the women why they don't wear masks in the midst of a surging global pandemic.

"We don't have the vibrational frequency to host the virus," one of the women said. "So, if you don't have that vibrational frequency right here, you're not gonna get it."

According to the other woman, she doesn't "put life into COVID," so she's immune from the virus. "I never wear a mask," she said. "Ever."

Watch the video below:


Federal judge says Trump's pardon of Michael Flynn may have been ‘too broad’: report

A trial judge has raised the possibility that the federal judge overseeing the case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn could find that President Trump's pardon of Flynn may be "too broad," according to The National Law Journal.

The comments "came unexpectedly" during a Freedom of Information Act hearing about releasing documents from special counsel Robert Mueller's office, according to BuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said on Friday that he doesn't think U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan "has a lot of options in reference to what he does" after the pardon was granted, "unless he takes the position that the wording of the pardon is too broad, in that it provides protections beyond the date of the pardon."

"I don't know what impact that would have, what decision he would make, if he makes that determination that the pardon of Mr. Flynn is for a period that the law does not permit. I don't know if that's correct or not," Walton continued. "Theoretically, the decision could be reached because the wording in the pardon seems to be very, very broad. It could be construed, I think, as extending protections against criminal prosecutions after the date the pardon was issued."

"I don't know if Judge Sullivan will make that determination or not," he added.

Just after his pardon, Flynn made headlines again when he called on Trump to suspend the constitution and declare martial law for the military to run a new election.

A review of Jenna Ellis’ professional history shows she is not the seasoned constitutional law expert she plays on TV: report

Jenna Ellis has become a star player on President Trump's legal team, billing herself as a "constitutional law attorney" taking part in the effort to overturn the 2020 election results. But according to the New York Times, Ellis' credentials aren't what they're cracked up to be. She has become one of Trump's most visible defenders and on Wednesday lashed out at Attorney General Bill Barr for saying he had not seen any evidence of widespread voter fraud.

"…a review of her professional history, as well as interviews with more than a half-dozen lawyers who have worked with her, show that Ms. Ellis, 36, is not the seasoned constitutional law expert she plays on TV," write the Times' Jeremy W. Peters and Alan Feuer, adding that since she graduated from law school in 2011, "nothing in her record in the courtroom — limited mostly to appearances in state court as a prosecutor or as counsel for clients charged with assault, prostitution, theft and domestic abuse — shows any time spent litigating election law cases."

While she styles herself as an expert on the Constitution, the Times reports that a national databases of federal cases shows she has never appeared in federal district or circuit court. She also does not appear to have played a major role in any cases beyond her criminal and civil work in Colorado. Out of around 50 election-related lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign, Ellis has not signed her name or appeared in court to argue a single one.

"I find it astonishing that she's gotten to this point," Stephanie Stout, a lawyer who worked with Ellis a few years told the Times. Stout said Ellis was fired from a case they both worked on because she "not up to the job."

"She just didn't have the legal chops," Stout added. "After that, Jenna decided that I had stolen the case from her."

Read the full report over at The New York Times.

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