Michael Cohen Claims He Pled Guilty on Tax and Fraud Changes Because Prosecutors “Had [Him] on Campaign Finance”; Did His Lawyers Give Him Bad Advice?

In a recent Slate piece, I noted some of the issues with going after President Trump on campaign finance charges related to hush money payments, charges to which Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty. I added: “Cohen might have … Continue reading

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Shenanigans Going on with Ohio Ballot Measure Purportedly Aimed at Getting State to Assign Electoral College Votes to the Popular Vote Winner

John Koza, the force behind the National Popular Vote initiative writes: Ohio news organizations have been trying to identify the mysterious backers of an initiative petition proposing an amendment to the Ohio Constitution requiring the Ohio legislature to guarantee the … Continue reading

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“DOJ & FEC Complaints Filed for Apparent ‘Straw Donor’ Contributions to Trump Campaign”

Release via email: Today, Common Cause filed complaints with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging reason to believe that a Florida businesswoman violated campaign finance laws by enlisting and reimbursing “straw donors” tens of thousands of dollars … Continue reading

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NYT Reporting Suggests That Cindy Yang Illegally Funneled Contributions Through Conduits to Reach $50,000 Threshold for Picture with Donald Trump

This story is going to get bigger: The Republican National Committee promised an “evening reception with Donald J. Trump” last March at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.A contribution of $2,700 toward the president’s re-election would get you in … Continue reading

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North Carolina Elections Board Issues Unanimous 46-Page Damning Set of Factual Findings and Legal Conclusions Related to Bladen County #NC09 Absentee Ballot Crimes, Explaining Why It Ordered New Election

From the introduction: A new election is the gravest remedy available to this State agency that has, for a century, supervised elections meant to ensure “[a]ll political power is vested in and derived from the people; all government of right … Continue reading

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“Deny, defy, disdain: Georgia election chief adopts familiar voting security strategy”

Politico: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is no longer the state’s chief election official — but his combative style in defending its insecure voting technology lives on.Fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger, Kemp’s successor as secretary of state, has been pursuing the same … Continue reading

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Attorney Who Negotiated with Michael Cohen Over Stormy Daniels Payments Said Payments “Done for Political Reasons”

ABC News interview: Keith Davidson, the former attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, detailed his role in negotiating hush-money deals to keep both women quiet about alleged affairs with Donald Trump, claiming a $130,000 payment to Daniels was … Continue reading

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