The Daily Populous

Thursday March 3rd, 2022 day edition

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He then pushed top advisers to continue strategizing ways to overturn the election results.

A deposition of Eastman himself reveals that the Trump ally invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination nearly 150 times in declining to answer the committee’s questions.

Other documents include a page from Trump’s private Jan. 6 schedule, released to the Jan. 6 select committee by the National Archives in recent weeks.

The schedule includes an 11:20 a.m. call with Pence, as well as a call with then-Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.).

The Select Committee has responded to Dr. Eastman’s efforts to discharge this responsibility by accusing him of criminal activity.

But the committee indicated that Eastman’s purported relationship with Trump fails to prove he had a legitimate claim of attorney client privilege.

Eastman, according to the panel, produced a letter identifying his client as Trump’s campaign, but the letter was left unsigned. »

Oath Keeper is 1st to plead guilty to seditious conspiracy for Jan. 6, will cooperate with prosecutors

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James pleaded guilty before the court to one count of seditious conspiracy and one count of obstructing an official proceeding in exchange for a reduced offense level, which the judge will consider at sentencing.

The two attended multiple online meetings to organize and make plans for Jan. 6 in the weeks leading up to the Capitol attack.

The 10 other alleged Oath Keepers charged in the seditious conspiracy plot, including Rhodes, have pleaded not guilty to all charges against them. »

Trump and right-wing lawyer were part of 'criminal conspiracy' to overturn 2020 election, January 6 committee alleges

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(CNN) Former President Donald Trump and a right-wing lawyer were part of a "criminal conspiracy" to overturn the 2020 presidential election, the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot alleges in a court filing Wednesday.

Eastman and Trump have not been accused of any crime by federal or state prosecutors, and no top advisers around Trump have been charged for January 6-related crimes.

"The apparent objective of these efforts was to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and declare Donald Trump the winner. »

The Beginning of the End for Putin?

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For months, many Russian analysts, commentators, and citizens alike were convinced that Putin would not engage in such an act of aggression.

But the thing about repressive regimes like Putin’s Russia is that they often look stable right up to the point that they are not.

Putin has taken a major risk in attacking Ukraine, and there is a chance—one that seems to be growing—that it could mark the beginning of his end. »

Texas judge grants ACLU's request for temporary restraining order on child abuse investigation of trans child and her parents

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(CNN) A district court judge in Travis County, Texas, granted a temporary restraining order Wednesday to prevent the state from performing a child abuse investigation of a family seeking gender-affirming health care for their transgender child.

President Joe Biden blasted Abbott's order to DFPS, calling the move "a cynical and dangerous campaign targeting transgender children and their parents.".

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the terms of the temporary restraining order. »