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Dominion’s lawyers demand Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Parler preserve posts by Trump and other far-right figures, ahead of threatened defamation lawsuits

Dominion has asked several internet companies to keep posts that might be relevant in lawsuits. The voting-technology firm already filed defamation claims against Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. It’s threatened more lawsuits, and former President Donald Trump is a subject of its new requests. Visit the Business section of Insider […]
Dominion’s lawyers demand Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Parler preserve posts by Trump and other far-right figures, ahead of threatened defamation lawsuits
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A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania was instrumental in Trump’s plan to shake up the Justice Department and overturn the election

Th A little-known GOP congressman from Pennsylvania helped former President Donald Trump with a plan to oust the acting attorney general in an effort to overturn the election,The New York Times reported. Republican Rep. Scott Perry introduced Trump to Justice Department lawyer Jeffery Clark. Trump wanted to replace Jeffery Rosen […]
A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania was instrumental in Trump’s plan to shake up the Justice Department and overturn the election
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Biden says he will reverse Trump’s order to lift the coronavirus travel ban

President-elect Biden has promised to reverse efforts by President Donald Trump in the last days of his presidency to lift coronavirus-related travel restrictions on passengers from Europe and Brazil. “This is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel,” a Biden representative said. The president-elect last week announced […]
Biden says he will reverse Trump’s order to lift the coronavirus travel ban
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Ted Cruz’s former staffers say they are ‘disgusted’ by his role in the US Capitol insurrection and his unflinching support of Trump, report says

At least six of Sen. Ted Cruz’s former aides have expressed their disgust at the recent actions of their former boss, according to New York Magazine’s Intelligencer. Ted Cruz is under fire for spreading election misinformation, objecting to the results of the 2020 election being certified, and having fundraised during […]
Ted Cruz’s former staffers say they are ‘disgusted’ by his role in the US Capitol insurrection and his unflinching support of Trump, report says
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YouTube removes Trump content and bans him from uploading new videos for a minimum of 7 days, citing ‘ongoing potential for violence’

YouTube said Tuesday that it has “removed new content” from President Donald Trump’s official channel and banned him from posting new videos for a “minimum” of one week for violating its policies. YouTube also gave Trump’s channel its first “strike,” and is “indefinitely disabling” comments over “safety concerns.” YouTube’s actions […]
YouTube removes Trump content and bans him from uploading new videos for a minimum of 7 days, citing ‘ongoing potential for violence’
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Stripe has stopped processing Trump campaign donations after the riots in the Capitol, arguing that the campaign encourages violence

Stripe has stopped processing donations for President Donald Trump’s campaign website, sources told the Wall Street Journal. The campaign violated Stripe’s policies against encouraging violence, the sources said. Just hours before Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Wednesday, the president urged people to object to the election results and “fight” for […]
Stripe has stopped processing Trump campaign donations after the riots in the Capitol, arguing that the campaign encourages violence
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A top Georgia election official says Rudy Giuliani ‘lied’ about election fraud by presenting a deceptively edited video as evidence

The Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling said Rudy Giuliani “lied” by presenting a deceptively edited video as evidence of election fraud. In a “60 Minutes” interview, Sterling debunked one of Giuliani’s claims about illegitimate ballots, saying the president’s lawyer showed a misleading clip to Georgia state senators despite having access […]
A top Georgia election official says Rudy Giuliani ‘lied’ about election fraud by presenting a deceptively edited video as evidence
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Trump reportedly asked a Georgia elections investigator to ‘find the fraud’ in the 2020 election in lengthy phone call in December

President Donald Trump in December pressured the lead elections investigator in the state of Georgia to “find the fraud” responsible for his election loss, The Washington Post reported Saturday. There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, but Trump has repeatedly spread the baseless conspiracy theory since […]
Trump reportedly asked a Georgia elections investigator to ‘find the fraud’ in the 2020 election in lengthy phone call in December
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Simon & Schuster cancels Josh Hawley’s book deal due to his continued support for overturning election results, even after a mob stormed the Capitol

Simon & Schuster, one of the “Big Five” publishing houses, cancelled the scheduled publication of Sen. Josh Hawley’s upcoming book “The Tyranny of Big Tech.” The senator from Missouri has been one of Trump’s most ardent allies in his efforts to overturn election results, and after a right-wing insurrection rampaged […]
Simon & Schuster cancels Josh Hawley’s book deal due to his continued support for overturning election results, even after a mob stormed the Capitol
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Facebook cracks down on Trump

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for January 8. I’m Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] Today’s news: Facebook suspends Trump, Shopify removes Trump stores, and investors pick […]
Facebook cracks down on Trump
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is the latest Trump administration official to resign in the wake of the violent Capitol siege by the president’s supporters

Some White House officials have resigned from their posts following a violent siege of the US Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump rioters on Wednesday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned Thursday night, citing the siege in a letter to President Donald Trump. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews, Melania Trump’s chief […]
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is the latest Trump administration official to resign in the wake of the violent Capitol siege by the president’s supporters
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Following an outbreak of violence at the Capitol on Wednesday, some GOP lawmakers who planned to object to the Electoral College certification of the election now say they have changed their minds

A group of Republican lawmakers said they planned to object to certifying the Electoral College vote on Wednesday during a joint session of Congress. But following a violent siege on the Capitol that caused Congress to evacuate, some GOP party members have reversed course. GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and Steve […]
Following an outbreak of violence at the Capitol on Wednesday, some GOP lawmakers who planned to object to the Electoral College certification of the election now say they have changed their minds
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Advertisers pull ads amid the attack on the US Capitol

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for January 7. I’m Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] Today’s news: Marketers pull their ads amid the attack on the US […]
Advertisers pull ads amid the attack on the US Capitol
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Venture capitalists are condemning ‘domestic terrorists’ for storming the Capitol and urge Jack Dorsey to lock Trump’s Twitter account

The Trump-supporting protesters storming the US Capitol has consumed the world of VC Twitter. Venture capitalists are condemning the chaos, with one investor calling the rioters “white terrorists” and another calling for the government to bring in the National Guard to temper the madness. Others placed part of the blame […]
Venture capitalists are condemning ‘domestic terrorists’ for storming the Capitol and urge Jack Dorsey to lock Trump’s Twitter account
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Democrats flip the Senate in a devastating blow to Trump and Republicans

The Democratic Party has regained control of the US Senate, according to projected results from two critical runoff elections in Georgia. Since the Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won their respective runoff elections in Georgia, the party will have 50 Senate seats and effective control of the upper chamber […]
Democrats flip the Senate in a devastating blow to Trump and Republicans
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Trump must be prosecuted, or we should just admit presidents are above the law

This isn’t just about Donald Trump. This is about the next president. And the one after that, and the one after that. Trump was caught red-handed, on tape, attempting to strong-arm Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, into inventing thousands of votes to tip the election in Trump’s favour. […]
Trump must be prosecuted, or we should just admit presidents are above the law
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‘I screamed in my car’: A Georgia election official debunks Trump’s ‘ridiculous claims’ from the president’s leaked phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

Gabriel Sterling, a voting-system implementation manager in Georgia, fact-checked a wide range of President Donald Trump’s new and old baseless election and voter-fraud claims on Monday. Sterling’s latest weekly news conference came the day after multiple news organisations published audio of a stunning hour-long call in which Trump tried to […]
‘I screamed in my car’: A Georgia election official debunks Trump’s ‘ridiculous claims’ from the president’s leaked phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger
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Trump ally Sen. Tom Cotton says he won’t join those planning to challenge Biden’s Electoral College win but supports a ‘commission to study’ the election

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said in a statement Sunday that he would not join his colleagues who were planning to oppose the certification of the Electoral College vote on Wednesday. Cotton, a supporter of President Donald Trump, said not counting the electoral votes would “take away the power […]
Trump ally Sen. Tom Cotton says he won’t join those planning to challenge Biden’s Electoral College win but supports a ‘commission to study’ the election
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A GOP lawmaker objected to seating US representatives from battleground states in response to colleagues that plan to object to the presidential election results

GOP Rep. Chip Roy of Texas objected to seating 67 elected House members from battleground states on Sunday in response to his colleagues that plan to object to certifying the presidential election results. “It would confound basic human reason if the presidential results were to face objection while the congressional […]
A GOP lawmaker objected to seating US representatives from battleground states in response to colleagues that plan to object to the presidential election results
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Far-right group Proud Boys claim they will attend January 6 DC rally ‘incognito’ and wear all-black to blend in with antifa protesters

The Proud Boys, a far-right group, have said they will be attending the rally “incognito.” They will forgo their traditional uniform of black and yellow and, instead, wear all-black. Followers of antifa, an anti-fascist movement whose members typically appear in all-black clothing, have frequently clashed with the Proud Boys. President […]
Far-right group Proud Boys claim they will attend January 6 DC rally ‘incognito’ and wear all-black to blend in with antifa protesters
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Mike Pence ‘welcomes’ the efforts of Republican lawmakers to challenge Biden’s win, days before Congress is due to certify the election results

Vice President Mike Pence is supporting the efforts of GOP lawmakers who plan to challenge President-elect Biden’s win during a joint session of Congress. About a dozen senators and 140 House Republicans have indicated they will oppose the certification of Electoral College votes. Objections by members of the House and […]
Mike Pence ‘welcomes’ the efforts of Republican lawmakers to challenge Biden’s win, days before Congress is due to certify the election results
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Trump urges people to ‘get ready to vote’ in Georgia just hours after calling the Senate runoff elections ‘both illegal and invalid’

President Donald Trump tweeted that the Georgia Senate runoff elections are “both illegal and invalid.” He cited a bipartisan legal agreement as being proof of unconstitutionality – a claim that courts have rejected. Hours later, Trump urged his Twitter followers to “get ready to vote on Tuesday.” Trump will attend […]
Trump urges people to ‘get ready to vote’ in Georgia just hours after calling the Senate runoff elections ‘both illegal and invalid’
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House Republicans have virtually no chance of flipping the election results for Trump, but 140 of them still plan to vote against certification of the Electoral College count next week

At least 140 Republican House members reportedly plan to vote against certification of the Electoral College vote on January 6. The vote would only delay confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but has no chance of overturning the result of the November presidential election, which Biden won with 306 Electoral […]
House Republicans have virtually no chance of flipping the election results for Trump, but 140 of them still plan to vote against certification of the Electoral College count next week
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Televangelist Pat Robertson says he believes Biden won the election and distances himself from Trump: ‘You’ve had your day, and it’s time to move on’

On his show “The 700 Club” on Monday, the televangelist Pat Robertson said, “I think it’s all over – I think the Electoral College has spoken.” The monologue contrasted sharply with Robertson’s continued support for President Donald Trump since 2016. Previously, Robertson endorsed Trump’s claims of fraud and called on […]
Televangelist Pat Robertson says he believes Biden won the election and distances himself from Trump: ‘You’ve had your day, and it’s time to move on’
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Trump says ‘it’s not over’ and his baseless election legal challenges will ‘continue to go forward’ despite the Electoral College meeting on Monday

Trump has vowed to keep pursuing legal challenges in several swing states, he told Fox & Friends. He said that legal challenges will “continue to go forward,” despite numerous defeats. On Saturday, the Supreme Court rejected a Trump-backed Texas lawsuit to overturn the results of the election. Trump recognised the […]
Trump says ‘it’s not over’ and his baseless election legal challenges will ‘continue to go forward’ despite the Electoral College meeting on Monday
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4 people stabbed, and another shot as Proud Boys and counter-protesters clash at pro-Trump rallies in Washington DC and Washington State

Four people have been stabbed during a pro-Trump rally in Washington DC while another was shot in Olympia, Washington. The four stabbing victims are in critical condition, while the condition of the shooting victim remains unknown. The clashes between the protesters, counter-protesters, and police came two days before the electoral […]
4 people stabbed, and another shot as Proud Boys and counter-protesters clash at pro-Trump rallies in Washington DC and Washington State
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Joe Biden’s agenda ‘a little hazy’ and criticises his Cabinet picks as lacking an ‘overall vision’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told reporters that Biden’s agenda seems “a little hazy” and needs a “more coherent vision,” reports The Hill. Biden has previously promised to have the “single most diverse cabinet” in American history. So far, he has made some historic picks. Some progressive critics are disappointed with the lack […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Joe Biden’s agenda ‘a little hazy’ and criticises his Cabinet picks as lacking an ‘overall vision’
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‘You cannot, at the same time, love America and hate democracy’: Sen. Chris Murphy rips into GOP colleagues supporting Trump’s failed efforts to overturn election

“You cannot, at the same time, love America and hate democracy,” Sen. Chris Murphy said in a speech on the Senate floor, shaming Republicans for pursuing efforts to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 election. Murphy’s speech came hours before the US Supreme Court threw out the Texas attorney […]
‘You cannot, at the same time, love America and hate democracy’: Sen. Chris Murphy rips into GOP colleagues supporting Trump’s failed efforts to overturn election
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Idaho’s attorney general joins at least 4 other high-profile GOP lawmakers in opposing Trump’s long-shot Texas lawsuit to overturn 2020 election

A small group of House Republicans and Republican attorneys general have publicly disagreed with the latest election lawsuit filed by Texas’ attorney general. Republican attorneys general in Idaho, Ohio, and Georgia have declined to support the lawsuit. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah has called the lawsuit “simply madness.” Visit Business […]
Idaho’s attorney general joins at least 4 other high-profile GOP lawmakers in opposing Trump’s long-shot Texas lawsuit to overturn 2020 election