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WATCH Jim Jordan Lose The Ability To Speak When Confronted With Facts By ‘60 Minutes’

For perhaps the first time since he arrived in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) lost the ability to speak during an interview with Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes” which aired Sunday evening.

Discussing censorship on social media platforms, Jordan argued that sites such as Facebook and Twitter shouldn’t be allowed to take down inaccurate posts and instead let people decide what they want to believe.

That led Stahl to ask, “What about this idea that the 2020 election was stolen? You think that these companies should allow people to say that and that individuals can make up their own minds.”

“I’ve not said that,” Jordan insisted. “What I’ve said is there were concerns about the 2020 election; I think Americans agree with that.”

“No, they don’t,” said Stahl.

Jordan: “You don’t think they think there were concerns with the 2020 election?”

“Most people don’t question the result, that’s all I’m saying,” Stahl told Jordan.

“Fair enough,” said Jordan.

Seconds later, things got tense.

“They don’t question whether Biden won or not,” she said.

Not a peep from Jordan.

“Right?” she asked.

Again, complete silence from Jordan.

“Right?” she asked again.

Nothing from the congressman. Not one word. Just a look of confusion.

“Most people don’t question the outcome,” Stahl said.

“Right,” Jordan finally said.

Jordan, it should be noted, vociferously insisted that Trump had won in 2020 and should be declared the victor despite Biden winning both the popular and electoral vote.

Social media isn’t the problem when it comes to lies. The problem is when you have people in positions of power spouting bullshit from the rooftops in an effort to overturn a valid election.

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Trump’s Latest Claim About The 2020 Election Is His Most Ridiculous Yet

Even though the 2020 election was almost four years ago and he lost in a popular and electoral vote landslide, failed one-term former president Donald Trump is now claiming that 8 in 10 Americans believe the last presidential election was stolen from him.

Speaking over the weekend in North Carolina, HuffPost reports, Trump let loose with this bit of absolute nonsense:

“What happened at that last election is a disgrace, and we’re not going to let it happen again. Did you ever notice they go after the people that want to find out where the cheating was — and, by the way, 82% of the country understands that it was a rigged election, OK? You can’t have a country with that.”

He continued, “A poll came out, 82% ― but they go after the people — they don’t go after the people that rigged the election — they go after the people that looking, they’re looking for the people that rigged the election. And that’s the people they go after. They got away with something; they’re never going to get away with it again.”

What does polling say about the 2020 election and Donald’s allegations of cheating?

A Washington Post survey from January shows that only 33% of respondents say there was widespread voter fraud in 2020.

As usual, Trump’s numbers are all screwed up, and he simply cannot admit that he’s a loser. But he is, and that’s how history will record him.

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WATCH Lindsey Graham Get ‘Relentlessly’ Booed At Trump Campaign Victory Celebration

While Saturday’s GOP presidential primary in South Carolina was a big victory for failed one-term former president Donald Trump, it wound up being a very public humiliation for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

During a victory celebration in the Palmetto State, Mediaite reports, Trump called Graham to the podium to make some remarks.

 He introduced Lindsey Graham as “a little bit further left than some people on this stage.” Loud boos broke out in the room and kept up as Trump tried to calm them down.

“No, no. Remember,” Trump said, but the boos continued. “I love him, he’s a good man. Come up here Lindsey,” Trump said.

Social media users couldn’t resist commenting on the rude reception Graham received in his home state.

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‘Staggering’ Legal Fees Have Trump Under ‘Enormous Financial Strain’ As More Court Rulings Loom

Even though the presidential election is now less than a year away, political action committees aligned with disgraced former president Donald Trump have already spent some $50 million to cover his mounting legal expenses, with even more bad legal news on the horizon for him.

Maggie Haberman and Shane Goldmacher of the New York Times report the “staggering” $50 million expenditure begs a comparison: “Nikki Haley raised roughly the same amount of money across all her committees in the last year.”

Using Federal Election Commission filings, Haberman and Goldmacher explain that Trump will face an “enormous financial strain” as he attempts to win a second term in the White House, especially since he’s already facing anti-Trump headwinds shown recently in polls that reveal even many registered Republicans saying they won’t vote for him.

The $50 million has been paid out by the following PACs: Make America Great, Save America, and MAGA Inc. according to the report.

The failed ex-president is also confronted with a cash crunch in his personal finances thanks to a massive $83.3 million defamation judgement handed down against him by a New York jury last week for his comments regarding writer E. Jean Carroll, who says she was sexually assaulted by Trump.

Another New York case could also hit Trump in the pocket.

A civil fraud case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James will reach a conclusion in the weeks ahead when Judge Arthur Engoron decides how much the Trump Organization should have to pay for decades of bank and tax fraud. Some experts say the judgement could reach as high as $350 million and also lead to the company being banned from ever doing business in the Empire State.

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RNC Chair McDaniel And Trump May Face Bribery Charges For Their Role In 2020 Election Conspiracy

Now that we know there’s a recording of failed one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump pressuring Michigan officials to not certify the results of the 2020 election in the Wolverine State, there could soon be new criminal charges against him and Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, according to a legal expert.

On Thursday, The Detroit News reported on the phone call.

Then-President Donald Trump personally pressured two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers not to sign the certification of the 2020 presidential election, according to recordings reviewed by The Detroit News and revealed publicly for the first time.

On a Nov. 17, 2020, phone call, which also involved Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Trump told Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, the two GOP Wayne County canvassers, they’d look “terrible” if they signed the documents after they first voted in opposition and then later in the same meeting voted to approve certification of the county’s election results, according to the recordings.

“We’ve got to fight for our country,” said Trump on the recordings, made by a person who was present for the call with Palmer and Hartmann. “We can’t let these people take our country away from us.” 

McDaniel, a Michigan native and the leader of the Republican Party nationally, said at another point in the call, “If you can go home tonight, do not sign it. … We will get you attorneys.”

That offer of attorneys in exchange for not certifying the election is bribery, Anthony Michael Kreis of the Georgia State University College of Law noted, sharing his thoughts on Twitter.

“It seems like Ronna McDaniel could be in some trouble in Michigan and Donald Trump may be facing a fifth set of charges. A promise was offered in exchange for an official act, unlike in Georgia where the preferred method appears to have been limited to browbeating state officials.”

“And that’s before any other public corruption / election fraud conspiracy type crimes that could be well implicated.”

“The real issue is whether providing a lawyer is a “valuable thing.” On the one hand, it isn’t the kind of thing that we typically would consider as being offered as a bribe. On the other hand, it is a materially valuable thing offered in exchange for a corrupt official act.

“If we think of bribery statutes as criminalizing the offering/accepting of goods that are enriching or personally benefiting the public official, then dangling an attorney falls outside that prohibition. But the terms of these statutes aren’t so limited. Be curious to see case law.”

Special Counsel Jack Smith will also be interested in the Michigan phone call and could well amend his election interference indictment to include bribery charges for both Trump and McDaniel.

The more we find out about GOP efforts to overturn the 2020 balloting, the more it seems like every damn one of them at every level of government was a willing co-conspirator.