Election Deniers and the Jan. 6 Investigation
As the November elections get closer, the number of candidates on the ballot beholden to the Big Lie remains alarmingly high.
On Wednesday, a federal judge said that more emails from Trump attorney John Eastman needed to be turned over to the select committee investigating Jan. 6. According to the judge, the emails show that Trump had signed legal documents containing purported evidence of election fraud that he knew to be false. Here are other headlines related to the Jan. 6 and election-subversion investigations:
Trump Administration Accountability
The Washington Post reported this week that the Trump Organization had charged the U.S. Secret Service five and six times the government rate to stay at Trump’s properties when he and his family were visiting — in one case charging agents $1,185 a night to stay at the Trump International Hotel in D.C.
DeSantis’ Migrant Flights
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office appears to have been in contact with the office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott regarding DeSantis’ controversial migrant flight program, according to documents we obtained, reported on by the Miami Herald.
The Trump Administration’s Hatch Act Violations
Days before the 2020 election, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt tweeted a video praising Donald Trump — yet another instance of a Trump administration official engaging in what critics said was partisan political activity prohibited by federal law. The tweet praised the efforts of Trump and his administration that had been taken close to the election.
USPS Redacts Costs of DeJoy’s Office Renovations
In response to our request for information about costs of any renovations to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s office suites, the U.S. Postal Service sent us documents in which every item related to actual costs was redacted.