Trump Campaign Knew Lawyers’ Dominion Claims Were Baseless, Memo Shows

Days before lawyers allied with Donald Trump gave a news conference promoting election conspiracy theories, his campaign had determined that many of those claims were false, court filings reveal.

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Rudy Giuliani’s Rowdy 9/11 Speech Leaves Late-Night Hosts Reeling

‘I’m not saying Rudy was drunk, but that’s usually when guys from Brooklyn start to imitate the queen of England,’ Seth Meyers said.

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Biden Urges Unity as Nation Remembers Sept. 11

Both President Biden and former President George W. Bush acknowledged that what has happened in the years since has only challenged the notion that Americans found strength in coming together.

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The Trump Coup Is Still Raging

One thing should be clear to conservatives estranged from the Republican Party: We can’t go home again.

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Judge Orders Sanctions Against Pro-Trump Lawyers Over Election Lawsuit

Sidney Powell, L. Lin Wood and seven other lawyers deceived federal courts and debased the judicial process, a federal judge wrote.

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Igor Fruman Expected to Plead Guilty in Campaign Finance Case

Igor Fruman had aided Rudolph Giuliani in his effort to dig up dirt on Donald J. Trump’s political rivals.

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How Eric Coomer Became the ‘Perfect Villain’ for Voting Conspiracists

Eric Coomer had an election-security job at Dominion Voting Systems. He also had posted anti-Trump messages on Facebook. What happened next ruined his life.

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Book Review: ‘Landslide,’ by Michael Wolff

“Landslide” tells the dramatic and unprecedented story of the weeks after the 2020 presidential election from inside the White House.

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Trump Is Said to Have Called Arizona Official After Election Loss

Donald Trump tried to reach the top Republican in metropolitan Phoenix as his allies were trying to overturn the state’s 2020 results, according to the official, who said he did not pick up the calls.

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Rudy Giuliani’s Law License Is Suspended in New York

The former mayor of New York, who was once the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, is now barred from practicing law in the state.

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Giuliani and Prosecutors Agree on Former Judge to Review Seized Materials

Barbara S. Jones conducted a similar screening during the investigation into Michael D. Cohen.

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Michelle Wie West Was Ready to Retire. Then She Got Mad.

A golf phenom since she was 10, Michelle Wie West was ready to focus on motherhood. Rudy Giuliani’s vulgar remarks convinced her to keep fighting and playing.

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Bill Bratton Discusses Police Reform With Maureen Dowd

America’s top cop on better policing, race relations, Chauvin, Biden, Rudy and Andrew. 

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Prosecutors Investigating Whether Ukrainians Meddled in 2020 Election

The Brooklyn federal inquiry has examined whether former and current Ukrainian officials tried to interfere in the election, including funneling misleading information through Rudolph W. Giuliani.

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Andrew Giuliani to Run for GOP Nomination for NY Governor

The son of Rudolph W. Giuliani joins two other candidates in a primary that could demonstrate former President Trump’s continued hold on their party.

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Giuliani Seeks to Block Review of Evidence From His Phones

Prosecutors investigating Rudolph W. Giuliani’s work in Ukraine have seized his electronic devices, a move his lawyers are now questioning.

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Giuliani’s Allies Want Trump to Pay His Legal Bills

As Rudolph Giuliani faces an escalating federal investigation and defamation suits, his advisers believe he should benefit from a $250 million Trump campaign war chest.

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Firing of U.S. Ambassador Is at Center of Giuliani Investigation

Prosecutors want to scrutinize Rudolph W. Giuliani’s communications with Ukrainian officials about the ouster of the ambassador, Marie L. Yovanovitch.

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Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Searched in Federal Investigation

Prosecutors obtained the warrant as part of an investigation into whether Mr. Giuliani broke lobbying laws as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

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Andrew Giuliani Considers a Run for N.Y. Governor

Mr. Giuliani, 35, has never been elected to public office, and his most prominent government job was as a public liaison assistant and special assistant to the president for the Trump White House.

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Putin Authorized Russian Interference in 2020 Election, Report Says

The assessment was the intelligence community’s most comprehensive look at foreign efforts to interfere in the election.

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Representative Eric Swalwell Sues Trump Over Capitol Riot

The suit by Representative Eric Swalwell accuses Donald J. Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 attack and conspiring to prevent Congress from formalizing President Biden’s victory.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Has a Message for Mark Zuckerberg

The actor who, as Borat, drew our attention to racism, misogyny and autocratic propaganda calls out the social media companies who profit off these trends.

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Congressional Committee Presses Cable Providers on Election Fraud Claims

Before a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked cable companies what they did to combat “the spread of misinformation.”

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Using an Anti-Klan Law Against Trump’s Clan

The recent federal lawsuit against Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani is forcing us into a much-needed history lesson.

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N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot

The civil rights group brought the suit on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, with other Democrats in Congress expected to join as plaintiffs.

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In Georgia, a New District Attorney Starts Circling Trump and His Allies

Fani Willis has opened a criminal investigation into efforts by the Trump camp to overturn the former president’s loss in Georgia. In an interview, Ms. Willis described a wide-ranging inquiry.

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For the Defense: Twisted Facts and Other Staples of the Trump Playbook

The lawyers representing the former president in his impeachment trial are the latest in a rotating cast that has always had trouble satisfying a mercurial and headstrong client.

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Trump Justice Department Sought to Block Search of Giuliani Records

Manhattan prosecutors had been prepared to seek a search warrant for electronic records related to powerful Ukrainians who had helped Rudolph Giuliani dig for dirt on the Biden family.

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Fox Files Motion to Dismiss Smartmatic’s $2.7 Billion Defamation Suit

In a court filing, Rupert Murdoch’s media company says it had the right to broadcast the debunked claims of election fraud promoted by President Donald Trump’s legal team on Fox News and Fox Business.

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The $2.7 Billion Case Against Fox News

Smartmatic, an election technology company, filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against the network over what the company says are false claims about its role in the 2020 election. We hear from Smartmatic’s C.E.O. and lawyer.

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Lev Parnas, Giuliani Associate, Faces New Fraud Accusations

The Securities and Exchange Commission claimed in a lawsuit that Mr. Parnas and a business partner duped investors in a start-up called Fraud Guarantee.

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Trump’s Sleight of Hand: Shouting Fraud, Pocketing Donors’ Cash for Future

With breathless, often misleading appeals, the former president promised small donors that he was using the money to fight the election results, but in fact stored much of it for future use.

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As Trump Raked In Cash Denying His Loss, Little Went to Actual Legal Fight

The picture that emerged in new campaign finance reports was of Donald J. Trump waging a public relations effort to falsely argue that he had won the election rather than mounting a serious legal push.

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Trump Parts Ways With Lead Impeachment Lawyer

The move comes a little over a week before the former president’s Senate trial is set to begin and after a frantic search to secure a lead lawyer for his defense team.

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Rudy Giuliani Sued by Dominion Voting Systems Over False Election Claims

The suit against Mr. Giuliani, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump who pushed to overturn the election results, accuses him of carrying out “a viral disinformation campaign.”

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Giuliani and Bill O’Reilly Still Have a Major Platform in New York

A popular radio station in Manhattan has become a haven where conservative hosts like Rudolph Giuliani can defend Donald Trump.

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Calls Intensify to Censure Giuliani for His Work as Trump’s Lawyer

Two dozen prominent lawyers, including judges and former federal prosecutors, signed a formal complaint seeking the suspension of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s law license.

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Trump Prepares Pardon Wave for Final Hours

Among those under consideration for grants of clemency are the former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and the rapper Lil Wayne.

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Your Evening Briefing: Inauguration and Executive Orders

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Prospect of Pardons in Final Days Fuels Market to Buy Access to Trump

The president’s allies have collected tens of thousands of dollars — and potentially much more — from people seeking pardons.

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Late Night: Shocker. Trump Stiffs Giuliani and Won’t Take His Calls.

“Impeachment was great, but there really is no more perfect way for this to end than Trump stiffing Rudy,” Seth Meyers said.

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After 2 Impeachments, Giuliani Vows to Continue His Fervor for Trump

White House officials are universally angry with Rudolph W. Giuliani and blame him for both of President Trump’s impeachments. But he remains one of few people still willing to join Mr. Trump in the foxhole.

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In New York, Fallout From the Capitol Riot

The son of a Brooklyn judge was arrested over his role in the riot, and Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would review its ties with the Trump Organization.

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Pence Said to Have Told Trump He Lacks Power to Change Election Result

A day before he presides over a joint session of Congress to ratify Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory, the vice president tried to lower the president’s expectations while seeking ways to mollify him.

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The ‘Red Slime’ Lawsuit That Could Sink Right-Wing Media

Voting machine companies threaten “highly dangerous” cases against Fox, Newsmax and OAN, says Floyd Abrams.

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With Trump Fading, Ukraine’s President Looks to a Reset With the U.S.

“They roped us in, but I think we behaved with dignity,” Volodymyr Zelensky said of his encounter with American politics.

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Trump Discussed Naming Sidney Powell as Special Counsel on Election Fraud

In a meeting at the White House on Friday, the president weighed appointing Sidney Powell, who promoted conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines, to probe voter fraud.

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He Wanted to Count Every Vote in Philadelphia. His Party Had Other Ideas.

When Donald Trump’s campaign tried to overturn the election results in Pennsylvania, Al Schmidt found himself trapped between his party and his principles.

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Material From Giuliani Spurred a Separate Justice Dept. Pursuit of Hunter Biden

The inquiry, based out of Pittsburgh, was run parallel to an investigation in Delaware and raised alarms among F.B.I. agents about politicization.

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