The two men were charged in 2017 with “complicity in the misuse of corporate assets” over the sale of submarines to Pakistan and frigates to Saudi Arabia between 1993 and 1995, when Balladur was prime minister in the final years of Francois Mitterrand’s presidency. … [Read more...] about Claim That Kickbacks from Arms Deals Funded French Presidential Election Campaign Goes to Court
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“In the South, you really can't gerrymander without targeting communities in color,” Li said. “It's efficient … it's easy to divide them or pack them together or whatever, in order to see the political effect. There aren't a lot of white Democrats [in the South] and white Democrats tend to live near white Republicans so … it's really hard to gerrymander white Democrats in the South.” … [Read more...] about Voting rights groups see gerrymandering as potent threat
Once Trump chose the congressional confirmation of the Biden victory on January 6 as the target of his maximum effort to swipe the election, attention naturally shifted to Vice-President Mike Pence, the Trump toady who would preside over the joint session of Congress in which the usually routine chore of tabulating electoral votes was to occur. The president’s advocates took a two-prong approach based on the assumption that Pence would do his master’s bidding. First, Representative Louie Gohmert filed a lawsuit contending that the Electoral Count Act of 1887 that governed the joint session was in fact an unconstitutional abrogation of the veep’s constitutional prerogative to recognize electors however he wanted. It was swiftly rejected by the federal courts. … [Read more...] about How Close Did We Get to an Election Coup?
Barr was Trump's second attorney general confirmed by the Senate and one of his staunchest allies in the administration. The attorney general had long faced criticism from Democrats and other outside groups over his efforts to defend the president during his nearly two years leading the Justice Department. … [Read more...] about Barr told Trump that theories about stolen election were ‘bulls—‘: report
President-Elect Joe Biden will reportedly make his first international trip outside of North America to the United Kingdom to plot the “destiny of the world” with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a source close to the 77-year-old Democrat has claimed. … [Read more...] about Biden to Visit UK First to Plot ‘Destiny of the World’ with Boris Johnson