These figures in Trump’s orbit have pleaded the 5th Amendment
Former President Trump announced he’d invoked his Fifth Amendment rights during a deposition by the New York Attorney General on Wednesday, joining a number of prominent Republicans in his orbit who have elected to remain silent during recent calls to testify. The former president had been subpoenaed as part of N.Y. AG Letitia James’s (D)…The former president had been subpoenaed as part of N.Y. AG Letitia James’s (D) probe into his business and financial dealings.
A Colorado judge has ordered attorney Jenna Ellis to travel to testify before the Georgia special grand jury investigating whether former President Trump attempted to overturn the 2020 election results in the state. © Provided by The Hill
Judge Gregory Lammons of Colorado’s 8th Judicial District approved a request to compel Ellis to travel from her Colorado home to Georgia to testify, CNN reported on Tuesday.
Ellis was subpoenaed in July along with several other Trump allies and legal advisers, including Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman and Cleta Mitchell.
In the July subpoena, shared by Georgia Public Broadcasting, Ellis is identified as “an attorney for the Trump Campaign’s legal efforts seeking to influence the results of the November 2020 election in Georgia and elsewhere.”
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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) noted actions by Ellis that appear to be “part of a multi-state, coordinated plan by the Trump Campaign to influence the results of the November 2020 election in Georgia and elsewhere.”
Judge: Sen. Graham must testify in Georgia election probe
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Monday said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a special grand jury in Atlanta that is investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies broke any laws while trying to overturn his narrow 2020 general election loss in the state. Attorneys for Graham, R-S.C., had argued that his position as a U.S. senator provided him immunity from having to appear before the investigative panel and asked the judge to quash his subpoena. But U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May wrote in an order Monday that immunities related to his role as a senator do not protect him from having to testify.
Ellis reportedly authored memos advising that then-Vice President Mike Pence disregard the electoral college votes certified by Congress for “contested” states like Georgia, according to the subpoena.
Willis also noted a December 2020 appearance by Ellis before the Georgia Senate, during which she shared a video “that purported to show election workers producing ‘suitcases’ of unlawful ballots from unknown sources, outside the view of election poll watchers.”
The video was shortly thereafter discredited and the fraud claims were dismissed, but the subpoena alleges Ellis continued to make election fraud claims.
Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide coming back for revenge as No. 1 in AP Top 25
Is it any surprise, then, that Alabama finds itself on top of the AP preseason Top 25 yet again? In the first poll of the 2022 season, 'Bama is ranked No. 1 ahead of Ohio State and even Georgia (No. 3). Keep in mind, that Georgia beat the Crimson Tide in last season's national championship game. Clemson and Notre Dame check in at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.This is now the ninth time Alabama has started the season ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that the Crimson Tide has been in the top three for the past 13 seasons straight.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) have also been subpoenaed to appear before the Georgia special grand jury.
Former New York City Mayor Giuliani was informed Monday that he’s a main focus of the probe, and his testimony is expected later this week.
The Hill has reached out to Willis in Georgia as well as Colorado’s 8th Judicial District for more information.
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Their pleas for water were long ignored. Now tribes are gaining a voice on the Colorado River. .
The 1922 Colorado River Compact virtually ignored tribal communities, but amid drought, Indigenous leaders have gained a say in what happens next.They spoke about their status as equal players in the future of the Colorado and the role they will play in the high-stakes negotiations to set new management protocols for the river that more than 40 million people depend upon for their lives and livelihoods.