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Saturday Morning Updates: Larry King Dies, DOJ Attorney Tried to Conspire with Trump to Overthrow Election

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | January 23, 2021 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | January 23, 2021 |


Larry King passed away this morning. He had a very long career and had been battling health problems basically since the 1980s, including COVID-19 just last month. He had also been married 8 times. He was 87. Piers Morgan picked a strange way to honor the legendary broadcaster this morning.

This is less about King and more about Debbie Reynolds, but wow!

Meanwhile, in news of the political variety, we haven’t heard anything out of Trump since he left the White House (a petty bitch until the very end), although it looks like his impeachment trial will begin on February 8th. That’s two weeks from Monday, so it’s not actually a very long time in the political world.

In the meantime, every day seems to bring something new to light about the Capital insurrection. For instance, according to Bloomberg, Trump’s campaign paid more than $2.7 million to individuals and firms that organized the Jan. 6 rally that led to the insurrection.

Elsewhere, this sounds real bad: Jeffrey Clark, an “unassuming” DOJ attorney, devised a plan with Trump to oust Jeffrey A. Rosen as acting attorney general in order to take over the DOJ and force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results. The plan backfired because in a conference call among DOJ officials they all agreed that they would resign if Clark took over. Before that happened, however, Clark and Rosen made their respective cases to the President. From the NYTimes:

Mr. Trump’s decision came only after Mr. Rosen and Mr. Clark made their competing cases to him in a bizarre White House meeting that two officials compared with an episode of Mr. Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice,” albeit one that could prompt a constitutional crisis.

Someone might want to toss that log into the impeachment fire.

Not for nothing, but as NY Attorney General Letitia James zeroes in on Donald Trump and his businesses in New York, Morgan Lewis & Bockius — the firm that handled Trump’s tax affairs — has bailed on the former President.

Finally, I leave you with this just to get that heart-rate up this morning.

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