Dominion’s Lawsuit Is No Slam Dunk—But Neither Is Fox News’ Defense

Sean Hannity. Tucker Carlson. Steve Doocy. Maria Bartiromo. Lou Dobbs. Jeanine Pirro. Shepard Smith. They’re among the parade of current and former Fox hosts who have been called for a deposition in the ongoing libel litigation initiated by Dominion Voting Systems, which claims in a $1.7 billion lawsuit that Fox “intentionally and falsely” blamed Dominion … Read more

“We Have Stared Into Abysses Before and Pulled Back”: Looking for Flashes of Hope as Democracy Frays

Major Garrett and David Becker open The Big Truth, half a love letter to democracy and half a warning about its ailing state, with a bit of speculative fiction about the ways a contested election could destabilize the country, rent states apart, and ultimately lead to a “national divorce”—that is, a second American civil war. … Read more

Georgia Prosecutor Investigating Trump Says “Prison Sentences” Are on the Table

Is Donald Trump ever going to be brought to justice for his decades of shady, unethical, seemingly criminal activity? On the one hand, the fact that he’s evaded legal repercussions for this long suggests he made a deal with a witch allowing him to get away with anything and everything in exchange for his brain … Read more

Mike Lindell Becomes First Trump Crony to Have His Phone Seized by the FBI at a Hardee’s Drive-Through

Not surprisingly, prosecutors leading the criminal investigation into the attempt to overturn the election and the violent insurrection that followed have taken an interest in Pillow Man, which led to his phone being seized on Tuesday while he was trying to buy fast food at a Hardee’s drive -through. Twitter content This content can also … Read more

JB Pritzker Will Gladly Be Democrats’ Flamethrower

That all quieted some of the buzz around Pritzker and California governor Gavin Newsom, another Democrat who has generated 2024 rumors, for now. But it didn’t eliminate the appetite for the dynamic, hard-fighting approach they’ve embraced in their respective states—or put to bed the fears about what a Republican wave could usher in. “Think about … Read more

Lachlan Murdoch is Awfully Defensive About the Implication Fox News Helped Incite Jan. 6

You’d think Lachlan Murdoch has bigger things to worry about. The chief executive of Fox Corp. is reportedly threatening legal action against Crikey, an independent Australian news website, over a June 29 article suggesting that he and his father dele, Rupert Murdoch, share blame in the US Capitol attack. The younger Murdoch “has issued a … Read more

Rudy Giuliani, Like His Buddy Trump, Is Now Under Criminal Investigation for Trying to Overturn the Election

When we last checked in with Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor had just been sued by his third ex-wife, who reportedly claimed in a sworn affidavit that he owed her more than $260,000 and whose lawyers threatened Giuliani with jail time. “Your failure to appear in court may result in immediate arrest … Read more

Trump Hires #BillionDollarLawyer to Represent Him in Georgia Election Interference Probe

Former President Donald Trump hired a lawyer—best known for representing rappers—to represent him in the 2020 election interference criminal inquiry in Georgia. Last week Trump hired Drew Findlingan Atlanta-based lawyer who is known online as #BillionDollarLawyer and for representing a star-studded list of clients, including artists Cardi BMigos, Waka Flocka Flameand Gucci Mane. The investigation … Read more

The Media’s Gaze is Searching For Signs of a Trump-Fox Split

Last Friday, the New York Times published an article spotlighting former president Donald Trump‘s recent absence from Fox News—more than 100 days since his last interview on the Rupert Murdoch-owned network—and raised questions about what Fox’s more skeptical approach to Trump could mean for his political prospects. On Sunday, the Washington Post‘s Sarah Ellison and … Read more

The RNC Has Been Bankrolling Trump’s Legal Bills. If He Runs, They’re Cutting Him Off.

The Republican National Committee may force former President Donald Trump to choose between the spotlight and a mountain of legal bills. “Since October 2021, the Republican National Committee has paid nearly $2 million to law firms representing Trump as part of his defense against personal litigation and government investigations,” ABC News reported Wednesday—financial support that … Read more