The defendants will claim their alleged "racketeering activity" was a sincere effort to rectify election fraud.
When he alleged fraud and sought help from government officials, they say, Trump was exercising rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.
His state of mind when he tried to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election remains a mystery, perhaps even to him.
The new federal charges against Trump depend on the assumption that his claims were "knowingly false."
Unlike calling Trump's stolen-election fantasy "the Big Lie," his lawyer's statements were demonstrably false assertions of fact.
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Appeals in the January 6 cases raise serious questions about how broadly the statute should be applied.
Republicans who participated in the scheme say they relied on legal advice grounded in historical precedent.
The alleged state and federal felonies involve intent elements that may be difficult to prove.
Eager for the adulation of Trump supporters, the former Fox News host suggests that rigged election software delivered a phony victory to Joe Biden.
That issue is central to Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigation of the former president's response to Joe Biden's victory.
The anti-vax environmental lawyer is not worthy of the rehabilitation tour he's getting from pundits and podcasters.
"Nobody is abducting 1- and 4-year-old kids into sex trafficking," says the director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center.
The environmentalist and anti-vaccine activist talks about his presidential run and whether he'd jail climate change skeptics.
The New York Times tries to blame social media for conspiracy theories that have been around for decades. Don't fall for it.
But don't expect taxpayers to rescue adventurers when they fail, either.
By taking records that did not belong to him and refusing to return them, William Barr says, Trump "provoked this whole problem himself."
Farewell to the senator's son who pioneered a TV genre, helped create the Christian right, ran for president, and earned the grudging respect of Abbie Hoffman
It remains unclear whether the Oath Keepers leader had a specific plan to violently disrupt the electoral vote count on January 6.
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The former president says he did not solicit election fraud; he merely tried to correct a "rigged" election. And he says he did not illegally retain government records, because they were his property.
'Cash Is Independence': Ron DeSantis Slams the Government's Plan for Centrally-Controlled Digital Money
"If you don't trust central authority, then you should see this immediately as something that is very problematic," says the Florida governor.
A jury convicted members of the Proud Boys without evidence of an explicit plot, let alone one that most of the rioters were trying to execute.
The enemy of your enemy is not your friend; he's a guy who might want to throw you in jail.
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Critics argue that excessively strict pleading standards prevent plaintiffs with meritorious defamation claims from obtaining the evidence they need to support them.
In a $788 Million Defamation Settlement, Fox News Admits That It Spread False Claims About Election Fraud
"The truth matters," says Dominion Voting Systems, and "lies have consequences."
Pretrial rulings recognized the falsity of the election-fraud claims that the outlet aired and rejected three of its defenses.
Greetings from the second International Conspiracy Theory Symposium, where one of the most cited findings in the field has been debunked.
Censured for 'Misrepresentations' About a 'Stolen' Election, a Former Trump Lawyer Insists She Never Lied
Jenna Ellis admitted that she made 10 false claims while representing the former president and his campaign.
Video footage and arrest data indicate that most of the Trump supporters who invaded the building did not commit violent crimes.
Contrary to the Supreme Court's First Amendment precedents, Donald Trump thinks harsh criticism of the president should be actionable.
Although Rupert Murdoch admits that Lou Dobbs and other hosts "endorsed" the "stolen election" narrative, Fox's lawyers insist that is not true.
The push to label the lab leak thesis a racist conspiracy theory now looks even more foolish.
The Fox Business host stood out as a champion of the baroque conspiracy theory that implicated Dominion Voting Systems in election fraud.
Rupert Murdoch Called Trump's Stolen-Election Fantasy 'Really Crazy Stuff.' Fox News Promoted It Anyway.
Hosts and producers privately called Trump lawyer Sidney Powell's claims "complete bs," "insane," and "unbelievably offensive."
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The internal company documents offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how the federal agencies distorted the public debate on one of the world's largest social media platforms.
The year’s highlights in buck passing feature petulant politicians, brazen bureaucrats, careless cops, loony lawyers, and junky journalists.
Don't Count on Criminal Prosecution To Hold Trump Accountable for His Egregious Post-Election Behavior
The final report from the January 6 select committee falls short of proving the elements required to convict the former president.
Joe Biden just declassified another batch, but the government is still keeping some under wraps.
Biden's planned address on Wednesday night will call out "those who deny the documented truth about election results and those who seek to undermine public faith in our system of government."
What Message Are Prosecutors Sending by Charging Paul Pelosi's Attacker With 8 State and Federal Felonies?
In addition to six state charges, David DePape faces two federal charges, each punishable by decades in prison.