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New Texts Shed Light On Welfare Scandal As Brett Favre Hires Ex-Trump Lawyer

In the wake of recent disclosures of texts related to Mississippi’s welfare scandal, retired NFL star Brett Favre has hired Eric D. Herschmann, an Austin, Texas-based attorney who served as a lawyer for former President Donald Trump. Herschmann will represent Favre amid the ongoing investigations and civil suit over what State Auditor and Hinds County District Jody Owens called the largest welfare-fraud scandal in Mississippi history when they announced their investigation in February 2020.

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Crucial Facts About The Espionage Act And How Trump May Have Violated It

“When you hear ‘espionage,’ you may think spies and international intrigue. One portion of the act does relate to spying for foreign governments, for which the maximum sentence is life imprisonment,” Attorneys Joseph Ferguson and Thomas A. Durkin writes. “But spy cases are rare. More typically, as in the Trump investigation, the Espionage Act applies to the unauthorized gathering, possessing or transmitting of certain sensitive government information.”

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Militia Expert Explains Trump’s Complex Relationship To Jan. 6 Rioters

The House Select Committee is set to investigate the January 6 Riot on July 21, 2022, during its latest public hearing. At the heart of the issue is Trump’s possible engagement with rioters and fringe nationalist militia groups such as the Proud Boys, Three Percenters and Oath Keepers. Amy Cooter, a senior lecturer in sociology at Vanderbilt University and militia expert, explains what drives these groups and their complicated relationship with Trump and the government.

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Former Oath Keeper Reveals Racist, Antisemitic Beliefs Of White Nationalist Group—And Their Plans To Start A Civil War

“The January 6th hearings are making clear that American democracy is increasingly threatened by white nationalists in the Republican Party who are determined to perpetuate disinformation about the 2020 presidential election in order to hold onto power through the same system they deem illegitimate,” Author & Research Scholar Sara Kamali writes.

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Rep. Guest Defeats GOP Challenger in Runoff Despite Jan. 6th Criticism

U.S. House Rep. Michael Guest, the incumbent in Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District, soundly defeated challenger Michael Cassidy in tonight’s Republican primary runoff. The runoff follows a surprising near-victory for Cassidy in the June 7 primary, where the Naval reserve pilot eked out a first place finish but failed to win the 50% necessary to avoid a runoff.

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