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DOJ reveals new Signal messages from Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes

Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes will be held in jail while he awaits trial, a federal judge in Washington, DC, ruled on Friday after prosecutors revealed new Signal app messages where Rhodes allegedly called January 6 "the final nail in the coffin of our republic" and instructed his followers to prepare for violence.

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Opinion: Trump's accounting issue comes at an awkward time

Former President Donald Trump has been ditched by his accounting firm Mazars, which now says no one should rely on a decade's worth of financial statements it prepared for the business mogul. Meanwhile, Trump is selling his flagship Washington hotel. Add to this his monetizing his post-presidency in every imaginable way, and Trump looks like a man who has entered his desperate hours.

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Opinion: What Gorsuch's masklessness says about society

On Friday, we witnessed an unusually ugly spectacle at the US Supreme Court. Neil Gorsuch sat on the bench maskless (as he also has on other occasions), while his colleague Sonia Sotomayor -- who as a diabetic is at higher risk of severe disease if she contracts Covid-19 -- participated remotely from her chambers. A Court spokesperson didn't respond to a question from The Washington Post about the incident. But it would make sense for Sotomayor, who usually sits next to Gorsuch and has reportedly expressed concerns about contracting Covid-19, to be uncomfortable that he wasn't wearing a mask. The episode was a shocking display of male entitlement.

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Judge asks why Trump was silent during riot

A federal judge in Washington, DC, questioned former President Donald Trump's actions during his speech on January 6, 2021, as he considers for the first time whether Trump is immune from liability related to his supporters attacking the US Capitol.

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Toobin: This issue is 'front and center' in this case

CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin comes on New Day to discuss the latest developments in an insurrection-related civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump after a federal judge in Washington, DC, questioned Trump's actions during his speech on January 6, 2021, considering for the first time whether Trump is immune from liability related to his supporters attacking the US Capitol.

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