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The Daily BeastDec 08, 2021
Trump Can Win the Jan. 6 War Even if He Loses the Legal Battle
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyFrom his faux Resolute Desk at Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump can still wield a wrecking ball that damages the congressional investigation of the insurrection—even if he loses his ongoing battle in the nation's highest courts.

Lawyers widely expect Trump will, indeed, fail at his attempt to assert "residual" executive privilege to keep damning documents shielded from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. But constitutional scholars warn that judges appear poised to give him a slight opening that could severely delay congressional investigators and give resistant witnesses legal ammunition in their own court fights.

The potential delays matter even more now that tight-lipped Trump loyalists are stacking up, with news in recent days that former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and ex-Assistant Attorney General Jeff Clark have put themselves on the same "contempt of Congress" path of martyrdom as Steve Bannon for relying on the ghost of T


The Daily BeastDec 08, 2021
‘Gross Disservice': Oklahoma AG Slammed for Idiotic Vaccine Comments
via FacebookThe top law enforcement officer in Oklahoma is facing a wave of criticism after he suggested on Tuesday that science surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines—which have been researched by scientists around the world for almost two years and approved in the U.S. even for children as young as five—remains unclear.

"I think the science isn't really clear on this COVID vaccine," Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor said during a press conference about the state's legal battle over COVID vaccine mandates. He stood alongside Gov. Kevin Stitt, who defended the state's role in five lawsuits aimed at blocking federal vaccine requirements.

"I have been vaccinated, and my problem is not with the vaccine, my problem is with the notion of it being mandated," he said, before he went on to accuse federal officials of making employers "do the dirty work of the Biden administration" by requiring employees get the jab.

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