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Memos Show Roots of Trump's Focus on Jan. 6 and Alternate Electors, New York Times, 2/2/22

February 4, 2022

Memos Show Roots of Trump’s Focus on Jan. 6 and Alternate Electors

By Alan Feuer, Maggie Haberman and Luke Broadwater
Feb. 2, 2022

Just over two weeks after Election Day, lawyers working with the Trump campaign set out a rationale for creating alternate slates of electors as part of an effort to buy time to overturn the results.

Fifteen days after Election Day in 2020, James R. Troupis, a lawyer for the Trump campaign in Wisconsin, received a memo setting out what became the rationale for an audacious...

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The New York Times 10/2/21 "Whistle-Blower to Accuse Facebook of Contributing to Jan. 6 Riot, Memo Says

October 4, 2021

Whistle-Blower to Accuse Facebook of Contributing to Jan. 6 Riot, Memo Says

In an internal memo meant to pre-empt a “60 Minutes” interview, Facebook defended itself and said that social media was not a primary cause of polarization.

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Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of policy and global affairs, in 2019. On Friday, he sent a memo to employees to pre-empt a whistle-blower’s accusations.Credit...Stefan Rousseau/PA via Associated Press

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CNN 9/27/21 "Memos from Milley Show Timeline of Communications Between Trump's Defense Department and Chinese Officials

September 27, 2021

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley submitted two unclassified memos to the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding phone calls he had with his Chinese counterpart during the final months of the Trump administration.... Read more about CNN 9/27/21 "Memos from Milley Show Timeline of Communications Between Trump's Defense Department and Chinese Officials

"New York Times" Opinion Guest Essay: "Donald Rumsfeld's Fog of Memos" by Errol Morris

July 3, 2021

By Errol Morris
Mr. Morris is the director of a 2013 film about Donald Rumsfeld, “The Unknown Known.”

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Trying to understand another human being is often a dismal task. And if not dismal, thankless. What am I supposed to do? Disapprove of Donald Rumsfeld? That’s easy. Perhaps too easy. He was ambitious, driven — also lucky. And, as we all know, he was one of the chief architects of the disastrous war in Iraq.

It is impossible for me to write about Mr. Rumsfeld, the former U.S. secretary of defense who died on Tuesday, without writing about his memos.... Read more about "New York Times" Opinion Guest Essay: "Donald Rumsfeld's Fog of Memos" by Errol Morris

1/16/2020 Memo from Incoming White House Chief of Staff - First Ten Days of the Biden Administration

January 20, 2021

By Blue Virginia.us From the Biden-Harris transition team:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2021

Memo from Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain to Incoming White House Senior Staff on the First Ten Days of the Administration

From: Ron Klain, Chief of Staff
To: Incoming White House Senior Staff
Re: Overview of First Ten Days
Date: January 16, 2021

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1/12/21 Bloomberg Law - Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration Could be Tough to Undo

January 12, 2021
1/20/2021 Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration Could be Tough to Undo
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Advocates for immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 15, 2020.Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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By Genevieve Douglas, Jan. 12, 2021, 5:48 AM

Federal immigration law grants presidents broad authority
- Biden will need strong legal reasoning to avoid challenges


President-elect Joe Biden’s efforts to reverse President Donald Trump’s immigration executive actions may not be as simple as issuing a contrary edict, as court rulings show that the government should consider both the scope of authority as well as underlying reasons for actions taken.... Read more about 1/12/21 Bloomberg Law - Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration Could be Tough to Undo

1/16/21 Miami Herald - Trump adds Cuba back to list of states sponsoring terrorism in final move against island

January 11, 2021

Miami Herald

Trump adds Cuba back to list of states sponsoring terrorism in final move against island

 

The United States added Cuba back to its list of states accused of sponsoring terrorism Monday in one of the Trump administration’s last foreign policy decisions, a move that caps four years of escalating economic and diplomatic pressure against the island.... Read more about 1/16/21 Miami Herald - Trump adds Cuba back to list of states sponsoring terrorism in final move against island