Defenders

Texts show top Trump defenders’ private alarm on Jan. 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a mob overran the U.S. Capitol last January, some of Donald Trump’s highest-profile defenders in the media — and even his own son — sent urgent text messages to the White House chief of staff urging him to get the then-president to do more to stop the violence. But they did…

What Public Defenders See: “Authorized” For Release, But Still Jailed

What Public Defenders See: “Authorized” For Release, But Still Jailed Tyler Durden Mon, 12/14/2020 – 21:30 Authored by Matt Taibbi via taibbi.substack.com In Prince George’s County, Maryland, a procedural quirk puts jails, not judges, in charge of pretrial release decisions Keith Lotridge, Chief Public Defender in Prince George’s County, Maryland, explains the problem. “You’re arrested…