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Liam Payne Opens Up About the Complications of Co-Parenting During the Pandemic – Billboard

  1. Liam Payne Opens Up About the Complications of Co-Parenting During the Pandemic  Billboard
  2. Liam Payne Says It’s Been ‘Complicated’ to Co-Parent His Son Bear amid COVID-19 Pandemic  Yahoo Entertainment
  3. Liam Payne’s New Look Has Directioners In A Frenzy!  Clevver News
  4. Liam Payne reveals he gets tested before seeing son Bear  msnNOW
  5. Liam Payne expresses regret over One Direction using Harvey Weinstein character in their music video  Daily Mail
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London hospitals forced to prioritize younger patients amid COVID surge – New York Post

  1. London hospitals forced to prioritize younger patients amid COVID surge  New York Post
  2. Cases, deaths hit new highs as coronavirus pushes U.K. hospitals to breaking point  NBC News
  3. Coronavirus: London, UK mayor declares “major incident” over COVID-19 crisis  Global News
  4. Face masks could be made compulsory outdoors as part of stricter Covid measures  Daily Star
  5. ICU medics in London plead with public to follow Covid rules  The Guardian
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Republican Sen. Pat Toomey says he thinks Trump ‘committed impeachable offenses’ – CNN

  1. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey says he thinks Trump ‘committed impeachable offenses’  CNN
  2. Trumpism Suffers Untold Damage In Its Collision With The U.S. Capitol  NPR
  3. The day America realized how dangerous Donald Trump is  CNN
  4. Op-Ed: Donald Trump should resign — it would help the U.S. heal on the global stage  CNBC
  5. Turley: Swift new impeachment would damage the Constitution | TheHill  The Hill
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Apple and Google Cut Off Parler, an App That Drew Trump Supporters – The New York Times

  1. Apple and Google Cut Off Parler, an App That Drew Trump Supporters  The New York Times
  2. Parler rises to No. 1 on App Store after Google suspension  Fox Business
  3. Right-wing social media app Parler has been removed from the Google Play store  CNN
  4. Apple gives Parler a 24-hour ultimatum; Google blocks app from store  SFGate
  5. Google suspends Parler app from Play Store over failure to moderate egregious content  Fox News
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Trump Pressured Georgia to ‘Find The Fraud’ in Earlier Call

While election officials in Georgia were verifying signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in one metro Atlanta county, President Donald Trump pressed a lead investigator to “find the fraud” and said it would make the investigator a national hero.

The December call, described by a person familiar with it who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to describe the sensitive nature of the discussion, is yet another link in the chain of the extraordinary pressure campaign waged by Trump on state officials as he sought to overturn the results of the November election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

It is one of at least three phone calls, held over the course of a month between early December and early January, in which Trump sought help from high-level Georgia officials in subverting the election — only to be rebuffed each time. Trump lost to Biden in Georgia by 11,779 votes.

FILE – Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger gives an update on the state of the election and ballot count during a news conference at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 6, 2020.

The call to the investigator preceded Trump’s January 2 call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which he asked election officials to “find” enough votes to overturn Biden’s win in the state. It occurred as election officials were conducting an audit of signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in Cobb County.

The audit, which reviewed more than 15,000 signatures, found no cases of fraud. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation helped conduct the signature audit.

Trump and his allies have for months made false claims about Georgia’s signature verification process for absentee ballots and about the results of the November election. Among other things, they demanded an audit of the signature matches.

The White House had not commented on the reports as of early Saturday evening.

The call was first reported Saturday by The Washington Post, which said it was withholding the name of the investigator, who did not respond to requests for comment, because of the risk of threats and harassment directed at election officials.

Various election officials across the country and Trump’s former attorney general, William Barr, have said there was no widespread fraud in the election. Raffensperger and other officials in Georgia have repeatedly disputed Trump’s false claims about the election and said it was conducted freely and fairly.

Congress certified Biden’s Electoral College win early Thursday — hours after a violent throng of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol.

Call to Kemp

During another call in early December, Trump pressed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to order a special session of the state legislature to subvert Biden’s victory. Kemp refused.

Trump repeatedly lashed out at Raffensperger and Kemp, both fellow Republicans, and others he saw as standing in his way of overturning his election loss.

In last week’s call with Raffensperger, Trump urged the secretary of state to change the certified results.

“All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,” Trump said. “Because we won the state.”

Raffensperger said in response: “President Trump, we’ve had several lawsuits, and we’ve had to respond in court to the lawsuits and the contentions. We don’t agree that you have won.”

Legal experts said the call raised questions about possible election law violations by Trump, and several Democrats in the state have called for an investigation.