Meredith McGehee: “There is the possibility that we could have midterm elections and a large swath of Americans — not the majority — who are doubting the validity of the outcomes.” Read the article here.
Meredith McGehee: "I would expect right now there are probably some foreign entities or foreign individuals that are more than happy to keep their identity out of the public eye. …[T]his is a loophole that should be closed". Read the article here.
Meredith McGehee: “The ‘Stop the Steal’ movement has seeded both misinformation and disinformation about our elections system and has undermined confidence in the election process throughout the country." Read the article here.
Meredith McGehee: "The rules for TV and radio are crystal clear, but there has been a lot of back and forth about how to do disclaimers on social media platforms." Read the article here.
Meredith McGehee: “What [Sen.] Ted Cruz has done is set up a situation … to pickoff provision-by-provision different parts of federal campaign finance law." Listen to the podcast here.
Meredith McGehee: "To guard against an Eastman-style plan to overturn the Electoral College vote, Congress could modernize the ambiguous Electoral Count Act that governs the counting procedure — far too ambiguously." Read the opinion here.
“There’s a lot of anger, not only from the pandemic but also due to 3 other factors: economic disparity and inflation; the culture wars and, due largely to Newt Gingrich, a change in the way Americans conduct political discourse." Read or listen to the interview here.
Middle East Eye: US prosecutors allege illegal campaign donations in 2016 election originated from UAE
"Certainly, through diplomatic channels and legal channels, the UAE is going to be chastised, particularly since it sounds like the prosecutors are saying that this is government mone. On a political level, no. The [Political Action Committee] is just gonna say we had no idea, and the UAE is gonna say: 'Oh, we didn't quite realise we couldn't do this’. There's so many other bigger fish to fry with those relationships." Read the article here.
When Congress returns from recess next week, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who resigned after Politico raised questions about his mileage reimbursements, will not return with it. Before Schock becomes a footnote in history, it’s worth reflecting on how he represents everything wrong with the way Congress raises money. The dismissals of Schock as simply a “show horse, not a work horse,” to use the old phrase, misses the more interesting—and disturbing—story...
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The indictment of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) by the Public Integrity Section of the Justice Department is an encouraging sign as the details of the case and the conduct of the Senator have raised troubling questions for far too long. The Public Integrity Section has been in a defensive crouch since misconduct by its prosecutors led to the overturning of the 2008 conviction of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) for a series of well-documented misdeeds by the late Senator. It is high time the Public Integrity Section step up and take a more active role in safeguarding our democracy and the public’s faith in its government officials. To restore its tarnished image, the Public Integrity Section must send a clear message to the American people that no one is above the law no matter how high an office they hold. The kind of cronyism reflected in the Menendez case -- you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours -- confirms what most Americans believe about Washington. The question now is whether the prosecution can prove if Sen. Menendez has crossed the line into criminal activity.
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