More allegations of discrepancies coming
The draft report shows that Cyber Ninjas and their subcontractors are still seeking ways to cast doubt on the election.
It points to tens of thousands of ballots that Cyber Ninjas says it could not fully vet, saying there were inconsistencies when Maricopa County’s voter registrations were compared to a commercial data company’s records. It includes heavy caveats around those doubts, noting that they do not necessarily mean votes were improperly cast, and says the Arizona attorney general should follow up with Maricopa County officials — who stopped cooperating with the Cyber Ninjas’ review — to get answers. Throughout the months-long review, county officials repeatedly batted down similar claims from Cyber Ninjas and its subcontractors.
"While many areas of concern were specifically identified, our full audit results validating the 2020 General Election are necessarily inconclusive," the draft report’s executive summary says.
Results of long-running Cyber Ninjas putative audit of 2020 election results in Arizona’s Maricopa County to be released Friday
Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against The New York Times, three of its reporters, and his niece—claiming they hatched an “insidious plot” to obtain his private records for a story about his tax history.
The lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in Dutchess County, New York, alleges that the newspaper convinced Mary Trump to “smuggle records out of her attorney’s office and turn them over to The Times” despite her having signed a confidentiality agreement. The suit demands damages “in an amount to be determined at trial, but believed to be no less than One Hundred Million Dollars” from both Mary Trump and the Times.
While Times reporters David Barstow, Susanne Craig, and Russ Buettner—who won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 2019 for their reporting on the former president’s taxes—weren’t party to the agreement Mary Trump signed, the suit cites Mary Trump’s interview with Molly Jong-Fast on The Daily Beast’s The New Abnormal podcast to try and make the case that “their collective efforts in tortiously breaching and/or interfering with his contractual rights and otherwise maliciously conspiring against him” make them liable as well, quoting the following exchange:
Molly Jong-Fast: You were ultimately the source for the tax story.
Mary Trump: Yeah, um, I’m actually really proud of that. But I have to be honest with you, I didn’t even remember I had [the Confidential Records]. It’s entirely down to the brilliant Susanne Craig for, one, reminding me that I had them and, two, so effectively and tenaciously trying to convince—I mean it took her months before I did—so it’s entirely down to her.
“I think he is a fucking loser, and he is going to throw anything against the wall he can,” said Mary Trump of her uncle’s new suit. “It’s desperation. The walls are closing in and he is throwing anything against the wall that will stick. As is always the case with Donald, he’ll try and change the subject.”
The Times did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the suit.
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Author: H. A. Goodman