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A federal judge in California says Donald Trump knowingly filed misinformation related to Georgia's 2020 election. Credit: FILE

The panel

Kevin Riley, @ajceditor, editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Stephen Fowler, @stphnfwlr, political reporter, GPB News

Tia Mitchell, @ajconwashington, Washington correspondent, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown

1. A federal court in California found evidence that former President Donald Trump knew his claims of election fraud in Georgia were unfounded.

  • U.S. District Judge David O. Carter ordered a series of emails be turned over to the January 6th Committee in their investigation.
  • Judge Carter says the emails are "sufficiently related to and in furtherance of a conspiracy to defraud the United States.”
  • In a Dec. 4, 2021, court filing, Trump cited unfounded claims that more than 10,000 dead people, felons, and other unqualified voters cast ballots for Biden in Fulton County.

LISTEN: Stephen Fowler on Trump's credibility.

2. Herschel Walker attacked Raphael Warnock over alleged evictions in an apartment related to Ebenezer Baptist Church.

  • The apartment, The Columbia Tower, hasn't evicted tenants for failure to pay rent since June 2020, but eviction actions have been issued. The property is managed by a third party, Columbia Residential.
  • After recent allegations that he paid for an abortion, Walker seems to be looking for political points against his opponent.

LISTEN: Stephen Fowler on Raphael Warnock's involvement in evictions.

3. Developments in the U.S. House race in Georgia's 2nd District.

  • U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop and Chris West debated over the weekend. Bishop has maintained his seat representing Southwest Georgia for 30 years.
  • Republicans are hoping to regain a House seat by flipping the district.

LISTEN: Tia Mitchell and Stephen Fowler on the 2nd District U.S. House race.

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