Another Trump ally exposed
This time it’s the tub-thumper for fake news about voting, Kris Kobach. A federal court fined him $1,000 for lying. (See http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article322569/Beware-Kobach%E2%80%99s-lie-about-KC-voter-fraud-case.html and http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-kris-kobach-fined-for-misleading-court-1498264754-htmlstory.html)
Admonitions from courts are not rare but fines are. So Kobach really screwed the pooch. The Los Angeles Times reports:
“The court took Kobach at his word, O’Hara wrote, but upon review of the documents – produced under a court order – found that they did relate to the voting rights case.
“The judge wrote that while the court could not say that Kobach ‘flat-out lied,’ the ‘defendant’s statements can be construed as wordplay meant to present a materially inaccurate picture of the documents.’ “