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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The witness called him "sir." When Cassidy Hutchinson, the former White House aide, testified before the Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday afternoon, she addressed Chairman Bennie G. Thompson with a word that afforded him respect as a man, not merely as an official. His tone during these hearings has not been that of a cold prosecutor or an enraged legislator. Thompson has been firm but gentlemanly. Even optimistic. He has been a point of stillness as the committee sorts through the chaotic cesspool of January 6.


The January 6 committee revealed on Tuesday that former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn pleaded the Fifth Amendment when asked whether he believed the violence on January 6, 2021, was justified. The revelation came amid former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony before the committee during a discussion about a pre-January 6 meeting taking place at the Willard Hotel near the White House. Flynn was present at the meeting. Flynn, the country's former national security advisor and a retired three-star Army general, also declined to say whether he believed in the peaceful transfer of power. In the Trump administration's final weeks, Flynn publicly advocated for Trump to impose martial law and to use the US military to seize voting machines across the US; the US military has no constitutional role in state or federal elections.


Former first lady Melania Trump refused to condemn violence as rioters stormed the Capitol on January 6, alleged Stephanie Grisham, her former chief of staff. After former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified at a public hearing of the House's January 6 committee on Tuesday, Grisham shared to Twitter what appeared to be a text message exchange showing the former first lady abruptly declining to promote exclusively "peaceful protests" amid the Capitol riot. Grisham confirmed to The Washington Examiner that the communication was between herself and Melania Trump on January 6, 2021, while adding that she "resigned immediately after her response." "Do you want to tweet that peaceful protests are the right of every American, but there is no place for lawlessness & violence?" reads a screen capture of Grisham's text message to the former first lady. "No," replied Melania Trump,


(CNN)In the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court's monumental decision to overturn Roe v Wade, conservative writer John Ellis took to the internet to make a provocative case: It was time for Hillary Clinton to make a(nother) political comeback. "Now is her moment," he wrote. "The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade creates the opening for Hillary Clinton to get out of stealth mode and start down the path toward declaring her candidacy for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination." Read more


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Alabama's attorney general Steve Marshall (R) on Tuesday urged a federal court to drop its block on the state's ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth arguing such care is not protected by the Constitution. Marshall used the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade to suggest that since the court rejected the idea that abortion cannot be protected under the 14th Amendment because it's not "deeply rooted" in the nation's history, the same could be said about access to gender-affirming care.


A group of House Democrats on Tuesday announced they would move to codify federal protections for transgender people.


"I would stay clear of him for right now," a valet warned White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, according to her testimony.


Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Mark Meadows, testified to the 1/6 committee that Trump and Meadows were both informed that Jan 6 rally attendees who showed up with weapons and/or body armor were turned away. She went on to testify that Trump was furious they were being stopped and instructed that the magnetic screening devices be taken down and the armed attendees be let in and allowed to march to the Capitol because "they're not here to hurt me."


The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol will convene Tuesday afternoon for a surprise public hearing, signaling apparent urgency among members to reveal further findings from their year-long inquiry.

The hearing, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET, will see the committee "present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony," the group said in a news release Monday.

Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who was a top adviser to Donald Trump's last chief of staff, Mark Meadows, is expected to testify, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Punchbowl News first reported of her scheduled appearance late Monday.


Monday, June 27, 2022

An obese retired Russian general has been shipped to the frontlines in Ukraine as Vladimir Putin runs low on senior officers. The "second rate" 20 stone commander is understood to be overseeing special forces operating amid the offensive in the war-torn country's east. The 67-year-old - known as Major General Pavel - was called upon after the unit's former highest ranking officer was seriously injured in an artillery strike, reports the Daily Star. Pavel is a veteran of Russia's calamitous war in Afghanistan.


The social media giant has agreed to stop using an ad-serving tool after it was alleged that its algorithm discriminated against people on the basis of color, race, nationality, sex, religion, disability, and familial status.


A downtown Atlanta Subway employee was fatally shot and another was injured Sunday after a customer opened fire because there was too much mayonnaise on his sandwich, according to police and an owner of the store.


Ever heard of the McMurtry Spirling single-seater electric fan car? If not, that changes today as the wild-looking electric racer has broken both the official and unofficial hillclimb records at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Read more


David Pepper: Most people think there is a single battle in politics in America. But I've come to the conclusion that the two sides are fighting such different battles, there are actually TWO battles. And for the most part, one side [the left] does not see that reality.


While most Americans do not have absolutist views about abortion " desiring neither to see it completely outlawed nor permitted without exception " there are certain situations in which there is clear consensus abortion should be legal. ... ... ..And most of those who say abortion should be legal in some cases and illegal in others say that how long a woman has been pregnant should be a factor in determining whether abortion is legal or illegal (56% among all U.S. adults). Combined with the 8% of U.S. adults who say abortion should be against the law in all cases with no exceptions, this means that nearly two-thirds of the public thinks abortion either should be entirely illegal at every stage of a pregnancy or should become illegal, at least in some cases, at some point during the course of a pregnancy Read more


Joementia would rather crawl to the Saudis.


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