Republican officials in Pennsylvania and Michigan described the aggressive push from allies of then-President Trump to intervene in the 2020 election. Arizona’s Republican, pro-Trump House speaker Rusty Bowers testified that repeated calls and visits with Rudy Giuliani and other Trump lawyers produced no evidence of election fraud in his state. Bowers grew emotional as he described an effort to convince him to support Trump’s claim. Georgia’s top election official Brad Raffensperger said “there were no votes to find” when asked about a call from January 2nd between himself and Trump.
- Business Insider
Former GOP House aide says Trump is likely to announce his 2024 presidential run soon because he 'has the impulse control of a freaking toddler'
Kurt Bardella said it's likely that Trump is thinking of "pulling the trigger now" despite the backlash arising from the January 6 hearings.
Trump's influence over the Supreme Court is just beginning. Next the conservative majority could upend elections with an 'extraordinary power grab.'
North Carolina Republicans are asking the Supreme Court to embrace a legal theory next term that experts call "nutty," "dangerous," and "made up."
- The Hill
The political damage suffered by former President Trump during the Jan. 6 hearings, which journalist Bob Woodward says has written the former president’s “political obituary,” is giving Senate Republicans eyeing the White House new hope for 2024. Presidential hopefuls including Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) have largely steered…
- Associated Press
More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump. While not on the ballot himself, Trump has played a role in several races, with candidates bearing his endorsement meeting a variety of electoral outcomes. Eight incumbents — three Democrats and five Republicans — lost their U.S. House seats already this year after being defeated in their primary elections.
- The Hill
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday said that former President Trump’s return to office would feed into the “national malady of denial, deceit, and distrust” that the senator said President Biden has not been able to break through. In an opinion piece published in The Atlantic, Romney said that many Americans on both sides of the aisle…
- The New York Times
They came for Dmitry Kolker, an ailing physicist, in the intensive care ward. They came for Ivan Fedotov, a hockey star, as he was leaving practice with a film crew in tow. They came for Vladimir Mau, a state university rector, the week he was reelected to the board of Gazprom. The message sent by these high-profile detentions: Nearly anyone is now punishable in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The flurry of arrests across the country in recent days has signaled that the Kremlin is intent on tightening
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger defends his tweet calling Liz Cheney's challengers 'armpit farters,' saying they are 'spreading conspiracy'
"I hope this serves as a lesson to every American. Let's fix this system because the primary system is failing." Kinzinger said on CNN.
- The Guardian
Rightwing networks Fox News, OAN and Newsmax could be found liable in cases brought by voting machine company Dominion
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
If the court's conservatives adopt the independent state legislature theory, they would be making up law to create an outcome of one-party rule.
Joe Rogan says he refuses to host Donald Trump on his podcast soon after saying Gov. Ron DeSantis would make a good president
"I have had the opportunity to have him on my show, more than once, and I have said no every time," Rogan said.
An army of social media users backs Peter Obi for Nigeria's presidency, but will that translate into votes?
Discovery in the case could reveal bombshell messages among the Trump White House, Fox personalities, and even Rupert Murdoch.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says he'll be 'happy' to leave office after July 4 shooting: 'I'm waiting for something bad to happen all the time'
"I'll be happy when I'm not mayor and I can enjoy some stuff," Kinney said after two police officers were shot on Monday night.
The speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament said on Tuesday that Ukraine had become a "terrorist state" and was doing everything to ensure that Russia did not stop its invasion at the borders of the eastern Donbas region as advertised. The remark by Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin marked an escalation of Russian war rhetoric but ignored the fact that Moscow's forces already occupy large parts of southern Ukraine as well. It suggested that Moscow, fresh from seizing the last parts of Ukraine's Luhansk region on Sunday, might be preparing once more to expand its stated war objectives, which it reined back a month into the invasion after an assault on the capital Kyiv and an advance on the second largest city Kharkiv were beaten back.
New Docuseries Will Shed Light on Final Days of Trump Administration and Take Closer Look at Trump Family
The three-part docuseries Unprecedented will show how the Trump family handled the days and weeks leading up to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection
- Associated Press
More witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's devastating testimony last week against former President Donald Trump, says a member of a House committee investigating the insurrection. The panel already has subpoenaed former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who investigators remain hopeful will appear Wednesday for a deposition, and said it would also welcome follow-up details from Secret Service members with Trump that day. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., cited Hutchinson's testimony that Trump wanted to join an angry mob of his supporters who marched on Jan. 6, 2021, to the Capitol, where they rioted, as particularly valuable in “inspiring” more people to step forward as the committee gets set for at least two public hearings this month.
2 Arizona election officials abruptly quit before the primaries, citing continuous threats from Trump supporters over 2020 elections
Election officials in Yavapai, Arizona, said they faced criticism and threats from Trump supporters even though he won the county in 2020.
It's not at all clear what the former president was referring to in a furious series of Fourth of July messages.
- Business Insider
German chancellor says many thought the world moved past countries trying to conquer their neighbors but that 'agreement is now canceled by Putin'
Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Putin is like past imperialists who thought "if you are mighty enough, you can just take territory of your neighbors."
- The Hill
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) shared a compilation of around a dozen vulgar and threatening calls to his congressional office to highlight an increase in threats of violence in politics. “Threats of violence over politics has increased heavily in the last few years. But the darkness has reached new lows,” Kinzinger said in a tweet accompanying the…