On Capitol Hill the stage is being set for Thursday's January 6th committee public hearing. The bi-partisan panel says part of its focus Thursday will center on former President Trump's attempts to press the Department of Justice into advancing his false claims of fraud in the 2020 election.
- 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
Discovery in the case could reveal bombshell messages among the Trump White House, Fox personalities, and even Rupert Murdoch.
- 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.
It's not at all clear what the former president was referring to in a furious series of Fourth of July messages.
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- 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.
Expert on White House chiefs of staff says Mark Meadows 'absolutely owns' the title of 'worst' chief in history after ex-aide's damning testimony
The author Chris Whipple says that what Meadows and Trump did on January 6, 2021, makes the Nixon Watergate figures "look like choir boys."
- Ukrayinska Pravda
The occupiers tortured the diver of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant to death - the mayor of Enerhodar
KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO - SUNDAY, 3 JULY 2022, 21:30 Andrii Honcharuk, a diver of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant [ZNPP] hydraulic workshop, died in Enerhodar, after being tortured by the Russian occupiers.
- The Wrap
GOP Governor Candidate in Illinois Roasted for Saying ‘Let’s Move On’ Hours After July 4 Parade Mass Shooting
Gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey has since apologized for his comments
Liz Cheney says the January 6 panel won't 'stand by' and let 'men who are claiming executive privilege' attack Cassidy Hutchinson's character
"What Cassidy Hutchinson did was an unbelievable example of bravery and of courage and patriotism in the face of real pressure," she said.
- Idaho Statesman
A new report from ProPublica and Chronicle of Higher Education raises alarms about the negative impacts of legislative meddling at Idaho’s largest university. │ Opinion
- The Desert Sun
What states in the Southwest have failed to do is curtail growth and agriculture that is, of course, water-driven
- NBC News
Florida city apologizes for saying 'a lot of people probably don't want to celebrate our nation right now'
A statement that questioned if July Fourth celebrations were appropriate in the wake of “division, hate and unrest” across the country has prompted cheers, backlash and an apology from the city of Orlando, Florida.
- Associated Press
After more than four months of ferocious fighting, Russia claimed a key victory: full control over one of the two provinces in Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland. The critical question now is whether Russia can muster enough strength for a new offensive to complete its capture of the Donbas and make gains elsewhere in Ukraine. “Yes, the Russians have seized the Luhansk region, but at what price?” asked Oleh Zhdanov, a military analyst in Ukraine, noting that some Russian units involved in the battle lost up to a half their soldiers.
- 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…
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Lebanon's prime minister on Monday criticised as risky and unacceptable any unofficial dealings over its sea border row with Israel, after the powerful Hezbollah movement sent three drones towards an Israeli gas rig that were shot down. Hezbollah launched its operation on Saturday following long-standing but so far fruitless U.S.-mediated efforts to agree on a maritime border between the two countries near an area where Israel has made large natural gas discoveries. "Lebanon considers that any action outside the framework of the state's responsibility and the diplomatic context in which the negotiations are happening is unacceptable and exposes (Lebanon) to unnecessary risks," a statement by the office of Prime Minister designate Najib Mikati office said.
Professor holds this truth to be self evident; Lincoln tops list of five best presidents for Black people
“Let us close the springs of racial poison. Let us pray for wise and understanding hearts. Let us lay aside […] The post Professor holds this truth to be self evident; Lincoln tops list of five best presidents for Black people appeared first on TheGrio.
- Miami Herald
Supporters of Gov. Ron DeSantis, considered a likely candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2024, didn’t take kindly to criticism flung at Florida by California Gov. Gavin Newsom in an ad posted on Twitter and broadcast on Fox News.
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.