President Biden is set to travel to the Middle East, breaking his campaign pledge to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” over its human rights record. This comes as gas prices soar in part from the U.S.’s ban on Russian oil exports. The White House denies that the visit will primarily focus on getting the country to pump more oil, but U.S. officials acknowledge oil is a key factor.
- The Daily Beast
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKIDays after the Secret Service pushed back on the stunning testimony that former President Donald Trump violently freaked out during a Jan. 6 presidential SUV ride, CNN reported on Friday that accounts of Trump lunging at his Secret Service agents have spread around the agency for the past year.According to two Secret Service sources, stories similar to ex-Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s account—which she testified under oath was told to her by former Trump staffer and current S
- The Guardian
It was the second warning Cassidy Hutchinson had received before her deposition, cautioning her against cooperating with the panel
- Fox News
2 Secret Service sources told CNN that Trump angrily demanded to be taken to the Capitol on January 6, partly confirming Cassidy Hutchinson's explosive testimony
The Secret Service sources, including one who heard the story directly from Trump's driver, corroborated much of Hutchinson's testimony under oath.
Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson told the committee she was contacted by an intermediary for Mark Meadows, according to a person familiar with her final deposition.
- Motley Fool
Americans have been eager to receive more COVID-19 stimulus money in their bank accounts, especially as inflation has surged and the price of gas has reached new records. The federal government hasn't stepped up to the plate to provide it, but that doesn't mean more money isn't coming. In one state, a budget compromise reached recently will result in residents receiving payments of up to $1,050.
- The Hill
House investigators examining last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol have set their sights on a figure they deem crucial to discerning former President Trump’s actions through the long hours of the riot: Trump’s former lead attorney. Pat Cipollone, who served as White House counsel for the final half of Trump’s tenure, has emerged in…
- Business Insider
Documentary filmmaker who had access to Trump and his kids compared their dynamics to the family on HBO's 'Succession'
Alex Holder said Trump and his kids Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump have interactions with each other that are like "a real-life succession drama."
- Kansas City Star
The abortion issue just got caught up in the melee of other equal rights issues in the 1970s, according to this writer. | Opinion
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
A top White House aide testified that Trump insisted that armed supporters be allowed entry to his speech and wanted to join them at the Capitol.
- Miami Herald
Cuba’s most powerful general, Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja, who controlled most of the island’s economy and was set to become a key player in a future political transition, died suddenly Friday morning, the Communist Party newspaper Granma said.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis praised Ben & Jerry’s parent company for a decision that will allow sales of ice cream in Israel.
"The Late Late Show" host comically filled in for White House staffers but the president got in the best line.
- Modesto Bee
`The former president acts like a child who is a character but personally lacks character.’ | Opinion
- Ukrayinska Pravda
UKRAINSKA PRAVDA - FRIDAY, 1 JULY 2022, 16:42 The invaders have been training to defend the "Crimean Bridge", which connects the Ukrainian peninsula with the Krasnodar Territory. The structure was covered with clouds of smoke and an accident occurred on the bridge.
- Associated Press
The latest in a litany of horrors in Ukraine came this week as Russian firepower rained down on civilians in a busy shopping mall far from the front lines of a war in its fifth month. While much of the attritional war in Ukraine’s east is hidden from sight, the brutality of Russian missile strikes on a mall in the central city of Kremenchuk and on residential buildings in the capital, Kyiv, unfolded in full view of the world and especially of Western leaders gathered for a trio of summits in Europe. Were the attacks a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin as the West sought to arm Ukraine with more effective weapons to bolster its resistance, and to set Ukraine on the path to joining the European Union?
NY AG blasts Cushman & Wakefield for blowing Trump-probe subpoena deadline; asks judge to 'enforce' compliance
The real estate services giant is late in turning over all documents relating to its work with Donald Trump. Letitia James says they're heel-dragging.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
- The New Voice of Ukraine
The Armed Forces of Ukraine are successfully using new weapons delivered from the U.S., said Foreign Policy journalist Jack Detsch on Twitter on July 1. In particular, he commended the use of HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems to target Russian command posts and weaken their capabilities on the battlefield. This was noted at a closed briefing at the U.S. Department of Defense.