Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and former adviser, spearheaded a program called the “Abraham Fund”, which aimed to finance projects in the Middle East. Kushner spent the last few months of the Trump presidency jet-setting around the Arab states to raise large sums of money for the fund. According to multiple reports published by The New York Times, Kushner was in fact securing a deal but it wasn't one on behalf of the U.S. government or any Middle East country for that matter. Now Congress is investigating a $2 billion investment from a Saudi wealth firm into Kushner’s company.
- The Guardian
It was the second warning Cassidy Hutchinson had received before her deposition, cautioning her against cooperating with the panel
The Washington Examiner published the blistering editorial in the wake of bombshell testimony from the Jan. 6 committee hearings.
Trump's 'girth would prevent him from actually getting to the steering wheel' of his SUV, former Secret Service agent says: 'I don't see this president ever being able to do that. Ever.'
"Trump's not a little guy, right? And the space to actually be able to lunge towards the wheel is not that big," the former agent told Insider.
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.
- Rolling Stone
One of the witness tampering messages the Jan. 6 committee displayed on Tuesday was received by the former Mark Meadows aide, according to Punchbowl News
GOP Sen. Pat Toomey says Trump's chances of winning the party's 2024 presidential nomination are 'much more tenuous' following the January 6 committee's hearings
Sen. Pat Toomey said the Republican Party would likely have a "stronger candidate" than Trump in 2024 after Cassidy Hutchinson's bombshell testimony.
Former White House chief of staff says Trump should be most worried about evidence the January 6 panel may have for obstruction of justice
Mick Mulvaney wrote an op-ed article saying Donald Trump could be the next politician to learn "it usually isn't the crime" but rather "the cover-up."
- 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."
- Business Insider
Trump's security detail was 'aligned' with him and 'personally cheering for Biden to fail,' says author of book on the Secret Service
Tony Ornato and Robert Engel were "very, very close" to Trump and have been accused of being his "enablers and yes-men," Carol Leonnig said on MSNBC.
The Oath Keepers will tell a jury they really believed Donald Trump would turn them into his own, personal militia on Jan. 6
Elmer Stewart Rhodes will tell a DC jury he had a perfectly non-seditious reason to be at the Capitol: He thought Trump would federalize the Oath Keepers.
Trump says it would be very difficult to put hands on a Secret Service agent 'because these guys lift 350 pounds, I don't'
The former president continues to question one of the most shocking claims Cassidy Hutchinson made during a January 6 committee hearing.
- USA TODAY Opinion
I have argued Trump's actions were wrong but legal. This latest Jan. 6 hearing and Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony are forcing me to reconsider.
President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes in an economic war with the West and its allies with a decree that seizes full control of the Sakhalin-2 gas and oil project in Russia's far east, a move that could force out Shell and Japanese investors. The order, signed on Thursday, creates a new firm to take over all rights and obligations of Sakhalin Energy Investment Co, in which Shell and two Japanese trading companies Mitsui and Mitsubishi hold just under 50%. The five-page decree, which follows Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, indicates the Kremlin will now decide whether the foreign partners can stay.
- The Hill
Raskin on anonymous pushback to Cassidy Hutchinson testimony: She ‘has no motivation or interest in lying’
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) pushed back on anonymous sources disputing former top White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony that former President Trump tried to grab the steering wheel of the presidential vehicle and lunged at an agent when informed he would not be able to join his supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Raskin,…
- The Wrap
Liz Cheney Defends Cassidy Hutchinson After Reports of Secret Service Agents Disputing Her Testimony
"The committee's not going to stand by and watch her character be assassinated," Cheney said of the former White House aide
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastWhen a conservative news outlet published a scathing editorial on Wednesday calling former President Donald Trump “unfit” to ever hold political power again, they surely expected to face some MAGA blowback.But few would have expected the degree to which the Washington Examiner, a longstanding go-to conservative Beltway publication, was ripped apart by fellow conservatives, who branded the outlet as “controlled opposition” and “RINO-funded.”
- LA Times
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has praised his father's legacy and glossed over its violent past as he was sworn in as the Philippines' new president.
A former Secret Service agent said he, too, would have defied Trump's request to be taken to the Capitol on January 6
Former agent Jonathan Wackrow wrote that presidents aren't allowed to dictate their own protection, stating: "It's not a "Choose Your Own Adventure.'"
- Business Insider
Putin says Finland and Sweden can 'go ahead' and join NATO but warned the countries against hosting the alliance's 'military contingents and infrastructure'
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that if NATO military contingents were deployed in Finland and Sweden, Russia would "respond in kind."
- Business Insider
Putin's preposterously long table at Kremlin dwarfed by gigantic table at a summit he attended in Turkmenistan
The Russian president previously met with Emmanuel Macron and the United Nations chief at opposite ends of a 13-foot-long table.