Did a White House Aide Just Pierce the Seemingly Impenetrable Trump Bubble?

“They’re not here to hurt me,” White House Aide Cassidy Hutchinson told the 1/6 select committee, quoting Donald Trump’s reaction to the crowd on that fateful day. “Let them in. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol after the rallies are over. They can march from — they can march from the ellipse. Take the effing mags away. Then they can march to the Capitol.” And with that, for all practical purposes, the case against Donald Trump was made. He and everyone there knew there were protesters armed with AR-15s and other weapons standing outside the perimeter.…

Brutal Supreme Court Rulings Rain Down on Another January 6 Hearing

Historically, hearings such as those currently investigating the January 6 sacking of the Capitol have usually left a footprint in memory. For Watergate, it was John Dean’s statement about “a cancer on the presidency,” along with the revelation of recording devices in the Oval Office. For Iran/Contra, it was President Reagan repeating some permutation of “I don’t remember” more than 200 times, along with Oliver North’s ghastly emergence as a right-wing superstar. These January 6 hearings are no different in content — a number of no-bullshit “smoking guns” have been revealed, with more potentially to follow — but they are…

Afghanistan: The Taliban must immediately release YouTuber Ajmal Haqiqi and his colleagues

QUOTE Responding to the arbitrary arrest of YouTuber Ajmal Haqiqi and his colleagues yesterday on charges of “insulting Islamic sacred values” after they posted a video in which they allegedly used Quranic verses in a humorous manner, Samira Hamidi, Amnesty International’s South Asia Campaigner, said: “Arbitrarily detaining YouTuber Haqiqi and his colleagues and coercing them […] The post Afghanistan: The Taliban must immediately release YouTuber Ajmal Haqiqi and his colleagues appeared first on Amnesty International.

World’s protected natural areas too small and isolated to benefit wildlife – new study

Hundreds of threatened mammal species don’t have a single protected area large enough to sustain a viable population.

World’s protected natural areas too small and isolated to benefit wildlife – new study

Hundreds of threatened mammal species don’t have a single protected area large enough to sustain a viable population.

Damning Leaks Provide Grim Preview of Thursday’s January 6 Congressional Hearing

The highly anticipated congressional hearings into the January 6, 2021, assault on the United States Capitol are slated to begin this Thursday evening. Member of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack, Rep. Jamie Raskin, stoked the rising anticipation on Monday by reporting, “The select committee has found evidence about a lot more than incitement here. We’re going to be laying out the evidence about all of the actors who were pivotal to what took place on January 6.” It seems, however, that some are worried enough about gathering an audience for the event that they are allowing…

In a Different World, Mark Meadows’s Evidence-Burning Would Be Shocking

If I had any remaining faith whatsoever in the reach of the “justice” system as it pertains to the rich and powerful, I’d be halfway convinced Donald Trump and his pals are in impressively deep shit. In the immortal words of Ted “Theodore” Logan, “Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.” Back in February, it was revealed that while in office, Donald Trump was in the habit of destroying official documents once he was finished looking at them (or not looking at them, as was usually the case). These papers, most of which were supposed to go to the National…

Poll Finds 81 Percent of Voters Say Supreme Court Needs Stronger Code of Ethics

Amid controversy surrounding Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s personal ties to the January 6 attack on the Capitol, new polling finds that the vast majority of likely voters support implementing a stronger code of ethics for the High Court. When asked whether or not they agreed that Supreme Court justices should be subject to a code of ethics requiring them to recuse themselves from any case relating to personal financial or family matters, 81 percent of 1,177 respondents agreed, new polling by Data for Progress finds. Only 10 percent of respondents were opposed to the proposal, giving the supporters a…

Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Clarence Thomas to Resign Over Wife’s Ties to January 6

In wake of evidence revealing ties between Ginni Thomas — the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — and Donald Trump’s plot to overturn the 2020 election, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has called for Clarence Thomas to resign. Recent reporting has revealed that conservative activist Ginni Thomas played a role in organizing January 6 attackers, and attended the “Stop the Steal” rally outside the White House before the crowd marched to the Capitol. Last week, leaked texts revealed that she had encouraged Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, to move forward with the plot to overturn the…

House Committee Issues Subpoena to Top Trump Fundraiser Kimberly Guilfoyle

This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The U.S. House of Representatives select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol issued a subpoena on Thursday to Kimberly Guilfoyle, a top fundraiser for former President Donald Trump and the fiancee of his son, Donald Trump Jr. The subpoena cites a text message Guilfoyle sent to former Trump campaign adviser Katrina Pierson, in which Guilfoyle claims to have raised millions of dollars for the rally that preceded…

January 6 Committee Is Considering Subpoenaing Ivanka Trump

The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack is considering issuing Ivanka Trump a subpoena to compel her to cooperate with their investigation into former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. An anonymous source told The Guardian that the committee is discussing the matter, but wants to give her a reasonable amount of time to respond to a request they made for her testimony last month. If the committee follows through, Ivanka Trump would be the first member of the former president’s family to be forced to testify against him. She would also be…

McEnany’s Texts Lead to Request for Ivanka Trump to Speak With Jan. 6 Committee

Kayleigh McEnany, a Fox News pundit who served as former President Donald Trump’s last press secretary, has shared text messages from her final weeks in the White House with the January 6 commission. McEnany, who was by Trump’s side for several moments on the day of the Capitol attack, was subpoenaed in November to provide records and give testimony to the House select committee investigating the events of January 6. In mid-January, she appeared virtually to speak with commission investigators, skipping her Fox News program in order to give testimony. McEnany has been cooperative with the committee’s requests, and has…

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