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    South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has asked the courts to force prison authorities to consider him for parole, claiming he has served half of his 13-year sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, 35, shot dead Steenkamp, a model, while she was in the bathroom in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013. He said he thought a burglar was hiding in his en-suite bathroom when he fired four times through the door. This did not convince the jury, however, and he was found guilty of murder. He initially recieved a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide, which was extended to six years in July 2016.  The state later appealed for a longer prison sentence, and the Supreme Court of Appeal increased the prison term to 13 years and five months. Last year, the same court ruled that his sentence should be back-dated to October 2014, when he started serving his sentence almost eight years ago.  To be considered for parole in South Africa, an offender must first serve half their term. Pistorius and his lawyers are arguing that...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS NEWS) — The FBI has confiscated the phone of Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, an ally of former President Donald Trump, Perry said in a statement to CBS News. “This morning, while traveling with my family, three FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone,” Perry said. READ MORE: Chester County DA Taking Over Investigation Into Ellen Greenberg's DeathPerry alleged they “made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish.” It’s not clear why the FBI confiscated his phone. This comes just one day after Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence was searched by the FBI as part of a probe into documents, including classified materials, that may not have been preserved as required by the Presidential Records Act. At a public hearing in June, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol showed testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson who said that in a Dec. 2020 phone call, Perry expressed support for encouraging people to march to the...
    A NURSE accused of murdering seven babies faced court yesterday for a pre-trial hearing. Lucy Letby, 32, is charged with killing the five boys and two girls on the neo-natal ward at the Countess of Chester Hospital, Cheshire. 2Lucy Letby, 32, is charged with killing the five boys and two girlsCredit: Collect 2Letby, 32, denies all the chargesCredit: Enterprise She is also accused of the attempted murder of a further five boys and five girls at the unit. All the alleged offences are said to have taken place between June 2015 and June 2016. Letby, who denies the charges, faced Manchester crown court via video-link from HMP Bronzefield in Ashford, Surrey. She spoke only to confirm her name during the 80-minute session. Read More on The SunHAIR-RENDOUS I wanted to save £1.6K by doing my hair extensions at home... it was a fail It dealt with matters ahead of her trial which cannot be reported. Letby, of Hereford, is due to face a trial on October 4. It is scheduled to last six months. Most read in The US SunHELLO,...
    Share this: An estimated 17.7 million viewers watched Thursday night’s hearing of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Comparatively, the 2022 Academy Awards drew an audience of 16.6 million. The Nielsen Company said that is second to the 20 million who saw the first committee hearing on June 9, the only other one of the eight sessions held in prime time. Ten networks aired this past week’s hearing live, down from the 11 that showed the June 9 session. The conservative network Newsmax dropped out this time.
    By David Bauder | Associated Press NEW YORK — An estimated 17.7 million viewers watched Thursday night’s hearing of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Nielsen Company said that is second to the 20 million who saw the first committee hearing on June 9, the only other one of the eight sessions held in prime time. Ten networks aired this past week’s hearing live, down from the 11 that showed the June 9 session. The conservative network Newsmax dropped out this time. The six daytime hearings average 11.2 million viewers, with a peak audience of 13.2 million on June 28, when ex-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified about former President Donald Trump’s behavior. An estimated 13.6 million of Thursday’s viewers, or 77 percent, were age 55 and older, Nielsen said. Only 705,000 viewers were 18 to 34. Related Articles National Politics | Lopez: Americans’ thoughts on political violence are beyond scary National Politics | Jan. 6: What’s next for Congress, criminal cases National Politics | Bannon...
    Cassidy Hutchinson during yesterday's hearing. The Hang Pence hearing was bad. The DOJ Insurrection hearing was bad. Yesterday’s hearings were brutal if you’re a former president trying to evade responsibility. x The Freakout in the Beast. Feral President Tries to Take over the Car, Attacks his Secret Service lead. pic.twitter.com/ZjxGZNdm6N— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 28, 2022 Donald Trump knew some in the crowd were armed. He was mad that magnetometers and Secret Service kept them out of his rally. He wasn’t in the least afraid for himself. Who were they there to hurt? And evidence of trying to intimidate witnesses was also presented. xTo recap:WH knew of Oath Keepers & Proud Boys presence ahead of time.Rudy & Meadows sought pardons later.At speech, Trump wanted armed protesters waved in.Trump physically assaulted SecService agent trying to take him back to WH in "Beast."— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) June 28, 2022 Politico: How the Jan. 6 panel's star witness drew a roadmap for Trump’s culpability Cassidy Hutchinson wasn’t a household name before Tuesday, but it seems unlikely she’ll remain in obscurity after her testimony. With...
    Getty A member of the Secret Service wears a surgical mask as US President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on May 11, 2020. Robert “Bobby” Engel, the head of then president Donald Trump’s Secret Service detail, was discussed in Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony today at the House select committee’s Jan. 6 hearing. Hutchinson was an aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows who entered the spotlight in a surprise January 6 hearing today, June 28, 2022. She testified about conversations related to January 6 she said she overheard, recounting a tirade of then-President Donald Trump. Hutchinson testified Trump said he did not care that protesters had weapons because they weren’t there to hurt him. The committee said the hearing was scheduled “to present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony.” The committee had initially planned to take a brief hiatus until the week of July 11. The June 28 hearing was the sixth the committee held to...
    Getty Thousands of Donald Trump supporters storm the United States Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. The protesters stormed the historic building, breaking windows and clashing with police. Trump supporters had gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Cassidy Hutchinson was an aide to the former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows who entered the spotlight with a surprise Jan. 6 hearing today, June 28, 2022. The House select committee announced the hearing to present new evidence. The committee said the hearing was scheduled “to present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony.” It had initially planned to take a brief hiatus until the week of July 11. Today’s hearing is the sixth day the committee meets to present evidence surrounding the U.S. Capitol insurrection. The most recent hearing was held June 23, 2022, when the committee presented evidence that former President Donald Trump placed pressure...
    WASHINGTON — The House panel investigating the Capitol insurrection will hear testimony today — Tuesday, June 28 — from Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide in Donald Trump’s White House who is a vital witness in the sweeping investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021 attack, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Hutchinson, a special assistant and aide to Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has already provided a trove of information to the committee and its investigators and sat for multiple interviews behind closed doors. In brief excerpts of testimony revealed in court filings, Hutchinson told the committee she was in the room for White House meetings where challenges to the election were debated and discussed, including with Republican lawmakers. The House panel has not explained why it abruptly scheduled Tuesday’s hearing as lawmakers were away from Washington on a two-week recess. The committee had said last week that there would be no more hearings until July. The hearing set for 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern) Tuesday, June 28, will be broadcast by all the...
    The Jan. 6 committee announced on Monday that it will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 28 at 1 PM ET. The announcement comes as the committee only last week announced that it would wrap hearings for this month and hold additional sessions throughout July.  A committee spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment to Daily Kos on Monday.  A link to the committee’s live stream will be available here at Daily Kos on Tuesday. To catch up on what the committee unpacked during its most recent hearing, check out the related link below.  RELATED STORY: Pardons and a whole lot of pressure: An explosive day of testimony from the Jan. 6 probe This story is developing. Daily Kos relies on readers like you. We don't have billionaire backers like some right-wing media outlets. Half our revenue comes from readers like you, meaning we literally couldn't do this work without you. Can you donate $3 right now to help Daily Kos keep fighting?
    The January 6 Committee announced plans to hold a last-minute hearing on Tuesday after they were previously expected to take a break for the next two weeks. The Committee sent out a media notice announcing a new hearing for 1:00 p.m. ET, saying it will be used to “present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony.” The precise nature of this evidence and testimony is currently unknown at this time. The Select Committee will convene a hearing tomorrow, June 28 at 1:00pm to present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony.https://t.co/6knNdD9UWb — January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) June 27, 2022 The new hearing comes as a surprise since Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) previously said there wouldn’t be any more hearings until mid-July. POLITICO’s Kyle Cheney observed that the evidence the committee alludes too “must be time sensitive,” given the hearing’s sudden formation. After foreshadowing a two-week break, seems significant they would drop a sudden hearing. Must be time sensitive. — Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 27, 2022 Despite the cryptic nature of the announcement, it’s possible the evidence will...
    Getty Thousands of Donald Trump supporters storm the United States Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. The protesters stormed the historic building, breaking windows and clashing with police. The next Jan. 6 hearing will be held in July when the House select committee meets for Day 6 to discuss former President Donald Trump’s influence over the attack on the U.S. Capitol. A committee aide told CNN that there would be further details released on the schedule for the remaining hearing dates after Day 5 of the hearings Thursday, June 23. “The Select Committee continues to receive additional evidence relevant to our investigation into the violence of January 6th and its causes,” the aide told the news outlet. “Following tomorrow’s hearing, we will be holding additional hearings in the coming weeks. We will announce dates and times for those hearings soon.” Here’s what you need to know:Trump Posted on His New Social Media Platform as Day 5 of the Hearing Unfolded Among takeaways from intense hearing: -Trump's attempt to install...
    Jennifer Rubin/WaPo: The Jan. 6 hearings show urgency of Electoral Count Act reform The Jan. 6 committee has uncorked a gusher of terrifying details concerning Donald Trump’s attempted coup. Given how easy it was for devious attorneys such as John Eastman to conjure up a scheme to overturn elections with the thin veneer of legality, it behooves the bipartisan group of senators working on Electoral Count Act reform to step up the pace. Lives may depend on it. x NOW: "I do not want to win by cheating" - Russell Bowers.— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) June 21, 2022 Jack Goldsmith/NY Times: Prosecute Trump? Put Yourself in Merrick Garland’s Shoes. To indict Mr. Trump for these and other acts, Mr. Garland must make three decisions, each more difficult than the previous, and none of which has an obvious answer. First, he must determine whether the decision to indict Mr. Trump is his to make. If Mr. Garland decides that a criminal investigation of Mr. Trump is warranted, Justice Department regulations require him to appoint a special counsel if the investigation...
    What is there to say about Fox News and the right wing-o-sphere that hasn’t been scratched by the nails of demons into the toilet stall walls of hell? Every day, every hour, every minute, Fox News and the propaganda machines it has birthed are selling their audience lies, misinformation, and disinformation about the world, or selling them pillows, telling them to sell their gold, and saying that the way out of debt is to give Magnum P.I. your home in a reverse mortgage.  There has been a relentless barrage of bombshells in the two publicly televised Jan. 6 committee hearings. Soon to come is the promise of Fox News personality Sean Hannity’s previously leaked texts freaking out like the rest of the world about Donald Trump’s apparent hours of impotency during the siege on the grounds of our nation’s Capitol. Fox News? Well ... Let’s first remember how on Jan. 4, 2021, Sen. Josh Hawley argued against Fox News hosts about how the 12th Amendment allows Hawley the power to overturn the votes of millions of Americans he doesn’t agree with....
    Committee urges Dan Snyder to reconsider not testifying on June 22 originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington The House Committee on Oversight and Reform sent a letter to Dan Snyder’s attorney on Friday urging Snyder to “reconsider his decision to decline public testimony” in the upcoming June 22 hearing centered around the Commanders’ alleged toxic workplace culture. Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney wrote to Karen Patton Seymour that Snyder’s choice to not testify means he is “refusing to accept accountability for his actions and the culture he has fostered within his team.” NEW: Today, @OversightDems Chair @RepMaloney sent a letter responding to @Commanders owner Daniel Snyder’s refusal to testify voluntarily before the Committee next week. https://t.co/phqr3U9pXz pic.twitter.com/WYarmMqbhV — Oversight Committee (@OversightDems) June 17, 2022 On Wednesday, Washington’s owner, via a letter by Seymour, informed the Committee that he wouldn’t appear at the hearing due to a scheduling conflict and concerns over due process. Snyder is expected to be in France next week. In her letter, Maloney stated the committee has offered to accommodate Snyder’s conflict by permitting him to appear...
    MSNBC topped the ratings during Thursday’s Jan. 6 Select Committee hearings as Fox News viewers tuned out and CNN’s ratings remained stable. Fox News still won the day overall, bringing in 1.6 million total average viewers, just edging out MSNBC’s 1.54 million total viewers. During the hearings, MSNBC averaged 1.65 million total viewers while Fox News brought in around 700,000 average viewers during that time. Thursday’s numbers mark a significant dip from Monday’s viewership for the hearings. Fox News averaged 1.14 million total viewers for the Monday hearing between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., while MSNBC brought in 2.02 million total viewers. CNN during those hours averaged some 950,000 total viewers. Fox’s viewership dropped noticeably during the hears as the Outnumbered, which preceded the hearings’ 1 p.m. start time, brought in 1.82 million total viewers. Fox’s audience almost halved as the hearings entered their first hour dropping to 827,000 average viewers. CNN averaged 551,000 total viewers in the hours surrounding the hearings, keeping pace with CNN’s regular numbers. Here is a full breakdown of Thursday’s cable news ratings by show:...
    The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol held its third hearing on Thursday afternoon, which many observers on social media found “boring.” The hearing was so boring, in fact, that NBC News’ Lester Holt announced the network was ending its live broadcast of the hearing to air the U.S. Open golf tournament. “We’re going to have to end our coverage of this January 6 hearing on the NBC Network, my colleagues and I will continue our coverage on the hearings on our streaming platform,” Holt said. “For everyone else, U.S. Open golf begins momentarily.” Americans are so interested in Pelosis illegitimate January 6 hearing that NBC just cut away to golf pic.twitter.com/KVqbvQWrlr — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 16, 2022 Civil rights lawyer Harmeet Dhillon joked about NBC cutting to golf instead, “My God, J6 hearing is THAT boring? I mean, I would rather untangle a skein of lace mohair yarn than watch golf on TV. Or maybe weed the driveway.” I mean, I would rather untangle a skein of lace mohair yarn than...
    For the third time this month, the Jan. 6 committee meets to unveil evidence that its investigators argue exposes the tender underbelly of a plot by former President Donald Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 election. On Thursday, June 16, the select committee will focus on how this scheme specifically targeted former Vice President Mike Pence and how longtime conservative attorney John Eastman helped the 45th president advance this agenda by promoting unconstitutional legal theories as the nation barreled toward a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that left multiple people dead and hundreds injured. Check out this reporter’s preview for today’s hearing at the related link below. And for coverage of the first two hearings, check below the link to today’s livestream. RELATED STORY: Jan. 6 committee puts Pence pressure campaign in focus for upcoming hearing Today’s hearing starts at 1 PM ET. Two additional hearings are still on the schedule: June 21 and June 23. Both should air at 1 PM ET. As of Thursday morning, the committee had not yet announced if/when it would add a sixth hearing to...
    Getty Thousands of Donald Trump supporters storm the United States Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. The next Jan. 6 hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 2022, as witnesses and the House select committee reconvene to unpack the events of January 6, 2021. Day 4 of the Jan. 6 hearing will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, and resume for day 5 at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022, according to an announcement from the committee.
    (CBS DETROIT) – Christopher Schurr, the police officer charged with the death of Patrick Lyoya, has been fired from the Grand Rapids Police Department. The city’s manager Mark Washington released a statement that said Schurr had been terminated from the department, effective June 10. READ MORE: Detroit Man Convicted In Fatal Beating Of Popular Hairstylist Bashar KallabatWashington says that Schurr waived his right to a termination hearing. READ MORE: Michigan Carpenters Union Opens New Training Center In DetroitHere is Washington’s statement: “Last Friday, the Police Chief and the Labor Relations Office recommended that I terminate Christopher Schurr’s employment with the City. I accepted that recommendation and scheduled a required discharge hearing. I have been informed by Mr. Schurr’s representatives that he is waiving his right to the hearing and, therefore, I have decided to terminate Mr. Schurr’s employment with the Grand Rapids Police Department effective June 10, 2022. Due to the on-going criminal matter and the potential for civil litigation, I will not be providing any additional comment concerning Mr. Schurr at this time.” This comes after Kent County Prosecutor...
    Attorneys working for Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder have informed the House Committee on Oversight and Reform that the billionaire will not be attending or testifying at next week's hearing on hostile workplace and sexual harassment claims against himself and his NFL club. The letter, provided to DailyMail.com by a Snyder spokesperson, says he will be out of the country on June 22, and goes on to raise concerns about the scope of the questioning and the Committee's refusal to reveal more information beforehand.  A source close to Snyder told DailyMail.com that Snyder cannot attend the hearing 'given the Committee's disregard for due process.' In their letter to Congress, Snyder's attorneys say he 'remains willing to cooperate with the Committee.'  Despite Snyder's decision, the Committee still plans to hold the hearing on Capitol Hill at 10am on June 22. In addition to Snyder, the Committee also invited NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to come and testify about the league's investigation into the allegations against the Commanders, but it remains unclear if he will attend. A NFL spokesman did not immediately respond to...
    A member of the Jan. 6 committee suggested new information may have played a role in the decision to postpone a hearing this week. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) told MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Tuesday the panel "had a lot of hearings compressed together and there were logistical problems," and stressed that the witnesses for the hearing set for Thursday were "immovable." Pressing the point, even though Lofgren said it was "not much of a story," Hayes wanted to know if he should interpret the delay in the hearing that was set for Wednesday, after the committee held its second summer hearing on Monday, as being the result of learning new information of witnesses backing out, among other potential developments. SEE IT: WHITE HOUSE LAWYER RECALLS TELLING EASTMAN TO HIRE A 'GREAT EFFING CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER' "You know, we are constantly learning new things. But this is primarily logistical," Lofgren said. "Primarily?" Hayes asked, looking skeptical. The congresswoman replied with a smile on her face, "I’ll just leave it at that." CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER...
    After postponing one of its hearings this week, the select committee investigating the events surrounding the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol released its updated hearing schedule. SIX OF THE MOST REVELATORY MOMENTS FROM MONDAY'S JAN. 6 COMMITTEE HEARING The panel announced Tuesday that its next hearings would take place on the following dates: Thursday, June 16, at 1 p.m. EST; Tuesday, June 21, at 1 p.m. EST; and Thursday, June 23, at 1 p.m. EST. Committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said the scheduling change was made to “space out” the hearings. Just to be clear: tomorrow’s hearing has been moved to next week. This change was made to space out the #January6thHearings; nothing else. I look forward to leading this hearing and presenting our findings to the American people.— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) June 14, 2022 Also on Tuesday, the committee released a clip of its interview with Trump White House attorney Eric Herschmann as a sort of teaser for its Thursday hearing, which will center on allies of former Vice President Mike...
    Getty Thousands of Donald Trump supporters storm the United States Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Day 3 of the January 6 hearings, originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, 2022, has been postponed, the committee announced. A new date for the next hearing has not yet been decided. The committee will still hold its previously scheduled hearing Thursday, June 16. Jan. 6 committee member Pete Aguilar told NPR it is likely that the hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday would be moved to next week, “although he cautioned that the calendar continues to be fluid,” NPR reported. Here’s what you need to know:The Hearing That Was Scheduled for Wednesday Will Focus on Trump’s Alleged Plot to Sway or Replace the U.S. Attorney General NEW: Jeffrey Rosen, the Trump-era acting attorney general, has agreed to testify publicly before the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, according to a person familiar with the matter. by @cryanbarber @PoliticsInsider https://t.co/fs0NzIm9DK — Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) June 10, 2022 The third committee...
    Getty Thousands of Donald Trump supporters storm the United States Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. The third Jan. 6 hearing will be held June 15, 2022, as the House select committee resumes the schedule to televise hearings detailing its investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The hearings began Thursday, June 9, 2022, and the second day of hearings was held Monday, June 13. There may be as many as eight days of hearings in June, and the hearings could continue into July, according to a schedule compiled by Deadline. Here’s what you need to know:The 3rd Committee Hearing Will Focus on Trump’s Alleged Plot to Sway or Replace the U.S. Attorney GeneralThe third committee hearing Wednesday, June 15 will focus on an alleged plot waged by former President Donald Trump to sway, or possibly replace, the U.S. Attorney General in an attempt to lend legitimacy to false election claims, according to The Washington Post. The Post reported that Jeff Rosen, the U.S. Attorney...
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Monday again delayed the murder trial of an ex-police officer who fatally shot a Black woman through a window of her own Fort Worth home in 2019. State administrative Judge George Gallagher delayed Aaron Dean’s trial during a Monday hearing until another judge decides on a defense motion to recuse state District Judge David Hagerman. Hagerman has declined to recuse himself as judge presiding over the trial, which had been scheduled to start next week. Dean is charged in the death of Atatiana Jefferson, whom he shot and killed in her home while responding to an October 2019 report about open doors. In court submissions, his attorneys have argued that Hagerman “has grown increasingly hostile, overbearing and rude” to them. At a June 3 hearing, defense attorneys had sought a delay because lead attorney Jim Lane, who had been ill, and a key defense witness would be unavailable. Hagerman revised to follow courthouse rules and ordered the trial to proceed, defense co-counsels Miles Brissette and Bob Gill said in their motion...
    On Thursday night, June 9, a long list of television networks and cable channels aired the first in a series of public hearings that are being held by the January 6 select committee — including CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, C-SPAN and CNBC. Conspicuously missing from that list was Fox News, although its sister channel, Fox Business, did carry the event. The hearings, as of Monday, January 13, moved from prime time to daytime, and Fox News decided to carry the second hearing. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson isn’t happy that the first hearing received as much attention as it did. Carlson, a far-right conspiracy theorist who now has the highest ratings of Fox News’ prime-time lineup, attacked the hearings as Democratic “propaganda” and accused other networks and cable news outlets of “colluding” with Democrats. On his show, Carlson has defended the insurrectionists who attacked the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, describing them as well-meaning Americans who were merely expressing their understandable frustration. Fellow Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity has slammed the hearings as well, calling them...
    A coordinated coup attempt is on display at the House January 6 hearings. Monday's hearing is at 10 am. Susan B Glasser/New Yorker: Dishonor, Trump’s and His Party’s, Is the Real January 6th Takeaway Liz Cheney, defying the G.O.P., offered a searing indictment of the former President at Thursday’s hearing. At the end of her presentation, Cheney showed what might have been the night’s most revealing witness statement—a short clip of Jared Kushner. In it, Kushner was asked about the repeated threats to resign made by Trump’s White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, and his staff, as they sought to stop Trump from unconstitutionally seeking to overturn the election. Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, who served as one of the former President’s close advisers throughout his four disruptive years in the White House, said that he did not take Cipollone’s threats to resign seriously. He thought that Cipollone was just “whining.” It was a brutal moment. Kushner did not believe Trump’s false claims about the election. But he, like so many others surrounding Trump, like so many of Cheney’s Republican colleagues on...
    Thursday night's hearings were compelling TV. Jonathan Weiler/Substack: Some quick thoughts on tonight's hearings Despite intending otherwise, I ended up watching the hearings tonight on the events of January 6. I don’t think anyone can say exactly what, if any, their impact will be. We’ll see how many people end up tuning in, what kind of coverage they receive and whether any significant new revelations emerge. But the presentation tonight by the select committee, led by its chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson, and the top Republican on the committee, Rep. Liz Cheney, was compelling. It included hard-to-watch video of that day’s events, as the angry mobs gathered and began to descend on the Capitol. Caroline Edwards, a Capitol police officer, who was at the center of the maelstrom, provided powerful testimony of how she tried to hold the line as the rioters pressed toward the building, knocked her unconscious and how, even after that, she continued to try to resist the rioters. The committee also emphasized the links between Trump and the Proud Boys, the would-be shock troops of his...
    Share this:INDIA — Twenty20 Cricket: South Africa’s David Miller, left, and Rassie van der Dussen celebrated their win in the first Twenty20 cricket match between India and South Africa in New Delhi, on Thursday.Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP   WASHINGTON, DC — Public hearing: The sun set behind the US Capitol on Thursday, as the House select committee held its first public hearing in its investigation of the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol.Photo: Julio Cortez/AP   VATICAN CITY — Escort: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, center, was escorted by papal Swiss Guards as she left after meeting with Pope Francis at The Vatican, on Friday.Photo: Alessandra Tarantino/AP  
    Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promoted the January 6 hearing Thursday amid media concerns that few will actually watch the primetime airing. “Just one great reason to watch today’s January 6 hearing?” Hillary asked. “MAGA Republicans Desperately Don’t Want You to.” Just one great reason to watch todays January 6 hearings? Trump and the MAGA Republicans desperately dont want you to. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2022 Clinton was not the only celebrity to promote the hearing. Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, also promoted the hearing. “I am SO ready for accountability for the violent insurrection against our government & the coup incited by Drumpf & his minions,” he said. “Will YOU be watching the @January6thCmte ?” he asked.  I am SO ready for accountability for the violent insurrection against our government & the coup incited by Drumpf & his minions. Will YOU be watching the @January6thCmte ? ὄ#MustSeeTV pic.twitter.com/za7V4ozXRm — Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) June 9, 2022 The promotion of the hearing comes as many media outlets highly touted the event, which conveys a concern that the...
    Hollywood stars are experts at hyping coming attractions, and true to form, they are eagerly performing publicity duty for the Democrats’ big summer blockbuster — the primetime broadcast of the January 6 committee’s public hearings. Celebrities including Stephen Colbert, Rob Reiner, Bette Midler, Patton Oswalt, Alyssa Milano, Debra Messing, and Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill are urging their fans to tune in starting Thursday, promising “accountability” and a revelation of hitherto unknown findings. In reality, the partisan affair is unlikely to reveal anything substantive, other than Democrats’ desperation to distract Americans from their biggest problems — out-of-control inflation, soaring gas prices, a nationwide shortage of baby formula, and record illegal immigration. As Breitbart News reported, no new evidence has emerged to link former President Donald Trump to the riot, after more than 1,000 interviews with witnesses, and dozens of leaks to the media. Nonetheless, CBS’ late-night comedian Stephen Colbert showed a quasi-humorous trailer that seemed to acknowledge declining public interest in January 6. Comedian Patton Oswalt, who recently joked about the threat to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, said he hopes...
    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, get ready for the main event. Step right up, get your tickets for the greatest show on earth. Democrats have decided to bet their entire political future on a few hours of a primetime televised hearing for the January 6 Select Committee to present its findings, and Thursday night, starting at 8:00 p.m. ET the party makes its move toward that endgame for the first of several hearings. It is notable first and foremost that Democrats have picked primetime television for the first hearing after a yearlong investigation, and expectations are extremely high for them to actually produce new or compelling evidence to push their case. Secondly, it also worth noting this committee is unprecedentedly partisan. Even though two members who claim to be Republicans–Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)–are members of the committee, they got their appointments from Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. That came after Pelosi engaged in the never-before-seen step of removing two of the five Republicans that House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy had named...
    Hollywood celebrities hyperventilated all over Twitter and poured praise on Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Thursday in response to the January 6 committee hearing about the riot on Capitol Hill. Celebrities from John Leguizamo to Alyssa Milano cranked the drama up to 11. “I can’t breathe! We were so close to the end of our democracy!” the Encanto star said. I can’t breathe! We were so close to the end of our democracy! https://t.co/bt8lCpnMtW — John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) June 10, 2022 My God. What have we become? pic.twitter.com/AlPCXFhycb — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 10, 2022 Disney’s Hocus Pocus 2 star Bette Midler did what many of her left-wing peer did and quoted Cheney. “I say to my #Republican colleagues, “There will come a time when #DonaldTrump will be gone, but your dishonor will remain.” YOUR DISHONOR WILL REMAIN. — bettemidler (@BetteMidler) June 10, 2022 Many a left-wing celebrity heaped loads of praise on Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as a crusader for the truth. “Both Chairman Thompson and Vice Chairwoman Cheney said in no uncertain terms that Donald Trump is...
    The Jan. 6 committee launches its public hearings tonight. For the first hearing—a total of six are currently slated—the panel is expected to present its findings to the American public about former President Donald Trump’s role in a scheme to overturn the 2020 election and more specifically, how extremist elements were involved in efforts to stop the peaceful transfer of power.  Daily Kos will post live updates from tonight’s hearing starting at 8 PM ET. Watch live here: x x YouTube Video For in-depth information about the committee’s investigation so far, check out the related story links below. There’s a BIG Guide to help you stay on top of who’s who plus Daily Kos interviews with one of the committee’s first witnesses as well as members of law enforcement who fought off the mob on Jan. 6.  The next hearing is scheduled for June 13 at 10 a.m. Additional hearings are expected on June 15 at 10 a.m. and June 16 at 1 p.m. A time for the June 21 hearing has not yet been confirmed.  A final presentation is anticipated on June 23 and that hearing will be in primetime, like tonight,...
    The insurrection. NBC News: Documentarian who filmed Proud Boys to testify at first Jan. 6 committee hearing British filmmaker Nick Quested, who captured extensive footage of the Proud Boys in the days around the Capitol riot, will testify at Thursday's prime-time hearing. A British documentary filmmaker who followed the Proud Boys as the Capitol riot unfolded will appear as a key witness when the House committee investigating Jan. 6 holds its first public hearing Thursday, NBC News has confirmed. A source familiar with the matter said Nick Quested, the owner of Goldcrest Films, will testify during the panel's prime-time hearing. The House committee has promised to reveal stunning new details about the attack when the first of at least a half-dozen hearings kicks off this week. The New York Times first reported Quested's planned appearance. The Jan. 6 committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment. xStrongest acknowledgment yet that Trump attempted a coup. If you're afraid to let base see the evidence for themselves, that suggests it's very strong. https://t.co/EJd5HEZhA6— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) June 7, 2022 NY Times: Supreme Court May Hear ‘800-Pound...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol will go public with its findings in a hearing next week, the start of what lawmakers hope will be a high-profile airing of the causes and consequences of the domestic attack on the U.S. government. Lawmakers plan to hold a series of hearings in June that they promise will lay out, step-by-step, how former President Donald Trump and his allies worked feverishly to overturn his loss in the 2020 presidential election, spreading lies about widespread voter fraud — widely debunked by judges and his own administration — that fueled a violent assault on the seat of democracy. The six hearings, set to begin June 9 and expected to last until late June, will be the first time the committee discloses “previously unseen material” about what it has discovered in the course of a sprawling 10-month investigation that has touched nearly every aspect of the insurrection. More than 1,000 people have been interviewed by the panel, and only brief snippets of that testimony have been...
    POP superstar Britney Spears was at the center of an ongoing legal battle with her family for over a decade. Britney's life and her multi-million-dollar fortune had been under the supervision of her father, Jamie Spears, until he was suspended from the conservatorship on September 29, 2021. 2Britney Spears had her conservatorship case reviewed on November 12, 2021Credit: Getty Where is Britney Spears today? On April 11, 2022, Britney Spears took to Instagram to announce that she was expecting a baby with her long-term partner Sam Asghari. The pop star shared the news via a caption, writing: "I lost so much weight to go on my Maui trip only to gain it back. "I thought 'Geez … what happened to my stomach?' My husband said 'No you’re food pregnant silly...' Read More on The US SunBABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears, 40, reveals she’s PREGNANT with third childONE MORE TIME Everything to know about Britney Spears' due date "So I got a pregnancy test … and uhhhhh well … I am having a baby … four days later..." She continued:...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans hears arguments Tuesday about whether President Joe Biden legally suspended new oil and gas lease sales shortly after taking office because of climate change worries. The case has not been tried but a federal judge blocked the order, saying only Congress could suspend the sales. Federal lawyers say the government has broad power to hold, cancel or defer lease sales. Biden’s order was “a straightforward articulation of the President’s views as to how Interior should use the ample discretion Congress has granted the agency,” Andrew M. Bernie and other attorneys wrote. U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty in Monroe had no authority to review Biden’s order because the president is not an “agency” subject to the Administrative Procedure Act, they wrote. Doughty found that states which challenged the order were likely to prove that the Interior Department violated that law by acting arbitrarily and without giving “any rational explanation.” He also found that since laws governing the lease sales don’t say the president can “pause” them, only Congress...
    Mexican Netflix star Pablo Lyle had the start of his manslaughter trial delayed for a sixth time. Florida 11th Circuit Court judge Diana Vizcaino accepted the actor's request Thursday to postpone the trial and set a new hearing for June 23, in which the parties must let her know if they are ready to proceed.  The trial, which was scheduled for the week of March 14, has now been delayed until July 5. This is the sixth postponement since the judicial process began in April 2019 after a road rage incident that was sparked March 31 that year when Lyle's brother-in-law, Lucas Delfino, was driving the actor, his wife and two children to the airport and his car crossed paths with that of Juan Ricardo Hernández Sr., a 63-year-old Cuban who died four days later in a hospital from a brain injury. SEE VIDEO BELOW  Mexican star actor Pablo Lyle will go on trial in July 5 for a manslaughter charge after he was involved in a fight in which he punched 63-year-old Juan Ricardo Hernández Sr. on March 31, 2019, in...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A public hearing is underway on the cleanup from a June 2019 refinery explosion in South Philadelphia. That hearing, involving members of the Pennsylvania state senate, is taking place at the University of The Sciences. Lawmakers and experts there are discussing remediation efforts at the site of the former Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. The major explosion injured multiple people. At the time, the complex produced 335,000 barrels of crude oil daily. The oil refining complex was the largest on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. The site’s new owner, Hilco Redevelopment Partners, announced plans to turn the area into an employment hub generating 19-thousand jobs.
    MANCHESTER United's Aaron Wan-Bissaka has today admitted driving his £160,000 Lamborghini Urus while disqualified. The 23-year-old right-back got behind the wheel of his 4x4 supercar on the A34 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, on June 23. 5Manchester United's Aaron Wan-Bissaka arrives at courtCredit: Andy Kelvin / Kelvin Media 5Wan-Bissaka with his Lamborghini Urus last yearCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke He stood in the dock at Manchester Magistrates' Court and spoke only to confirm his name and address and enter his guilty pleas during the brief hearing. District Judge Bernard Begley agreed that sentencing should be adjourned until a later date. Wan-Bissaka's earlier conviction for speeding - leading to his ban and disqualification - is subject to a further hearing where the conviction may be set aside. He was stopped while behind the wheel of his £160,000 Lamborghini Urus on June 23 this year. Roadside police checks revealed he was already banned from driving. Sentencing for the latest offences will depend on the outcome of the speeding hearing, the court heard. Most read in The US SunRevealed'TRUE OR NOT' Biden pressured Afghan...
    Kraft Mac and Cheese Ice Cream Exists Now, and We Thought You Should Know Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 22 Chance Tucker, freshman cornerback © Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Britney Spears signing autographs in 2013. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Britney Spears supporters likely won't hear another explosive testimony from the pop star. The Los Angeles Superior Court ended its remote dial-in program for court sessions on June 24. The decision came a day after Spears' testimony was illegally recorded and leaked online. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The next hearing in Britney Spears' contentious conservatorship case is happening at a Los Angeles court on Wednesday - but it is unlikely that fans will hear the pop star speak out this time around. This next milestone in Spears' legal saga comes less than a month after her explosive June 23 testimony, in which she asked for an end to the "abusive" conservatorship arrangement that gives others, including her father Jamie Spears, control over her personal life, finances, and career. At this Wednesday's hearing, on July 14, Judge Brenda Penny is expected...
    (CNN)In the three weeks since Britney Spears' powerful testimony in which she called her nearly 13-year conservatorship "abusive" and pleaded for the court-ordered arrangement to end, there have been multiple subsequent legal filings in the case and growing outcries of support for the singer.Spears told Judge Brenda Penny at the hearing last month that she wanted to hire her own attorney to advocate on her behalf, stating that she had been forced by her conservators to perform, take lithium and remain on birth control against her will. Her court-appointed attorney since the inception of her conservatorship in 2008, Samuel D. Ingham, subsequently submitted his resignation, as did the appointed co-conservator of her estimated $60 million dollar estate, Bessemer Trust.There is another hearing for Spears' conservatorship on Wednesday, during which Judge Penny is expected to consider the singer's request for new counsel, along with other petitions in the case. Though Spears is not required to attend, it's anticipated she will call in by phone, as she did at the last hearing.Here is a timeline of what's transpired since. Read MoreJune 23,...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears’ court-appointed attorney on Tuesday filed documents to resign from her conservatorship, the latest of several such moves that have come in the fallout from the pop singer’s comments in court decrying the legal arrangement that controls her money and affairs. Samuel Ingham III filed documents in Los Angeles Superior Court requesting that the court appoint Spears a new attorney, and saying his resignation would take effect as soon as that happened. During her June 23 speech in court, in which she condemned the conservatorship and asked Judge Brenda Penny to end it, Spears was critical of Ingham, and said she wished the court would allow her to hire a lawyer of her choice. Last week, Bessemer Trust, the estate-management company that Spears had requested replace her father as conservator of her finances, filed its own documents withdrawing from the case. The filing said that circumstances had changed after Spears’ comments in court on June 23. At a hearing in November, Penny denied Spears’ request to have her father replaced entirely, but said James Spears and Bessemer Trust could work...
    Chinese electric car start-up Li Auto delivers over 1,000 more cars than Xpeng in June 25 Things You Should Never Do With Your Money Most Comfortable Shoes: "These Shoes Are Like Walking On Clouds" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © Getty / Lester Cohen/BBMA2016 A Detailed Timeline of Britney Spears's Conservatorship Battle Since Her Court Hearing Ever since Britney Spears addressed a Los Angeles court about terminating her conservatorship on June 23, there have been a lot of important installments. In addition to finally hearing Britney's side of the story and learning the heartbreaking and "abusive" treatment she has received over the past few years as a result of the conservatorship, a handful of Britney's former costars, friends, and family have spoken out in support. Though the recent news that a judge has denied Britney's request to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as her sole conservator is incredibly disappointing, it's clear that her battle to end her conservatorship is...
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