Fiona Hill feared Putin selected a 'very attractive' brunette as his translator to 'distract' Trump at meeting: book
Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham's new book claims Russia expert Fiona Hill, who served in the Trump administration before turning into a witness at his first impeachment hearing, believed Vladimir Putin brought an attractive aide to distract former President Donald Trump.
According to excerpts in the New York Times from an early copy of the book, Grisham writes that "as the meeting began, Fiona Hill leaned over and asked me if I had noticed Putin's translator, who was a very attractive brunette woman with long hair, a pretty face, and a wonderful figure. She proceeded to tell me that she suspected the woman had been selected by Putin specifically to distract our president."
Putin is known for making plays like that in one-on-ones with foreign leaders. In a meeting with former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Putin brought a massive black Labrador. Merkel has had a fear of dogs since one attacked her in 1995.
Hill ultimately ended up serving as an impeachment witness after Trump shoved her out of her position and she discussed Trump's efforts to manipulate the newly elected Ukrainian president to "do us a favor" and publicly announce investigations into Joe Biden.
Read the full report from the New York Times.
Security footage from last Wednesday shows a man harassing a California father over his child's dinosaur flag that was being displayed outside their house, ABC7 reports.
"Is that a Filipino thing?" the man asked Thien Ly, who was the homeowner.
"What's your favorite charity homie? What's your favorite charity?" the man asked, his questions growing exceedingly bizarre.
"I'm sure your marriage is going so well...you're a weirdo, a creep. A pedophile creep," the man asked Ly.
In the security footage, the man repeatedly accuses Ly of being a pedophile.
According to police, the man later came back and vandalized Ly's property.
"He came back and he smashed both of my cars with weights," Ly told ABC7.
While police say the incident wasn't sparked by race, Ly thinks the man targeted him because he's Vietnamese.
"Whoever this person is I hope they get caught so this doesn't happen to anyone else. I want to shine light on this and make sure it's safe for everyone and safe for my kids growing up in this neighborhood," said Ly.
Watch ABC7's report on the story below:
Judge says MAGA rioters 'morphed into terrorists' and cites threats made against Nancy Pelosi as evidence
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Tuesday said that some Capitol rioters "morphed into terrorists" on January 6th during a hearing for a defendant who threatened to murder House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to NBC 4 Washington reporter Scott MacFarlane.
During a plea hearing for MAGA rioter Dawn Bancroft, Sullivan zeroed in on her statement that she broke into the Capitol building to find Pelosi and "shoot her in the frigging brain."
Bancroft admitted to making the statement, and Sullivan questioned prosecutors why they did not charge her with making a threat against Pelosi's life.
Bancroft, for her part, told Sullivan that she made the remark while she was leaving the Capitol in a "jovial" manner, although she admitted that it was still a "dumb" thing to say.
It was shortly after this that Sullivan said many of the rioters had "morphed into terrorists" as they stormed the Capitol.
Bancroft pleaded guilty this week to a low-level misdemeanor related to the breach of the Capitol. Her sentencing will occur next year, Sullivan ruled.
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