'Kraken' lawyer Sidney Powell gets schooled after claiming ‘hundreds’ of Jan. 6 attackers are in jail
Sidney Powell revealed Sunday that she will be joining the legal team helping "hundreds" of Jan. 6 attackers who are currently in prison and asked for money to support them.
Sidney Powell is going to join a group of attorneys to help defend the "hundreds" of J6 offenders currently in pris… https://t.co/t5vR50sPvD— M & M Enterprises (@M & M Enterprises) 1627240641.0
The problem, however, is that there aren't "hundreds" of people in jail for the Jan. 6 insurrection. Far from it, in fact. BuzzFeed justice reporter Zoe Tillman explained, there are just 66 in custody, with a few waiting for a detention hearing. A whopping 478 were allowed to go home awaiting trial.
My stats as of this morning on the status of Jan. 6 defendants: - 66 in custody (a few are new arrests waiting for… https://t.co/ynBAJvGJci— Zoe Tillman (@Zoe Tillman) 1627310831.0
It's unclear the degree to which Jan. 6 attackers are willing to accept Powell's help as she failed to win so many lawsuits around the 2020 election for former President Donald Trump. She and ally Lin Wood are both facing sanctions in Michigan for what some said was a reckless filing filled with inaccuracies.
Even Wood accused Powell of putting his name on court documents without his authorization.
South Carolina Republican Congressman Ralph Norman on Monday morning warned of "massive revolts" across the country if mask mandates are reinstated amid the ongoing resurgence of COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant.
During an appearance on NewsMax, Norman — who was recently fined $500 for not wearing a mask on the House floor — also said he believes the Biden administration will soon somehow mandate COVID-19 vaccinations. And he called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a "dictator" for rejecting Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's picks for a select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
"I don't think they're going to take it well," Norman said when asked how he thinks people will react if the CDC again recommends that people wear masks in public places, regardless of whether they're vaccinated. "I think you can see massive revolts against doing this, particularly with this administration and being so hypocritical in other areas. I think they'll revolt against it."
"What will be interesting is when board an airplane, whether people are gonna decide they want to do it or not, or risk being thrown off the plane," he added. "But it's going to be massive. This is part of their strategy to do this. Where is the commission to find out where it (COVID-19) really came from? Does anybody believe it was from a bat in a wet market? No, this is from a foreign country, China, which we think, a lot of us think, they're putting this out on America because they despise America, they're a communist country."
Asked about the threat of a federal "vaccine mandate" if the FDA gives permanent approval to COVID-19 vaccines, Norman responded: "What I'm hearing is they'll probably try it. You know, we've got freedom in this country to choose whether we get vaccinated or not. I got vaccinated. But the same thing on the mask. Most of the doctors I talked with say masks do no good. This is another scare tactic that I think this administration is using, and I think they probably will (require vaccines) at some point."
Norman went on to claim it would be "hypocritical" to require vaccines since they are not required of undocumented people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
"The bottom line is this is a choice we ought to be able to make, and it shouldn't be dictated by the government, by Nancy Pelosi," he said.
He continued his attacks on Pelosi when asked whether he believes the select committee investigating the insurrection will be "bipartisan and fair."
"Absolutely not," Norman responded. "She's picking who she wants because she's picking people who are known to have a dislike for Donald Trump. She wants to keep all the focus on Donald Trump for midterms, and that's what will happen, instead of solving problems in this country. She is a dictator. The thought of her picking all the members. I hope Kevin McCarthy will stick to his guns on this. There's no reason to take part in this investigation. This is a dog-and-pony show. The only thing that matters to this administration is power, and that's what they're trying to maintain."
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Trump ally Tom Barrack faced angry protesters on Monday as he arrived to appear in court at the U.S. Eastern District of New York.
In a video captured by CBS News, protesters could be heard heckling Barrack while he was walking into the courthouse.
"It's our democracy!" one man yelled. "It's our democracy, not yours. Traitor!"
Another person noted that Barrack had been required to pay $250 million before being released on bail.
"$250 million is a lot of money," she said. "What do you think of that?"
"It's our democracy, you asshole!" the first protester shouted again.
Barrack was indicted last week for allegedly acting as an illegal foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates.
Watch the video below.
Defendant Tom Barrack enters the EDNY in Brooklyn minutes ago. @CBSNews will be inside. His hearing begins at noon. pic.twitter.com/G0fFy5ijyP
— Cassandra Gauthier (@cassgtv) July 26, 2021
Thomas Barrack, a close adviser to former President Donald Trump and chair of his inaugural committee, arrives for a court appearance at the U.S. District Court of Eastern District of New York. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/i24NkD9Wdz
— Michael M. Santiago (@msantiagophotos) July 26, 2021
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