Washington (AFP) - The White House has revealed it is to end in-person briefings to congressional intelligence committees about foreign election interference, sparking accusations Saturday that it was covering up Russian help for President Donald Trump's reelection.The move comes two months ahead of the general election, with Trump playing down the threat of foreign interference and accusing Democrats of leaking sensitive information."Probably Shifty Schiff, but others also, LEAK information to the Fake News," the president tweeted Saturday, referring to House Intelligence Committee chairman A...
Rep. Pet Aguilar (D-CA) revealed that over 250 witnesses were interviewed, so far, by the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.
Speaking to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Monday, Aguilar explained that people like Steve Bannon, Jeffrey Clark, and former Donald Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows are outliers in those willing to come forward and speak to the committee.
"We've said all along we want to tell the full and complete story, and in order to do that we're going to need documents and interviews," said Aguilar. "So, clearly that is what's helpful about the document requests and national archives request. We're pleased with the timeline the court is addressing this, and Doug Letter and the team here will be arguing that before the Court of Appeals tomorrow. So, we're excited to move to that next step, but it's helpful and important to the work that we need to have those documents."
Maddow asked about those few members of the Trump inner circle who have refused to testify and what the next steps will be for those people.
"Mr. Clark is in a small group that has continued to stonewall us," Aguilar said of the former Justice Department deputy who penned a kind of guide to justify Vice President Mike Pence refusing to certify the 2020 election. "He has not produced any documents. He came to the deposition but refused to answer questions and exerted both executive privilege and attorney-client privilege, which is a little confusing. And so we're going to proceed, and so that's what the business committee meeting on Wednesday evening will be about is referral of the criminal contempt. We feel that he has shown just an unwillingness to come forward and to testify, and we feel that over 250 people have come before us and given -- submitted interviews and this should be no different, including his two superiors at the time, acting Attorney General [Jeff] Rosen and Deputy Attorney General [Richard] Donahue, so we've received a lot of information."
He went on to note that the Senate Judiciary Committee report detailed Clark's attempts to delegitimize the election and that he should be willing to talk to them as well.
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Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has been accused of sexual assault and outright abuse by actress Evan Rachel Wood, who has released a statement saying that Manson "groomed" and "horrifically" abused her during their relationship. Another allegation against Manson stated he would lock women in a soundproof room to punish them.
One ex-girlfriend filed a suit in Sept. 2021 against Manson under a "Jane Doe" pseudonym in which she alleged that he would "bash her head in" if she ever reported him. She said that she would be denied food, sleep or physical safety. The filing then went into great detail and explained why she should qualify for the "delayed discovery rule" that would allow a suit to dispute the expiration of the statute of limitations.
The judge assigned to the case denied the motion and the suit was refiled with edits.
TMZ reported Monday that Manson's house was raided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Special Victims Unit on suspicion of sexual assault.
Manson reportedly wasn't home at the time and law enforcement forced entry into the house with a warrant.
A source told TMZ that the warrant connects probes into the allegations against Manson.
Police took storage drives and hard drives from the home.
Former GOP Rep: Lauren Boebert's bigotry 'doesn't seem to matter to Kevin McCarthy and leading Republicans'
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) spoke to MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin Monday about Rep. Lauren Boebert's (R-CO) story that she told to her voters last week in which she said she feared riding on an elevator with her because she could be a suicide bomber.
Omar responded to Boebert with a tweet of her own saying that the story was a lie. She then tweeted that every time she encounters Boebert in the Capitol that the Colorado representative refuses to even look her in the eye.
Boebert then called Omar on Monday -- and Omar promptly hung up on her when Boebert demanded that Omar apologize.
In a statement, Omar said that Boebert doubled down and said that Boebert refused to apologize publicly for likening her to a suicide bomber.
Former Florida Rep. David Jolly, who left the GOP, said that it's clear Kevin McCarthy and the GOP have decided to forego any claim to moral clarity or moral leadership anymore.
"Islamaphobia is not just anti-Muslim, it's anti-American, it is antithetical to American values," Jolly continued. "But that does not seem to matter to Kevin McCarthy and leading Republicans. We know what is informing Kevin McCarthy's behavior every single day. It is about retaking the house and elevating himself to be speaker. Ayman, I do believe that Kevin McCarthy's team probably said to Boebert's team, look, either you issue a statement or we will because leadership typically will do that behind the scenes. But I don't think we should expect anything more of Kevin McCarthy in this moment. And it reflects, more broadly, on the failures of the Republican party writ large."
He went on to characterize "today's GOP" as indicative of things like racism and Islamaphobia.
An apology is "not where the heartbeat of today's Republican Party is," he explained. "The failure to call out Islamaphobia, failure to condemn this type of discrimination is ultimately anti-American... And I would also suggest this: not to be too smart about this, but it's factually incorrect what Robert said. If you look at Jan. 6th, I would suggest that the greater threat to the U.S. Capitol, as Boebert wants to describe it, came from suburban white women largely of Christian faith affiliation and from the likes of Boebert herself who declared I'm going to take my Glock to Congress. The real threat is identified by our domestic intelligence agencies come from those with white national tendencies that embrace a perverted doctrine of the Christian faith, not those who practice Islam, like Ilhan Omar does."
Earlier conversations about Boebert on MSNBC cited her own criminal history. Guests urged viewers to post and share Boebert's mugshot to focus on the true criminal.
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