Tehran (AFP) - Iran on Saturday angrily accused Bahrain of stirring instability after US President Donald Trump announced Manama and Israel were opening ties in a landmark deal that reinforces America's push to redraw Middle East conflicts.Calling it a "truly historic day," Trump said on Friday that Israel and Bahrain were establishing full diplomatic and commercial relations."They will exchange embassies and ambassadors, begin direct flights between their countries and launch cooperation initiatives across a broad range of sectors, including health, business, technology, education, security a...
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Donald Trump posted a 24-day-old polling analysis to his "Truth Social" website on Tuesday.
"Former President Donald Trump still manages to dominate the political headlines, nearly a year and half after leaving office. On Thursday, the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol used its first prime-time hearing to make the case that Trump used his power to try and overturn the 2020 election result," Enten wrote. "The committee faces political headwinds, however. A majority of Americans (55%) now believe that Trump was either not or only partially responsible for the rioters who overtook the Capitol, according to a recent NBC News poll. That’s up from 47% in January 2021."
Trump started the social media company after his @realDonaldTrump account was permanently suspended two days after the Jan. 6 attack "due to the risk of further incitement of violence."
Also on Tuesday, the House Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol will be held next Tuesday morning.
CNN is reporting former top Trump aide Sarah Matthews has agreed to testify publicly. Matthews was deputy press secretary for both Trump's unsuccessful 2020 presidential campaign and in the White House.
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On Tuesday, Fox 59 News reported that a young man in Indianapolis was arrested after bringing a loaded gun to a fireworks show at a children's playground — in his pants.
"Police and an Indianapolis Park Ranger then detained 20-year-old Tyrese Cole and two other juveniles who had made their way into the Colts Canal Playspace area," reported Matt Christy. "A pat-down of Cole revealed a rifle stock in his pants that belonged to a short barrel rifle. Police said the rifle didn’t have the safety on and was set to fire with a 'live 300 blackout round in the chamber.' Police said one of the juveniles had a Taurus .45 in his waistband while the other had a Glock 43 with a live round in the chamber."
According to the report, the juveniles were arrested and preliminarily charged with possession of a firearm by a minor, while Cole was charged with dangerous control of a firearm.
"The canal walk and the Colts playground located on its east bank have not been strangers to gun-related violence and crime. Residents who live near the area have said they’ve become accustomed to hearing gunfire near the playground," said the report. "In May, a shooting on the downtown canal caused a family playing at the Colts playground to go running for cover, a mother trying to flee with her children struck in the crossfire. Two years ago, on July 5, 2020, Jessica Doty Whitaker was shot and killed on the canal walk. No arrest has been made in her death."
All of this comes as several gun violence incidents occurred during Independence Day celebrations on Monday.
In Highland Park, Illinois, a man was arrested after a mass shooting at a parade that killed seven people and injured dozens. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, a massive crowd of people fled in terror at the sound of gunfire during a fireworks show near the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Another top Trump White House aide has agreed to publicly testify before the House Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol, CNN reported Tuesday evening.
"Sarah Matthews, who served as deputy press secretary in the Trump White House until resigning shortly after the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, has been subpoenaed by the House select committee investigating the insurrection and has agreed to testify at an upcoming hearing, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation," Katelyn Polantz and Ryan Nobles reported. "Matthews has been subpoenaed to testify at a public hearing as early as next week, sources tell CNN."
Also on Tuesday, the select committee announced it would hold its next public hearing next Tuesday, which CNN says is "expected to focus on the role of extremist groups on January 6."d
\u201cNEXT HEARING: Tuesday, July 12th at 10:00am ET\u201d— January 6th Committee (@January 6th Committee) 1657055540
Matthews resigned on the night of Jan. 6, saying she “was deeply disturbed by what I saw" and that "our nation needs a peaceful transfer of power.”
She had previously served as a spokesperson for Trump's unsuccessful 2020 presidential campaign.
Matthews defended Cassidy Hutchinson after her damning testimony before the select committee.
"Anyone downplaying Cassidy Hutchinson’s role or her access in the West Wing either doesn’t understand how the Trump WH worked or is attempting to discredit her because they’re scared of how damning this testimony is," Matthews said. "For those complaining of 'hearsay,' I imagine the Jan. 6 committee would welcome any of those involved to deny these allegations under oath."
\u201cFor those complaining of \u201chearsay,\u201d I imagine the Jan. 6 committee would welcome any of those involved to deny these allegations under oath.\u201d— Sarah Matthews (@Sarah Matthews) 1656439518