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Trump in 'uncensored' documentary footage will unveil 'a lot of little treasures': ex-Justice Department official
Former Assistant Deputy Attorney General Harry Litman addressed the revelation that on Jan. 6, former President Donald Trump had a film crew following him and documenting him in the White House.
Speaking about it on MSNBC, Litman explained that the goal of the film from the Trump end was to lionize the former president.
"Trump gave him access, so there are going to be a lot of little things that they are pointing to," Litman told MSNBC's Alicia Menendez. "But Trump is a notoriously uncensored figure. Once he starts talking, he doesn't stop. It almost doesn't matter who the audience is, remember his conversations with Phil Rucker and Carol Leonig? Once you wind him up, there is no end to what he will say... He is really just sort of rolling the camera and letting him roll, but we've got Trump, we've got Trump's inner circle, we've got [Mike] Pence, and it starts from October and before the election, and goes on. So, it just figures to be a lot of real little treasures coming out."
As he noted, the House Select Committee investigating the plot to overthrow Congress has "stopped the music" when filmmaker Alex Holder revealed the footage. They're taking a break over the July 4th holiday, but they're also going to review the 11 hours of footage that Holder has turned over. He testified on Thursday ahead of the public hearing.
Menendez went on to play the clip of Ruby Freeman sobbing to the committee that she was targeted by the president and he abused the power of his office to try and destroy the life of someone he didn't even know with false allegations.
Litman explained that there is little that can be done to get justice for Freeman from the former president, but she has launched lawsuits against media outlets that reported false stories about her. There's already been a settlement between Freeman and the right-wing network OANN and a case is pending with The Gateway Pundit. Her legal fundraising campaign has drawn over 4,200 donations from individuals trying to help her.
See Litman's comments below:
Trump in 'uncensored' documentary footage will unveil 'a lot of little treasures': ex-DOJ official youtu.be
Ahead of the fifth public hearing for the House Select Committee investigating the attempt to overthrow the 2020 election, Donald Trump's former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark was raided by federal agents.
Clark whined to the Fox network, "12 agents and two Fairfax County police officers went into my house, searched it for three and a half hours." The agents "took all of the electronics from my house."
Clark penned a document that he tried to get officials at the Justice Department to sign on to that declared they were investigating the Georgia election "irregularities." There were no Georgia irregularities. When asked questions by the House Committee about the letter, Clark refused to answer, pleading the Fifth Amendment rights more than 100 times.
Speaking to CNN on Saturday, Constitutional and criminal defense attorney Page Pate explained that Clark is in big trouble.
"Well, we've heard a lot of discussion about the potential legal exposure and not just for the fake elector but for the people that were involved in getting these electors selected and chosen and eventually sending this slate up to the vice president, up to the national archives," said Pate. "We're looking at potential fault statement charges, potential obstruction charges, and potential seditious conspiracy charges. A lot of it will depend on the evidence that is being developed right now, subpoenas have gone out, and search warrants have been issued so once the department gathers all of that. They're sorting through it and see if there is sufficient evidence to prove one of those charges."
He went on to explain that he thinks it is possible that the former president could face charges.
"I do think it is possible, and here is why: I think there was so much legal news this week that I think a lot of people may have overlooked what is probably the single most significant thing that has happened so far in the Jan. 6 committee hearings," he noted. "And that was something that was not in the committee itself, but the search warrant that was executed at the residence of Jeffrey Clark. He is a former top-level justice department official!"
He explained that to get a search warrant a federal judge must find that there is probable cause for it. The attorney general can't simply go rogue, as Trump learned after the 2020 election. So, in the case of Clark, a judge must believe that a crime has been committed based on the evidence shown to the court.
"This is not like a subpoena," Pate continued. "A subpoena is when we're investigating to see if there is a crime that has been committed. When a search warrant is issued, there is probable cause, there has been a crime. We're just trying to get the evidence to prove who do it. So, I think the fact that they are now focusing on Jeffrey Clark and people very close to the president during these pivotal days, right around Jan. 6, suggests that this investigation is far from over."
See the discussion below:
How Jeffrey Clark could lead to Trump's indictment youtu.be
Rhode Island cop put on leave after punching his Democratic opponent for state Senate at pro-Roe rally
A police officer was put on leave after he became too emotional at a rally in support of Roe v. Wade and he punched his Democratic opponent for state Senate, who happens to be a mother of four, The Providence Journal reported.
According to the video posted by reporter Bill Bartholomew, Officer Jeann Lugo was shown punching Jennifer Rourke in the face at least twice. Lugo is fighting Rourke for state Senate District 29.
"This is what it is to be a Black woman running for office," Rourke tweeted. "I won't give up."
She has filed a police report, she said so there will be an investigation into the attack and Rourke will be given an opportunity to press charges for assault.
The Providence Police Department released a statement on Saturday morning saying Lugo was placed on administrative leave "pending a criminal investigation and administrative review."
See the video below:
\u201cI'm a reproductive rights organizer & State Senate candidate. Last night, after speaking at our Roe rally, my Republican opponent \u2013 a police officer \u2013 violently attacked me. \n\nThis is what it is to be a Black woman running for office. I won't give up.\n\nhttps://t.co/ZREDP2dvXY\u201d— Jennifer Rourke (@Jennifer Rourke) 1656167032