The war of words between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely continue to simmer through the weekend after the White House let Russian authorities know that Biden would be too busy to speak with Putin who is reportedly angry about comments made about him, reports Fox News.
In an interview this week, Biden agreed with an assessment that Putin is a "killer" and that he would "pay a price" for interfering in American elections.
That has increased tensions between the two countries with Putin responding he wants to speak with Biden -- but in a public forum, stating, "But with no delays, directly in an open, direct discussion."
Pressed about Putin;'s request, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said her boss wouldn't be available over the weekend, telling reporters, "I don't have anything to report to you in terms of a future meeting. The president will, of course, be in Georgia tomorrow and quite busy."
According to Fox News, "The White House National Security Council did not have additional comment. "
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'Ivanka is only interested in Ivanka': Michael Cohen predicts what Trump's daughter will do if she is indicted
Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday afternoon, former Donald Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen stated there was no chance that Ivanka Trump will appear willingly before the House committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection and that the country will see her true nature when she is indicted.
"When it comes to the chances of getting testimony as we've heard, there is testimony in these cases they want to get from Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka, Eric as well, let alone the 1/6 committee has also requested Ivanka voluntarily to talk about what she knows about her father on the 1/6 day of the insurrection," host Alex Witt prompted. "What's the likelihood that they will comply knowing full well that Donald Trump has asked people not to comply?"
"Right, so I think the answer to that is slim, slim to none, and slim left the building," the former lawyer smirked. "In this specific case, they're going to start to claim all sorts of privilege. With Ivanka it's going to be a new theory of law, I believe, it's going to be called the 'Daddy Theory, 'and she's going to do the same thing, exactly what Eric did: 500 times he evoked the Fifth Amendment."
"It's problematic for Ivanka," he continued. "Why? Because Ivanka is not just Donald's daughter, but she was also a senior adviser, and so could you imagine if, in fact, that [Attorney General] Merrick Garland finally takes off the gloves, and when she, you know, is in contempt of the subpoena, they go ahead and then they indict her? That's when you're going to see a very different Ivanka because very much like her father, Ivanka is interested in only Ivanka."
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According to a report from WPSD, a 32-year-old Kentucky woman was taken into custody after leading police on a 100 mph car chase as they sought her to question her about child abuse allegations.
The report states that Brittany A. Kimsey was arrested and charged with "first-degree criminal abuse of a child age 12 or younger, third-degree terroristic threatening, attempted murder of a police officer, first-degree fleeing or evading police, driving under the influence on the second offense, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, multiple counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and multiple traffic violations."
The report states that the daughter of the woman called police to claim that her mother had assaulted her at the family home. After being alerted that Kimsey was driving a red Chevrolet, troopers attempted to pull her over which led to her speeding off.
Taking off on "KY 348, reaching speeds of about 100 mph and driving recklessly" police explained before adding, "The chase continued into McCracken County, with Kimsey leading troopers along multiple roads in the county. At one point during the pursuit, KSP says Kimsey began driving the wrong way on U.S. 62 and nearly crashed head-on into a trooper vehicle. The trooper had to perform an evasive maneuver to avoid colliding with Kimsey's car."
The chase ended when she crashed her car and she was taken into custody. The report states that she is currently being held in McCracken County Jail and her daughter was "was released into the custody of a family member."
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'Stop the Steal' organizer caught on video telling Proud Boys and Oath Keepers he would work with them: CNN
According to a report from CNN's KFiles, "Stop the Steal" organizer Ali Alexander promised members of the right-wing Oath Keepers and Proud Boys that he would work with them during the rally on Jan 6th.
The report notes that that video and others mysteriously disappeared from Periscope, but not before they were viewed by CNN investigators.
According to the report, "In previously unreported videos from the social media platform Periscope reviewed by CNN's KFile, Ali Alexander, a leader of the 'Stop the Steal' rally and a central figure in the House select committee's investigation of January 6, said he would reach out to the right-wing Proud Boys and Oath Keepers on providing security for the event. Both groups later had members charged in the attack on the Capitol, including conspiracy. Last week, the Justice Department charged the Oath Keepers leader and 10 others with seditious conspiracy related to the attack."
The report quotes Alexander -- who has claimed he has no connection to the groups --telling his audience on a video on Dec 23.2020 -- but labled JAN6 -- "Don't worry, I'm gonna make sure so many people are so safe. It's gonna make your head spin. I'm gonna try to make sure that every 15 minutes -- so that you just know in your head, you don't have to know in a map -- that Metro stops are being patrolled. I'm gonna try to go that deep into it. I'm gonna talk to the Proud Boys. I'm gonna talk to the Oath Keepers and I'm gonna try to get patrols going, okay, of men that go for hours."
In a separate video on Dec 29th, CNN reports, "Alexander said he spoke to the Proud Boys to make sure they had lodging covered for the event after a hotel frequented by the group said it would close in early January temporarily. 'I'll find you a room,' Alexander said in a livestream addressing the camera. 'My team will find you a room. I talked tonight to the Proud Boys to make sure that they were all covered.'"
The report adds that Alexander's attorney, Baron Coleman, told CNN his client "'did not work with the Proud Boys,' saying his 'colorful remarks or exaggerations during playful livestreams contextualize his intentions.' But he said his client did offer to help them find new housing and the Oath Keepers did provide security for several events."
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