SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Dixie fire surpassed 240,000 acres total burned Saturday in remote Northern California as crews braced for hot weather and the threat of thunderstorms through the weekend. The fire — which started in mid-July about 10 miles northeast of Paradise — is the state’s largest so far this year and now covers 240,795 acres in Butte, Plumas and Tehama counties, according to Cal Fire. It was about 24% contained as of Saturday morning. Starting Saturday afternoon and through Sunday, temperatures ranging into the 90s were expected to wash over the region, along with potential thunde...
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'Literally don't understand what that means': Pete Buttigieg buries MTG's nonsensical attack on electric cars
Fox News personality Neil Cavuto read a quote from Greene at a Michigan Trump rally where she also called for imprisoning her political enemies.
Cavuto quoted Greene as saying, "Mr. Buttigieg is trying to emasculate the way we drive" by supporting electric vehicles.
"What did you think of her wording?" Cavuto asked Buttigieg.
"I literally don't understand what that means," Buttigieg replied.
"I mean, my sense of manhood is not connected whether my vehicle is fueled by gasoline or whether it's fueled by electricity," he explained.
Cavuto asked if Buttigieg was "offended" by Greene's comments.
"Because even people who share her politics didn't share that view," the Fox host said.
"It was a strange thing to say," Buttigieg replied. "To be honest, there are other members of Congress that I pay more attention to when I'm think about opinions that really matter."
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\u201cTransportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg responds to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) saying he is trying to "emasculate the way we drive":\n\n"I literally don't even understand what that means. My sense of manhood is not connected to whether my vehicle is fueled by ... electricity."\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1664915284
On Tuesday's edition of MSNBC's "Deadline: White House," former FBI agent Frank Figliuzzi tore into former President Donald Trump's motion for the Supreme Court to shut down the review of classified documents seized at Mar-a-Lago, in particular taking aim at his lawyers' assertion that the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals lacked the standing to limit what a lower court's special master could look at.
"The FBI investigation is walled off ... they know exactly what's missing. And getting it back is the only way you can commence the after action damage assessment," said anchor Nicolle Wallace. "What do these delays ... do to national security equities?"
"So first, it's all about national security for me," said Figliuzzi. "And I am just beside myself, and I can only imagine what the folks who followed me at the counterintelligence division are going through right now, the professional angst of knowing you really can't determine where these documents went, who has seen them, at what level, and for what reason. Has money changed hands, promises been made? Have they been displayed jokingly at dinners at Mar-a-Lago? They can't find that all out until we get to the point that they're allowed to investigate."
"And they can't even investigate people like hey, did he show this to you on the golf course?" noted Wallace.
"This is driving Trump's move to the Supreme Court," said Figliuzzi. "Let's not be fooled by any substantive legal argument here. I have reviewed the filing. Claiming that the 11th Circuit doesn't have any jurisdiction is laughable. But this is about delay. And the notion that this would go — because it's Florida, would go to Clarence Thomas first, this is the moment that Trump lived for in terms of why he placed people on the Supreme Court. He didn't place Clarence Thomas there, but he knows the Supreme Court largely is in his favor right now. And so what I'm looking at is no surprise from Trump."
"I'm looking now at the Supreme Court and the credibility being eroded of one of our critical institutions," added Figliuzzi. "What Clarence Thomas needs to do immediately — but I predict he won't — is say, I'm not even touching this filing. I ordinarily touch filings from Florida. I'm not even touching it to pass it to the rest of the court. That would help restore credibility. I don't think that's going to happen."
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Authorities in Michigan urged criminal charges for a local township official over two voting system breaches, Reuters reported Tuesday citing "previously unreported records" obtained through a public records request.
"A state police detective recommended that the Michigan attorney general consider unspecified charges amid a months-long probe into one breach related to the Republican clerk’s handling of a vote tabulator, according to a June email from the detective to state and local officials," Reuters reported. "The clerk, Stephanie Scott, oversaw voting in rural Adams Township until the state last year revoked her authority over elections. Scott has publicly embraced baseless claims that the 2020 election was rigged against former U.S. President Donald Trump and has posted online about the QAnon conspiracy theory."
"Scott’s actions are part of a national effort by public officials and others seeking evidence of Trump's false stolen-election claims," notes Reuters. "The allegations against Scott have parallels to the high-profile case of Tina Peters, the clerk in Mesa County, Colorado, who enjoys cult-hero status in the election-conspiracy movement and faces felony charges related to similar voting-system breachesScott’s case illustrates what some election-security experts describe as a growing insider threat from officials tasked with safeguarding American democracy."
Scott accused the Michigan Bureau of Elections of "tyranny" after it stripped her of authority to oversee elections.
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