CHICAGO — Not long after they allegedly pretended to beat up actor Jussie Smollett in January 2019, two Chicago brothers took off for their ancestral home of Nigeria, where they were going to audition for a show called “Big Brother Naija.” The brothers, aspiring actors Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, never got the roles. But they wound up starring instead in a far higher-profile drama right here in their hometown: Smollett’s criminal trial. Over two days this week, the Osundairo brothers’ long-awaited testimony riveted jurors and spectators at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, where they ...
The Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol issued 14 new subpoenas to "individuals who participated as purported 'alternate electors' for former President Trump."
The seven states in question are Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) explained “The Select Committee is seeking information about attempts in multiple states to overturn the results of the 2020 election, including the planning and coordination of efforts to send false slates of electors to the National Archives."
"We believe the individuals we have subpoenaed today have information about how these so-called alternate electors met and who was behind that scheme. We encourage them to cooperate with the Select Committee’s investigation to get answers about January 6th for the American people and help ensure nothing like that day ever happens again," he said.
Nancy Cottle and Loraine B. Pellegrino were subpoenaed in Arizona; David Shafer and Shawn Still in Georgia; Kathy Berden and Mayra Rodriguez in Michigan; Jewll Powdrell, and Deborah W. Maestas in New Mexico; Michael J. McDonald and James DeGraffenreid in Nevada; Bill Bachenberg and Lisa Patton in Pennsylvania; Andrew Hitt and Kelly Ruh in Wisconsin.
The Select Committee has obtained information that groups of individuals met on December 14th, 2020 in seven states carried by President Biden, then submitted bogus slates of Electoral-College votes for former President Trump.— January 6th Committee (@January 6th Committee) 1643396646
We believe the individuals we have subpoenaed today have information about how these so-called alternate electors met and who was behind that scheme.\n\nWe encourage them to cooperate with the Select Committee\u2019s investigation.https://january6th.house.gov/news/press-releases/select-committee-subpoenas-alternate-electors-seven-states\u00a0\u2026— January 6th Committee (@January 6th Committee) 1643396649
Only two cycles after hyping — and then abandoning — a run for the U.S. Senate in Michigan, Kid Rock is being urged to run for office in a different state.
"Rock is being recruited by some MAGA members of Congress to run for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District, where he owns a sprawling estate in Nashville," Politico reported Friday.
The report came only days after the release of his profane new song "We the People." The song has topped the charts on iTunes but is not radio suitable as the word "f*ck" prefaces Dr. Anthony Fauci, Facebook, Twitter, and the press.
"Let's go Brandon," which has been embraced as code for "f*ck Joe Biden," is featured in the song's chorus.
Donald Trump has already endorsed former State Department spokesperson and Fox News contributor Morgan Ortagus, while Candace Owens, Seb Gorka, and Jenna Ellis are backing former music video producer Robby Starbuck.
On Wednesday, the musician said he spoke with the former president.
"Oh, and by the way…. I just got off the phone with our 45th President (hopefully 47th) and he expressed how proud of me he was over 'We The People' being the #1 song on Itunes! Suck on that you trolls, critics and haters!" Kid Rock posted to Twitter.
Advice for what his critics should suck on was also a theme in Kid Rock's new song.
"F*ck CNN, f*ck TMZ," he sang. "And you social media trolls, y'all can suck on deez (deez), zeez nuts, that's what's up."
The seat is currently held by Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), who announced he would not seek re-election, citing gerrymandering of the district by legislative Republicans during redistricting.
"Republicans are basically cheating. They haven't been able to elect a Democrat in Nashville for 100 years. This isn't about me, so now they're getting rid of Nashville politically. They're colonizing Nashville," Cooper told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace on Thursday.
In 2019, Kid Rock posted a photo to Twitter showing him golfing with Trump while wearing American flag pants.
Another great day on the links! Thank you to POTUS for having me and to EVERYONE at Trump International for being so wonderful. What a great man, so down to earth and so fun to be with!! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!! -Kid Rockpic.twitter.com/cSsswI5PbW— KidRock (@KidRock) 1553378137
We The People www.youtube.com
Wisconsin State Sen. Kathleen Bernier is paying a price within her own party for rejecting former President Donald Trump's election lies.
Vice News reports that the backlash Bernier has received from saying that Trump lost Wisconsin has been so fierce that she's considering leaving the party she's belonged to for decades.
"I am extraordinarily angry, I mean, cuss-word angry, with Donald Trump and the people who seem to think that we’re not conservatives, that we don’t support our state and our country," she told Vice News. "Donald Trump is not the United States of America. I loved his policies. I loved his work ethic. But his lying to support his position that he's the legitimate president is not factual. He has not proven it."
While Bernier voted for Trump in the 2020 election, she now says she wouldn't do so if he became the nominee in 2024.
"I would leave it blank," she said of the prospect of voting for Trump again. "I would never vote for Biden, ever. I just won't vote for him again, and I just hope that the Republicans come out with [Florida Republican Gov.] Ron DeSantis, actually. I am not ever going to be a Democrat. But I’m really revisiting independent."