By Philip Pullella and Giulia Segreti VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Dumping plastic in waterways is "criminal" and must end if humanity wants to save the planet for future generations, Pope Francis said in a television interview on Sunday. In the hour-long interview on state broadcaster RAI's Channel 3, Francis also reiterated some of the key themes of his papacy, condemning excessive spending on armaments, defending the rights of migrants, and condemning ideological rigidity by conservatives in the Church. Francis, who has made defending the environment a cornerstone of his pontificate, recounted ...
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Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) is being targeted for a comment she made Saturday night at a rally for Donald Trump.
Miller told the crowd how thankful she was for Trump appointing three Supreme Court justices that ensured the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. What followed, however, left people questioning whether she revealed herself to be a white supremacist or it was an accidental slip.
"President Trump, on behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America. I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday," she said.
She is up against Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) in a GOP primary on Tuesday.
See the moment in the video below:
'Asking for pardons is pretty close to a confession': Democratic congresswoman says of GOP pardon pleas
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) spoke to Raw Story last week about her observations of the Republican reconnaissance tours that happened ahead of the Jan. 6, 2021 attacks. She explained on Saturday evening that about 30 or so members saw the tours.
Speaking to MSNBC on Saturday, however, Scanlon noted that the Republicans haven't been confessing, "although asking for a pardon is pretty close to a confession."
"You know, we hear from the Jan. 6 Committee that they are getting more evidence," she said of the House Select Committee investigating the attack on Congress and attempt to overthrow the 2020 election. "They've taken a pause in the hearing to digest some of the evidence that they have received just in the last week or so. Certainly, members of the committee looked very confident and they keep suggesting that there is more evidence to come that we are far from bombshells here. You know, it is kind of hard to read the mood on the other side of the aisle now. Some people have been quite noisy — in the passing a little bit quieter."
She went on to describe the concerns she continues to have over the Republican-led tours of people who then attended the attack on the Capitol.
"I was one of 30 some odd members who had seen tours of the capital on the day or two before the insurrection," Rep. Scanlon said. "We asked the Capitol Police to investigate because there were not supposed to be any tours at that time. And in order to get people in there to have it where they had to be admitted by a member or the member staff. So, we clearly saw tours when we asked for that investigation. Folks on the other side of the aisle denied that there had been any tours. And they filed an ethics complaint against us. So, they were very noisy. Well, of course, just last week we found out that yes, the were tours. In fact, there is a videotape of those tours. And so, there's been this backtracking. So, we are hearing some people be less noisy than before. But I think there is a lot more to come."
See the interview below:
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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