PHILADELPHIA — The family of Walter Wallace Jr., the West Philadelphia man whose fatal shooting by Philadelphia police in October set off days of protests and unrest in the city, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday against the two officers who killed him. The suit, filed in Common Pleas Court, accuses Officers Sean Matarazzo and Thomas Munz Jr. of using unreasonable force when they shot Wallace more than a dozen times outside his family’s home after he approached them with a knife amid what relatives said was a mental health crisis. “He was gunned down in front of his mother, in front of h...
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who may face an ethics inquiry after accosting New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is now attacking her nemesis through the media, telling AOC through reporters, "you need to debate me" and "defend socialism to the American people."
Congresswoman Greene told The Washington Post's Jacqueline Alemany that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez "can't call me a bully because I'm trying to talk with her about policy that will change our economy... What she is a coward and a fraud and a fake."
"Ever since Jan. 6 they can't even treat us with respect and we were victims, too," added Greene, who was forced to deny having a role in the insurrection, added. "We didn't cause it. All these lies they say on and on and on. They need to be civil. None of them are civil to me," she said of Democrats.
Greene also attacked reporters, telling Alemany that the "behavior you're exhibiting is exactly the same type of behavior.... Actually, this is far worse."
Alemany says Greene was "equating her yelling at and chasing down" AOC "to engaging in dialogue with reporters on her walk to her car."
Greene continued her attack on reporters when Forbes' Andrew Solender posed a question to her.
"You've been asking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to debate for quite a while. At what point does it become harassment to continue to ask her to do this thing that she keeps rejecting?" he asked.
"At what point does this become harassment?" was her response.
When Solender asked Greene if she is going to continue to ask Ocasio-Cortez to debate her, she replied, "Sure! She should debate me. She should defend socialism to the American people."
According to CNN's Manu Raju, Ocasio-Cortez compared Greene to "people that I threw out of bars all the time" when "I used to work as a bartender."
"So she throws out paying customers? Is that how she feels...?" Greene said when confronted with the quote.
"She's describing the behavior that you exhibited," NBC News' Sahil Kapur explained.
Greene went back to attacking the reporters.
"This behavior you're exhibiting is exactly the same type of behavior," she claimed.
Here's more of Greene talking with reporters, telling AOC through them "you need to debate me," and claiming she is "acting like a child."
Palm Beach County is bracing for possible Donald Trump indictments and arrests, said a Thursday report from Politico. Speaking to MSNBC, former senior prosecutor to Robert Mueller and FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann noted that Florida could protect Trump, but it isn't without consequences.
Nicolle Wallace explained that Trump's legal problems are stacking up, and the criminal investigations would require that he appear in court in another state. It made Wallace think of a cartoon she saw showing Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) smuggling Trump out of Mar-a-Lago in an attempt to protect the former president. "If you can speak to what that means for Donald Trump. Does he have to stay in Florida and risk being arrested if he leaves the state?"
Weissmann explained that it isn't far off.
"So, this happens all the time in foreign countries where essentially you have people who are sort of imprisoned in a country," he said. "Here, Donald Trump would be imprisoned in Florida. If he went overseas, if he went to any other state, he would be subject to those laws, and so he would really have to stay in Florida. It certainly would be quite an interesting issue if he were to, for instance — this is way down the road — but if he tried to run again, he would not be inhabiting the White House in that situation because there would be papers seeking his extradition to New York."
Wallace noted that it is "unbelievably" and "would be funny if it didn't just reek of so much dirty business."
Another report Thursday revealed that New York prosecutors in the DA's office discovered that Trump signed checks that paid for the grandchildren of Allen Weisselberg to attend a prep school in New York. It was understood that it was part of Weisselberg's son's compensation package for running a skating rink for Trump. The fact that the case there has dived into Weisselberg's children and grandchildren made Trump biographer and Bloomberg columnist Tim O'Brien think that it is a "very advanced" financial fraud investigation.
"I think it includes tax fraud, accounting fraud and a number of other illegalities," said O'Brien. "You know, the compensating for tuition and not reporting it to the IRS, compensating for free apartments and not reporting it to the IRS, that's tax fraud and probably among the minor things that I think they could possibly get Trump for. And I think it shows -- you know, if there is an indictment of Donald Trump, they can serve those papers on him wherever he is. I think it will be -- you know, it is extraordinary that we're talking about extradition because Andrew can speak to that process more directly than I can. But I think they can get an indictment to him wherever he is and I don't think they're going to serve him with an indictment unless they believe they have a bulletproof case."
He said that he doesn't anticipate Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance to go that far out on a limb with such a historic case without it being perfect.
"The fact that it's gone this far down the tree that they're shaking Weissberg family members is a very strong indicator of how hardcore they are about this," O'Brien continued. "I think if it gets to the point of an extradition, it means they are seeking to arrest him and he's resisting arrest and then it will become a carnival undoubtedly and tragic-comic as everything is surrounding Trump because I don't think he'll have any hesitation to try to encourage his supporters to surround Mar-a-Lago to keep the police at bay."
Most criminals try to figure out how to give themselves up without being seen in public, he said, in Trump's case, he would likely do the opposite. He also doesn't think anyone would cover for Trump because he's hated so much in Manhattan, Palm Beach and Bedminster.
Wallace, however, said that after seeing how willing DeSantis was to overlook the health and wellness of his own state, she wouldn't be shocked to see him protect Trump over the law.
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Mueller prosecutor explains how Ron DeSantis could save Trump from prosecutors www.youtube.com
In an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier on Thursday, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY),fresh off her removal from GOP House leadership for her criticism of former President Donald Trump, doubled down on her opposition to "big lie" conspiracy theories about the outcome of the 2020 presidential election — and told Baier that his own network had a responsibility to correct the record.
"Especially Fox News has a particular obligation to say that the election wasn't stolen," said Cheney.
"Especially Fox News has a particular obligation to say that the election wasn't stolen," Liz Cheney says in Fox News interview— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju) 1620944038.0
Cheney was one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for incitement to insurrection. She survived an initial challenge to her leadership, but after continuing to vocally oppose the former president's attacks on democracy, was removed as House Republican Conference chair. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is the frontrunner to take her place.
Liz Cheney clashes with Bret Baier over Fox News's role in Trump's election lies www.youtube.com
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