WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving Tuesday denied authorities had rejected having National Guard troops working at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 alongside Capitol Police because of "optics," saying the intelligence did not warrant them. Irving made his comments in testimony prepared for two Senate committees investigating security preparations and response to the the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump. (Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
According to Punchbowl News' Jake Sherman, a conservative activist and failed GOP House candidate disrupted an RNCC meeting with donors in Florida to demand the party quit supporting GOP house members who supported the impeachment of Donald Trump.
In a series of tweets, Sherman said that Laura Loomer -- who was reportedly not invited to the meeting -- interrupted a presentation to complain about where the money is going while a colleague filmed her.
Sherman tweeted, "NEW An interesting scene unfolded at the @NRCC retreat this morning near Miami. During a staff @NRCC briefing for donors Laura Loomer stood up and asked why the party committee isn't trying to defeat @Liz_Cheney and the others who voted to impeach Trump. She had someone filming."
He added, "@RepTomEmmer-- the chair of the party committee -- quickly intervened and said we don't talk about that here, and we don't get involved with primaries. Emmer shut down the talk quickly. but was an ... interesting moment for the leadership, which is down at the retreat." before continuing, "Sources tell me Loomer was not on the list for the retreat and they are not sure how she got in, etc."
After the Daily Beast spoke with Loomer and she claimed she was a guest of a donor, Sherman clarified, "The @NRCC was not aware she was attending this retreat. She did show up with a donor."
You can see the tweets below:
NEW An interesting scene unfolded at the @NRCC retreat this morning near Miami. \n\nDuring a staff @NRCC briefing for donors Laura Loomer stood up and asked why the party committee isn't trying to defeat @Liz_Cheney and the others who voted to impeach Trump. She had someone filming— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman) 1642869965
Sources tell me Loomer was not on the list for the retreat and they are not sure how she got in, etc.— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman) 1642870062
The @NRCC was not aware she was attending this retreat. She did show up with a donor.https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/1484958221022474243\u00a0\u2026— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman) 1642877420
'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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