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On Monday, The New Yorker's Charles Bethea reported that Perry Greene, the separated husband of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), has withdrawn his motion to put the couple's divorce proceedings under seal.
This is a reversal from when the divorce was first made public last week, when he requested the seal to prevent potentially "negative" personal information from being publicized.
That original filing described the Greenes' marriage as "irretrievably broken" and said the two had been separated for some time — but also appeared to emphasized that the divorce was amicable.
The divorce filing by Perry Greene also requests an equitable division of the couple's assets.
“Marriage is a wonderful thing and I’m a firm believer in it," Marjorie Taylor Greene previously told The Daily Beast in a statement. "Our society is formed by a husband and wife creating a family to nurture and protect. Together, Perry and I formed our family and raised three great kids. He gave me the best job title you can ever earn: Mom. I’ll always be grateful for how great of a dad he is to our children."
She also echoed her husband's request for confidentiality, saying "This is a private and personal matter and I ask that the media respect our privacy at this time."
'Everything he told me has been disproven': Maggie Haberman explains how Trump lied to her face during interview
During the interview, Tapper zeroed in on Trump's claim to Haberman that he wasn't watching any television coverage during the January 6th Capitol riots, despite the fact that multiple people have testified under oath that he was glued to his television set.
Haberman responded that she was struck by how casually Trump made this false claim given how much evidence there is to contradict it.
"The House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riot has documented, in its public hearings and in its private witness information gathering, that Trump was watching television," she said. "Trump was aware of what was going on pretty early on, that he was told what was happening. I was very struck... in the interview where he told me that he believed that the Capitol Police would have control of it. It was very clear pretty early the Capitol Police did not have control of it and it is not even clear why he believed that they would have control of something in the first place if he was so surprised that this event took place."
Haberman summed up her exchange with Trump thusly: "Everything he told me there just has been completely disproven."
Watch the video below or at this link.
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DOJ audio shows Oath Keepers' founder said he 'regretted' that Jan 6 rioters didn't bring more firearms
Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the right-wing militia group the Oath Keepers, was recorded on audio days after Jan. 6 Capitol riot saying that rioters should have brought more weapons, NBC News reports.
“My only regret is that they should have brought rifles,” Rhodes said in a recording from Jan. 10 played by the government during opening statements in the seditious conspiracy trial of Rhodes and his co-defendants Kelly Meggs, Kenneth Harrelson, Jessica Watkins and Thomas Caldwell.
Rhodes added that rioters could’ve “fixed it right then and there” if they had weapons with them at the Capitol.
According to the Justice Department, Oath Keepers under the leadership pf Rhodes plotted to oppose the peaceful transfer of power, stockpiling guns in "quick reaction forces" just outside of D.C.
His' lawyers say he followed D.C.'s strict gun laws, "which they say is an indication that he would have only acted upon an order from then-President Donald Trump. But the audio recording and other evidence prosecutors presented Monday suggest that Rhodes planned to disrupt certification of the presidential election regardless of what Trump said," NBC News' reports stated.
Rhodes' attorneys also plan to argue that he believed his actions on Jan. 6 to be legal.
Read the full report over at NBC News.