Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday deleted tweets insisting he was not drunk at the White House on Election Night and bitterly attacking fellow Trump aides who said he was. “I REFUSED all alcohol that evening,” Giuliani tweeted. “My favorite drink..Diet Pepsi.” He deleted the tweet hours later without any explanation. The ex-mayor, who has been known to enjoy a drink or two, blasted senior Trump adviser Jason Miller and Bill Stepien over their account of his condition as the votes rolled in. He accused them of retaliating against him for convincing Trump to claim victory and cry fraud even as it became ...
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Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele warned that Republicans will "absolutely" do away with the Senate filibuster in order to enact a federal abortion ban if they take over the chamber next year.
During a Monday appearance on MSNBC, Steele was asked if he agreed with Democrats who are concerned that Republicans might kill the filibuster to enact a 15-week abortion ban.
"Yes, without a doubt or hesitation," Steele agreed. "They'll set the marker."
"Do you think they'll kill the filibuster to do it?" MSNBC host Katy Tur asked.
"Absolutely," Steele confirmed. "Because it's in their base's interest to do so. That's the difference politically between the two parties. Republicans will go, 'Oh, yeah, the Constitution and the filibuster, all the tradition, the sanctity of the Senate.' They don't give a rat's patootie about that when it's the bottom line in politics and power."
"So absolutely, a national ban on abortion will be one of the first pieces of legislation probably next to impeaching Joe Biden," he concluded.
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The documentary filmmaker who conducted interviews with former President Donald Trump and members of his inner circle between September 2020 and the final days of Trump's term revealed on Monday that Eric Trump, the ex-commander in chief's second-eldest son, did not believe that his father's inflammatory rhetoric about nonexistent fraud in the 2020 election would lead to violence.
“When I asked Eric about the potential danger of sort of rhetoric and the sort of the belligerence, he felt that it was … fair game in that it … was sort of the equivalent on the other side of the political discourse, or he felt that it was the right thing to do … because the election was stolen,” Alex Holder recalled to The Independent.
But Holder, whose materials were subpoenaed last week by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, explained to the British news outlet that he "felt a sense of foreboding" during the filming of Unprecedented, based on what he was told by the aggrieved First Family.
“The idea of violence, to me, seemed likely because of the fact that when you tell 75 million people that their vote didn't count, and the person that's telling you that is not just the guy you voted for, but also the incumbent President of the United States, the chance of violence was always there,” Holder added.
According to The Independent, the three-part docuseries Unprecedented will “chronicle the events leading up to the Capitol attack” and provide “fascinating insight into the Trump dynamic” that “shows a sort of Succession type vibe between the three siblings and who potentially could one day take over from their father in terms of heading that sort of Trump dynasty."
Unprecedented premieres this summer on Discovery+.
After a violent arrest was captured on camera and circulated around social media, the Newport Police Department in Rhode Island has launched an investigation, The Newport Daily News reports.
The video shows police trying to apprehend a man when another man approaches and puts his hand on the arresting officer, prompting another officer to charge the man and push him back while knocking another person down to the ground.
Seconds later, another man approaches the arresting officers and seemingly tries to confront one of them, to which the officer responds by slapping the man in the face and taking him to the ground.
Newport Police Lt. April Amaral said that “at least two” arrests were made on charges of disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice and simple assault.
“He’s hoping to release more by this afternoon, but for right now, we’re all walking into this at the moment,” Amaral said. “We have to do our due diligence and investigate this whole incident.”
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