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Rudy Giuliani botches attack on Cassidy Hutchinson: 'She was never present when I asked for a pardon'

Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday tried to attack the credibility of January 6 committee witness Cassidy Hutchinson -- but he made a statement that appeared to be self-incriminating.

Hutchinson, a former top White House aide with unique access to Trump and the inner workings of the West Wing, testified at the sixth June hearing of the House committee probing the attack on the US Capitol.

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Cops from 17 agencies launch massive manhunt for Alabama man accused of shooting deputies: report

Authorities in Alabama have launched a massive manhunt after two deputies were shot while trying to make an arrest.

"A massive manhunt is underway for 26-year-old Austin Patrick Hall, a convicted felon who has been arrested on 46 criminal charges since he was 17," Carol Robinson reported for the Birmingham News. "District Attorney Michael Jackson said the Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies were chasing a male in a stolen vehicle when the suspect got out and fired shots, striking both deputies."

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Trump doesn't want 'Unselect Committee' to interview Pat Cipollone for 'dirt' on his presidency

Donald Trump took to his Truth Social alternative to Twitter to complain about the investigation being conducted by the House Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Trump's posted his thoughts after the select committee issued a subpoena to Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone.

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DOJ felt ‘blindsided’ by Hutchinson testimony J6 committee had not provided them: NYT

The Department of Justice was "blindsided" by Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony as the House Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

On May 19, the same newspaper reported DOJ had requested interview transcripts from the select committee.

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Liz Cheney receives standing ovation at Reagan Library after blasting GOP leaders

GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming received a warm welcome while speaking as part of the "A Time for Choosing" speakers series held by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.

"I know at this moment we are confronting a domestic threat we have never faced before and that is a former president who is attempting to unravel the foundations of our constitutional republic and he is aided by Republican leaders and elected officials who have made themselves willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man," she said.

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J6 followed the money and may have discovered more evidence of witness tampering: Zoe Lofgren

Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California on Wednesday revealed a fascinating detail uncovered by her colleagues on the House Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Lofgren worked for the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate and is the only member of the select committee to have participated in all four modern presidential impeachments.

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Arizona AG says 1864 territorial ban on abortion is now law of the land

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Wednesday that a 158-year old Arizona law declaring that any woman or provider who facilitates a procedure that causes a miscarriage or abortion can face a prison sentence between two to five years is now in effect and effectively bans abortion in the state.

“Our office has concluded that the Arizona legislature has made its intentions clear regarding abortions laws,” Brnovich’s office said in a Tweeted out statement. “(The law) is back in effect and will not be repealed in 90 days by SB1164. We will soon be asking the court to vacate the injunction which was put in place following Roe v Wade in light of the Dobbs decision earlier this month.”

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Georgia Black man seen attacked by police dog in brutal video is suing the cops

A man from suburban Atlanta who was attacked by a police dog at an arrest at his home will soon be turning the tables, his lawyers say.

Travis Moya, 37, of Alpharetta, GA, learned today that Fulton County District Attorney’s office that he was not be prosecuted for charges of resisting arrest for an incident office his home on July 25, 2021, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported today.

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Here's the full list of fake Trump electors

The 84 people who signed bogus documents claiming that Donald Trump won the 2020 election include dozens of local Republican Party leaders, four current candidates for public office, six current office holders and at least five previous state and federal office holders.

Groups from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin all allegedly met in December 2020 and sent lists of so-called alternate electors to the National Archives after the 2020 election. The scheme is reportedly under investigation by the FBI and the Department of Justice, which have issued subpoenas to several of the people involved.

The plot is also a focus of the U.S. House select committee hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol and GOP attempts to overturn the results of the election.

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J6 committee officially subpoenas Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone

Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone was officially subpoenaed on Wednesday by the House Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The subpoena compels Cipollone to testify on July 6.

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Republicans found Hutchinson's testimony 'devastating' as right-wing media turns on Trump: report

Cracks are emerging in Donald Trump's political coalition following explosive testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to an analysis broadcast on CNN.

"Happening now," CNN's Wolf Blitzer began, "former President Trump's risk of criminal prosecution may be rising right now after a former White House aide's explosive public testimony about his erratic behavior Jan. 6 and his role in inciting violence. A senior House Republican is now predicting indictments." That official has yet to be named.

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Mick Mulvaney feared Mark Meadows was ‘completely incompetent or having a nervous breakdown’ on Jan. 6

Former Trump acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney explained to CNN's Jake Tapper his fear for the mental stability of Mark Meadows as the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was unfolding.

"Leading this hour, she must have struck a nerve," Tapper said. "The lawyer for former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson issued a statement stating that Hutchinson stands by all of the testimony she gave to the Jan. 6 select committee yesterday, under oath. Several of Donald Trump's staunchest Republican defenders have attacked her publicly, though not under oath, we should note."

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State engineer at Rhode Island nuclear power plant charged with felony assault during Capitol riot

A prominent official at Rhode Island’s only nuclear power facility was arrested today on charges of felony civil disorder and physical violence in connection with the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Bernard Joseph Sirr, 47, of North Kingstown, is accused by the FBI of having taken part in the front line of a group of protesters who were attacking Capitol Police.

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