Part of today’s DOJ hearing (plan to corrupt institutionalist Jeff Rosen with loyalist Jeffrey Clark) was suspended (says Zoya Lofgren videographers need more time). This is from the Washington Post:
Explosive oval cabinet confrontation three days before January 6th
Donogue then told Trump that Clark had no qualifications as a Attorney General: “He has never been a criminal lawyer. He has never conducted a criminal investigation. He has never been before a large jury, much less before a court jury.
“I have handled many very complex appeals and civil, environmental and similar cases,” Clark said, according to Donogue.
“That’s right,” Donogue said, he replied. “You are an environmental lawyer. What if you returned to your office and we would call you when there was an oil spill.
White House adviser Chipolone himself told Trump that Clark’s proposed letter was a “murder and suicide pact,” according to Donogue. “It will ruin everyone who touches it. And we should have nothing to do with this letter. I never want to see it again. Cipollone declined to comment.
Things are becoming real. This story by Jeffrey Clark is the great story of today.
Seleste Katz Marston / Nieman reports:
American democracy is under threat – and newsrooms are mobilizing to reflect this
Journalists need to focus on local election agencies and move beyond horse racing
Although the uprising was a wake-up call to the nation as a whole, and to the reporting profession in particular, its long-term coverage is not as clear-cut as its unrest. For a responsible free press, safeguarding democracy is much more like “monitoring spills,” says Tony Markano, editor-in-chief of Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) and LAist. Citizenship and democracy to beat. “You have to pay attention, because this leak can turn into a crack that can turn into damage, and the next thing you know, your house is falling.”
In other words, if the true story of the dangers threatening the US government system is to be told, it will not always be a TV uprising. Instead, it will take place in local election agencies, public buildings and school boards. However, to connect the points between what is happening in different communities and threats on a larger scale, vigilance is needed – and a desire to look beyond traditional horse racing and reciprocity. Simply reporting that some officials “claim” that the 2020 presidential election was rigged by fraudulent hacking of voting or voting equipment, while others “deny” these allegations, is not far enough, as there is no evidence of widespread, game-changing abuse. And providing a platform for former government officials who have been actively involved in attempts to disrupt the 2020 elections or portray politicians, as many of Sunday’s talk shows do, can normalize their behavior.
Tim Millers / Bulvorks:
No, Bill Stripen, you weren’t “Team Normal.” You took part in the “Team Coup”.
About self-deception, which led Trump’s accomplice to believe that he was one of the good coupers.
Normal team. How about some self-flattery.
Bill Stefan spent 5 years watching Donald Trump’s cruelty, pathological hypocrisy, irrationality, narcissistic personality disorder, magic and crime. After six months of evidence, the “professional” decided to take on the role of campaign leader in the Trumpet re-election campaign.
And he didn’t just use some out-of-the-box tutorials to secure Powerpoint decks from a comfortable Cape Town beach house. He chose to sit in the big boy’s chair as a man-child who has been in charge of Trump for four more years.
When he made that decision, he knew to some extent, because we all knew because Tramps told us– If his boss lost, he wouldn’t go at night. He knew that Trump would do his best to keep his power, democracy is cursed.
And yet, on the eve of the 2020 election, as the fate approached, Bill Stephen testified that he had advised the president to make a balanced statement about how “it is too early to tell.” He wanted Trump to be worthy of the team’s “pride in our race” and conclude by offering to have “more to say” after the vote.
Why this time was different for weapons
The ability of the Senate to deal with the mass shootings with the blessing of Democrats and GOP leaders depended on the unification of four lawmakers with different political identities..
However, the formation of a negotiating team of four senators was the most important moment in the negotiations on arms security, according to interviews with more than a dozen senators and assistants. And after years of failed arms talks, the Quartet’s personality and political profiles proved crucial to success in the 50-50 Senate, where progress is unusually influenced by “gangs” of emerging dealers.
Maximum boot / WaPo:
I do not think the committee will play a role on 6 January. I made a mistake.
I admit that I was skeptical ahead of time hearings Planned by the House of Representatives Selection Committee, which is investigating the events of January 6, 2021. What else can I say, I wonder? The evidence of Donald Trump’s guilt in causing the uprising was already so obvious that it was hard to imagine the committee having much to add. After all, this was not the case with Watergate, where the scandal took place behind closed doors. The whole nation saw Trumpet’s inflammatory remarks and tweets on national television, as well as the riots that followed.
I am happy to say that I was wrong. The committee’s hearings exceed expectations because it does not behave like a typical congressional committee. There is no grandstand and no preening. There are no small partisan quarrels. There is not even the controversy that usually arises when a group of politicians are given five minutes each to question each witness. There is only a relentless march of evidence, and all of this deeply offends a former president who continues to claim that he was deprived of a legitimate election victory.
They don’t just catch you in the US
Fintans O’Tools / Irish Times:
Brexitland is another country. They do differently there
Truth and moral sensibility have no place in Johnson’s metaverse
When Boris Johnson has nowhere to go, he goes anywhere in Northern Ireland. For him, it is an empty space, a vacuum that he can fill with any old chatter that is useful to him at that time.
He now has to try to reassemble the old 2019 Brexit group – ERG and DUP – in the hope that the forces that brought him to power will help keep him there.
The demolition of the Northern Ireland protocol to the withdrawal treaty, which he negotiated, signed and urged parliament and voters to approve, is just another raid by the Northern Ireland House of Complaints.
The needs and aspirations of the people of Northern Ireland are not here or there. NI means not interested.
Here’s what Johnson has in Northern Ireland: a small and irritating suffix. But he also realized that making the Westminster dog waggle in Northern Ireland could actually be politically useful.
The protocol was itching, which Brexit zealous will try to continue to scratch. This could cause enough excitement to convince them that their entire project is not (as it is so obviously) stuck in the face of anti-climax fever. The old goal is alive!
It is possible that this milestone was embedded throughout the Brexit narrative. The war of acting with Brussels has been a way of life, a habit of the mind, even an addiction. It has created a political career, offered thousands of entertaining stories and outrageous columns to journalists-politicians like Johnson, and given shape to the otherwise insensitive English nationalism.
Alex Massi / spectator:
The game is over, Boris Johnson
Britain deserves better than this farce
And my shame. Just look at how the line of government – or at least the Prime Minister – has developed in recent months. Firstly, there were no parties on Downing Street, and the Prime Minister was not only surprised but furious to find out there might be. There were parties then, but the prime minister was neither present nor involved. Then there were parties where he was undeniably both. However, these parties were special parties that were redefined as work events, although these types of work activities were prohibited during their organization. When this line could not be maintained, they returned to their standard party status, but with a twist: in fact, it was right and utterly right that the Prime Minister visited these shindigus. It was damn straight, and not only had he done nothing wrong, but he would have done it all over again. That is the man the ministers are defending this morning.