Wednesday, July 28

Politics

Capitol Siege, Eric Swalwell, INSIDER Data, Mo Brooks, Politics

DOJ and House lawyers will not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in a Capitol riots lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell

Mo Brooks AP Summary List Placement The Office of the General Counsel for the House of Representatives said in a filing on Tuesday that it will not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in a lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell. Swalwell alleged in his original complaint that Brooks helped "incite the violence at the Capitol" when he told Capitol protesters to "start taking down names and kicking ass." Brooks said in a filing that he was acting within the scope of his employment when he gave his speech on January 6, a move that if successful would grant him a form of legal immunity via the Westfall Act. General Counsel Douglas N. Letter wrote on Tuesday, however, that it would not be appropriate to represen...
Adam Kinzinger, GOP, Insurrection, january 6, January 6 committee, Liz Cheney, Politics

Adam Kinzinger calls GOP demands for him to be punished’petty’ and says he’ll’defend democracy’ no matter what

GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney accepted invitations by Nancy Pelosi to join the House Select Committee investigating January 6. The move has prompted several fellow Republicans to call for Kinzinger and Cheney's punishment by leadership. But Kinzinger told reporters on Tuesday that he will "defend democracy" no matter the consequences. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
A man was charged with making graphic threats to Fauci, warning he would soon be’hunted, tortured, beaten, [and] enslaved’
Anthony Fauci, coronavirus, coronavirus vaccine, COVID-19, death threats, Politics

A man was charged with making graphic threats to Fauci, warning he would soon be’hunted, tortured, beaten, [and] enslaved’

A man faces felony charges after making violent threats to infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was accused of sending graphic insults and death threats to Fauci's email from December 2020 to July 2021. Connally appeared to be disgruntled regarding Fauci's guidance on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
arizona audit, cyber ninjas, Karen Fann, Maricopa County, Politics

Arizona Senate leaders issue new subpoenas for Maricopa County routers amid ongoing audit

Arizona Senate Republicans are demanding Maricopa County turn over routers used during the 2020 election for the ongoing audit. The GOP-controlled county board of supervisors has rebuked the audit and pledged to stop producing materials for the review. Audit leaders also subpoenaed Dominion Voting Systems Inc., demanding access to the company's tabulators. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Los Angeles, Politics, Science, Speed desk

Mayor Garcetti announces that Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof of vaccination or test weekly

Los Angeles is following New York in requiring proof of vaccination for city employees. Mayor Garcetti said that in the last month in Los Angeles COVID-19 cases have soared 20-fold. Workers who do not show proof of vaccination will be required to test negative for COVID-19 weekly. LoadingSomething is loading. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and...
Adam Kinzinger, Capitol Siege, January 6 riot, Liz Cheney, Politics, Zoe Lofgren

Lawmakers wiped away tears while hearing testimony and watching videos of the riot on January 6 during a congressional hearing

Lawmakers wiped away tears amid emotional testimony and footage of the January 6 riot. The House Select Committee held its first public hearing as part of its investigation into the Capitol insurrection. Video shows House lawmakers, including Reps. Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and Zoe Lofgren tearing up at the hearing. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
arizona audit, cyber ninjas, ken bennett, Maricopa County, Politics

Arizona audit: Republican liaison tells Insider the audit process has been’very odd’ and that he may resign

Ken Bennett, a Republican, served as Arizona's Secretary of State from 2009 to 2015. Arizona's GOP-led Senate appointed him to be the chamber's "liaison" to the Cyber ​​Ninjas audit. Bennett has said Cyber ​​Ninjas has refused to share key information with him about the process. LoadingSomething is loading. The Arizona state Senate's official "...
Military & Defense, Politics, Retail, Speed desk

DOJ seized the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet — a portion of the epic of Gilgamesh — from Hobby Lobby

The Department of Justice announced that it seized a tablet from the Epic of Gilgamesh. According to the DOJ, the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet was smuggled into the US and then auctioned off. The ancient tablet had been bought by Oklahoma-based arts and craft superstore Hobby Lobby. LoadingSomething is loading. The Department of Justice announced on ...
aquilino gonell, Capitol Siege, January 6 committee, Politics

Capitol Police officer rejects Trump’s claim about’loving crowd’ of rioters:’I’m still recovering from those hugs and kisses that day’

A Capitol Police officer called Trump "pathetic" for claiming insurrectionists were a loving crowd. "I'm still recovering from those hugs and kisses that day," said Officer Aquilino Gonell. He added that Trump's comments were "insulting" and "demoralizing" and that he sacrificed the country "for his ego." LoadingSomething is loading. Capitol Po...
International, Military & Defense, North Korea, phone lines, Politics, South Korea

North and South Korea have restored direct communication hotlines that were abruptly severed over a year ago

North and South Korea reopened hotlines on Tuesday for direct communication between the two countries. The lines were severed last summer, when the North also destroyed a joint liaison office. North and South Korean leaders have been exchanging letters and have agreed to pursue reconciliation. LoadingSomething is loading. North and South Korea ...