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JAN 6 COMMITTEE’S ‘SURPRISE’ WITNESS: TRUMP ASSAULTED THE SECRET SERVICE! … WAPO: Trump lunged for steering wheel, Secret Service agent in bid to reach Capitol, former aide testifies

Former president Donald Trump was so “irate” that he wasn’t being driven to the Capitol following his speech on the Ellipse on Jan. 6, 2021, that he attempted to grab the steering wheel of his limousine and lunged at a member of his Secret Service detail, former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified in a House hearing Tuesday, citing the account of a senior-ranking colleague.

“I’m the f-ing president! Take me up to the Capitol now!” Hutchinson, a former aide to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, quoted Trump as saying in testimony to the House select committee. She also described an outburst by Trump at his former attorney general in which he threw dishes, leaving ketchup streaming down the wall.


TRUMP REACTS… DONALD TRUMP: Her Fake story that I tried to grab the steering wheel of the White House Limousine in order to steer it to the Capitol Building is “sick” and fraudulent, very much like the Unselect Committee itself – Wouldn’t even have been possible to do such a ridiculous thing. Her story of me throwing food is also false…and why would SHE have to clean it up, I hardly knew who she was?


ALLEGATION COLLAPSES WITHIN MINUTES… PETER ALEXANDER, NBC NEWS: A source close to the Secret Service tells me both Bobby Engel, the lead agent, and the presidential limousine/SUV driver are prepared to testify under oath that neither man was assaulted and that Mr. Trump never lunged for the steering wheel.


CNN CONFIRMS TRUMP IS NOT ACTUALLY JACKIE CHAN… GABBY ORR: Tony Ornato is denying that he told Cassidy Hutchinson Trump grabbed the steering wheel in presidential vehicle on 1/6 or lunged at a fellow agent, a USSS official tells @joshscampbell. CNN confirms that Ornato & [Engel] are prepared to testify that neither incident occurred.


EARLIER… JAMIE RASKIN CAUGHT FLAT-FOOTED AS JAKE TAPPER ASKS FOR MORE EVIDENCE… CNN’s @jaketapper asks @RepRaskin about corroborating the shocking story, told by ex-aide of Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, about Trump’s physical attack on Secret Service detail to drive to the US Capitol on January 6. (VIDEO)


CBS CONFIRMS, TOO… PRESIDENT NEVER TRIED TO FIGHT SECRET SERVICE AGENTS… CBS: Secret Service plans to respond to Jan. 6 committee regarding Trump’s actions, after Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony

However, a source close to the Secret Service confirmed to CBS News that Engel and the driver are prepared to testify under oath that neither man was physically attacked or assaulted by Trump and that the former president never lunged for the steering wheel of the vehicle.

The Secret Service officials do not dispute that Trump was irate or that he demanded to be taken to the Capitol, in the language that Hutchinson related to the committee.



On World News Tonight, chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas reported that “a source close to the Secret Service just told me to expect that the Secret Service will push back against any allegation of an assault against an agent or President Trump reaching for the steering wheel.”


NY TIMES COLUMNIST DOESN’T LET A FAKE STORY SLOW HIM DOWN… FRANK BRUNI: If Only Trump Had Been Stopped From Grabbing America’s Steering Wheel

Apprised of the intensifying danger, aware of the potential destruction, he wanted to join the rioters at the Capitol, where he could behold and savor the havoc that he was able to wreak. So he tried to wrest control of the presidential limo from the Secret Service agent who was driving it.

There may be no better metaphor for Trump’s reckless attempt, from the beginning of his presidency to the end, to steer the country in whatever direction he pleased. The rules of the road, fundamental safety, the airbag of the Constitution — none of that mattered. All of it took a back seat to his whims.


GINNI THOMAS WORKING OUT DETAILS WITH PELOSI’S JAN 6 CREW… EXCLUSIVE: Ginni Thomas Responds To Jan. 6 Committee’s Official Request For Testimony

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas’s lawyer sent a response Tuesday to the January 6 Select House Committee, just over one week after they formally requested her testimony.

Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has become embroiled in the investigation into the January 6 riot, and the committee noted in their formal testimony request that they believe she has “information relevant” to their probe.

Mark R. Paoletta, Thomas’s lawyer, noted to the January 6 Committee that while Thomas is willing to speak, he does “not understand the need to speak with Mrs. Thomas.”

“Before I can recommend that she meet with you, I am asking the Committee to provide a better justification for why Mrs. Thomas’s testimony is relevant to the Committee’s legislative purpose,” Paoletta wrote Tuesday in response to the committee’s request.


AOC ON COLBERT… TOM ELLIOTT: After repeating debunked conspiracy theory that GOP “members of Congress brought in the insurrectionists to essentially case the joint,” Rep. @AOC accuses them of not being “very intelligent” (VIDEO)


MORE… AOC ON SUPREME COURT… AOC: “When any one of those branches [of govt] overreaches its authority, it’s the responsibility of the other two to check the overreach … SCOTUS has engaged in the overreaching … in denying the human & civil rights of any pregnant person or person that could become pregnant” (VIDEO)


AOC: BURN IT ALL DOWN… PACK THE COURT… NUKE THE FILIBUSTER… TAXPAYER FUND ABORTIONS… AOC: “During Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s attempt to restore the country, during the Great Depression, with the Green New Deal — not the Green New Deal, the New Deal, the New Deal. Anyways!” (VIDEO)


BIDEN FLIRTS WITH USING FEDERAL LAND FOR ABORTION MILLS… Biden’s HHS Debates Setting Up Abortion Clinics On Federal Property

The Biden administration is mulling setting up abortion clinics on federal land in states that ban abortion, according to an administration official.

“Every option is on the table,” Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra said Tuesday in reference to the possibility of allowing abortions on federal lands. “We certainly would have a conversation with the president to make sure we implement his directives to us in trying to protect women’s reproductive healthcare services.”

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren originally suggested that the administration to use national parks to house abortion clinics, while Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also came up with a plan to allow abortion on federal lands.

”The federal government needs to be exploring what they can do to make federal lands available to help ensure access to abortion,” Warren told constituents on Monday.


BIDEN ADMIN HELPS TEENAGERS HIDE ABORTIONS FROM THEIR PARENTS… White House Directs Americans To Website Detailing How Minors Can Bypass Parental Notification Laws To Obtain Abortion

The White House promoted a press release Tuesday sent by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that directs Americans, including minors, to a website with information on how to obtain abortions throughout the country.

The HHS press release, titled “Know Your Rights: Reproductive Health Care” and originally published June 25, highlights the website AbortionFinder.org. The website touted by the Biden administration provides information on “abortion funds and resources” as well as details on each state’s laws, the press release noted.

AbortionFinder.org, which requests the last date of a woman’s period and their age in the abortion provider search section, has separate search options for those aged “18 or older,” “17,” “16” and “15 or younger.” In clicking any of the under 18 options, a notice points out that “some states require people under 18 to involve a parent or guardian when getting an abortion.”

The website continues on to detail how minors can obtain an abortion without “involving a parent or guardian.”

“If you need to avoid involving a parent or guardian, contact the If/When/How Judicial Bypass (JP) Helpline for information about getting a judicial bypass,” the website notes with a link to a subsequent website titled “Repro Legal Helpline.”


STATE AG EXPOSES GUN OWNERS… REPORT: California AG Leaks Names, Addresses Of Gun Owners In The State

The California Attorney General’s Office leaked the named and addresses of thousands of gun owners across the state, The Reload reported Tuesday.

Files leaked from the database included the home addresses, full names and dates of birth for every gun owner in the state, according to The Reload. The leak included the private information of 244 judges and 420 reserve officers in addition to thousands of private civilians.

The outlet reported that social media posts confirmed the leak revealed data from an “assault weapons” registry as well.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a press release Monday announcing, “new and updated firearms data available through the California Department of Justice (DOJ)’s 2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal.”

“Today’s announcement puts power and information into the hands of our communities by helping them better understand the role and potential dangers of firearms within our state,” Bonta said of the dashboard.

At the time of publication, the link to the dashboard alerts users the website is “temporarily unavailable.”


FLASHBACK… MAY 2021… NRA-ILA: California Threatens To Compromise Gun Owner Data And Privacy

Consider AB1237, introduced by Assemblyman Phil Ting. The bill would undermine gun owner privacy by making it easier for the California Department of Justice to share identifying gun ownership data with anti-gun universities and researchers. As the bill digest states,

The bill would generally require that the information above be made available to researchers affiliated with the California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis, and, at the department’s discretion, be made available to any other nonprofit bona fide research institution or public agency concerned with the study and prevention of violence, for academic and policy research purposes.

In other words, California intends to share identifying gun ownership data with the California Firearm Violence Research Center, run by gun control activist Garen Wintemute, and any other gun control organization masquerading as a research institution. Given the extreme anti-gun views of the universities and other organizations likely to get ahold of this information, gun owners have every reason for concern.


BIDEN HAS A MONKEYPOX PLAN… Biden Launches Monkeypox Response Strategy, Will Target Gay Men With Vaccines

President Joe Biden and his top health officials revealed their plan to respond to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak Tuesday, which will include targeting homosexual men with vaccines.

The administration will allocate its limited supply of monkeypox vaccines to individuals with a known or presumed monkeypox exposure, as well as to men who have sex with men who have had multiple sexual partners in an area where the pathogen is spreading. The federal government currently has about 28,000 courses of the two-dose Jynneos vaccine, but supply is expected to surge to about 300,000 courses in the coming weeks.

The first states which will receive the vaccine allocation are Hawaii, Massachusetts, Utah, Illinois, New York, Rhode Island, California, Colorado and Florida, as well as Washington, D.C., the Washington Post first reported Tuesday. More supply is expected to be shipped to states in July. A total of 1.6 million doses are expected to be made available by the end of the year.


SESAME STREET TEAMS WITH CDC TO PUSH COVID VAX ON TODDLERS… SESAME STREET: It’s okay to have questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children! Elmo’s dad Louie talked to their pediatrician, and learned that Elmo getting vaccinated is the best way to keep him and his whole neighborhood safe and healthy! #CaringForEachOther (VIDEO)


CRUZ CORRECTLY POINTS OUT THAT THERE IS NO SCIENCE TO SUPPORT TODDLER JABS… TED CRUZ: Thanks, @sesamestreet for saying parents are allowed to have questions! You then have @elmo aggressively advocate for vaccinating children UNDER 5. But you cite ZERO scientific evidence for this. (LINK)


LEAKED DISNEY CLIP SHOWS MAN WHO USES PERIOD PRODUCTS… CHRISTOPHER RUFO: EXCLUSIVE: I’ve obtained leaked video from Disney’s upcoming show “Baymax,” which promotes the transgender flag and the idea that men can have periods to children as young as two years old. It’s all part of Disney’s plan to re-engineer the discourse around kids and sexuality. (VIDEO)


FLASHBACK… MARCH… RUFO: Disney Is Interested in Your Kids

In the wake of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education legislation, which prevents public schools from promoting gender ideology in kindergarten through third grade but which critics call the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Disney executives organized an all-hands meeting, called the “Reimagine Tomorrow Conversation Series,” and pledged to mobilize the entire corporation in service of the “LGBTQIA+ community.” Executives recruited the company’s most intersectional employees, including a “black, queer, and trans person,” a “bi-romantic asexual,” and “the mother [of] one transgender child and one pansexual child,” and announced ambitious new initiatives—seeking to change everything from gender pronouns at the company’s theme parks to the sexual orientation of background characters in the company’s films.

In a featured presentation at the meeting, executive producer Latoya Raveneau laid out Disney’s ideology in blunt terms. She said her team was implementing a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” and regularly “adding queerness” to children’s programming. Another speaker, production coordinator Allen Martsch, said his team has created a “tracker” to ensure that they are creating enough “canonical trans characters, canonical asexual characters, [and] canonical bisexual characters.” Corporate president Karey Burke said she supported having “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories” and reaffirmed the company’s pledge to make at least 50 percent of its on-screen characters sexual and racial minorities.


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