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8:00 PM ET, June 28, 2022


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Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
Cassidy Hutchinson Held Their Manhoods Cheap  —  They all knew.  But only the 26-year-old staffer would testify about it under oath.  —  This afternoon a 26-year-old former assistant showed more courage and integrity than an entire administration full of grown-ass adults who were purportedly working …
John Podhoretz / Commentary Magazine:
Trump Is In Deep, Deep, Deep, Deep Trouble  —  The testimony this afternoon of Cassidy Hutchinson, the aide to Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, cannot be dismissed.  If what she has testified to, sworn under oath, is not countered or contradicted by Meadows or Trump's White House counsel Pat Cippolone …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Former White House aide delivers shocking testimony about out-of-control Trump on Jan. 6  —  Minutes before Donald Trump took the stage at an Ellipse rally on Jan. 6, 2021, he urged the Secret Service to remove security magnetometers to let in people with weapons because “they're not here to hurt me …
Gabby Orr / CNN:
‘This is a bombshell’: Trump aides left speechless by Hutchinson testimony  —  (CNN)Aides to former President Donald Trump were left speechless amid the first half of Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony on Tuesday, acknowledging to CNN that her testimony was “a bombshell” with potentially huge repercussions for Trump.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Republicans Are Trying to Cover Up the Greatest Political Scandal in American History … The January 6 hearings have two basic functions.  The first is to reveal, to the degree it is possible, as much as can be uncovered about Donald Trump's efforts to negate the 2020 election result and remain in office.
Discussion: Data For Progress
What would Doug Jones do?  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With help from Allie Bice.  —  Former Sen. DOUG JONES, 'S attorney general","link":{"target":"NEW", “attributes”:[],"url":"https …
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
All the bombshells Cassidy Hutchinson dropped about Trump and Jan. 6  —  The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection held a surprise hearing Tuesday that featured a key witness: Cassidy Hutchinson, who was a top aide to former president Donald Trump's last chief of staff, Mark Meadows.
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
Hutchinson Puts Trump's Violence on Display  —  Who will stand by her?  —  Let's stipulate a few things that 26-year-old Cassidy Hutchinson testified to, under oath, before the House January 6th Committee:  — President Donald Trump was warned that his supporters were armed before he gave his speech on Jan. 6th.
NBC News:
Jan. 6 hearing highlights: Cassidy Hutchinson gives explosive testimony about the Trump White House
Washington Post:
Trump lunged for steering wheel, Secret Service agent in bid to reach Capitol, former aide testifies
Igor Bobic / HuffPost:
‘Our Own President Set Us Up’: Injured Capitol Police Officer Says Trump Betrayed Him
Discussion: Insider
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Jan. 6 panel looks inside Trump White House with Cassidy Hutchinson testimony
What the Jan. 6 committee's star witness knows
Washington Post:
Who is Cassidy Hutchinson?  —  Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to Trump White House chief …
Associated Press:
Aide: Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd
The Texas Tribune:
Abortions up to six weeks of pregnancy can temporarily resume in Texas, judge rules  —  A ban in effect before Roe v. Wade cannot be used, as threatened last week by Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to a judge's ruling Tuesday.  However, the stopgap measure will, at most, extend abortion access in the state for two months.
Andrew Romano / Yahoo News:
Poll: Confidence in Supreme Court collapses as just 33% agree with decision to overturn Roe v. Wade
Discussion: Hackwhackers and New York Magazine
Shira Rubin / Washington Post:
Israel loosens abortion law restrictions after Roe v. Wade decision
Discussion: Townhall and ArkansasTimes
Dana Rubinstein / New York Times:
Giuliani on Defensive After Uproar Over Assault Claim  —  Two days after Rudy Giuliani claimed a worker had assaulted him at a Staten Island supermarket, the once-vaunted former mayor was spending Tuesday morning like many men his age: complaining about his aches and pains.
New York Post:
Eric Adams says Rudy Giuliani may have filed a phony report in SI ‘assault’ — ex-mayor responds: ‘go f-k’ yourself  —  MORE ON:  —  Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday that Rudy Giuliani should be investigated for filing a false police report over an alleged assault at a Staten Island supermarket …
New York Times:
Giuliani at Center of Georgia's Trump Investigation
Discussion: Political Wire
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Revives Republican-Drawn Voting Map in Louisiana  —  A federal judge had ordered lawmakers to redraw the state's six congressional districts to include two in which Black voters were in the majority.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court …
America First Legal:
AFL Applauds Outcome of SCOTUS Decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District
Discussion: Rolling Stone
Statement by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö on 28 June 2022  —  Office of the President of the Republic of Finland  —  Press release 41/2022  —  Today in Madrid, before the beginning of the NATO Summit, we had a thorough meeting with President …
New York Times:
Ghislaine Maxwell Receives 20 Years for Aiding Epstein in Sex Trafficking  —  Ms. Maxwell, who was convicted of conspiring with Jeffrey Epstein to recruit, groom and abuse underage girls, will spend much of the rest of her life in prison.  —  Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison as Epstein Case Nears Its End
Associated Press:
Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison
Washington Post:
White House to announce monkeypox vaccine strategy as U.S. cases climb  —  Record outbreak is thought to be far larger than official count of 244 cases  —  The Biden administration plans to begin sending out tens of thousands of vaccine doses in an effort to control a record monkeypox outbreak …
Discussion: The White House
Cassidy Morrison / Washington Examiner:
CDC sets up monkeypox emergency command center to ramp up surveillance11 minutes ago
Discussion: ABC News, CDC and
Stephen Gutowski / The Reload:
Massive Trove of Gun Owners' Private Information Leaked by California Attorney General  —  California gun owners have been put at risk by the Attorney General's office after a new dashboard leaked their personal information.  —  The California Department of Justice's 2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal went live …
Adela Suliman / Washington Post:
GOP Rep. Boebert: 'I'm tired of this separation of church and state junk'  —  Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), who faces a primary election Tuesday, says she is “tired” of the U.S. separation of church and state, a long-standing concept stemming only from a “stinking letter” penned by one of the Founding Fathers.
Discussion: The Hill, Deseret News and YouTube
Victoria Prodeline / Monmouth University …:
Majority Disapprove of Reversing Roe  —  Only 1 in 10 back “no exception” bans and prosecuting out-of-state abortions  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Six in ten Americans disapprove - nearly all of them strongly - of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Discussion: CNN and Fox News
Allahpundit / HotAir:NEW!
Live results: It's primary night in America  —  There are no marquee races on the schedule, no high-stakes proxy wars involving Trump on one side and some prominent “disloyal” Republican on the other.  —  Although I'll probably find an excuse to declare Ron DeSantis the evening's big winner anyway for some reason or another tomorrow.
Discussion: Washington Examiner, Axios and NPR
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Jim Acosta / CNN:
First on CNN: Trump documentary filmmaker expected to cooperate with Fulton County prosecutor investigating former President
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Rolling Stone:
FBI Eyed White Nationalist ‘Patriot Front’ for a Year, Documents Show
Discussion: Raw Story and NPR
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Facebook Labels Abortion Rights Vandals as Terrorists Following Roe Reversal
Discussion: Breitbart
Nathan Bomey / Axios:
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Andrew Seidman / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Doug Mastriano is sticking to his MAGA playbook in the general election for Pa. governor
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
'I won't survive': queer California man facing deportation after 44 years in US
Tears, confusion at abortion provider after ‘Heartbeat Bill’ becomes law
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Ex-Sen. Alan Simpson appears in new ad backing Cheney
Discussion: Mediaite, The Hill, CNN and Political Wire