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9:50 PM ET, June 17, 2022

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The Independent:
Trump claims he never asked Pence to overturn the election on Truth Social after dramatic Jan 6 hearing  —  Jan 6 committee reveals rioters got within 40 feet of Pence  —  Former president Donald Trump denied that he tried to force vice president Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 presidential election results on January 6 last year.
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Blake Hounshell / New York Times:
The Biggest Surprises of the Jan. 6 Hearings So Far  —  Maggie Haberman breaks down the House select committee's first two weeks of public testimony.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  After interviewing more than 1,000 witnesses and assembling a trove of well over 140,000 documents …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
A Day After a Portrait of Pence in Danger, Trump Attacks Him Again  —  In a speech, Donald J. Trump was undeterred by the Jan. 6 House committee's account of how his rioting supporters menaced the vice president, and the panel's dismantling of many of his election lies.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Amid Jan. 6 Revelations, Election Lies Still Dominate the G.O.P.
John Bowden / The Independent:
Rioters got within 40 feet of Pence and informant reveals Proud Boys ‘were willing to kill vice president’
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Emily Baker-White / BuzzFeed News:
Leaked Audio From 80 Internal TikTok Meetings Shows That US User Data Has Been Repeatedly Accessed From China  —  For years, TikTok has responded to data privacy concerns by promising that information gathered about users in the United States is stored in the United States, rather than China …
Nico Grant / New York Times:
YouTube deleted a Jan. 6 committee video that included Trump's election lies.  —  The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot has been trying to draw more eyes to its televised hearings by uploading clips of the proceedings online.  But YouTube has removed one of those videos from its platform …
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Robby Soave / Reason:
YouTube Deleted a January 6th Committee Video for Spreading Election Misinformation  —  YouTube removed a video uploaded by the January 6th Committee that showed footage of former President Donald Trump contesting the results of the 2020 election.  —  Trump's false claim that voting machines erroneously …
Discussion: Washington Post, Jacobin and Raw Story
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Sky Palma / Raw Story:
Trump calls the Capitol riot a ‘simple protest that got out of hand’ and then brags about his Jan. 6 crowd size  —  During a speech at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Policy Conference this Friday, former President Donald Trump said it's “no coincidence that the same people …
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New York Times:
Infighting Overshadows Big Plans at The Washington Post  —  The aim of Sally Buzbee, The Post's editor, is to broaden the newspaper's reach.  A year into the job, she's dealing with internal tumult over some longstanding grievances.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Ginni Thomas-tied Facebook group ‘FrontLiners for Liberty’ could be a new focus in Jan. 6 investigation  — Trump attorney John Eastman on Thursday publicly posted a Dec. 4, 2020 email from Thomas asking him to speak to a gathering she called “Frontliners,” which she described as featuring “grassroots state leaders.”
Jason Koebler / VICE:
Uvalde Hires Private Law Firm to Argue It Doesn't Have to Release School Shooting Public Records  —  Some of the records relating to the Robb Elementary School shooting could be “highly embarrassing,” involve “emotional/mental distress,” and are “not of legitimate concern to the public,” the lawyers argued.
Discussion: Raw Story, Daily Kos, Twitchy and Axios
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NBC News:
Uvalde police agree to cooperate with probe of response to school shooting, Texas lawmaker says
Discussion: Al Jazeera and RedState
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Stunning Trump revelations raise fears of a dark, violent future  —  As extraordinary revelations pour forth about Donald Trump's plot to destroy our political order after the 2020 election, an unsettling question arises: What does it mean that for most elected Republicans …
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Uvalde Officer Passed Up Shot at Gunman for Fear of Hitting Children  —  A police officer had a chance to shoot the gunman before he entered a school, according to a chief deputy sheriff.  The officer declined to take the shot, fearing injuries to others.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: The 74 and The Truth About Guns
CNN:
US Capitol rioter who carried weapon loaded with hollow-point bullets pleads guilty  —  A January 6, 2021, rioter pleaded guilty Friday to carrying a loaded firearm on US Capitol grounds and assaulting police officers with one of their own batons during the insurrection.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Associated Press:
Gunman kills 3 seniors over potluck dinner at Alabama church  —  VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — The 71-year-old visitor had previously attended some services at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church before police say he showed up for a potluck dinner, pulled a handgun and fatally shot three …
Jason Del Rey / Vox:
Leaked Amazon memo warns the company is running out of people to hire  —  Unions might not be the tech giant's biggest labor threat.  —  Amazon is facing a looming crisis: It could run out of people to hire in its US warehouses by 2024, according to leaked Amazon internal research from mid-2021 that Recode reviewed.
Discussion: Engadget, New York Post and Breitbart
Andrew Romano / Yahoo News:
Poll: Biden disapproval hits new high as more Americans say they would vote for Trump  —  45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021  —  46th and current president of the United States  —  As inflation keeps rising and recession fears loom, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows …
Discussion: Breitbart and Twitchy
Ryan Mac / New York Times:
SpaceX Said to Fire Employees Involved in Letter Rebuking Elon Musk  —  In an email, Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president, said the letter had made other employees “feel uncomfortable, intimidated and bullied.”  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  SpaceX, the private rocket company …
New York Times:
Russians Breached This City, Not With Troops, but Propaganda  —  As they batter towns and cities in Ukraine with artillery, the Russians are also bombarding them with messaging aimed at eroding Ukrainians' trust in their military and their government.  —  LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine …
DeNeen L. Brown / Washington Post:
He discovered the Watergate break-in, then died destitute and forgotten  —  It was 30 minutes after midnight on June 17, 1972, when Frank Wills, a security guard patrolling the parking garage at the Watergate office complex in Washington, noticed masking tape covering locks on a stairwell door.
Anna Massoglia / OpenSecrets.org:
Trump's political operation and Republican Party committees have paid over $12.6 million to Jan. 6 rally organizers since the 2020 election cycle  —  Former President Donald Trump's political operation and Republican Party committees have paid over $12.6 million to individuals and firms …
Discussion: USA Today and Political Wire
NBC News:
‘Impeachment No. 3’: Jan. 6 panel isn't swaying these swing-state Republicans  —  RENO, Nev. — Republican voters in Nevada were aware Tuesday that the Jan. 6 committee is building a public case that Donald Trump knew the election wasn't stolen.  —  They saw some of the committee's …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Police Error Led to Trump-Era Subpoena to Twitter About a Devin Nunes Critic  —  Newly disclosed files show a Capitol Police analyst misidentified which Twitter account had posted a threatening message about Mitch McConnell.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Susan Page / USA Today:
Biden approval rating at 39% amid economic fears; 47% ‘strongly disapprove’: USA TODAY/Suffolk poll  —  President Joe Biden said Thursday Americans were “very, very down.”  He's right about that.  —  A new USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll shows the country in a funk, and one that sets …
Wall Street Journal:
Russian Escalations in Syria Risk Direct Conflict With U.S., Military Officials Warn  —  Recent Russian airstrikes and other operations in Syria raise alarms amid high tensions over Ukraine  —  AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—Russian forces have conducted a series of operations against the U.S.-led coalition …
Discussion: РИА …
Mark Maske / Washington Post:
NFL will argue for ‘significant’ suspension of Deshaun Watson  —  The NFL will argue that Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson should receive a “significant” suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy, multiple people familiar with the case said Friday.
Ian Vandewalker / Brennan Center for Justice:
The Money Behind January 6 Is Flowing into the 2022 Elections … Big donors who supported the insurrection and the election denial that inspired it are spending to influence this year's races.  —  Ian Vandewalker Photo  —  Donate Amount Donate Type  —  Donate
 
 
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