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10:25 AM ET, June 29, 2022

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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Cassidy Hutchinson's Testimony against Trump Is Devastating  —  Things will not be the same after this.  —  Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide to Trump's White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, provided compelling testimony Tuesday that former president Donald Trump is singularly culpable for the Capitol riot.
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ABC News:
Trump White House attorney disputes Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony about handwritten note  —  Hutchinson testified before the House Jan. 6 committee Tuesday.  —  Former Trump White House lawyer Eric Herschmann is claiming that a handwritten note regarding a potential statement …
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Kevin McCarthy, Have You No Sense of Decency?  —  In the last few minutes of today's January 6 committee hearing, Representative Liz Cheney presented evidence of possible witness intimidation.  Several witnesses, she reported, had received messages from shadowy persons purportedly close …
Discussion: The Guardian
Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
The optimistic melancholy of Bennie G. Thompson  —  The witness called him “sir.”  When Cassidy Hutchinson, the former White House aide, testified before the Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday afternoon, she addressed Chairman Bennie G. Thompson with a word that afforded him respect as a man, not merely as an official.
Discussion: Fox News
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Pro-Trump web raced to debunk Jan. 6 testimony.  Then they got confused.  —  The former president's supporters quickly spun an online conspiracy theory that he couldn't have possibly lunged for his driver's steering wheel on Jan. 6, 2021.  When evidence suggested otherwise, they tried other routes to distract from the truth.
CBS News:
Secret Service plans to respond to Jan. 6 committee regarding Trump's actions, after Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony  —  The U.S. Secret Service will have more to say to the Jan. 6 House select committee after former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony Tuesday regarding former …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
A lawyer for Virginia Thomas said she would not testify to the House panel.  —  A lawyer for Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and a supporter of President Donald J. Trump's efforts to stay in power after the 2020 election, told the House select committee investigating …
Discussion: Forbes and Talking Points Memo
New York Times:
Trump Aides Watch Testimony and Brace for Damage  —  A “stunning two hours” raises fears of political and legal consequences for the former president.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  WASHINGTON — Devastating new testimony by a former White House aide describing …
David French / The Dispatch:
The Case for Prosecuting Donald Trump Just Got Much Stronger  —  New testimony may have produced a smoking gun.  —  I confess that I've been skeptical that the January 6 committee would produce evidence that Donald Trump was directly criminally responsible for the attack on the Capitol.
Washington Examiner:
Trump proven unfit for power again  —  Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's Tuesday testimony ought to ring the death knell for former President Donald Trump's political career.  Trump is unfit to be anywhere near power ever again.  —  Hutchinson's resume alone should establish her credibility.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Atlantic
Matt Margolis / pjmedia.com:
Another J6 Trump ‘Bombshell’ Outed as a Hoax!
Wall Street Journal:
More Testimony on Trump's Jan. 6 Tirade
Shelby Talcott / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Ginni Thomas Responds To Jan. 6 Committee's Official Request For Testimony
Gabby Orr / CNN:
‘This is a bombshell’: Trump aides left speechless by Hutchinson testimony
James Poniewozik / New York Times:
The Jan. 6 Committee Produces a Very Special Episode
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Trump's had bad moments, but few worse than Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Republicans Are Trying to Cover Up the Greatest Political Scandal in American History
Washington Post:
Bombshell hearing raises a question: Why was Trump's lawyer terrified?
Aaron Zitner / Wall Street Journal:
In New Poll, 89% of Ukrainians Reject Ceding Land to Reach Peace With Russia  —  Ukrainians back Zelensky's position that peace talks can't grant Russia land it has seized, WSJ-NORC poll finds  —  An overwhelming share of Ukrainians—some 89%—say it would be unacceptable to reach a peace deal …
Discussion: NATO
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Associated Press:
US to boost military presence in Europe for Russia threat
Travis Waldron / HuffPost:
GOP Election Denier Tina Peters Loses Colorado Secretary Of State Primary  —  The Mesa County clerk who was under indictment for tampering with voting machines lost to a Republican who acknowledged the 2020 vote was legitimate.  —  Pam Anderson, a Republican who acknowledged that Joe Biden …
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Peter Canellos / Politico:
When the Supreme Court Makes a Mistake  —  What happens when the Supreme Court gets it wrong?  —  Misguided court decisions have altered the path of the nation in sadly demonstrable ways.  And the question arises again from the series of sharply divisive rulings by the current court.
KSAT-TV:
Police arrest San Antonio man who threatened to commit a mass shooting  —  Rodolfo Valdivia Aceves, 19, is charged with terroristic threat  —  Julie Moreno, Executive Producer/Digital Content  —  SAN ANTONIO - Police arrested a man who told a coworker at an Amazon delivery facility that he planned to commit a mass shooting.
Discussion: IJR and The Hill
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Marquise Francis / Yahoo News:   Man, 19, allegedly threatened mass shooting at Amazon facility, called Uvalde shooter an ‘idol’
Ariana Garcia / Houston Chronicle:
Attorney General Ken Paxton says he will defend Texas sodomy law if Supreme Court revisits Lawrence vs. Texas  —  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week seemingly expressed support for the Supreme Court potentially overturning past rulings on cases involving the LGBTQ community following the downfall of Roe v. Wade on Friday.
New York Times:
The Vanishing Moderate Democrat  —  Their positions are popular.  So why are they going extinct?  —  Early last year, as Democrats were preparing to control the White House and Congress for the first time in a decade, Josh Gottheimer met with Nancy Pelosi to discuss their party's message.
Washington Post:
Tens of thousands of monkeypox vaccines rushed to clinics  —  White House pushes new strategy as cases climb  —  The Biden administration will begin sending out tens of thousands of vaccine doses to clinics nationwide in an effort to control a record U.S. monkeypox outbreak that many experts …
Kyle Morris / Fox News:
Rep. Sean Casten defeats AOC ally Rep. Marie Newman in Illinois Democratic congressional primary  —  Illinois 6th District race pitted two sitting House Democrats against each other due to redistricting  —  Voter panel: Issues on the minds of voter before primary elections
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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.
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New York Post:
Eric Adams says Rudy Giuliani may have filed a phony report in SI ‘assault’ — ex-mayor responds: ‘go f-k’ yourself
Discussion: Mediaite
 
 
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Brad Dress / The Hill:
Boebert says she is ‘tired’ of separation between church and state: ‘The church is supposed to direct the government’
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight and Deseret News
Troy Closson / New York Times:
Saudi Man Bullied Dissidents via Instagram and Lied to F.B.I., U.S. Says
NPR:
VP Harris calls for abortion-rights supporters to channel frustration into action
Discussion: Bloomberg, Althouse and Politico
Washington Post:
Journalists in Uvalde are stonewalled, hassled, threatened with arrest
David Wasserman / Cook Political Report:
House Rating Changes: Eight More Moves, Including Six in Republicans' Direction
Discussion: The Hill
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