The Cassidy Hutchinson testimony at the J6 Committee hearing today showed that Trump's White House was terrified they would all find themselves breaking the law, particularly if Trump had actually joined the mob breaking into the Capitol as he intended to do.
We probably should've known that presidency would end with ketchup dripping down a wall, but then, Heinz sight is 2020.— Justin Chang (@JustinCChang) June 28, 2022
...the hearings become not just an account of what was found but a tool for advancing the investigation. They are already very focused on getting Pat Cipollone to testify.We have all gotten used to how much the GOP and official Washington can absorb and normalize about Trump’s conduct and criminal behavior. But in this testimony today I think the committee may have gotten there.’m not sure Meadows, Cipollone and others are going to be able to continue refusing to testify. The committee has also increased pressure on the DOJ, though we don’t know just what DOJ already had in the works...
If the Secret Service had allowed Trump to be driven to the Capitol at the head of his mob, what would have happened then? Would he have gotten out to speak? Would he have tried to go to the floor of the Senate to confront Pence? Maybe flanked by the Q shaman? The mind reels.— Helen Kennedy 🌻 (@HelenKennedy) June 28, 2022
your reminder that everyone around Donald Trump knew he was a violent gibbering idiot and nobody thought it important to inform the public— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) June 28, 2022
Former DOJ official Harry Litman is often hyperbolic, but he’s spot on w/these 6 potential criminal charges trump faces for #J6:— Kenny BooYah! 🖖🏾 (@KwikWarren) June 28, 2022
1 Obstruction of Justice
2 Defrauding US Govt
3 Destroying US Govt Property
4 Seditious Conspiracy
5 Inciting a Riot
6 Assaulting SecretService Agent pic.twitter.com/CfkspDpx2s
This tweet raises an interesting question - what actually happened in the White House AFTER the Jan 6 insurrection was unsuccessful. Here's an argument that for the next two weeks, while Trump was being impeached again, it was the US military that was really running the country:
Had Pence and congress members been killed by the mob, pretty sure martial law was on the table, and not to protect congress. Which way would the military have gone? Allow Trump's coup? or stage a military coup to save the country?— Kitty Mitchell (@KittyMitchell7) June 20, 2022
Arguably, we had TWO coups: Trump's attempted coup, and a de-facto military coup that restored power to civic authorities two weeks later!— Alex Hazanov (@AlexHazanov) June 28, 2022
Sure, absent unqualified support from the military the attempt was probably doomed to fail, but a coup attempt is still a coup attempt and we were damn lucky they didn’t start killing legislators.— David $53,000/YEAR Walsh (@DavidAstinWalsh) June 28, 2022
President Biden is leading an effort to manipulate the oil market at a scale the world has rarely seen, embracing cartel-like tactics in an aggressive but risky attempt to undermine Russia’s war effort in Ukraine.At the Group of 7 nations meeting this week in the Bavarian Alps, Mr. Biden has attempted to assemble an upside-down version of OPEC, the world’s most powerful oil cartel, with the goal of soothing consumers burned at the gasoline pump and, if the allies get their way, helping to speed the end of the war.Instead of limiting supply to maximize revenues for countries selling oil, as a cartel does, Mr. Biden is trying to minimize how much one particular seller — Moscow — reaps from each barrel. He led his Group of 7 counterparts to agree on Tuesday to a plan that would cap the price of Russian oil, as a way of driving down the revenue ...“Limiting the cost of Russian oil will put downward pressure on global energy prices,” Ms. Yellen said in a news release, “in a way that dampens the impact of Putin’s war on the U.S. economy.”
The G7 has agreed to explore a global price cap on Russia's oil sales. This would be a first-of-its-kind sanction: a reverse OPEC to cut the Kremlin's revenues.— Eddie Fishman (@edwardfishman) June 28, 2022
How could it work? @crmiller1 and I made the case for a price cap in @ForeignAffairs 👇https://t.co/jMNNv5AIAP
NEW: Turkey has dropped its opposition to Finland and Sweden joining NATO thanks to Biden who played a significant role in brokering the deal in case you were wondering why he's over there right now. #NATO— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) June 28, 2022
And the UK defense bulletin tonight says there is a chance Russia was not deliberately targetting the Kremenchuk shopping centre after all but has only poorly-aimed weapons.
NATO agreement on Sweden and Finland joining is no small thing - and one more Putin miscalculation. @NATO is bigger, and more forces forward-deployed and is more united. Where’s the three-dimensional chess?— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) June 28, 2022
Here is some other news - its the anniversary of the death of Terry Fox:
UK MOD- It is almost certain that Russia will continue to conduct strikes in an effort to interdict the resupplying of Ukrainian frontline forces. Russia’s shortage of more modern precision strike weapons and the professional shortcomings of their targeting planners will... pic.twitter.com/TSeVc91CMt— OSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical) June 29, 2022