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An historic week: key news highlights prior to Christmas Eve!

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Credit: MSNBC

Last week was an historic week of news – the highlights

+ MSNBC: The Christmas miracle that (maybe) saved democracyCongress is finally closing an election loophole Trump exploited – It came down to the wire but the Electoral Count Act of 1887 can’t come back to haunt us in 2024.

+ HuffPost: Trump Did Float Idea Of 10,000 Troops Jan. 6 — To Protect Him On Capitol March: Committee – He wanted thousands of National Guard troops to shield him and supporters from any imagined “threat from left-wing counterprotesters,” according to testimony.

+ The New York Times by Rep. Adam Schiff (R-CA.): My Fellow Members of the Jan. 6 Committee and I Don’t Want You to Forget About ‘the Republican Congressmen’

+ Daily Kos: Jan. 6 Committee Releases Transcripts of Barr, Pompeo, Wolf, Short, Ivanka, Hicks, Powell, Chao

+ MSNBC: The Jan. 6 committee’s focus on Trump lets the GOP off too easily – Trump acted in coordination with his party. The historical record should reflect that.

+ Just Security: How the Jan. 6 Committee Can Help Enforce the 14th Amendment

+ The New York Times: The House Jan. 6 committee placed clear blame on Donald Trump.

+ The New York Times: With Detailed Evidence and a Call for Accountability, Jan. 6 Panel Seeks a Legacy – The final report of the committee provides many new details on former President Donald J. Trump’s actions and a record for history. But Republicans will soon begin a campaign to discredit it.

+ The Washington Post [accessible text]: How the release of Trump’s taxes blows up a big GOP myth

+ C-Span: Ukrainian President Zelensky Presents Congress with Ukrainian Flag – As Ukrainian President Zelensky closed out his remarks to a joint meeting of Congress, he presented to Congress a “battle” flag from the front line in Ukraine, calling it a “symbol of our victory in this war.” When President Zelensky concluded, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) presented to the president an American flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol earlier in the day in honor of his visit to Congress. [Editor’s note: This historic moment would have never occurred with a Trump Presidency.]

+ NBC News Meet The Press: On a special edition of Meet the Press, Chuck Todd celebrates the diamond anniversary [75th] of the longest-running show on television. Looking back on the presidents, foreign leaders, candidates, activists, athletes and cultural icons that have joined Meet the Press in its 75 years on television, Chuck reflects on what the broadcast has done and where it’s headed. 

Posted by Steve on December 26, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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