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Thursday, June 23, 2022
BY JON MILLSTEIN & CROOKED MEDIA

 -Mike Pence, learning Congress called on him to invoke the 25th amendment

The House January 6 Committee held its fifth televised hearing Thursday, or, as others might put it, networks simultaneously aired the fifth episode of the prestige drama Big Electoral Lies. 

  • The proceedings were focused on disgraced former President Donald Trump’s efforts to use the Justice Department to subvert the 2020 election results, and boy, were these efforts strenuous. Former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen; former Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue; and former Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel all testified to rejecting requests from Trump and his team to investigate baseless claims of voter fraud in the runup to January 6.
     
  • Rosen said he received calls from Trump “virtually every day” once he became acting AG in December 2020, and was given instructions from the former President like “Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican Congressmen.” All this in spite of the fact that, according to Rosen’s own testimony, no instance of fraud they found “came close” to affecting the outcome in different states. Trump also asked Rosen to seize voting machines, a plan that was complicated by the fact that the DOJ has no legal authority to do that.
     
  • Though he wasn’t in attendance, the true star of Thursday’s broadcast was the DOJ’s top environmental lawyer under Trump, Jeffery Clark. Clark put power-grid law aside for a moment in late 2020 to draft a letter to state officials in Georgia that claimed without basis that the DOJ had “identified significant concerns” in the state’s election results. If it had been sent, that letter could have created a pretext to overturn Biden’s victory in the state. When Rosen refused to send the letter, Trump walked right up to the line of installing Clark as the new new acting AG, and only backed down when Clark, Donoghue, and Engel told him they’d all resign and his Justice Department would collapse.

Side-note: All of this was illegal. 

We may hear more from Brooks soon—he just lost his Senate primary, after Trump hung him out to dry, and now feels suddenly compelled to appear before the committee. Today’s hearings were the last ones to be televised this month. But we may see Big Electoral Lies return to the silver screen in July.

This week on Mother Country Radicals, central figure Bernardine Dohrn is named one of America's most wanted by the FBI. Learn how this historic title affected her status among the Weather Underground and what it was like for the group to live underground as counter-culture outlaws. Listen to Mother Country Radicals wherever you get your podcasts. 

The Supreme Court's six Republican justices struck down a New York gun-control law which made it difficult to get a concealed-carry permit, opting not to employ a time-honored legal strategy called “reading the room.” Previously, New York residents needed to prove they had “proper cause” to carry a handgun in public. Reactions from the left were swift and negative. President Biden said, “This ruling contradicts both common sense and the constitution and should deeply trouble us all.” New York's governor Kathy Hochul described the ruling as “not just reckless, [but] reprehensible.” They're on to something! The ruling essentially creates an individual right to concealed carry, opening the door for nearly all law-abiding Americans to carry concealed and loaded handguns in public places, as other “proper cause” laws in states like California, Maryland, and New Jersey will likely fall in turn. Justice Clarence Thomas, one-half of DC’s most notable insurrection power couple, wrote in the Court's opinion that New York law violated the Second Amendment, which QUOTE “protects an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.” Never mind that a modern handgun would’ve been impossible to fathom for the framers, who thought of guns as large unwieldy tubes, and would not wrap their heads around light bulbs for another 100 years. 

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made a declaration that no one wants to hear from their head-of-state, telling Parliament yesterday that the country’s economy “has completely collapsed.” This admission underscores the severity of the island nation’s financial crisis. Sri Lanka currently owes $51 billion and is spiraling toward bankruptcy, while its inability to import necessities like gas, milk, and toilet paper have led to shortages. Those shortages, plus inflationary pressure that have sent the cost of food rising, have had a huge impact on most Sri Lankans. The U.N. World Food Program since nearly nine in 10 families are currently skipping meals or rationing their food. Things are not going well financially across the globe right now, but the situation in Sri Lanka is far worse thanks to years of government mismanagement and corruption… which led the country's last P.M. Mahinda Rajapaska to resign last month. Sri Lanka’s only move now is to secure a rescue package from the International Monetary Fund, which might be motivating Wickremesinghe to speak so transparently about how bad things have gotten. 

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The Biden administration has proposed new rules that would prohibit discrimination against transgender students under Title IX, at a time when trans kids across America are being targeted by GOP lawmakers. Biden also proposed rolling back elements of Trump-era policy that narrowed the scope of campus sexual-misconduct investigations… this was one of former Education Secretary and MLM Queenpin Betsy DeVos’s signature “achievements.”  

The Biden administration also agreed to cancel $6 billion in student debt for borrowers who attended one of more than 150 shady, and mostly for-profit colleges. Sorry again, Betsy!

The bipartisan gun-safety bill passed a test vote yesterday in the Senate, after 15 Republicans joined all the Democrats in doing the absolute bare minimum and allowing the bill to overcome a GOP filibuster. 

The FDA said, “You damn dirty vapes”... and young people went from saying “All my apes gone” to “All my vapes gone”... and anyway, Juul was ordered to stop selling e-cigs in the US. (Ed note: I did both an old ape reference and a new ape reference so no one would feel excluded. If neither one landed for you, it’s not my problem.)

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