‘Donald Trump is increasingly agitated by the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack,’ according to new reporting from Hugo Lowell in the Guardian.
Researchers at the University of Florida allegedly felt pressured to delete COVID-19 data while working on a study for an undisclosed state entity, according to a report released on Monday by the Faculty Senate committee. The report stated that staff felt “external pressure to destroy” data and “barriers to accessing and analyzing” data in a timely manner. The document added that staff said there wereContinue reading “University of Florida researchers pressured to destroy COVID-19 data, told not to criticize DeSantis: report”
A former top D.C. National Guard official has accused two U.S. Army bosses of lying about what he alleges was an optics-driven decision to delay calling in the National Guard to deal with the Capitol insurrection rioters, and then trying to shift the blame onto the Guard itself. In a 36-page memo leaked to Politico,Continue reading “Top D.C. Guardsman Says Army Generals Are ‘Absolute Liars’ About Their Role in Jan. 6 Response”
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his second in command on Thursday defied subpoenas requiring them to testify before an oversight commission about ganglike groups of deputies and an investigative unit that has targeted the sheriff’s critics. The snub is the latest ploy in an increasingly hostile power struggle between Villanueva and the Sheriff Civilian OversightContinue reading “Los Angeles: Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas”
The House voting to refer Steve Bannon to the Department of Justice for criminal contempt is discussed by Jan. 6 select committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson. Regarding moving forward with the investigation into the Capitol insurrection, Chairman Thompson tells Joy Reid, ‘We will do our work, but again, we won’t be bullied by Mr. JordanContinue reading “Rep.Thompson On Jan. 6 Investigation: We Won’t Be Bullied By Mr. Jordan Or Anybody Else – MSNBC”
Fiona Hill told Politico that “democracy’s done” if Trump wins in 2024. She added that his victory would be built “on the back of a lie” and a “fiction” about the 2020 election. Hill described Trump as a national security and counterintelligence risk in her new book. The former top Russia expert from the TrumpContinue reading “Fiona Hill says that if Trump runs again in 2024 and wins, ‘democracy’s done’”
Nicolas Chaillan served as the US Air Force’s software chief and worked on Pentagon security. He quit in September and told the Financial Times last week that the US was far behind China on AI. “We have no competing fighting chance against China in fifteen to twenty years,” he said. A senior cybersecurity official at the PentagonContinue reading “A Pentagon official said he resigned because US cybersecurity is no match for China, calling it ‘kindergarten level’”
A Brazilian hospital chain tested unproven drugs on elderly COVID-19 patients without their knowledge as part of an effort to validate President Jair Bolsonaro’s preferred ‘miracle cure,’ a lawyer for whistleblowing doctors told senators on Tuesday. At least nine people died of COVID-19 during the trials at the Prevent Senior hospital chain from March toContinue reading “Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate”