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Disturbing news: FBI agents have used provocative photographs of young female bureau employees to lure suspected victims into a child sex trafficking investigation, an Internal Justice Department review has found.
Even more disturbing news: US Senator Lindsey Graham announced on Monday that she has tested positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated against the virus. (Reminder: People who become infected are much less likely to become seriously ill than non-vaccinated people who become infected.)
NS Fallout from the January 6 US Capitol riot continues. A DC police officer who responded to the January 6 uprising in the US Capitol building has died by suicide, according to the Metropolitan Police Department, the third officer to do so.
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AOC calls on Democrats to hold off on evictions
President Joe Biden on Monday challenged all landlords to put a moratorium on evictions for the next 30 days and said he has asked his administration to consider the possibility of a unilateral moratorium despite legal concerns.
The president also called on all states and cities to extend or implement policies to prevent evictions for at least two months.
The move came after US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, blamed the Democratic leadership for allowing the country’s eviction moratorium to end and said the White House was “about its willingness to act for Congress”. clear” until it was not too late.
In an interview on LOVEBYLIFE’s “State of the Union” Sunday, she said, “We asked the Biden administration for their stand, and they were really clear about that advocacy and that request until the day before the House adjourned.” Were not.” “The House was put in an unnecessarily difficult position.”
The Democratic-controlled House was adjourned on Friday to help renters amid the coronavirus pandemic. It ended at midnight on Saturday, angering progressive Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez and demanding that the House withdraw from its August recess.
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Alexander Vindman tells his story
White House staffer Alexander Vindman, who initiated the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump, details his side of the story – and his own “American story”, as a 3-year-old emigre from the Soviet Union, who told it to an office The White House – in a book to be published Tuesday by Harper Books.
“Here, Right Matters” depicts a narcissistic, compassionate president who had little interest in the substance of national security policy, surrounded by allies whose priorities were doing favors and protecting their backs.
In an exclusive, comprehensive interview with Thursday at his home in suburban Washington, Alexander Vindman discussed:
- How his father, then a solid Trump supporter, urged him not to testify against the president.
- How, even after a congressional investigation, the transcript of Trump’s controversial phone call with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky does not include two key comments that are in Vindman’s handwritten notes.
- How he struggled after being fired from the National Security Council by the Trump White House and, in his view, largely abandoned by the military in which he served for two decades.
How to handle a firearm: Alexander Vindman gives advice to Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn
Hope August brings you lots of happiness! – Mabinty