Trump on January 6, death of Ghislaine Maxwell, Texas. This is Tuesday’s news.
A former White House aide has testified to former President Donald Trump’s furious outbursts as rioters stormed the US Capitol on January 6. Fifty people have died after being found in an abandoned trailer in Texas. And a 101-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard has been sentenced to prison.
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Former White House aide offers explosive testimony about Jan. 6 attack
Trump knew there was an armed crowd at his ‘Stop the Steal’ rally on January 6, 2021, and he directed that crowd towards the US Capitol, according to explosive testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson . Hutchinson’s role gave her a close-up view of the events of January 6 and she testified to what she heard from others during that time, including Trump’s growing fury during his final days as president. Warned that he would not be going to the Capitol after his Jan. 6 rally, Trump, sitting in the back of his SUV, reached out and tried to grab the steering wheel. He later lunged at his security chief in an apparent attempt to suffocate him. “I’m the fucking president. Take me to the Capitol now,” Trump said, according to Hutchinson. More details from Hutchinson’s testimony.
What happened today?
- Trump’s speech on January 6: There was genuine concern in the White House over the invocation of the 25th Amendment and the impeachment of Trump as president, which was part of how Trump was convinced to give a speech.
- Trump threw away his lunch. Furious after Attorney General Bill Barr announced in December 2020 that he had found no evidence of widespread voter fraud, Trump threw his lunch against the wall, according to Hutchinson.
- Witnesses seated for depositions for the Jan. 6 committee received calls from former colleagues advising them on how they should testify before the committee, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said, adding that the practice raises “very serious concerns.” .
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Death toll rises to 51 after abandoned trailer found in Texas
At least 51 people died and several more remained hospitalized on Tuesday after an abandoned tractor-trailer part of a suspected human smuggling operation was found in San Antonio, Texas, amid scorching heat suffocating. Forty-six bodies were initially found in the trailer on Monday and 16 people were hospitalized, authorities said. By Tuesday afternoon, the death toll had risen to 51. The passengers in the truck were suffering from heatstroke and heat exhaustion, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said. There was no sign of water or working air conditioning in the truck. keep reading.
Judge orders 20 years in prison for Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-set socialite who once dated royals, presidents and billionaires, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. The sentencing in New York was the culmination of a lawsuit that detailed how the power couple flaunted their wealth and significant connections to lure vulnerable girls as young as 14 and then exploit them. Prosecutors say Epstein, who killed himself in 2019 while awaiting trial, sexually abused children hundreds of times, and could not have done so without the help of his longtime companion Maxwell. date and former girlfriend. keep reading.
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101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard jailed
A 101-year-old man suspected of being a former concentration camp guard has been found guilty by a German court of being an accessory to 3,518 counts of murder. The man, identified only as Josef S., was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday, according to the New York Times. He is believed to be the oldest person to stand trial on Holocaust-era charges. Josef S. denied working as an SS guard at the camp and aiding and abetting the murder of thousands of prisoners. keep reading.
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