The US is still digesting Trump’s latest revelations since the January 6 hearing
Washington and many other areas of the country are still buzzing on Friday morning after the eighth hearing of the House of Representatives committee investigating the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
The panel painted a frame-by-frame description of Trump’s activities for 187 minutes after he finished his speech that day, and eventually drove the crowd home. Trump’s silence and failure to send the National Guard to the Capitol meant “a complete disregard of duty” and a “betrayal of his official oath,” commission members said in a hearing Thursday. Rep Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Noted that Trump “didn’t fail” that day. Instead, “(Trump) has chosen not to act.”
One of the key conclusions of the hearing was a secret service representative of former Vice President Mike Pence, who feared for his life that day and said goodbye to his family. The committee also said Trump was glued to the television watching Fox News on the day of the attack and ignored many requests to call the crowd.
Biden plans to work Friday despite being diagnosed with COVID-19
President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and went to solitary confinement with mild symptoms. White House officials then tried to show that the 79-year-old leader could defeat the virus.
Hours after the test passed the test, the president reassured the nation that he “will be alright” in a video posted on social media. He said he was doubly vaccinated and doubled. According to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Biden will continue to work in the White House, where he will isolate himself until he tests negative. During his isolation he will be given daily information on the president’s condition, he said. Biden was expected to meet virtually with his business team and senior advisors to discuss Congressional priorities on Friday, the Associated Press reported.
The Palestinian Authority also notes that the message was created to alleviate voter concerns about the president’s health and was intended to demonstrate to the nation that the pandemic is a much smaller threat than it was before Biden’s inauguration.
Trial of outrage on former Trump adviser Steve Bannon for going to the jury
The latest arguments are expected Friday in a trial for the contempt of former White House strategist Steve Bannon, accused of refusing to call a House committee to investigate the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Witnesses for the prosecution have repeatedly told the jury Bannon ignored the jury’s request in the case documents and testimony despite threats of criminal charges. Bannon’s lawyers argued that there was not enough evidence that he opposed the commission’s subpoena.
The jury will probably begin deliberations immediately after the final arguments. Bannon faces two counts of contempt, each involving a minimum of 30 days maximum and a maximum of one year in prison, and a maximum fine of $ 100,000.
The contract for the export of grain from Ukraine must be signed
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly oversaw the signing of a key agreement on Friday that would allow Ukraine to resume deliveries of Black Sea grain to world markets and Russia to export grain and fertilizer. ending the stalemate that threatens world food security.
Last week, the parties reached an interim agreement on a UN plan that would allow Ukraine to export 22 million tons of grain and other desperately needed agricultural products blocked in Ukrainian ports due to the war. The agreement provides for the establishment of a control center in the Turkish capital, Istanbul, with officials from the United Nations, Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine.
The freezing of stocks will help alleviate the food crisis that has caused the prices of commodities such as wheat and barley to soar. Ukraine is one of the world’s largest exporters of wheat, corn, and sunflower oil, but Russia’s invasion and blockade of its ports have disrupted shipments.