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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Trump 'Felt The Bullet Ripping Through The Skin' During Campaign Rally Shooting

The former president was injured during a shooting at a rally in western Pennsylvania that killed one and wounded two others

Donald Trump survived a shooting Saturday evening at a campaign rally in western Pennsylvania that killed one attendee and seriously injured two others.

The former president said he was shot in the ear, and his campaign said he is recovering at a hospital nearby. Officials said the suspected shooter was dead.

The former president, with blood visible on his face, was rushed off the stage in Butler County after multiple shots rang out around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, prompting screams from the crowd.

Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement that a suspect had fired “toward the stage from an elevated position outside of the rally venue.” Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger similarly said on CNN that the suspected shooter “was outside the grounds.” Officials did not release the identity or motivation of the alleged shooter Saturday. The FBI is leading the investigation.

'TELL IT LIKE IT IS' FactChecking Biden’s NATO Press Conference

In a press conference in which President Joe Biden was repeatedly asked about whether he would — or should — stay in the presidential race, Biden made a few remarks that were misleading or could use more context.

  • Biden said that border apprehensions were now “lower today than when Trump left office.” That refers to the latest seven-day average compared with former President Donald Trump’s last week in office. But apprehensions fluctuated wildly under Trump. The latest average is still 30% higher than the daily average over Trump’s entire term.
  • The president left the misleading impression that his “initial initiatives” didn’t contribute to inflation the debt or yearly deficits. Economists point to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic as the main cause of inflation, but many say a pandemic relief measure signed by Biden had some impact. And it did add to the deficit.
  • Biden claimed there were “at least five presidents running or incumbent presidents” with lower polling numbers than he had at a later point in their campaigns. But the White House provided only one example of an incumbent who went on to win, trailing by a wider margin in the polls than Biden is now.
  • He was largely accurate in describing comments Trump had made about NATO, Ukraine,, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. We provide the context to those remarks.

Some Democratic lawmakers have publicly called for Biden to step aside in the presidential race after his performance in the late June debate. “I’m determined I’m running,” Biden told reporters in his July 11 press conference, which was held during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Washington, D.C., on the 75th anniversary of the alliance.

Friday, July 12, 2024

Tucker Carlson Post Makes Unsupported Claim About Trump Jurors

On May 30, former President Donald Trump was convicted in Manhattan on 34 felony counts of business fraud. (For more about the conviction, read our article “Q&A on Trump’s Criminal Conviction.”) As with all criminal prosecutions, the jury had to be unanimous in its verdict to find Trump guilty on each count.

Close to 300 people were initially screened as potential jurors and alternates, according to NPR. Dozens were dismissed after telling the court they could not be impartial, as the BBC reported, and those who remained were “grilled on 42 questions in the jury questionnaire, including on their news-reading habits, whether they had attended any Trump rallies or read any of the former president’s books.” A panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was finalized on April 19 after four days of selection.

In a letter attached to the questionnaire, acting Justice Juan Merchan of the New York Supreme Court told lawyers for both sides that the jurors could not be asked about their party affiliations.

Merchan, April 8: Please note, no questions are asking prospective jurors whom they voted for or intend to vote for, or whom they have made political contributions to. Nor are jurors asked about their specific political party registration, though the answer to that question may easily be gleaned from the responses to the other questions. Counsel is forewarned not to seek to expand the degree of intrusion beyond what is relevant and has already been approved.

Posts Misrepresent Photo of RFK Jr. With Animal Carcass in Vanity Fair

In a Vanity Fair article published on July 2, special correspondent Joe Hagan raises questions about the character and credibility of independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and highlights his controversial past, including allegations that he sexually assaulted his then-23-year-old babysitter in 1999 and texted images of nude women to his friends.

In response, Kennedy told the Breaking Points podcast on July 2, “The article is a lot of garbage.” Kennedy told the host of the podcast that he is “not a church boy” and has “many skeletons in my closet,” but he declined to comment when asked about the assault allegation. “I’m not going to comment on it,” Kennedy said.

Hagan’s article also published an image of Kennedy posing with an animal carcass. In the original article, Hagan described the photo as Kennedy “posing, alongside an unidentified woman, with the barbecued remains of what appears to be a dog” in 2010. Kennedy sent the photo to a friend last year. The friend told Vanity Fair that Kennedy “sent me the picture with a recommendation to visit the best dog restaurant in Seoul.”

In the original version of the article, Hagan supported the assertion that Kennedy posed with a canine by stating, “A veterinarian who examined the photograph says the carcass is a canine, pointing to the 13 pairs of ribs, which include the tell-tale ‘floating rib’ found in dogs.”

Kennedy responded to this allegation with a post on X on July 2, stating, “Hey @VanityFair, you know when your veterinary experts call a goat a dog, and your forensic experts say a photo taken in Patagonia was taken in Korea, that you’ve joined the ranks of supermarket tabloids.” 

Disabled Veterans to Congress — Move Out on Stalled Bill to Allow Payment of Both Retirement and Disability Benefits

Veterans with combat-related injuries rallied near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to finally act on a long-stalled proposal to allow all veterans full access to military retirement pay and Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits.

Despite wide bipartisan backing, the Major Richard Star Act has languished for years, increasingly frustrating the veterans who are losing thousands of dollars in benefits that could help them support themselves and their families.

"Even before I medically retired, I got another job because I needed to provide for my wife, and at that time, we welcomed our first child right after I retired," said Ryan Kules, an Army veteran who lost his right arm and left leg in an improvised explosive device blast in Iraq in 2005. "So, I had a growing family and needed to get back into the workforce. And if I had had that additional income that I had earned, I would have been able to take some more time to adjust, but I didn't have a choice."

Autopsy Reportedly Finds Murdered 101st Airborne Soldier Was Stabbed Nearly 70 Times; No Arrests Made

An autopsy has determined that a soldier with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, who was found murdered in her off-base home in May had been stabbed nearly 70 times, according to a local newspaper report.

Pfc. Katia Dueñas Aguilar, 23, was found in her Clarksville, Tennessee, home just outside of the base on May 18, and her mother posted a reward and begged the public for leads in the unsolved case. She is survived by her 4-year-old son.

Authorities have made no arrests or released the names of any suspects. Dueñas Aguilar was stabbed 68 times in her upper body and neck, according to reporting from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, a local news outlet that obtained a copy of the autopsy report.

Navy Investigator Pleads Guilty to Excessive Force, Concealing Prior Police Record

A Navy detective pleaded guilty Thursday to using excessive force against a detained man and lying about his previous career with the El Cajon Police Department.

Jonathan Christopher Laroche, 40, pleaded guilty to depriving the man of his rights in connection with an incident on Nov. 14 at Naval Base San Diego, federal prosecutors said.

According to prosecutors, Laroche was working as a detective with the Navy’s Criminal Investigations Division when a man, identified in court documents only by the initials G.D., was detained by Naval officers. Prosecutors said Laroche did not know why the man had been detained but followed the military law enforcement officers into a room G.D. was being held in.

Laroche admitted in his plea agreement that he entered the room and immediately took G.D. to the ground and used a carotid restraint for 17 seconds. The detained man then lost consciousness.

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