Below the fold – June 29, 2021

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Below The Fold: The news that do not make the headlines but are important. By PL Hade

It’s been a news-packed week. Rudy Giuliani’s law license was suspended, the Trump Organization was informed there are criminal charge coming, Tucker Carlson called the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs a “pig” and “stupid,” the DOJ is suing Georgia over its new voting law, Pelosi announced a select committee to investigate the January 6th insurrection, Biden announced a bipartisan infrastructure bill (Rs already backtracking) coupled with a reconciliation bill and on Thursday NJ had no Covid19 deaths.

  1. Years before Florida building collapse, an engineer warned of ‘major structural damage’ to the condo“. A 2018 report from an engineer warned building managers of “major structural damage” to the concrete at Champlain Towers South.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/florida-condo…/…
  2. Trump wanted to invoke the Insurrection Act to deploy 10,000 troops on the streets against BLM protesters, but Mike Esper and General Milley pushed back.
    • “Mr. Trump, enraged by the demonstrations, had told the attorney general, William P. Barr, the defense secretary, Mark T. Esper, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley, that he wanted thousands of active-duty troops on the streets of the nation’s capital, one of the officials said. ”https://www.nytimes.com/…/trump-insurrection-act…
  3. GOP Sen Moran is wavering is his support of the bipartisan infrastructure deal. He wants assurances from Manchin and Sinema that they will oppose reconciliation for him to stay onboard. Bloomberg News
  4. For the People Act
    • “The bill doesn’t “ban” ID checks at the ballot box. It requires states to give voters an alternative to the state-required ID: a signed statement under penalty of perjury attesting to their identity.” Daniel Dale
  5. Attorney General Merrick Garland announces lawsuit against Georgia over its voting law“ Garland, flanked by other department leaders, including Clarke, Deputy Attorney General Monaco, and Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, told reporters that the lawsuit ‘is the first of many steps we are taking to ensure that all eligible voters can cast a vote, that all lawful votes are counted and that every voter has access to accurate information.’” https://www.cbsnews.com/…/attorney-general-merrick…/
  6. New Jersey on Thursday became the second state after California to set aside funds to pay for the statewide legal representation of unaccompanied children in their immigration proceedings. https://www.njspotlight.com/…/legal-aid-unaccompanied…/
  7. “Senior official tells NPR the White House is informing both Congress and the Afghan government that it will relocate thousands of Afghan citizens – 20,000 to 100,000 – who worked for the US government before the official exit date of US troops 9/11.” NPR
  8. The US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked a federal judge’s controversial ruling that overturned California’s longtime ban on assault weapons, in which he likened the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife. CNN
  9. New Jersey lawmakers unanimously passed their “easy enrollment” bill which lets people use tax return data to check financial assistance eligibility for health coverage https://www.healthinsurance.org/health…/new-jersey/…
  10. Arkansas, New Jersey governors to head National Governors Association https://thehill.com/…/559879-arkansas-new-jersey…
  11. Sarah Huckabee has raised 5 million so far to fund her race for the Arkansas Governor. She’s pushing the “failed” immigration policy of the Ds and screaming about the radical left. If you want to donate to Dr. Chris Jones, a Democrat running for the nomination: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bs_jon_web Here’s his first campaign video: https://twitter.com/JonesForAR/status/1404800863667957778
  12. The Manhattan district attorney’s office has informed Donald J. Trump’s lawyers that it is considering criminal charges against his family business. Charges could come this week. https://www.nytimes.com/…/trump-organization-criminal…
  13. Covid19

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Below the fold – June 29, 2021

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