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SCOOP: Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani met today with the 1/6 Select Committee.

SCOOP: Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani met today with the 1/6 Select Committee. Sources say the interview was conducted virtually and lasted more than 9 hours.


https://twitter.com/ryanobles/status/1527804609812647937

NEW: The Archbishop of San Francisco tells @SpeakerPelosi she is no longer entitled to receive Holy

NEW: The Archbishop of San Francisco tells @SpeakerPelosi she is no longer entitled to receive Holy Communion in her home archdiocese, citing her vote this month to codify Roe. https://sfarchdiocese.org/notification-t

Notably @ArchCordileone's edict comes less than a year after @Pontifex made it pretty clear he wasn't a fan of denying politicians communion


https://twitter.com/mikedebonis/status/1527731173237174274
After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, an the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion.


https://twitter.com/ArchCordileone/status/1527727860974161920

Exclusive: Trump Is Telling Allies His Record on Abortion Could Hurt His 2024 Chances

Source: Rolling Stone

Trump fears that by laying the groundwork to overturn Roe v. Wade, he has enraged ‘suburban women’ and given his enemies an opening, sources tell Rolling Stone

Donald Trump is on the precipice of achieving the most lasting and impactful part of his presidential legacy, as the justices he put on the Supreme Court prepare to help overturn Roe v. Wade and cement the former president’s status as a hero to social conservatives. But for a man who rarely opens his mouth without talking about his own (real or alleged) achievements, Trump has been near-silent on abortion since it became clear Roe was going under.

Instead, Trump has been privately fretting about what the impending collapse of abortion rights will do for his own political prospects, telling those close to him that the issue could hurt him with “suburban women” should he try to retake the White House in 2024. “Suburban women have been a recurring concern for [former] President Trump, including during the 2020 campaign, when his smarter advisers were sounding the alarm to him about how he was losing suburbs. He is … worried women in the suburbs could punish him for this one day, [too],” said a person familiar with the matter.

In the weeks since a draft opinion to overturn Roe was revealed, Trump has barely talked about the issue during interviews, at political rallies, and in his social media posts. According to two sources familiar with the matter, this is indeed an intentional and calculated silence. In recent days, Trump has told some of his allies and counselors that “suburban women” and other key voting groups don’t like hearing about the issue, as they are simply more pro-choice than the mainstream of the Republican Party and conservative movement. He has also told several associates that if he went too hard now on the topic of overturning Roe, it would give his enemies the chance to “use it against” him — the strong implication being, according to the two sources, that if Trump ultimately runs for the White House again in 2024, it could be more a political liability than an asset.

And, naturally, Trump has recently solicited printouts of the latest polling on the subject, according to the two people familiar with the situation.

Read more: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/donald-trump-2024-abortion-roevswade-1356278/

Eastman provides new details of Trump's direct role in legal effort to overturn election

Source: Politico

The court filing describes the direct role of Trump himself in developing strategy, detailing “two hand-written notes from former President Trump about information that he thought might be useful for the anticipated litigation.”

John Eastman, the attorney who architected Donald Trump’s last-ditch legal strategy to overturn the 2020 election, revealed Friday that he routinely communicated with Trump either directly or via “six conduits” during the chaotic weeks that preceded the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

In a late-night court filing urging a federal judge to maintain the confidentiality of his work for Trump, Eastman provided the clearest insight yet into the blizzard of communications between Trump, his top aides, his campaign lawyers and the army of outside attorneys who were working to help reverse the outcome in a handful of states won by Joe Biden.

The filing also describes the direct role of Trump himself in developing strategy, detailing “two hand-written notes from former President Trump about information that he thought might be useful for the anticipated litigation.” Those notes are among the documents Eastman is seeking to shield via attorney-client privilege. Eastman said he would also speak directly with Trump by phone throughout his legal challenges to the election.

Eastman described these contacts and records as part of an effort to prevent the Jan. 6 select committee from accessing 600 emails that describe his efforts to build Trump’s legal gambit to reverse the 2020 election outcome — and, when that failed, urge state legislatures to simply overturn the results themselves. He argues that the documents are protected by attorney-client and attorney work product privileges that Congress has no business probing, even as the panel investigates the circumstances that led a mob of Trump supporters to attack the Capitol.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/20/eastman-trump-role-legal-overturn-election-00034023

White House announces first government flights to deliver baby formula from Europe to US

Source: The Hill

The Biden administration on Thursday announced the first flights will take place in the coming days to deliver infant formula from Europe to the United States as part of a new government initiative to address the domestic formula shortage.

The Pentagon is working to get planes in place to fly the equivalent of 1.5 million bottles of formula from Zurich, Switzerland, to Plainfield, Ind., to be distributed to areas of need. The flights are part of “Operation Fly Formula,” an initiative launched this week as one of several steps the White House is taking to increase formula supply.

The Switzerland flight will bring three different types of formula: Alfamino Infant, Alfamino Junior and Gerber Good Start Extensive HA. All three are hypoallergenic and are being prioritized because formulas that are safe for babies with allergies are in especially short supply, the White House said.

The formula shortage occurred after an Abbott Nutrition plant was shuttered back in February over reports of babies falling ill after ingesting formula from the facility. Increased attention on the shortage in recent weeks has led to even shorter supply and price gouging.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3495198-white-house-announces-first-government-flights-to-deliver-baby-formula-from-europe-to-us/

Breaking: The Biden administration has secured and is preparing to fly the first batch of baby formu

Breaking: The Biden administration has secured and is preparing to fly the first batch of baby formula from overseas through its newly launched "Operation Fly Formula" program.

Formula is coming from Zurich, Switzerland.

Notably, formula that is coming are brands that are hypoallergenic and work for babies who can't have cow's milk protein, per WH.

Significant since parents w/ infants who have dietary restrictions have especially struggled to find special formula that meets their babies' needs.


https://twitter.com/mj_lee/status/1527416115861016576

A SpaceX flight attendant said Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents

A SpaceX flight attendant said Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents show. The company paid $250,000 for her silence.

SpaceX, the aerospace firm founded by Elon Musk, the world's wealthiest man, paid a flight attendant $250,000 to settle a sexual misconduct claim against Musk in 2018, Insider has learned.

The attendant worked as a member of the cabin crew on a contract basis for SpaceX's corporate jet fleet. She accused Musk of exposing his erect penis to her, rubbing her leg without consent, and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage, according to interviews and documents obtained by Insider.

The incident, which took place in 2016, is alleged in a declaration signed by a friend of the attendant and prepared in support of her claim. The details in this story are drawn from the declaration as well as other documents, including email correspondence and other records shared with Insider by the friend.

According to the declaration, the attendant confided to the friend that after taking the flight attendant job, she was encouraged to get licensed as a masseuse so that she could give Musk massages. It was during one such massage in a private cabin on Musk's Gulfstream G650ER, she told the friend, that Musk propositioned her.

https://www.businessinsider.com/spacex-paid-250000-to-a-flight-attendant-who-accused-elon-musk-of-sexual-misconduct-2022-5


https://twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/status/1527415049400242196

I want credit for breaking this story









https://twitter.com/HansonOHaver/status/1526910009279492096

Lol:

https://twitter.com/TwoClawsMedia/status/1527118653661097985

Madison Cawthorn says it's time for "Dark MAGA to truly take command"

In his first Instagram post since losing, Madison Cawthorn says it's time for "Dark MAGA to truly take command"

Vows to "expose those who say and promise one thing yet legislate and work towards another, self-profiteering, globalist goal"




https://twitter.com/sambrodey/status/1527373298182434821

Kellyanne Conway Writes in New Book of Husband's 'Cheating by Tweeting' and Ivanka Trump's Supportiv

Kellyanne Conway Writes in New Book of Husband's 'Cheating by Tweeting' and Ivanka Trump's Supportive Gesture

HEADING INTO THE school year in the fall of 2018, all four Conway children were thriving. They were with me full-time in D.C. My mom had moved in with us to help with my Core Four. George was spending chunks of time in New York at the firm, where he voluntarily went from partner to an of-counsel role, spending his nights alone at our house in Alpine, New Jersey, 240 miles away from D.C. The numbers don't lie. During this time, the frequency and ferocity of his tweets accelerated. Clearly he was cheating by tweeting. I was having a hard time competing with his new fling.


I DID GET some much-needed female support inside the White House, including from a colleague who happened to be the president's daughter. Ivanka and I had a cordial relationship in the White House, though never as tight as we'd been during the 2016 campaign. Our work didn't require daily contact, but we stepped in and stepped up together in the foxhole, sometimes as the only foxes in there. On occasion I'd come to her for big decisions regarding her father, and she'd consult with me about how to handle this or that. Ivanka offered empathy and an ear.

"I am in a family of Democrats," she said, referring to at least some of the Kushners. "I get it." I got somewhat emotional, not overly personal, and was truly grateful. In that moment, Ivanka was incredibly kind and supportive, reiterating that she knew how warmly her father and their entire family felt about me.


Another Trump woman also spoke in my defense. I was in the Roosevelt Room talking with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Maria Bartiromo, who was about to interview President Trump on Fox Business. I was summoned to the back dining room, where the president was seated in his usual place with his back to the windows, a jar of Starbursts and a muted TV in front of him. I'd been in there countless times and for just as many reasons. I always tried to be prepared for whatever might come up. But this was one of a handful of times that President Trump would mention George to me at all and one of just three times that he would do so in a frustrated tone of voice.

As soon as I walked in, I immediately recognized the perturbed look on the president's face—and the voice emanating from the box. It was Melania's. The First Lady was on the phone.


https://people.com/politics/kellyanne-conway-writes-book-husband-cheating-by-tweeting-ivanka-trump-supportive-gesture-exclusive/

https://twitter.com/people/status/1527333304424595458

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