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Archive for July 12th, 2022

Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony ‘Jolted’ DOJ to Openly Discuss Trump’s Potential Criminal Culpability

By Steve Neavling

Cassidy Hutchinson’s dramatic testimony to the House Jan. 6 committee has “jolted” the Justice Department to begin discussing whether former President Donald Trump was criminally culpable for the insurrection, The New York Times reports.

“For the past year and a half, the Justice Department has approached former President Donald J. Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election results with a follow-the-evidence strategy that to critics appeared to border on paralysis — and that limited discussions of his role, even inside the department,” The Times reported.

“Then came Cassidy Hutchinson.”

Since the committee has no authority to criminally charge Trump, it will take action from the Justice Department to hold the former president accountable. 

Discussions about Trump’s role in the Capitol riot have gained momentum in the Justice Department, with conversations about it occasionally occurring in the presence of Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco.

“Overt discussion of Mr. Trump and his behavior had been rare, except as a motive for the actions of others, a subtle but significant change that was underway even before Ms. Hutchinson’s testimony,” The Times wrote. 

Prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington D.C. are investigating a scheme to use fake state electors in an attempt to overturn the results of the elections. 

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Couple Stuck in Sand in Michigan

Photo via Border Patrol

By Steve Neavling

Border Patrol agents rescued a couple stranded in a remote, sandy section of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. 

The Sault News reports that Joanne and Karl Metcalf were vacationing to celebrate their sixth anniversary when their car got stuck on a sandy road on June 29.

They were on the hunt for yooperlite, a florescent stone that glows under ultraviolet light. 

For more than 15 hours, they tried to gain traction on the sandy road, but to no avail. 

At the Winter Haven motel, where they were staying, the manager got concerned when the couple could didn’t return, so he called 911 to report them missing. 

Police and three Border Patrol officers stationed in Sault Ste. Marie began the search. 

The agents discovered the couple and towed them to safety. 

“To see those border patrol agents,” Joanne Metcalf said. “We knew our prayers were answered.”

They didn’t go home empty-handed. At a local gift shop, they purchased yooperlite.