A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. This is TPM’s morning memo.
Stay safe in this bubble
Fox News announced on Monday that Fox News Channel will not be broadcasting the Jan. 6 committee’s public hearing during prime time on Thursday. Primetime programs will only cover audiences “as news warrants”, according to the press release.
- This means that when the hearing begins at 8 p.m. ET, Fox News viewers can instead watch Tucker Carlson complain about the spuriousness of the hearing. and how the January 6 panel seeks to get red-blooded patriots and was it really that bad that Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol?
- Fox News anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will transfer to Fox Business Network to cover the live audience there., according to Fox’s press release. FBN has less than 100,000 viewers at 8 p.m. ET on average, while Fox News has more than three million viewers, said Brian Stelter, media analyst at The News. Remarks.
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The Trump campaign urged fake Georgia voters to keep the plan a secret
Robert Sinners, a Trump campaign manager in Georgia, sent an email in December 2020 to Trump’s 16 bogus voters in the state the day before their meeting at the Georgia Capitol, where they signed certificates falsely claiming to be voters, asking for “your complete discretion in this process.
- “Your duties are imperative to securing the end result – a victory in Georgia for President Trump – but will be hindered unless we have absolute secrecy and discretion,” Sinners wrote in the email, which was obtained by The Washington Post and Les actualites.
- Sinners defended the email in a statement to The Post and Les Actualites, saying he was simply doing what the lawyers told him to do. “I have been advised by attorneys that this was necessary in order to preserve the ongoing legal challenge,” said Sinners, who now works for Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R).
- Federal prosecutors obtained the email, according to News.
Fetterman may not return to campaign until July, wife says
Giselle Fetterman, the wife of Democratic Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman, told The News on Monday that her husband, who suffered a stroke last month, may not resume campaigning until next month. However, Fetterman’s doctors are “all confident” that he will make a “full recovery”, Giselle Fetterman said.
Texas AG Paxton plays cop for Elon Musk
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Monday that his office is investigating Twitter about “potentially false reports of his fake robot accounts” hours after Tesla CEO Elon Musk cited fake robots in his threat to end his $44 billion deal to buy the social media giant.
- Paxton demands that Twitter turn over documents proving its claim that bots represent less than 5% of its daily active users-the exact problem Musk is using to try to get out of the deal.
- On Monday, Musk accused Twitter of refusing to give him data on how much of its user count is just spambots, which he says account for more than five percent of Twitter users’ daily activity. The billionaire doesn’t care about spam bots.
The primaries are upon us once again
After a short hiatus, the weekly primary streak resumes today in California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.
Boris Johnson survives vote of no confidence
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won in the Conservatives’ no-confidence vote against him on Monday amid the lockdown holiday scandal in Downing Street.
Mo Brooks announces he has no dignity
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), who made it to a GOP primary runoff in the Alabama Senate race, openly begs people to get Trump to ‘re-endorse’ him after the ex-president withdrew his coveted blessing.
- Brooks’ Brown Nose advocacy is off the charts: The Republican praises Trump for withdrawing the endorsement, which “gave our campaign the kick in the pants we needed.” In fact, Brooks making it to the second round may have been the result of Trump’s political prowess, the congressman speculates; that Trump thought withdrawing his endorsement would make Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “think we can’t win” and therefore stop attacking Brooks.
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White House Honors Nancy Reagan During Pride Month
First Lady Jill Biden held a ceremony at the White House to unveil the new postage stamp honoring the late First Lady Nancy Reagan on Monday, six days after Pride Month began. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was also present.
Milo Yiannopoulos is a trainee for MTG now
Milo Yiannopoulos, the disgraced far-right editor of Breitbart, whose resume has become quite thin after his comments on pedophilia and who now claims to be “ex-gay”, is now a 37-year-old intern at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA ) Office.
In honor of rainbow capitalism
This Pride month, it’s important to remember the companies that care deeply about the LBGTQ+ community and corporate partnerships with The Gays.
(Take a look at Data for Progress’ “Pride Corporate Responsibility Project”)
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