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Rep. Zoe Lofgren provides more details on the 200+ people interviewed by Jan. 6 Select Committee

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat, said some others have also volunteered testimony, but needed a subpoena for “cover.” Lofgren remained relatively tight-lipped, however, and wouldn’t say whether they were members of the Trump White House, the Trump campaign, or former Vice President Mike Pence’s staff when pressed by CNN’s Jim Acosta.

“Let me not be that specific, but let me say certainly there have been people, part of the Trump administration, who have spoken to us and provided important insights that have led us to further questions,” she said when asked about whether they were White House staffers. She told CNN earlier this week in addition to the hundreds of witness interviews, the committee received nearly 25,000 documents and got more than 200 tips from its tip line.

Lofgren on Saturday dismissed former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’ executive privilege claim. She reiterated the committee has questions for Meadows that do not concern his conversations with former President Donald Trump, including whether Meadows used a private cell phone to communicate on January 6 and where his text messages from that day are.
Meadows, one of dozens of people the committee has subpoenaed, including many with close ties to Trump, was a no-show for his deposition last week. It remains to be seen if the committee will also ask the Department of Justice to pursue criminal charges against him, like it did for former Trump adviser and podcast host Steve Bannon. Unlike Bannon, who is pleading not guilty to the charges against him, Meadows was an employee of the executive branch on January 6, making his claims around executive privilege potentially more substantial.
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Asked whether the committee has concerns about Meadows destroying evidence, Lofgren would not comment on evidence the committee has, and said, “It would be unfair of me to say that. But let me just say we would like to know about his use of a private cell phone and what happened to that cell phone and whether those records have been captured by the National Archives as the law requires.”

Lofgren likewise would not comment on whether the committee has the text message evidence from a ProPublica report of Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, reportedly bragging about raising millions for the Stop the Steal rally on January 6, but stressed the committee is following the money.

“We have a whole team of investigators that is following the money trail and we believe we have a very high chance of actually determining who paid for what, and I think that’s an important thing for people to know,” she said.

It has been more than 10 months since rioters stormed the US Capitol on January 6 and the House panel investigating the attack continues to insist it is making progress. But much of the work has taken place behind closed doors and the panel has mostly offered vague reassurance that its aggressive pursuit of information from a host of witnesses, including close advisers to Trump, is producing results.

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Global Covid caseload tops 263.45 million

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Washington: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 263.45 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.22 million and vaccination to over 8.03 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 263,455,239 and 5,223,909 respectively. And the total number of vaccine doses administered was 8,036,770,046.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 48,692,483 and 782,099, respectively according to the CSSE.

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The second worst-hit country in terms of cases is India (34,596,776 infections and 469,247 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,105,872 infections and 614,964 deaths).

The other worst countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (10,333,583), Russia (9,500,836), Turkey (8,820,114), France (7,829,045), Iran (6,121,757), Germany (5,953,718), Argentina (5,332,629), Spain (5,174,720) and Colombia (5,071,817), the CSSE figures showed.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Mexico (294,428), Russia (271,091), Peru (201,176), the UK (145,585), Indonesia (143,840), Italy (133,931), Iran (129,912), Colombia (128,528), France (120,112) and Argentina (116,589).

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Delhi Covid-19 Cases Latest Update Live, Delhi Air Quality, Pollution Updates, Delhi Omicron Variant Update Today Live, Delhi Airport Rules

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Nothing happening to mosques, Centre tells court on Central Vista

delhi news, delhi covid news The Central Vista Redevelopment Project under construction. (File Photo)

The Centre Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that the heritage mosques situated in the Lutyens’ area may not be impacted by the Central Vista Redevelopment Project at this stage and sought time to respond to the Delhi Waqf Board’s petition which seeks their protection.

The six religious properties including five mosques are more than 100 years old, the Delhi Waqf Board has said in the petition.

“Kindly have it after three weeks. Nothing is happening to these properties. We are before your lordships. It (the project) is a very long plan and we have not reached anywhere near it,” submitted Solicitor General Tushar Mehta before the bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva.

Complete paralysis of administration: Delhi HC on dengue

The Delhi High Court Wednesday took a grim view of the civic situation in Delhi, particularly against the backdrop of a surge in dengue cases, and said that there was a complete paralysis of administration. It rapped the civic bodies for failing to tackle the dengue situation this season and questioned whether responsibility has been fixed for the doubling of cases this year.

Delhi: Some have second thoughts about sending kids to school

Delhi schools are seeing huge variations in turnout among the primary and middle school children after reopening, with some schools also seeing a significant difference in the number of parents who had initially given their consent for offline classes and the actual turnout.

Schools had opened for these students, for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, on November 1 but had to close after two weeks due to pollution. They were allowed to reopen for all classes on Monday, while elsewhere, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation announced Tuesday that schools in the city would defer reopening for classes I to VII from December 1 to December 15 as a cautionary measure against emergence of the Omicron variant.

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RHOBH: Cast Members Who Probably Wish They Didn't Do The Show – Screen Rant

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RHOBH: Cast Members Who Probably Wish They Didn’t Do The Show  Screen Rant

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