Secret Service agents would take a bullet for the president. Would they also lie for him? On Tuesday, Cassidy Hutchinson, the Jan. 6 committee’s star witness to date, testified that she was told about an altercation in then-President Trump’s SUV after the rally that preceded the violent insurrection at the Capitol. By now you’re probably familiar with the details: According to Hutchinson’s testimony, Anthony Ornato, Trump’s deputy chief of staff and former lead of his Secret Service detail, told her that Trump tried to grab the steering wheel and then lunged for the neck of agent Bobby Engel, who was riding shotgun. Opinion Columnist Robin Abcarian Read more from Robin Abcarian Trump denied it, and the Republican mud machine began to churn: Advertisement Hutchinson was a liar, she is Amber Heard 2.0. (They never miss a chance to go sexist.) Everything she said was “hearsay” that would never be allowed in a court of law. Hutchinson was … [Read more...] about Column: Is the Trump lunge story true? Let’s see if his Secret Service sycophants tell us under oath it isn’t
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Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau compared the size of their official planes when they held talks in Bavaria today. The pair met on the margins of the G7 Summit in Germany - and began by discussing their aircraft. Mr Johnson told his Canadian counterpart he spotted “Canada Force One” on the Tarmac at Munich Airport when he touched down this morning having flown eight hours from the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Rwandan capital, Kigali. “Can Force One”, as the plane is known, is an Airbus A310 categorised as a CC-150 Polaris. Mr Trudeau joked that Mr Johnson’s Airbus A321 plane was bigger - to which the British PM insisted that his jet is “very modest”. Boris Johnson sat down with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit in Bavaria ( Image: PA) The Tory leader has been forced to use the smaller of his two jets because Prince Charles had first call on the Airbus A330 RAF Voyager to fly to Rwanda, because of protocol. The … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau joke about who has bigger plane at crunch summit
The Summit of G-7 leaders, the group of the world’s “most industrialised economies”, was held in Germany this week, where India along with Indonesia and a few other countries, was a special invitee. Last week, we told you about the BRICS summit of emerging economies, that was once seen as a complementary and now a potentially competitive grouping to the G-7. What they have in common is that the agenda is driven by the economy. A bit about the G-7: 1. The Grouping began as the Group of Six in 1975- with a meeting of leaders of US, UK, West Germany, Italy, France and Japan, as a result of the Oil crisis and global currency exchange issues that decided to meet annually. 2. Canada joined in 1976- making it the G-7. The EU leadership is always invited to G-7 meets 3. In the 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union and reunification of Germany, Russia was added to make it the G-8. However, after Russian wars with Georgia in 2008, and the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the club … [Read more...] about Worldview with Suhasini Haidar | What were the outcomes of the G7 Summit?