The Daily Populous

Thursday December 8th, 2022 day edition

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Rep. Adam Schiff said the "facts support" indicting Trump but didn't name specific charges.

Schiff said the committee is still weighing potential criminal referrals to the Justice Department.

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Their final report is expected sometime this month, with sources telling NBC News it could be released on December 21.

NPR's Steve Inskeep asked Schiff if he believed Trump had committed "specific prosecutable crimes on January 6.".

CNN also reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources, that the committee was considering criminal referrals for Trump and some of his allies.

The congressman added the committee plans to release the evidence it has gathered before Republicans take over the chamber. »

Putin makes extraordinary claim only Russia can protect Ukraine from Polish invasion

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According to Vladimir Putin, Poland has grand designs on Ukraine and has made the bold claim that Russia is the country's only saving grace.

"Nationalist elements in Poland 'sleep and see' in order to take western Ukraine, which Ukraine received thanks to Stalin's decisions after WW2.

"This will be the case, the only real guarantor of Ukraine's territorial integrity within its current borders could be Russia - Putin.". »

Legislator behind Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law is accused of Covid-relief fraud

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Joseph Harding, 35, was indicted on six counts of wire fraud, money laundering, making false statements and other crimes, the U.S. attorney’s office for Northern Florida said in a release.

Harding sought more than $150,000 in loans and received roughly $45,000 in January and February 2021, according to the indictment.

He could face 20 years in prison for the fraud charges, 10 years for money laundering and five years for making false statement, the release says. »

Alex Jones says he can pay less than 1% of Sandy Hook verdicts

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In the first hearing of Jones' bankruptcy in a Houston court, his attorney Vickie Driver said Jones wanted to settle with the Sandy Hook families.

Jones said in a court filing that it would be "functionally impossible" for him to pay the defamation verdicts in full.

David Zensky, an attorney for the Sandy Hook families, said Jones lied for years about the Sandy Hook shooting and concealed information about his companies InfoWars and Free Speech Systems. »