The Daily Populous

Saturday July 8th, 2023 evening edition

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Remember, back in 2020, when Donald Trump held a truly off-the-rails meeting in the Oval Office in which seizing voting machines and invoking martial law were discussed as part of a desperate, unhinged attempt to stay in power?

Special counsel Jack Smith apparently does.

Some were quizzed about the sit-down “months ago…others have faced questions about it more recently, including Rudy Giuliani.”.

Byrne responded to CNN’s reporting on Twitter early Friday morning, tweeting, “Hi Jack Smith, I take all responsibility.

Mr. Cipollone told Mr. Trump there was no constitutional authority for what was being discussed, one of the people briefed on the meeting said.

Should he ultimately charge Trump, it would be the second federal indictment against the ex-president—and the third overall, following an April indictment from the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

Trump is also facing the possibility of an indictment from the Fulton County district attorney’s office for his attempt to overturn the election in Georgia. »

Turkey’s Erdogan says Ukraine deserves NATO membership

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Ukraine deserves to have NATO membership, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, following talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that Russia said it was closely watching.

Zelensky spent this week visiting NATO countries, courting support ahead of a NATO summit in Lithuania next week where members are expected to reaffirm that Ukraine will eventually join.

“Without a doubt, Ukraine deserves to be in NATO,” Erdogan said. »

Arizona governor greenlights over-the-counter birth control

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Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) has expanded access to over-the-counter birth control that will “soon be available to Arizonans,” according to a press release.

Arizonans 18 and older will soon be able to go to their local pharmacy and purchase oral contraceptives without a doctor’s prescription.

Hobbs, in announcing the move Thursday, called reproductive freedom essential to individuals and families “working hard to create a life for themselves in Arizona.”. »

Farmer owes $82,000 in contract dispute over use of a ‘thumbs-up’ emoji, judge says

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A Canadian farmer owes $82,000 for breach of contract after using a “thumbs-up” emoji in a text.

The SWT rep signed the contract in ink and then sent a photo of the contract via cell phone to Chris Achter along with the message “Please confirm flax contract.”.

According to Achter in the court documents, he confirmed “the thumbs-up emoji simply confirmed that I received the Flax contract. »

Andrew Tate loses appeal against house arrest in Romania as human trafficking case continues

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The Bucharest Court of Appeal ruled against Tate’s appeal, which challenged a court’s June 23 decision to extend the house arrest measure for 30 more days as the criminal case continues.

In June, DIICOT had requested that judges extend the house arrest measure after the agency filed its investigation.

The Tate brothers, who are dual U.K.-U.S. citizens, won an appeal on March 31 to be moved to house arrest after spending three months in police detention. »