Japan, NHK, President Biden discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


Our producer. We are following two breaking stories tonight. We're going to start in Japan, where the former prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has apparently been shot during a campaign speech in western Japan. Japan's NHK TV reports he's been taken to the hospital bleeding after he collapsed around 1130 in the morning there an NHK reporter on the scene says they heard two consecutive bangs during Abe's speech, a male suspect is in custody. Japan's longest serving prime minister was giving a speech in the city of Nara ahead of an election for the upper house of parliament. Also breaking tonight President Biden is expected to sign an executive order on abortion access tomorrow, three people familiar with the matter tell The Associated Press that the order will instruct the departments of justice and Health and Human Services on how to push back against efforts seeking to limit access to federally approved abortion medication and efforts to restrict travel across state lines for those seeking abortion services. It will also direct agencies to educate medical providers and insurers about how and when they are required to share privileged patient information with authorities, the order comes two weeks after the Supreme Court ended the nationwide right to an abortion and left it up to states to determine whether or how to allow abortions. The House select committee investigating the attack on the capitol will hold a hearing next Thursday. That's according to a source familiar with the committee's work, Virginia congresswoman Elaine luria and Illinois congressman Adam kinzinger will lead the expected prime time hearing. Another hearing has already been set for Tuesday, that one will be led by Maryland congressman Jamie Raskin and Florida congresswoman Stephanie Murphy. Meantime, a Michigan candidate for governor today pleaded not guilty to charges connected with the insurrection. Here's WTO's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill. Ryan Kelly's plea came in a virtual hearing in D.C. federal court, and it comes just a day after he took part in a debate in Michigan among Republican candidates for governor. Kelly was asked during the debate for his view of January 6th. We were there protesting the government because we don't like the results of the 2020 election. The process of how it happened. And we have that First Amendment right. As documented by Politico, more than 850 people have now been charged in connection with January 6th, more than 300 have pleaded guilty mainly to misdemeanor charges. Trials involving more serious charges against members of far right groups like the oath keepers and Proud Boys are scheduled for later this year. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller, WTO, B news. The IRS is taking a closer look at reports the tax agency subjected two former FBI leaders to major audits, CBS congressional correspondent Scott mcfarlane says president Trump often spoke badly about the two FBI bosses he fired. The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service has directed an internal inspector to review rare, extensive audits that were performed on former FBI head James Comey and his former deputy Andrew mccabe, both of them had come under fire from former president Trump, the IRS says career civil servants handled those audits, but in addition to the internal inspection of the IRS, a House ways and main subcommittee might also consider a review. The former president repeatedly attacked Comey and mccabe over the FBI's Russia probe, which shadowed his presidency for years. He is not going quietly. I'm talking about British prime minister Boris Johnson, who saw his nation through Brexit and imposed tough pandemic restrictions only to throw parties at the official residence of 10 Downing Street, he is stepping down. He remains defiant as we hear from CBS Charlie daggett, and plans to stay on until the Conservative Party names a replacement. The

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