Donald Trump, Jeffrey Clark, White House discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


U.S. case of the omicron variant has appeared in Northern California CBS News White House correspondent Steven portnoy with that The nation's top infectious disease expert advises Americans to keep adhering to CDC guidance Get vaccinated if you're not already vaccinated get boosted I'd keep wearing masks in congregate settings Doctor Anthony Fauci says this first U.S. case of omicron a seemingly mild breakthrough infection won't offer scientists much as they investigate whether the variant defeats existing vaccines but Fauci does offer this assurance to a COVID weary American public There's no doubt that this will end I promise you that This will end Stephen portnoy CBS News The White House CBS is also reporting tonight that the CDC has told state health officials that it's reviewing other potential automotive cases in several states but it did not specify how many cases or which states And XA to president Trump says in a book that the former president was COVID positive before his first debate with Joe Biden last year Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows writes in a new book that then president Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his first presidential debate with Joe Biden in September 2020 The Guardian obtained a copy of the chief's chief ahead of its December 7th release In it medals rights Trump received a negative test shortly after the positive test and resumed his usual activities including attending the debate The virus spread among White House and campaign staff and Trump announced in a tweet on October 2nd 2020 that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus Trump was admitted to Walter Reed national military medical center the next day Mike Gracia Washington The January 6th select committee tonight has unanimously voted to hold former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark in criminal contempt of Congress Those in favors that I those of poses say no In the opinion of the chairs the eyes have it WTO's Mitchell Miller with more from Capitol Hill Jeffrey Clark appeared before the panel last month but declined to answer questions about former president Trump's efforts to get the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of fraud linked to the election A member of the committee California congressman Pete Aguilar says public reports suggest that Clark was willing to use the brand of the Justice Department to continue to stoke the fear and the misinformation campaign that the former president wage The full House will vote on the referral which will ultimately need to be considered by DoJ for prosecution Former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon already faces a criminal contempt charge On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO P news Clark has agreed to come back for another deposition vice chair Liz Cheney says the contempt process will not be finalized if Clark complies with the committee's subpoena by Saturday To another big story tonight oral arguments concluded that the Supreme Court had a landmark abortion case it deals with a Mississippi law that restricts abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy Mississippi solicitor general Scott Stewart argued the court should uphold the law to protect the rights of fetuses and states and overturn long-standing abortion rights precedents Justice Brett Kavanaugh The constitution silent and therefore neutral on the question of abortion In other words that the constitutions need their pro life nor pro choice on the question of abortion but leaves the issue for the people of the states or perhaps Congress to resolve in the democratic process Is that accurate We're saying it's left to the people your honor Center for reproductive rights attorney Julie Rickman Mississippi asks for the court to dismantle this precedent and allow states to force women to remain pregnant and give birth against their will Steve Dorsey CBS News Washington If roe is overturned a number of other states will be ready to change their abortion laws quickly with something called a trigger law William and Mary law professor Neil devons joined W TOP earlier to explain There are 12 states that have trigger laws and they vary from state to state Some give discretion with the attorney general to interpret what the Supreme Court has done to conclude if the court is overturned row Some give it to the governor Some give it to the state legislature And what would happen essentially is after the court's decision if it was unclear whether rose was overturned you would see political officials in the various states potentially saying that they consider overturned and seek to nullify abortion rights in their respective state under the trigger law Neal Devin's law professor at William and Mary.

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