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Trump’s defense team said that it was a “preposterous and monstrous lie” to say he was the cause of the January 6th Capitol insurrection.

They suggested that the violent and deadly riot was brought on by a “small group” of “extremists”—which also included “a leader of Antifa.”

“Tragically, as we know now, on Jan. 6 a small group who came to engage in violent and menacing behavior hijacked the event for their own purposes,” Trump defense lawyer Michael T. Van der Veen said in his opening remarks on the Senate floor. “According to publicly available reporting, it is apparent that extremists of various different stripes and political persuasions preplanned and premeditated an attack on the Capitol. One of the first people arrested was a leader of Antifa.”

Van Der Veen didn’t support his claims with his source’s identity, nor did he say who the purported Antifa leader was.

“Sadly, he was also among the first to be released,” van der Veen lamented.

The conservative website Gateway Pundit reported that John Sullivan, an activist and founder of an anti-police-brutality group based out of Utah, was arrested on January 6. He was charged with one felony count of interfering with law enforcement in connection with a civil disorder. However, he has denied any affiliation with Antifa.

“No thinking person could seriously believe that the president’s Jan. 6 speech on the Ellipse was in any way an incitement to violence or insurrection,” van der Veen argued. “The suggestion is patently absurd on its face.”

The attorney’s presentation is a stark contrast to the case brought on by house impeachment managers over the past three days. Van der Veer called out Democratic lawmakers for statements they had made in the past, as well as their 2016 attempt at blocking the certification of Donald Trump’s presidential win over Hillary Clinton. In his eyes, the Capitol riot panned out different than how prosecutors see it.

“The entire premise of [Trump’s] remarks was that the democratic process would and should play out according to the letter of the law, including both the Constitution and the Electoral Count Act,” van der Veen said. “In the conclusion of his remarks, he then laid out a series of legislative steps that should be taken to improve democratic accountability going forward, such as passing universal voter ID legislation, banning ballot harvesting, requiring proof or citizenship to vote and turning out strong in the next primaries. These are not the words of someone inciting a violent insurrection.”

“To claim that the president wished, desired or encouraged lawless behavior is a preposterous and monstrous lie.”




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King Von’s Manager Doesn’t Want To See His Killer Sent To Jail

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King Von’s manager, Track, doesn’t want to see his client’s alleged shooter sent to jail.

Regardless of what Lul Tim, the alleged shooter, may believe, the rapper’s manager has no ill wish towards him.

During an interview with VLAD TV on Thursday, Track was asked if he felt justice was served when authorities arrested Quando Rondo’s ally Timothy Leeks, a.k.a Lul Tim, who was taken into custody for the murder of King Von.

“Honest truth, I wouldn’t wish jail on my worst enemies,” he responded.
“That’s just how I am, how I’m built. Honest truth, I could care – that’s his situation, and he gotta deal with it. That’s his team. Whatever’s going on with them, that’s on them.”

Track also said he has no resentment towards the “Crazy Story” rapper’s alleged killer nor any plans to get revenge.

“Me, personally, I know what I’m dealing with, with losing my brother and his family and just making sure we keep everything going,” he adds. “I don’t really think or even consider what’s going on on that side. That’s for them to figure out what they got going on.”

Von, 26, died last year following an altercation outside an Atlanta nightclub. The situation quickly escalated into gunfire, and the Chicago native was fatally shot.

Lul Tim’s involvement in the shooting was confirmed two weeks after Von died in Quando Rando’s song, “End of Story.”

“Lul Timmy riding right or wrong,” he raps, and claimed his friend was acting in self-defense, “Damn right we screaming self-defense, he shouldn’t’ve never put his hands on me/ Look at the footage, that’s all the evidence, see them p***y n***as shouldn’t’ve ran up on me.”




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Prince Harry Says “Toxic” British Media Led Him And Meghan To Leave Royal Family

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Prince Harry sat down for a wide ranging interview with TV Host James Corden, that aired last night, and shared the real reason why he and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, decided to leave the royal family and live in the United States.

The interview was conducted on top of a bus that drove around Los Angeles. Harry spoke candidly about many different topics including Netflix’s hit show “The Crown”, and revealed that it was the “toxic” British media that compelled him to take his family and leave.

“We all know what the British press can be like and it was destroying my mental health,” Harry said in the interview for “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”

“This is toxic,” Harry added, explaining the media had created a “really difficult” environment for the couple.

Earlier this month, Markle won a privacy lawsuit against a British media company, after they published parts of an intimate letter she had written to her estranged father. According to court documents, Meghan said the media’s intrusion had caused her “very real sadness” and damaged relationships.

Harry said he decided to move in order to protect his family, “I did what any husband and what any father would do — I need to get my family out of here,” he told James Corden.

He also said that while the couple will not be returning as active members of the royal family, Harry maintained that they “never walked away,” from the responsibilities of public service.

“As far as I’m concerned, whatever decisions are made on that side, I will never walk away. I will always be contributing but my life is public service, so wherever I am in the world it is going to be the same thing,” he said.




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Eddie Murphy tells Tamron Hall why he won’t do music with Megan Thee Stallion

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Eddie Murphy is considering a return to music — but never with raunchy rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

In the March 11 episode of Tamron Hall, Eddie — who appears with his daughter Bella — talked about the much-anticipated sequel Coming 2 America, which premieres on March 5 on Amazon Prime.

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Tamron asked him if he would ever consider recording new music. The comedian peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his Rick James-produced club hit “Party All the Time” in 1985.

According to Eddie, if he ever did go back into the studio, it wouldn’t be with rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

“Megan Thee Stallion?! I’m 59, I can’t be doing nothing with no Megan Thee Stallion,” he laughs. “You know how crazy I would look doing something with Megan Thee Stallion? I’m gonna be 60 in April. I can’t be having Megan Thee Stallion doing her stuff and I’m standing next to her with my old ass playing my guitar.

“I have my first grandchild,” he adds of his son Miles‘ baby girl. “Once you’re a grandpa, you can’t do no tracks with Megan Thee Stallion.”
 

 

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