New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America has been released today (Oct. 4) to a lot of buzz. The anticipated book, which features Haberman’s interviews with Donald Trump, reveals explosive new details about the former president that have until now gone largely unknown. Now, we have a better look into those tumultuous days of Trump’s time in office–and particularly, what he was doing during the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6.
White Supremacists Arrested at Pride Event
Idaho police arrested 31 members of a white supremacist group at a pride event, charging them with plotting to riot. Members of the Patriot Front group were also found with riot gear and a smoke grenade in their vehicle. Those who were arrested had traveled from 11 different states, with only one of them being an Idaho resident.
Thomas Robertson, Virginia Cop Found Guilty on all Charges for Storming US Capitol
Ex-Virginia police officer, Thomas Robertson, has been found guilty on all six charges that he faced for his part in the US Capitol attack on January 6, 2021. A former sergeant of the Rocky Mount police department in Virginia has been charged with obstructing an official proceeding, impeding law enforcement officers, entering and remaining in restricted areas, and tampering with evidence.
Senator Alessandra Biaggi is not Welcomed in Long Island
Senator Alessandra Biaggi is involved in gerrymandering a five-county district and she is not getting any favors from Long Island. Senator Biaggi represents a portion of the Bronx and supported the defunding of police in her Twitter. Before she could delete the Tweet, the general public had already snapshotted it. Nassau County Detectives Association president John Wighaus said that her promotion to defund the police will further bring injustice to residents of New York and Long Island because criminals will not be given consequences for their horrendous crimes.
Despite the Fight for Health and Racial Justice, Biden Still Holds Low Approval Ratings
41 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s presidency in office. There has been little change to how Republicans view Biden, but the Democrats aren’t favoring Biden any much either. In a divided democracy, Biden struggles to pass his signature legislation. In the growing climate of unemployment, the Biden administration supports their workers by providing stimulus checks and small business benefits. The benefits for low income workers are increasing, creating flexibility in the careers they choose.