Mark Meadows’ associate threatened ex-White House aide


Donald Trump’s former aide Cassidy Hutchinson was told by an associate of the former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows not to cooperate with the House January 6 select committee, two sources familiar with the matter have said.

Hutchinson received a message from an associate of Meadows saying: "[A person] let me know you have your deposition tomorrow. He wants me to let you know that he’s thinking about you. He knows you’re loyal, and you’re going to do the right thing when you go in for your deposition.” The redaction was Meadows, the sources said, but the associate’s identity could not be confirmed on Thursday night.

Hutchinson also told the House investigators about a call from a Trump ally. “What they said to me is, as long as I continue to be a team player, they know that I’m on the team, I’m doing the right thing, I’m protecting who I need to protect, sai, I’ll continue to stay in the good graces in Trump World," lei disse, adding that she was told to “bear in mind” that Trump will be reading the hearing’s transcripts.

Russian strikes on an apartment building and a recreation centre in the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa killed at least 17 in the early hours of Friday, officials in Ukraine have said.

The state emergency services (SES) said that by 6am on Friday, 14 people had been killed and 30 ferito, including three children, in the attack on the nine-storey residential building. Three others, including one child, were killed in an attack on the strike on the recreation centre, with one injured, said the SES.

The Guardian could not immediately confirm details of the incident. It comes after:

Climate scientists, lawyers and activists have described the supreme court’s ruling to curb the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory power as “devastating”.

The court’s conservative majority voted 6-3 for leading coal producer West Virginia, which sued for the EPA to have less regulatory power over fossil fuel-fired power plants without express authorization from Congress under the Clean Air Act.

The result means it may now be impossible for the US to achieve its target of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 through available avenues.

Despite hauling in more than half of the world’s fish caught for human consumption, small-scale fishing communities say their voices are being ignored in favor of corporate interests. “We see the damage to the fish breeding grounds. We are the ones who fight malnutrition. We need more practitioners here to tell their stories,” said the vice-president of the African Women Fish Processors and Traders Network.

A new generation has discovered Kate Bush’s music after Running Up that Hill appeared in an episode of Stranger Things – 37 years after its release. Qui, artists share how the singer changed their lives and influenced them musically, with Placebo’s Brian Molko explaining what led the band to cover the track. “Kate created her own emotional universe," lui dice.

New homeowner Ronnie is happy for his girlfriend, Tilda, to bring her jack russell terrier along when she comes over – but draws the line at letting the dog into his bed. While Tilda wants her inside the duvet, claiming she’s “super clean”, Ronnie can’t get a decent night’s sleep with the dog lying on him. Who’s in the wrong?

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