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The Daily Show took a look at America’s ongoing response to the terrorist attacks in France — like Secretary of State John Kerry bringing James Taylor over to sing “You’ve Got a Friend” during an official visit.

Larry Wilmore rolled out the first episode of The Nightly Show, including a special panel on the current state of the black protest — though Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) also threw in a question over whether he and Larry would truly like to grow hair if they could.

Jon Stewart also hosted Mike Huckabee, who is sounding out a presidential campaign by touring with a book denouncing the cultural “bubbles” against middle America. Stewart responded, however, by contrasting Huckabee’s lambasting of Beyoncé for crude pop music with Huckabee’s own musical performance on his former Fox News TV show with Ted Nugent for the song “Cat Scratch Fever.”

Conan O’Brien observed the new poll data showing that six out of ten Republicans want Mitt Romney to run for president again — but as Conan points out, there’s another group that wants Mitt even more.

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On Tuesday, the House Select Committee hearing featured testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ aide. It was damning. Hutchinson went on the record reiterating what she had told investigators previously, detailing the many things she saw and heard before and during January 6, 2021. Her testimony touched on Trump’s insistence that he join the riot at the Capitol, his knowledge of armed MAGA audience members, the bizarre disappearing act Meadows performed, and the fact that leading up to the “Stop the Steal” rally, Trump’s own lawyer knew that crimes were most likely being committed.

One of the more explosive moments in Hutchinson’s testimony concerned her recounting of what Trump’s former lead Secret Service agent turned political adviser Anthony Ornato told her about Donald Trump’s actions, alleging he attacked his chief security official, Robert “Bobby” Engel, when Engel would not allow him to lead the rioters at the Capitol grounds. This reportedly took place after Trump left the Stop of Steal rally on January 6, 2021.

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Wayne Willott, a QAnon influencer known online as “Juan O. Savin” who is recruiting and supporting candidates for election-administration positions around the country, warned of “civil war” if people try to “move past” the 2020 presidential election.

Savin is part of a coalition led by Jim Marchant, which aims to recruit and elect secretary of state candidates who have pushed false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

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