The words Luttig wants to be remembered- POLITICO


With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross

FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: LUTTIG’S CODA — Judge MICHAEL LUTTIG’s testimony Thursday may be the most memorable of any witness to speak before the Jan. 6 committee so far. The former federal judge who was passed over for a spot on the Supreme Court by GEORGE W. BUSH because he was too conservative issued a jarring warning:

“DONALD TRUMP and his allies and supporters are a clear and present danger to American democracy.”

Luttig reached out to Playbook on Friday and offered two additional perspectives on his testimony. The first was to explain why he spoke so slowly, especially in the early portions of the hearing, which was widely commented upon and in some cases mocked on social media. Luttig explained that he was reciting…

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