PREEMPTIVE PARDON. Rudy Giuliani requested one from Trump: “Mr. Giuliani’s potential criminal exposure is unclear. He was under investigation as recently as last summer by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for his business dealings in Ukraine and his role in ousting the American ambassador there, a plot that was at the heart of the impeachment of Mr. Trump.”
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH HIM. COVID-19 brought down Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse. Confirming the cause of death, Rachel Prowse said, “It’s horrible that Covid restrictions meant we did not get to see him and say goodbye. But when we went to collect his stuff from the hospital the nurse said what a cool guy he was. He was such a larger-than-life character. He would have loved to see himself trending on Twitter.”
ALEX MORSE. Gay Holyoke, Massachusetts mayor who mounted unsuccessful congressional bid against Richard Neal, says he won’t run for a 5th term.
DRASTIC ACTION. Lou Dobbs and Sidney Powell rage against Trump’s loss.
GEORGIA. More than 940,000 absentee ballot requests for Senate runoff: “That includes 604,255 people who are eligible to receive mail-in ballots automatically, according to Sterling. For comparison, 1,322,529 absentee ballots were cast in November’s general election, according to a release from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.”
PUERTO RICO. Massive Arecibo Observatory telescope collapses: “It sounded like a rumble. I knew exactly what it was,” said Jonathan Friedman, who worked for 26 years as a senior research associate at the observatory and still lives near it. “I was screaming. Personally, I was out of control…. I don’t have words to express it. It’s a very deep, terrible feeling.”
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY. Todrick “Boss Bitch”.
TUESDAY TEMPTATIONS. Even Cheng.