Missed the six (!) hour hearing?

Here's a recap:

"A Federal Judge Holds 'Kraken' Lawyers' Feet to the Fire at Sanctions Hearing. Lin Wood Tried to Distance Himself from It All." lawandcrime.com/2020-election/… via @lawcrimenews
For what it's worth, I'm seeing folks claiming that Haller was crying, or asking about whether she did. She sounded nervous and perhaps awkward, with a shaky voice.

More than that? I didn't see or hear it.
As a caveat:

While I listened to the proceedings in full, my eyes weren't entirely fixed upon the screen throughout the entire six-hour ordeal.
Simply noting for those asking.

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