Liz Cheney on Donald Trump’s conduct on January 6th
In a new interview with new York Magazine, donald trump has said he has already made a decision on whether he will run for president in 2024 and has clearly indicated that he will – and clarified that his main calculation is whether to make his decision before or after the midterm elections announces.
The interview comes with a report in the Washington Post which says some on Mr Trump’s team are expecting a September announcement of another campaign. Recent polls show that while Mr Trump remains more popular with the GOP grassroots than any other potential candidate, he has lost ground even with them at the hearings Jan 6 The attack on the Capitol has unfolded.
Even some Fox News spokespeople concede that the Jan. 6 committee evidence “stunning‘ Mr Trump is reportedly furious at the progress of the hearings, watching each session live on television and repeatedly questioning aides about when they will be over.
The last TV session, which took place this week, contained a bombshell reveal from Liz Cheneywhich revealed the Special Committee reported Mr Trump to the Justice Department for alleged witness tampering.
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donald trump edited his January 6 rally comments and improvised violent lines to put pressure on the then-vice president Mike Pence in his efforts to get Mr Pence to try to overturn the election, said the House Select Committee investigating the riot.
Gustaf Kilander has the story.
“A single written reference in the speech to Mike Pence became eight. A single scripted reference to rally-goers marching to the Capitol became four.
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 15, 2022 5:15 am
Deleted Secret Service emails sought in Jan. 6 probe, Watchdog says
The U.S. Secret Service deleted text messages dated Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, 2021 shortly after an agency watchdog requested them, according to a letter from the Department of Homeland Security.
The letter from the inspector general of DHS was first reported by The Intercept and delivered to the Jan. 6 Committee and the House and Senate Homeland Security Committees.
“It’s obviously worrying. And if there’s a way to reconstruct the lyrics or whatever, we’ll do that,” the Jan. 6 committee chair Bennie Thompson told Axios. “I think it’s important that we get as much information as possible about how this discrepancy occurred and move on from there.”
The intelligence agency told the IG bureau that the treasury was deleted as part of a “device swap program,” the letter says, although that appears not to be the only irregularity.
An intelligence spokesman said the watchdog’s claims were “categorically false,” adding that the agency would later release a more detailed response.
Schweta SharmaJuly 15, 2022 05:07
Ivanka Trump ‘heartbroken’ after mother’s death
Ivanka Trump has said she will always miss her mother and she is heartbroken after announcing that Ivana Trump has passed away.
Ivana Trump, 73, was the first wife of the former US President to die at her home in New York City.
“Heartbroken by the death of my mother,” Ivanka wrote on Twitter, sharing her picture with Ivana Trump.
“Mom was brilliant, charming, passionate and hilariously funny. She lived life to the fullest – and never missed an opportunity to laugh and dance.
“I will miss her forever and will always keep her memory alive in our hearts.”
Schweta SharmaJuly 15, 2022 4:46 am
Ex-Oath keeper darkly warns if Trump is re-elected
“We were very lucky that no more blood was spilled because the potential was there from the start,” he said on Tuesday.
Mr Tatenhove then expressed his fears for the future.
“If he is re-elected then all bets are closed at that point. And that’s a scary idea’
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 15, 2022 4:15 am
Key takeaways from the committee’s most recent hearing on January 6th
The January 6 committee investigated this donald trumpencouraging extremist groups to join his cause to prevent a peaceful transfer of power in his recent public hearing on Tuesday.
Drawing a direct line between the President’s rhetoric and the violence of the day, the committee accused Mr Trump of channeling angry militias and extremists to the Capitol to stop certification of the election he was losing.
The most egregious example of this, the committee said, was a tweet by the then-president about a Jan. 6 rally, in which he urged his supporters to “be there, be wild.”
“This tweet was a call to action, and in some cases a call to arms, for many of President Trump’s most staunch supporters,” said committee member Stephanie Murphy.
The hearing focused on the role of extremist groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in the attack on the US Capitol. Members of both groups are known to have been at the center of the attack on the Capitol on January 6, and leaders of both groups have been charged with seditious conspiracy over their involvement in that day’s events.
Richard Hall summarizes the key findings from Tuesday’s hearing.
The hearing focused on the role of extremist groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in the attack on the US Capitol
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 15, 2022 3:15 am
Jan. 6 hearing video shows far-right promotional plans for “wild” protest after Trump tweet
The House Special Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots played video footage showing many far-right commentators promoting plans for a protest on the day of the riot after the former president donald trump said it was “wild”.
The select committee played video evidence showing that after Mr Trump urged his supporters to come to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, the day Congress would confirm Electoral College results, many far-right commentators showed the words of the then Presidents saw as a call to arms.
The select committee played a montage of numerous far-right commentators, including InfoWars owner Alex Jones, YouTube commentator Tim Pool and others, urging people to come to the nation’s capital.
“He’s urging us, the people, to take action now and show our numbers,” Alex Jones said in a December 2020 video
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 15, 2022 2:15 am
Capitol rioter with Confederate flag gets five months in prison
A Maryland man who drove from his home to join rioters at the US Capitol trying to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election on Jan. 6, 2021 was sentenced to five months in prison.
According to federal prosecutors, 27-year-old David Alan Blair left his home in Clarksburg, Maryland and drove to Washington, DC after the attack on the Capitol began. He brought with him a Confederate flag attached to a lacrosse stick, and after refusing to leave an area on the Capitol’s west lawn, he used it to shove a police officer.
David Alan Blair joined the January 6th uprising while it was underway
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 15, 2022 1:45 am
Cipollone felt Trump should have relented after Electoral College certification
Mr Cipollone first appeared before committee investigators last week and clips from his testimony were shared by the committee during its hearing on Tuesday afternoon.
“If your question is, ‘Did I think he should admit the choice at some point,’ yes, I did.”
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 15, 2022 1:15 am
Trump rages again against Cassidy Hutchinson
Former adviser to Mark Meadows, Cassidy Hutchinson, made some of the most damning personal statements the committee had heard on Jan. 6 when she appeared two weeks ago, and the impact she made clearly shook Donald Trump.
In a phone interview with Real America’s Voice last night, the ex-president – who is furious that no one is on his side on the panel – described Ms Hutchinson as a “psycho girl”.
The committee has confirmed that prior to her testimony, Ms Hutchinson received messages from Trump allies pressuring her not to appear.
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 15, 2022 12:45 am
Bannon says in leaked audio that Trump planned to declare victory on election night even if he loses
In shocking new audio obtained by a Liberal news outlet, former White House chief strategist Steven Bannon can be heard outlining a plan donald trump to declare victory on election night, before voting was complete and the results were in.
Mother Jones released audio of Mr Bannon discussing the plan in a conversation that took place before election night; According to the former administration official, Mr. Trump would have declared victory in the Oval Office even before the results in the various states determining the winner were final.
John Bowden has the story.
Former White House official reveals plan in leaked audio
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 15, 2022 00:15