Jan 6 hearing update: Trump’s WH counsel Pat Cipollone subpoenaed as key witness ‘stands by’ testimony

‘The lie hasn’t gone away’: Jan 6 committee chairman says Trump threat to election is ongoing

Cassidy Hutchinson, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified before the commission investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol bombings in a surprise hearing on Tuesday.

She told the committee the president said, ‘I don’t care if they have guns,’ when he was warned his supporters were heavily armed moments before he encouraged them to march on Capitol Hill. .

After the president finished speaking to a crowd of supporters on Jan. 6, he reportedly became “angry” when his security staff didn’t want him to make an unscheduled visit to the Capitol, so much so that he tried to grab the steering wheel of the presidential. limousine and allegedly attacked a Secret Service agent, according to Ms Hutchinson.

Eventually, according to Ms. Hutchinson’s testimony, as rioters stormed the Capitol, the president nonchalantly declared that Vice President Mike Pence “deserves” extremists chanting that he should be hanged for refusing to cancel the 2020 elections.

The former president attacked the testimony, saying he barely knew the ‘sick’ Ms Hutchinson.

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Meadows pushes back on claim he asked for forgiveness

Gustaf KilanderJune 30, 2022 05:10

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2012 Obama campaign manager says Jan. 6 hearings are ‘way beyond Watergate’

Speaking on MSNBC on Wednesday 2012, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said, “The January 6 hearings were incredible television. I think they overcame Watergate. I think they are really hurting the president and his party a lot with these undecided voters.”

“Half of independent voters think the president did something wrong. You see Republicans kind of walking away from the president this morning… This kind of civil war within the Republican Party continues,” he added.

Gustaf KilanderJune 30, 2022 04:45

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‘Of course’: Anita Hill says Ginni Thomas should speak to Jan 6 Committee

Lawyer Anita Hill, who testified in 1991 that Judge Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her, told MSNBC on Wednesday that his wife Ginni Thomas should be “forced” to speak to the Jan. 6 committee.

“Of course I think she should speak to the committee,” Ms Hill said on Reports by Andrea Mitchell. “I also think anyone else they’ve identified should be compelled to speak … or answer for it under the legal protections the committee has.”

Gustaf KilanderJune 30, 2022 04:00

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Michael Flynn taking fifth is ‘really scary,’ ex-Obama official says

Michael Flynn, the retired three-star general who served as Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, used the Fifth Amendment repeatedly to avoid answering questions from the Jan. 6 select committee.

He avoided answering if he believes in the peaceful transfer of power.

“It’s really scary because these are the most basic questions you could ask someone about our democracy…I think it shows the depth of radicalization of aspects of the Republican Party,” Ben said. Rhodes, deputy national security adviser in the Obama administration. on MSNBC Wednesday.

Regarding Tuesday’s witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, assistant to Mark Meadows, Mr Rhodes said: “There are very few people in this country who are better placed to know what happened on January 6th than Cassidy Hutchinson… She is beyond a credible witness.”

Gustaf KilanderJune 30, 2022 03:30

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Ratings show Fox News viewers losing interest in Jan. 6 ratings

Fox News Channel airs the Jan. 6 committee hearings when they take place during the day, and an overwhelming number of network viewers have made it clear they’d rather do something else.

Over two daytime ratings last week, Fox averaged 727,000 viewers, the Nielsen company said. That compares to the 3.09 million who watched ratings on MSNBC and the 2.21 million who tuned in to CNN.

It completely reverses the viewing model typical of news networks. On weekdays when hearings aren’t held, Fox News Channel routinely has more viewers than the other two networks combined, Nielsen said.

Last Thursday, Fox had 1.33 million viewers for the 2 p.m. Eastern time before the start of the ratings – slightly below its second quarter average but on par with the start of the summer, when fewer people watch television.

After the ratings began, Fox’s viewership fell to 747,000 for 3 p.m. EST and even lower to 718,000 at 4 p.m. rewarded them: viewership reached 2.76 million, Nielsen said.

The apparent lack of interest explains why the frequently pro-Trump network stuck to its regular lineup during the committee’s only prime-time hearing, while ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC all showed the proceedings. in Washington. “The Five” was also the most-watched show on cable television, on average, for nine months.

ABC won the week in prime time, averaging 3.6 million viewers. CBS had 3 million, NBC had 2.5 million, Fox had 1.6 million, Univision had 1.1 million, Ion Television had 1.04 million, and Telemundo had 990,000 viewers.

Fox News Channel topped the cable networks with an average prime-time viewership of 2.17 million. MSNBC had 1.41 million, ESPN had 1.21 million, HGTV had 938,000, and Hallmark had 777,000.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race with an average of 6.6 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 6.1 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 4.5 million.

The Associated PressJune 30, 2022 2:45 a.m.

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Trump ‘would do whatever it takes to keep him in office,’ DC police officer says

Appearing on MSNBC on Wednesday, DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges spoke about the January 6 hearings.

“Seeing pictures from that day and pictures always raises my blood pressure, but… the more evidence the better because people really need to see the truth about what happened. “, he said on Reports by Andrea Mitchell.

He said Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony “demonstrates how ‘Donald Trump’ really doesn’t care about anything but himself. And he would do whatever it takes to keep him in power” .

“Hopefully people in positions of power will be held accountable…The Justice Department has been active, we’ve seen a bit of that…and I hope it comes down the line” , he added. .

Gustaf KilanderJune 30, 2022 02:00

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No one from Trump’s White House disputes the allegation that the former president knew his supporters were armed

Speaking on MSNBC on Wednesday, Washington Post Deputy National Editor Philip Rucker said, “We haven’t heard from anyone in the White House or former President Trump himself challenging his characterization of what he said at that time, which is an acknowledgment that he knew his supporters had weapons”.

“I couldn’t think of a more damning day for Donald Trump than yesterday,” added Politico’s Eugene Daniels. Reports by Andrea Mitchell.

DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges said: “He did knowingly and with great malice…sending a mob of violent, delusional people to become terrorists and attack the US Capitol, and attack the forces of the Order, Members of Congress, Vice President, Congressional Staffers, All Support Staff.”

Gustaf KilanderJune 30, 2022 01:30

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Stephen Breyer will retire this week, paving the way for Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

After announcing his retirement earlier this year, US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will officially end his term on the nation’s High Court on June 30, shortly after the court hands down two remaining decisions of this mandate.

In a letter dated June 29 to President Joe Biden, Judge Breyer said his retirement from active duty, after nearly 30 years on the bench, will be effective Thursday noon after the judges issue their final opinions before the summer vacation. ‘summer.

Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was nominated by the president and confirmed to the US Senate earlier this year, will be officially sworn in as the nation’s 116th associate justice, the first black woman and the first former public defender to serve on the High Court.

“It has been a great honor for me to participate as a judge in the effort to uphold our Constitution and the rule of law,” Judge Breyer wrote.

On Thursday, judges are expected to deliver opinions on high-profile cases – Biden in Texason the so-called “Stay in Mexico” measure, and West Virginia v Environmental Protection Agency, who could determine how or if the federal government can regulate carbon emissions.

Josh MarcusJune 30, 2022 1:15 a.m.

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Secret Service Agents Close to Trump Accused of Being ‘Enablers and Yes-Yes’

Gustaf KilanderJune 30, 2022 12:45 a.m.

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AOC says pro-Trump colleagues who asked for clemency should be expelled from Congress at ‘minimum’

The New York lawmaker appeared on The late show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday after a jaw-dropping hearing by the Special Investigative Committee on January 6, where she said it was time for Democrats to start acting on the evidence they already had.

That means, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez explained, expelling any member of Congress who can be shown to have sought clemency from Donald Trump after Jan. 6 to shield himself from the obvious potential criminal liability he could face for his part in an effort that led to an attempt by Donald Trump supporters to overthrow the government.

“I will say, at a bare minimum, those who have specifically asked for forgiveness for themselves should be expelled from the United States House of Representatives,” she said to the cheers of Mr. Colbert’s audience.

Josh MarcusJune 30, 2022 12:30 a.m.

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