January 6 hearings – live: Trump rages at Ivanka as NY Post publishes harsh op-ed

Liz Cheney tells Republicans defending rioters: ‘When Trump is gone, your dishonor will remain’

The Jan. 6 House Select Committee held its first prime-time hearing on Thursday, with bombshell revelations presented by Reps. Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney.

The panel is scheduled to hold its next hearing at 10 a.m. ET on Monday, June 13.

Former President Donald Trump expressed his rage after the committee released excerpts of interviews with his former Attorney General Bill Barr, his daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Mr. Trump called Mr. Barr “weak” and a “coward” after he told the House panel that Mr. Trump’s false claims about a stolen election were “bulls***”.

Mrs. Trump, one of her father’s most trusted advisers, also said she did not believe the 2020 election was stolen and respected Barr. Her father countered that she had “checked out” ahead of the 2020 election and was showing deference to Barr.

Meanwhile, Rupert Murdoch’s property New York Post published a harsh op-ed accusing Mr Trump of being “a prisoner of his own ego”.

In her opening statement, GOP legislator Ms. Cheney noted that a number of members of her party had asked Mr. Trump for forgiveness for their role in the attempted annulment of the election: “Tonight, I say this to my fellow Republicans who defend the indefensible: There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor will remain.

Some 20 million Americans tuned in to watch, according to ratings, which equals the viewership of Sunday Night Football. This figure does not include streaming services.


CYMI: Nearly 20 million people watched January 6 panel hearing in prime time, ratings show

Nearly 20 million people watched the House Select Committee investigating the first prime-time hearing of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to preliminary estimates by Nielsen.

All major networks aired the hearing, which began from 8 p.m. EST to 10 p.m. EST. ABC took home the most winners, with 4.8 million viewers tuning in to its show. James Goldston, a former president of ABC News assisted the committee. NBC came in second place with 3.5 million viewers and CBS received 3.3 million viewers.

Read the full story here:

Graeme MassieJune 12, 2022 7:05 p.m.


Republican congressman suggests he could back Trump facing criminal charges

A Republican congressman has suggested he would be willing to support a referral to the Justice Department urging the agency to pursue criminal charges against Donald Trump, in what may be one of the first signs that the committee’s evidence of January 6 reach the Republicans.

John Bowden has the story.

Graeme MassieJune 12, 2022 6:15 p.m.


What to expect from the second hearing on January 6

Monday’s hearing is expected to focus on the former president’s efforts to sow distrust in the US electoral system and the overall outcome of the 2020 election among a broad swath of the US population; Donald Trump and his team have spent months spreading false allegations of voter fraud, electoral fraud, foreign interference and a wide range of conspiracies to explain how the GOP chairman who overwhelmed Hillary Clinton in 2016 got himself returned in four years and had lost Georgia, Arizona and Michigan. to current President Joe Biden.

John BowdenJune 12, 2022 3:19 p.m.


ICYMI: Trump furiously denies saying ‘Hang Mike Pence’

Former President Donald Trump has responded to a revelation from the House Select Committee investigating the riot at the US Capitol in January that he agreed with the rioters that his Vice President Mike Pence should be hanged.

“I NEVER said, or even thought to say, ‘Hang Mike Pence,'” Mr Trump said on his own Truth Social social media platform. “It’s either a story made up by someone looking to become a star, or FAKE NEWS!”

Read Eric Garcia’s full story here:

Maroosha MuzaffarJune 12, 2022 07:00


GOP candidate: ‘Hitler is the kind of leader we need today’

ICYMI: A Republican House candidate has come under fire for allegedly praising Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s ability to inflame “crowds” and saying he was “the kind of leader we need today”.

Businessman Carl Paladino was speaking to WBEN radio station in Buffalo, New York in February last year when he made controversial comments.

Graeme MassieJune 12, 2022 04:57


Trump calls violent attack on Capitol Hill ‘biggest move’ in US history

ICYMI: Hours before the start of the House Select Committee’s first prime-time hearing on Jan. 6, former President Donald Trump claimed the violent attack on the Capitol by his supporters was “not just a manifestation”, but in fact “the biggest movement”. in the history of the United States.

Graeme MassieJune 12, 2022 04:09


Donald Trump Jr launches new social media attack on Amber Heard

In a tense prime-time hearing Thursday night, the House panel directly blamed former President Donald Trump for the 2021 insurgency, which they called an “attempted coup.”

Mr Trump Jr apparently paid no attention to what was happening at the hearing, as he took to Instagram to post an image with the words ‘believe all women? Oh good? All? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard Amber.”

Graeme MassieJune 12, 2022 01:09


Mike Pence’s team failed to verify Trump’s false voter fraud claims, memo says

Mike Pence’s legal team was unable to verify any of Donald Trump’s major voter fraud allegations following his loss to Joe Biden, according to a recently leaked memo.

The then vice president’s team reviewed Mr. Trump’s claims that he had been swindled out of victory before the election results were certified and found them to be minor or unverifiable, according to POLITICO.

Graeme MassieJune 12, 2022 12:35 a.m.


Wisconsin judge finds GOP election investigator in contempt

ICYMI: A Wisconsin judge said on Friday that the investigator hired by Republicans to investigate former President Donald Trump’s 2020 loss in the battleground state was dismissive because of the way his office responded to investigation-related open case requests.

The ruling against the office led by Michael Gableman, a former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who briefly worked for Trump, came after Gableman berated the judge and refused to answer questions on the witness stand. Gableman had not wanted to testify, but Dane County Circuit Judge Frank Remington ordered him to appear.

Remington did not immediately announce a penalty in court Friday, saying it would provide it in a written decision.

Graeme MassieJune 12, 2022 12:05 a.m.


Newsmax host belittles Capitol police officer as ‘attractive blonde’ and downplays attack

A right-wing Newsmax host called a Capitol police officer who testified at the January 6 hearing “self-glorifying” and “a pretty blonde.”

Greg Kelly has mocked Officer Caroline Edwards and claimed her testimony to the panel was that she had ‘fallen’ during the violent attack by Donald Trump supporters.

Graeme MassieJune 11, 2022 11:32 p.m.

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