January 6 hearings – live updates: June 13 committee

‘The big lie was also the big rip-off’: January 6 committee hears Trump fraud allegations

The select committee investigating the assault on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 met for its second hearing on Monday, focusing on how Donald Trump and his lieutenants spread the so-called ” big lie” in the months leading up to the uprising.

Due to start at 10 a.m. ET, the hearing was delayed after Mr Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Bill Stepien backed out of testifying at the last minute citing a family emergency – his wife was at work.

With the inclusion of Mr. Stepien’s video testimony, the hearing continued with the committee laying out the case that Mr. Trump knew he had lost the election, but still pushed the allegations of voter fraud” crazy” under the influence of Rudy Giuliani who advised him to claim victory early. . Testimony from Trump’s inner circle indicated that Mr. Giuliani was inebriated on election night when he made the suggestion to the president.

Some of the most striking testimony came from former Attorney General Bill Barr who said the ‘silly’ and ‘absurd’ claims Mr Trump chose to believe about the election led him to assume that he had “detached himself from reality if he really believed this stuff”. ”. He added that Mr. Trump “never” showed “an indication of interest in what the real facts [were]”.


Giuliani hits out at Liz Cheney after Jan. 6 hearing that he was drunk on election night

The former New York mayor and Mr Trump’s personal lawyer lambasted the committee as Ms Cheney delivered her opening statement at Monday’s hearing.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 02:30


Trump Knew He Lost Election But Pushed Fraud Allegations Anyway, Jan. 6 Committee Says

Former President Donald Trump’s decision to lie about the nature of the 2020 election came after his top advisers told him there was no reason to pretend he had won, witnesses told the House Select Committee on January 6.

The panel’s second hearing focused on what a committee aide described as ‘Trump’s big lie’ – the collection of outrageous theories and accusations Mr Trump and his allies have floated to substantiate his claim. victory on election night.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 1:45 a.m.


Kushner says he warned Trump against Giuliani’s wild campaign plots

In the video of his testimony, a panel investigator asked Mr. Kushner if he had ever shared his own personal beliefs about Rudy Giuliani, the president’s former lawyer and champion of his election lies, with Mr. Trump himself.

After an extremely long pause and a sigh, Mr. Kushner replied briefly, “I guess…yes.”

Olivier O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 01:00


January 6 committee sees video of Trump setting up false fraud claims: ‘The big lie was a big scam’

Zoe Lofgren, a Democratic committee member and Representative from California, said Monday that “the plot to overturn the election was complex and had many parts.”

She said Mr Trump’s plan to overturn the election “relyed on a sustained effort to mislead millions of Americans with knowingly false allegations of voter fraud”.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 12:15 a.m.


‘Apparently drunk’, Rudy Giuliani advised Trump to claim victory prematurely

The committee vice chair made the revelations in her opening remarks on Monday, explaining how Mr Trump’s campaign advisers told him to wait for the vote count and not declare victory on election night.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 13, 2022 11:30 p.m.


Fox News cuts attacking guest network for not airing January 6 hearings

Radio host Mike Crute slammed the network during a Sunday afternoon appearance for not airing Thursday night’s primetime hearing by the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riot on 6 January 2021. Fox News has instead stuck with its regular right-wing opinion-based nightly programming. Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 13, 2022 10:45 p.m.


Schiff notes that the entire Trump team knew he lost the election

Olivier O’ConnellJune 13, 2022 10:12 p.m.


Amid calls for Trump to face criminal charges, Merrick Garland says he’s ‘watching’ January 6 hearings

During a news conference on gun violence on Monday, CNN Justice correspondent Evan Perez asked Mr. Garland if he had had the opportunity to watch the hearings conducted by the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riot and if he had learned anything that might be useful to the Justice Department.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 13, 2022 10:00 p.m.


GOP election official reveals threats against family after Trump names him in tweet

A Republican official on Monday revealed the threats he and his family faced after former President Donald Trump named him in a tweet seeking to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election.

Al Schmidt, who resigned as Philadelphia city commissioner last year, was one of three city commissioners serving on the city’s county board of elections in November 2020 when the vote count of the his state’s presidential election was targeted by Mr. Trump.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 13, 2022 9:45 p.m.


Truth Social users claim they were banned for posting information about the January 6 hearings

Users of Truth Social – former President Donald Trump’s social media platform ostensibly focused on free speech – say they were banned for posting information about the riot committee’s hearings. Capitol.

One such user, political commentator Travis Allen, posted a screenshot of his Truth Social page on Twitter, showing that he had been “permanently suspended” after discussing the January 6 committee on the platform.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 13, 2022 9:30 p.m.

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