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Latest January 6 hearings: Commission examining Trump’s efforts to interfere in elections in Georgia and Arizona

Jamie Raskin says Trump ‘essentially’ admitted to January 6 crimes

The January 6 committee is looking to the states for its next public meeting.

The commission will meet on Tuesday for its fourth public hearing. The subject of the hearing will be Donald Trump’s efforts to personally pressure elected officials in Georgia and Arizona to interfere in the electoral process and reverse his defeat in their respective states.

In Georgia, lawmakers are set to pay close attention as several state officials explain how Donald Trump went above and beyond to appeal to personal loyalty and even threaten criminal prosecution as he persuaded those in the State of Peach to do his bidding.

Meanwhile, Rep. Adam Kinzinger released evidence of strong death threats he received in recent weeks in response to the panel’s work, which he said was unprecedented in his congressional career.

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Poll: Most Americans Think Trump Should Face Charges on Jan. 6

ICYMI: As Donald Trump insists to his supporters that the Jan. 6 committee is subjecting him to a ‘witch hunt’, it appears most Americans disagree, with a new poll indicating that the majority believe that he should face criminal charges for the insurrection.

It’s worth bearing in mind that the Justice Department could bring such charges whether or not the committee decides to make a criminal referral, a decision its members have disagreed on in public.

Graeme MassieJune 21, 2022 03:01

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Trump calls Jan. 6 crowd incredibly ‘well behaved’ hours before fourth hearing linking him to insurgency

Donald Trump called his January 6 crowd “well behaved” hours before the fourth House hearing linking him to the insurgency.

The one-term president has defended the actions of his supporters, despite more than 140 police being injured in the line of duty in the riot following his “Stop the Steal” rally.

Graeme MassieJune 21, 2022 02:31

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Twitter adds warning to Greitens announcement

ICYMI: Twitter has joined Facebook in enforcing its rules against Missouri Senate candidate Eric Greitens over an ad that appears to call for the “hunting” of Republicans it considers insufficiently conservative.

But unlike Facebook, Twitter opted to place only a disclaimer on the tweet itself, while allowing the video to remain.

Learn more about the announcement of The Independents Eric Garcia:

Graeme MassieJune 21, 2022 02:02

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Facebook confirms removal of Eric Greitens ad

ICYMI: A spokesperson for Facebook’s parent company, Meta, on Monday confirmed the removal of an ad posted by Eric Greitens’ Senate campaign due to the ad’s shocking images and messages.

In the ad, Mr. Greitens and a squad of heavily armed men in military-style gear enter an empty house while Mr. Greitens declares that he is “hunting” the RINOs – “Republicans in name only”.

“We have removed this video for violating our policies prohibiting violence and incitement,” a spokesperson for Meta told CNN.

Learn more about The Independents Eric Garcia:

Graeme MassieJune 21, 2022 01:07

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Analysis: Five Senate races to watch in November

ICYMI: Midterms should see the Republican Party take control of the House of Representatives, but the Senate is a slightly different matter. As Eric Garcia writes, some of the GOP-chosen candidates have problems serious enough that they could lose winnable races, allowing Democrats to hold and even topple crucial states that could decide the balance of power in the upper house.

Read his full analysis below.

Graeme MassieJune 21, 2022 12:05 a.m.

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Why the Jan. 6 Committee Focuses on Trump’s Georgia Plot

In the weeks following his shock defeat, Mr. Trump devoted much of his time and energy to Georgia and two of its top elected officials: Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Mr. Raffensperger will testify before the committee on Tuesday as the panel focuses on Mr. Trump’s covert efforts to directly interfere in the legally described process of certifying legal election results in the state.

Learn more about the ex-president’s attempts to thwart the will of Georgian voters (as well as the committee’s interest in his work) in The Independent:

John BowdenJune 20, 2022 11:20 p.m.

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‘It’s starting to resonate’: Morning Joe revels in Jan. 6 poll

morning joe Host Joe Scarborough told viewers on Monday that a poll showing only one in five Republicans taking Donald Trump’s actions seriously on January 6 was good news for the party if it sought to break the stranglehold of the former president on his base.

His remarks followed an ABC News/Ipsos poll over the weekend that found 19% of GOP voters thought Trump should face charges for his actions before and during the Capitol riot. .

Explaining that the results amounted to a massive change within his party’s base, Mr Scarborough said: “[T]his begins to resonate. It’s starting to make itself felt. »

Learn more about The Independents Graig Graziosi:

John BowdenJune 20, 2022 10:50 p.m.

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What to expect at the committee hearing on Tuesday, January 6

Tuesday’s Jan. 6 committee meeting will shift the focus from Washington, DC to Georgia and Arizona — two states where Donald Trump has tried to pressure local officials to interfere in certifying the results of the elections reporting his defeat.

A sitting president’s unprecedented campaign to interfere in official processes to avoid his defeat was highlighted in a now infamous phone call between Mr Trump and Georgia’s top election official in which Mr Trump urged him to “find” more than 11,000 votes.

Learn more about what awaits you tomorrow from The Independents Andre Feinberg:

John BowdenJune 20, 2022 10:18 p.m.

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GOP efforts to evacuate migrants from Texas by bus increase costs

Greg Abbott’s plan to charter buses to transport undocumented migrants out of his state has already cost the state nearly $3 million – and transported a proportionately small number of migrants for that total.

What the White House once called a “publicity stunt” resulted in fewer than 2,000 migrants leaving the state in two months.

Learn more in The Independent:

John BowdenJune 20, 2022 9:15 p.m.

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Texas Republican Party affirms support for voter fraud lies

The Republican Party of Texas met over the weekend and presented its party platform. Top of the list: Wholehearted endorsement of the false claim that Joe Biden was elected president in part or entirely because of fraud.

Somehow, that wasn’t the most shocking part of the party’s far-right platform, which was entirely overtaken by the right wing of the conservative movement.

The Independents Andrew Naughty Breaks down the Texas GOP’s new extreme bent:

John BowdenJune 20, 2022 7:52 p.m.

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