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Latest January 6 hearings: Trump’s Truth Social tirade ‘amounts to an admission of guilt’

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

As Donald Trump continues his campaign against the Jan. 6 select committee, panel member Jamie Raskin says the former president’s rantings actually amounted to an admission of guilt.

“He’s basically saying, ‘Yeah, I did it, and I will do it again,’ which we’ve always stood for,” Raskin told NBC News. “If you allow impunity for attempts at unconstitutional power grabs, which is what a coup is, then you invite it again in the future.”

The former president gave two speeches over the weekend amplifying his baseless conspiracy theories about voter fraud and lashing out at Democrats. On Sunday, he posted a furious rant on Truth Social, drawing his attention to the next hearing scheduled for Tuesday, which will feature Georgian election officials whom he has asked to “find” votes for him.

Trump’s advisers say he has grown angry and angry watching the hearings and is frustrated to see clips of his family members, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, being used against him, according to reports.

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Facebook confirms removal of Eric Greitens ad

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.

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John BowdenJune 20, 2022 6:01 p.m.

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Analysis: Five Senate races to watch in November

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.

Andrew NaughtyJune 20, 2022 5:30 p.m.

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Hardcore Republican posts ad threatening ‘RINOs’

Controversial Missouri Senate candidate Eric Greitens refused to drop out of his Republican primary despite accusations of horrific domestic abuse. And as he and his rival candidates jockey for a possible Trump endorsement, he released a surprisingly militaristic campaign ad that features him and several armed troops (of some sort) bursting into a house, guns blazing, looking looking for a RINO.

It bears recalling that just days ago, the January 6 committee uncovered a devastating account of how Donald Trump helped incite a violent mob of supporters to hunt down Mike Pence. Some, the panel said, clearly intended to hurt or kill him if they found him.

Andrew NaughtyJune 20, 2022 5:00 p.m.

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Kinzinger shares death threat sent to him and his family

One of two Republicans on the committee along with Congresswoman Liz Cheney, Mr Kinzinger shared a photo of the threat on Twitter.

“This threat that arrived, it was sent to my house,” the Illinois Republican said in an interview on Sunday. “We got him a few days ago, and he’s threatening to execute me, my wife and my 5-month-old child.”

Mr Kinzinger went on to say he had “never seen or had anything like it” before, despite his longstanding condemnation of former President Donald Trump.

Andrew NaughtyJune 20, 2022 4:30 p.m.

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Trump-backed contestant called ‘hypocrite’ by drag queen who performed on her birthday

An Arizona gubernatorial candidate with a reputation as a hardcore right-winger has been called a hypocrite by a drag queen who performed on her birthday.

Republican Kari Lake, who has been backed by Donald Trump, tweeted that drag queens have been “welcomed” into public school classrooms while God has been “kicked out” by politicians who “took our flag and replaced it with a rainbow”.

However, Richard Stevens – better known by the drag name he performed under for more than two decades, Barbra Seville – took it upon himself to provide the receipts.

“I played for Kari’s birthday, played at her house (with kids in attendance) and played for her in some of the seediest bars in Phoenix,” he wrote on Facebook. .

Johanna Chisholm to the story.

Andrew NaughtyJune 20, 2022 4:00 p.m.

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Cruz called “coward and liar” by a right-wing activist

Rep. Dan Crenshaw wasn’t the only lawmaker tackled by right-wing social media activist Alex Stein at the Texas Republican Party convention in Houston.

Mr Stein also shouted abuse at Senator Ted Cruz whom he called a coward and a globalist, asked how he could love Donald Trump after he called his wife ugly and reminded him of his vacation in Cancun during the coronavirus crisis. electricity in Texas in 2021 at record temperatures. .

In a video clip posted to Twitter by Mr. Stein, he begins by saying, “If you care about America, why did you do this to your constituents in the freezing cold?

Andrew NaughtyJune 20, 2022 3:30 p.m.

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Trump asked if he expected to be removed from ‘chained’ Mar-a-Lago

A right-wing radio host complained to Donald Trump about the January 6 committee and speculated to Mr Trump that Democrats wanted to see the ex-president jailed.

Wayne Allyn Root made the remark to Mr Trump in an interview with the ex-president for his syndicated radio show Wayne Allyn’s Root Show. His complaints centered on the recent arrest and indictment of Peter Navarro, Donald Trump’s former trade adviser, for contempt of Congress.

“When they arrest a Peter Navarro, who’s next? You?” asked Mr. Root. “Are they going to try to get you out of Mar-a-Lago in chains? This is madness!”

Andrew NaughtyJune 20, 2022 3:00 p.m.

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January 6 hearing recap: Trump and Eastman pressure Pence

The Jan. 6 commission released a video recap of key moments from Thursday’s hearing.

The committee’s third public hearing of the inquiry focused on how Donald Trump conspired with attorney John Eastman to pressure Mike Pence to annul the 2020 presidential election.

What the president wanted the vice president to do was not only unconstitutional, but led to the violent attack on the Capitol, the committee claims.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 20, 2022 2:30 p.m.

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‘Pouring gasoline on the fire’: Trump knew campaign plot was illegal but prompted riot

The Third Capitol Riot Public Hearing heard evidence that Donald Trump was repeatedly told his plan to overturn the election result was illegal, even by the lawyer urging him to do so .

Lawyer John Eastman also asked for forgiveness after pushing a scheme to pressure Vice President Mike Pence into unilaterally rejecting swing state electoral votes won by Joe Biden.

Video depositions released by the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 revealed that Mr. Trump knew the plan for his vice president to commandeer the Jan. 6, 2021, session of Congress and declare himself the winner of the election. violated the law.

The IndependentThe Washington team recaps Thursday’s explosive hearing.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 20, 2022 2:00 p.m.

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Watch: Jamie Raskin on Trump’s ‘Admission of Guilt’

Jan. 6 Committee member Jamie Raskin, who led the House team in Trump’s second impeachment, appeared on NBC News yesterday to respond to the former president’s various rants about his panel’s work and the recent hearings, which offered a devastating account of how inside Trump’s circle tried to force Mike Pence to reject the 2020 election result in Congress.

Andrew NaughtyJune 20, 2022 1:18 p.m.

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