‘The lie hasn’t gone away’: Jan 6 committee chair says Trump’s election threat continues
Former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows’ top aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, testified Tuesday before the commission investigating the Jan. 6 attacks on the Capitol.
She told the committee that the president said, “I don’t care if they have guns,” when he was warned that his supporters were heavily armed in the moments before encouraging them to march to the Capitol.
When the president finished speaking to crowds of supporters on Jan. 6, he reportedly became “enraged” when his security personnel did not want him to make an unscheduled visit to the Capitol, so much so that he tried to drive the presidential limousine and According to Mrs. Hutchinson, she assaulted a Secret Service agent.
In the end, according to Ms. Hutchinson’s testimony, when rioters broke through the Capitol, the president casually said Vice President Mike Pence “deserves” to have extremists chant that he should be hanged for refusing to undo the 2020 election.
The former president attacked the testimony, claiming he barely knew the “sick” Ms. Hutchinson.
Former Trump White House aide stands at Jan. 6 testimony amid denials from Secret Service agents
Cassidy Hutchinson stands by her description of a confrontation between former President Donald Trump and Secret Service agents who refused to comply with his order to take him to the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riots.
Ms. Hutchinson, who served as former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows from April 2020 until the end of Trump’s term in January 2021, stunned viewers in the US this week by giving testimony about a variety of outrageous interactions detailed in detail. how the twice-indicted former president responded to the worst attack on the United States Capitol since 1814.
Her testimony on Tuesday before the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 revealed how indifferent Mr Trump and his top aides were to the violence that took place during the pro-Trump Capitol attack, among other explosive information.
One anecdote that has attracted attention involves Mr. Trump’s former Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Tony Ornato — a Secret Service special agent seconded to the President’s Executive Office at the request of Mr. Trump — and the head of his Secret Service Protective Services, Robert Engel.
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Former Trump White House staffer gives testimony amid denials
Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson says two Secret Service agents told her former President Donald Trump assaulted a member of his protective department and tried to grab the wheel of an armored SUV after being told he was could not join a riotous mob of his supporters at the United States Capitol
Josh MarcusJune 29, 2022 23:21
Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein calls Trump a ‘mad king’ and ‘seditious’ after January 6 bombing hearing
“She gave a picture of a Mad King,” the legendary Watergate journalist told CNN on Tuesday evening.
“The whole idea is now absolutely confirmed, proven. He is a criminal and an incendiary president of the United States.”
Ms. Hutchinson, a senior aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, gave first-hand accounts of the build-up to the US Capitol riots during a surprise hearing of the select committee investigating the insurgency on Tuesday.
She testified that Mr. Trump tried to grab the wheel of his presidential limousine in an attempt to get to the Capitol to join his supporters and ignored his chief of staff’s warnings that things could get “really, really bad.” become.
Josh MarcusJune 29, 2022 22:50
AOC says members of Congress who asked for Trump’s pardon should be expelled
Josh MarcusJune 29, 2022 22:30
Giuliani appears to admit he asked Trump for a clemency before quickly claiming he never did
The attempt by former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, along with his Trumpworld compatriots, to attack January 6 House witness Cassidy Hutchinson went awry. He posted a tweet denying allegations that he had asked for a presidential pardon, which was worded in a way that seemed to corroborate the claim.
“The witch-hunt clique of January 6 has now surpassed even the previous fraudulent practices,” he said. “The last witness was a reckless liar. Contrary to her false testimony, she was never present when I asked for a pardon,” he wrote.
Giuliani, who is currently under federal investigation for work he was doing on behalf of Trump in Ukraine, later added that he told former President Donald Trump he “didn’t want or need a presidential pardon.”
Josh MarcusJune 29, 2022 22:10
WHO chief: US abortion ruling ‘a setback’ will cost lives
The head of the World Health Organization on Wednesday criticized the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. called the decision to no longer recognize a constitutional right to abortion “a setback” that would ultimately cost lives.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a media briefing that decades of scientific data prove that access to safe and legal abortion saves lives.
“The evidence is irrefutable,” Tedros said. “Restricting (abortion) drives women and girls toward unsafe abortions, resulting in complications and even death.” He said safe abortion should be seen as health care and warned that restricting access to women from the poorest and most marginalized communities would be disproportionate.
“We didn’t really expect this from the US,” Tedros said, adding that he was concerned that the Supreme Court’s decision was a “backward move.” In recent years, the US has supported numerous maternal health care programs in developing countries, including access to reproductive health care.
“We really hoped that the US would take the lead on this issue,” Tedros said.
Josh MarcusJune 29, 2022 21:50
Ginni Thomas is ‘seriously concerned’ about testifying before Jan. 6 commission, her lawyer says
Attorney for Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, said the conservative activist has “grave concerns” about testifying before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots in the US Capitol.
Mark Paoletta sent an eight-page letter obtained by The Daily Caller to the committee seeking her testimony. Mr Paoletta specifically quoted how the Supreme Court justices were threatened after a draft opinion on the court’s decision to Roe v Wade†
“I would also like to note that this has been a particularly stressful time as the Thomases have been subjected to an avalanche of death threats and other abuse from the unprecedented attack on conservative Supreme Court justices and their families,” the letter read.
Eric GarciaJune 29, 2022 21:30
What happened to the Roe v Wade ‘night of rage’?
Matilda is one of the youngest so-called “violent radicals” and “political terrorists” to take a stand outside the US Supreme Court.
Only a few months old, she stares wide-eyed from her pram at the people with brightly colored banners and signs in the June sun.
While her mom Zoe talks to the independentthe little girl dozes gently and begins to doze.
“It was important for us to be here to be a visual representation that this affects mothers,” Zoe says, holding a sign that reads “Here for her” protectively over her daughter.
“This has consequences for children. This affects normal people. Whatever distorted image pro-life people have in their minds, most people who have abortions already have children.
Rachel SharpJune 29, 2022 9:00 PM
Cheney calls on Trump White House attorney to testify after bomb interrogation
Ms. Cheney, who serves as vice chair of the committee, quoted testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former Trump administration staffer.
Ms. Hutchinson told the committee on Tuesday that Mr. Cipollone feared a line in a draft of former President Donald Trump’s comments in the White House Ellipse to “fight for me, fight for what we do, fight for the movement” and Mr Trump’s desire to go to the Capitol would expose them to charges of “every crime imaginable.”
Eric GarciaJune 29, 2022 8:33 PM
GOP Senator Thom Tillis helped his state turn red. Here’s how he also helped pass the two-pronged weapons check
Celebrating after the US Senate passed the first piece of major gun legislation in nearly 30 years, following a series of horrific mass shootings in recent weeks, Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona praised her Republican colleague Thom Tillis.
“Oh, Thom is great”, Mrs Sinema told the independent, a rare comment to the press for the legislator. “So pragmatic, so focused on solutions. Also a great vote counter. Great whip.”
Their friendship is mutual. For Halloween last year, Mr. Tillis dressed his dog Theo — named after Theodore Roosevelt — as Mrs. Sinema, with a wig and sweater that reads “Dangerous Creature,” while dressing his other dog Mitch as Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.
But Ms. Sinema — who often praises her affiliations across the aisle, often to the frustration of her Democratic colleagues — wasn’t the only Democrat to praise the two-year North Carolina Republican, who first helped bring both houses of the United States down. His state’s legislature has turned around in a century and has twice narrowly escaped defeat by well-funded Democratic challengers.
Eric GarciaJune 29, 2022 20:30
‘Bottom line’ is that Trump knew the crowd marching on Capitol was ‘armed,’ says Morning Joe host
Gustaf Kilander29 June 2022 20:00