Jamie Raskin doesn’t say if the January 6 committee will get Mike Pence to testify
A former GOP insider tells The Independent that former President Donald Trump will “lose his mind” as he listens Thursday night to the committee hearings on the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and finds that there is no one to meddle on his behalf.
Kurt Bardella also called House GOP Chairman Kevin McCarthy’s decision to withdraw the Republican committee pick a “massive strategic error.”
Meanwhile, Trump allies have called the prime-time special “disgustingly non-contact” and said Americans are more concerned about inflation and gas prices and nobody is watching.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has come out on Fox News for its decision not to broadcast the hearings live on its main channel when all other stations are doing it. She tweeted that “Fox News will not air the Jan. 6 hearings because they prefer their incitement to be freshly made on the ground.”
In that regard, Steve Bannon’s attorneys have subpoenaed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of the January 6 Committee. Mr. Bannon, once a strategist for former President Trump, was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2021 for refusing to comply with a subpoena to testify and produce documents.
Jared Kushner was reportedly planning a move to Miami before Trump even lost the election
The senior White House adviser and Donald Trump’s son-in-law reportedly began etching his plans to escape the stable before the former president officially even lost his bid for re-election in 2020 The New York Times.
“We’re moving to Miami,” Mr. Kushner reportedly told his wife Ivanka Trump, also a senior adviser in her father’s administration, just over 24 hours after the last election closed at midnight on Nov. 4 in Alaska.
Johanna Chisholm reports:
Oliver O’ConnellJun 9, 2022 5:01 am
What did Mike Pence say about the January 6th riot in the Capitol?
Joe Sommerlad reviews what former Vice President Mike Pence, who was caught up in the midst of the events of January 6, 2021, has said about the Capitol riots since that day.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 9, 2022 4:30 am
Washington Commanders coach dismisses January 6 as “cloud of dust”.
Washington Commanders defense coordinator Jack Del Rio has dismissed the deadly Jan. 6 riot as “dust clouds in the Capitol,” a day before live hearings on pro-Trump violence are due to begin.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 9, 2022 04:00
Trump’s inner circle goes on the offensive at public hearings on Jan. 6
A number of Republicans from Donald Trump’s inner circle have begun what many have called mass counterprogramming ahead of the committee’s first public hearings on Jan. 6, due to begin this week.
The House Select Committee investigating the violent riot in the Capitol that left about 140 officers injured and one police officer dead has conducted its work largely behind closed doors for nearly a year. On Thursday, however, the bipartisan panel will open its first of six hearings during a prime-time televised event.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 9, 2022 03:30
January 6 Committee members on different political routes
The nine members of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 US Capitol riot find themselves on different political paths as they prepare for public hearings that could be a pivotal moment in their careers.
Working from private quarters in a Capitol office building, the seven Democrats and two Republicans participated in hours of interviews, listening to testimonies from members of former President Donald Trump’s family, former Justice Department officials and Trump White House advisers. They issued dozens of subpoenas, interviewed more than 1,000 witnesses and gathered tens of thousands of pages of documents to piece together the worst attack on the Capitol in two centuries.
But as lawmakers wrap up their investigations, many are at a personal crossroads.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 9, 2022 03:00
Gunman arrested near Brett Kavanaugh’s home
A man with at least one gun was arrested near the Maryland home of US Judge Brett Kavanaugh and threatened to kill him The Washington Postciting people familiar with the investigation.
A suspect with “at least one weapon and burglary tools” was arrested on a nearby street in Montgomery County early Wednesday, according to the report, which claims the man was upset about an upcoming decision on the 1973 sentencing Deer vs Wade and abortion access in the United States.
A statement from the Public Information Officer of the Supreme Court The Independent also reports that a man was arrested at 1:50 am.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 9, 2022 2:30 am
Trump will lose his mind during prime-time committee hearing
Andrew Feinberg and Eric Garcia write:
Allies of Mr Trump, who have challenged the panel’s legitimacy in lawsuits to prevent the committee from obtaining documents, have pointed to the lack of GOP members when arguing that the panel was improperly composed, but several federal courts have rejected such arguments.
Kurt Bardella, a former adviser to former GOP House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa, who now advises the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told The Independent that Mr McCarthy’s decision to drop all his picks came in a fit of Withdrawing anger, “massive is ‘strategic error’ that has left the former president without anyone to defend him or intercede on his behalf.
He also predicted that the former president would “lose his mind” as he watches the select committee hearings and finds that no one is there to submit with talking points that take his side of the argument.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 9, 2022 02:00
GOP senators with gun control in their hands reveal if they own an AR-15 or have fired it
The Independent contacted several Republican senators to ask if they owned or fired an AR-15. Here’s what they said to Eric Garcia:
Oliver O’ConnellJune 9, 2022 1:30 am
The trial against “We are building the wall” ends with a mistrial
The trial of a Colorado businessman accused of ripping off thousands of donors who pledged $25 million to a campaign to build a wall along the southern US border ended in court on Tuesday after a jury decided no were able to reach a unanimous verdict.
The mistrial in Timothy Shea’s indictment was granted by US District Judge Analisa Torres after the jury reported for a third time that it could not reach a verdict in any case, saying the standstill was “extremely clear”. They said extensive deliberations had “further anchored them in our opposing views.”
According to previous notes, the judge told her to try again.
Shea was tried alone after Steve Bannon, a former aide to then-President Donald Trump, was pardoned. And two other defendants pleaded guilty.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 9, 2022 01:00
The Republican Accountability Project publishes a new ad on January 6th
The conservative anti-Trump group The Republican Accountability Project has released a new ad about tomorrow’s public hearings into the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riots.
The ad asks why former President Donald Trump took 187 minutes to respond when Congress was attacked.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 9, 2022 00:30