January 6 hearings updates – live: Liz Cheney warns failure to prosecute Trump would lead to ‘serious’ threat

Trumps lashes out at former White House employee

Vice-chairman of the Jan. 6 committee, Liz Cheney, has rejected the idea that prosecuting a former president would fuel political tensions in America. Looking the other way from potential criminal activity would pose a “serious” threat, the congressman said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump could potentially announce a 2024 bid for the White House this month, according to new reporting from The New York Times

Polls show a narrowing gap with Ron DeSantis, and the assistants of other potential candidates told the AP they felt increasingly encouraged.

As speculation about shifts in support mounts, Mr. Trump has lashed out at Ms. Hutchinson on Truth Social and in a Newsmax interview. Trump called her a “whack job” and wondered if she had indeed told the truth under oath. He also claimed she asked for a job when he left for Florida when he left office.

Her testimony that Mr. Trump jumped at the wheel of a car and grabbed a Secret Service agent when told he would not be taken to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has been denied by Tony Ornato, the former agent she killed. told her the story.

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Filmmaker who flipped Jan 6 probe talks about Trump ‘aggression’, what he saw and how the spotlight has led to death threats

Last week, the select committee received hours of video from Mr. Holder after he received a subpoena calling for “raw footage” taken by him and his colleagues on the day of the Capitol attack. The subpoena also requested footage of interviews with Mr. Trump, Mr. Pence, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump or Jared Kushner and “any footage related to discussions of voter fraud or election integrity surrounding the November 2020 presidential election.”

Andrew FeinbergJuly 4, 2022 01:12

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Jan 6 commissioner claims more evidence to come in next hearings

Adam Kinzinger, one of the Republican members of the House Jan. 6 committee, said the additional panel hearings scheduled for July will reveal new information.

“There will be a lot more information and stay tuned,” said Mr Kinzinger.

David TaintorJuly 3, 2022 11:12 PM

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Kristi Noem pushes for South Dakota restrictive abortion law

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, a potential 2024 Republican presidential nominee, was pressured Sunday over whether child rape victims should be forced to carry out a pregnancy. Reports of a 10-year-old Ohio girl being forced to travel out of the state to access abortion care sparked outrage over the weekend.

David TaintorJuly 3, 2022 21:19

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Liz Cheney says not prosecuting Trump would lead to ‘serious’ threat

The Republican vice chair of the Jan. 6 committee has rejected the idea that prosecuting a former president would fuel political tensions in America.

In an extended interview with ABC News correspondent Jon Karl, broadcast on Sunday, Liz Cheney instead emphasized that the danger lay in letting Donald Trump go free for the events leading up to the attack on Congress.

John BowdenJuly 3, 2022 19:15

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Law professor who taught Attorney General Merrick Garland predicts Trump indictment is coming

Laurence Tribe, a Harvard law professor who taught U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, told CNN he believes Donald Trump will likely face criminal charges for his role in the January 6 attack on Congress.

David TaintorJuly 3, 2022 5:29 PM

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What Mike Pence Said About the January 6 Riots

Since he stepped down from office, former Vice President Mike Pence has kept busy, joining conservative think tanks the Heritage Foundation and the Young America’s Foundation, traveling abroad, delivering speeches on behalf of preferred Republican candidates, and few books to work.

Joe SommerladJuly 3, 2022 4:35 PM

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Is the Trump team trying to mess with witnesses?

The Jan. 6 committee is alarmed that Donald Trump or his allies are trying to tamper with the testimonies of witnesses participating in the congressional investigation.

“Most Americans know that attempts to influence witnesses to testify falsely raise very serious concerns,” committee vice-chair Liz Cheney said Tuesday.

Josh MarcusJuly 3, 2022 3:00 PM

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What we learned from the last hearing on January 6

From Donald Trump trying to grab the wheel of his presidential vehicle to the former president throwing his lunch against the wall, the latest January 6 hearing was full of bomb revelations.

John BowdenJuly 3, 2022 2:35 PM

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Cassidy Hutchinson sticks to testimony

Cassidy Hutchinson, the commission’s Jan. 6 blockbuster, stands by her testimony after unnamed sources tried to dispute some of her more explosive claims.

In a statement released Wednesday, attorneys for Ms. Hutchinson, Jody Hunt and William Jordan, said the former White House aide “stands by all of the testimony she gave yesterday under oath to the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the United States Capitol”. †

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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

David TaintorJuly 3, 2022 05:12

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More about the Georgia Grand Jury investigation

The Associated Press reports on the Georgia Grand Jury investigation:

Lawyers representing a former state legislator and the state’s lieutenant governor had asked the judge to quash subpoenas for them to testify before the panel, citing legislative privilege and immunity. If he disagreed, they said in a motion filed earlier this week, they urged him to establish guidelines for the questioning.

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