Fresh subpoenas issued as Jan 6 committee expands probe over new evidence – live


‘I’ve lost my name, I’ve lost my reputation’: Voting official givers testimony at Jan 6 hearings

As the ongoing 6 January committee hearings lay out a devastating account of his extensive effort to overturn the 2020 election, Donald Trump has criticised Kevin McCarthy for pulling Republicans out of the select committees.

Mr Trump told Punchbowl News that “I think in retrospect, I think it would have been very smart” to have Republican congressmen sit on the committee.

As things turned out, two Republicans were seated on the committee: unsparing Trump critics Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, both of whom voted to impeach him after the Capitol riot.

Meanwhile, it emerged that the previously unseen footage subpoenaed from a documentary filmmaker may contradict testimony given to the panel by Ivanka Trump in which the ex-president’s daughter said she agreed with Bill Barr that the 2020 election was not stolen.

Meanwhile, a flurry of law enforcement activity on Wedneday and a steady stream of new evidence has seen the committee decide to schedule further hearings after the House’s 4 July recess, with more dates set to be announced for when lawmakers return to Washington on 12 July.

Security for January 6 committee members is being increased in the face of a spike in threats against them.

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Monica Lewinsky expertly mocks Ron Johnson over his reaction to Jan 6 revelations

On Wednesday, the Vanity Fair contributor offered her two cents in response to a video of Mr Johnson that went viral on Tuesday.

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 21:26

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Bannon to address GOP lawmaker spouses… day after his contempt of Congress trial begins

Politico reports that former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon is set to headline a seminar in July for the spouses of GOP lawmakers.

The event is set to take place on 19 July, the day after his trial for contempt of Congress is set to begin for charges following his defiance of a subpoena from the January 6 committee.

Other scheduled speakers include Kellyanne Conway and Dr Robert Malone, a Covid vaccine conspiracist, and Frank Gaffney, who has faced charges of trafficking in Islamophobia.

Steve Bannon faces trial for contempt of Congress

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Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 21:14

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ICYMI: Lots of theories, no evidence

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 20:55

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FBI raids, subpoenas and new evidence leads Jan 6 committee to expand hearings

The Justice Department’s investigation into the January 6 Capitol riot moved up a gear on Wednesday when federal agents dropped subpoenas on people in at least two states, as part of a widening probe into the use of fake electors to overturn the 2020 election.

The Washington Post reports that agents conducted court-authorised actions at the home of Brad Carver, a Georgia lawyer who allegedly signed a document claiming to be a Trump elector, and at the Virginia home of Thomas Lane, who worked on the Trump campaign’s efforts in Arizona and New Mexico.

Further subpoenas were issued in Michigan according to a person who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity.

In light of this steady stream of new evidence, a person close to the House Jan 6 committee investigation confirmed to The Independent the panel was holding off on scheduling any further hearings until after the Independence Day recess.

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 20:50

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Senator may need amputation after suffering ‘serious’ hand injury

Senator Kevin Cramer says that he has suffered a serious injury to his right hand doing yard work in North Dakota and that it may require an amputation.

“While working in the yard over the weekend, I sustained a serious injury to my right hand, which required immediate surgery,” Mr Cramer said on Wednesday, without being specific on the injury.

“I continue to remain in North Dakota close to medical care as there is a high risk of infection and the possible need for amputation.”

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 20:36

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Greitens says violent video about hunting RINOs was meant to be humorous

Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has claimed that an advert for his senate campaign in which he hunts RINOs (Republican In Name Only) was meant to be humorous and that no one in the state took it seriously.

Mr Greitens, 48, served as the governor of Missouri between 2017 and 2018 before resigning amid allegations of sexual assault and campaign finance violations.

Gustaf Kilander has the story :

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 20:17

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Trump-supporting Arizona GOP candidate calls official who testified at Jan 6 hearings a ‘traitor’

A Republican Arizona Congressional candidate called the state’s House speaker a “traitor” for testifying during the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riot.

Josh Barnett, a Republican running for the state’s 1st district, tweeted a screenshot of Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers — a Republican — alongside a message calling him a traitor.

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 20:08

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DeSantis pulls past Trump in New Hampshire GOP primary polling

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 19:49

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Is enthusiasm for Trump finally waning?

The results of the University of New Hampshire poll showing Ron DeSantis beating Donald Trump by two percentage points among likely Republican primary voters has caused a stir among political observers.

Sarah Longwell, CEO of Longwell Partners, publisher of The Bulwark, and founder of The Republican Accountability Project — a Trump adversary — says she has noted a shift among Trump voters.

“I’ve done two 2020 Trump-voter focus groups since the Jan 6 hearings began. And something happened that’s never happened before: ZERO of the participants in either group wanted Trump to run again in 2024,” she tweeted.

“To be clear, they still like Trump fine. And I’m not suggesting they’re being persuaded by the hearings. (They’re mostly not watching/hate the hearings). But it’s possible the hearings are making voters who want to move on from Jan 6 more open to also moving on from Trump,” Ms Longwell clarified.

She further notes: “That plus having an alternative in DeSantis they’re genuinely excited about — who they view as ‘Trump without the baggage’ — could be diminishing enthusiasm for another Trump run.”

“I’ve been very skeptical of the ‘Trump’s grip on the GOP is slipping’ narrative, in large part because in dozens and dozens of focus groups roughly half of Trump voters want to see Trump run again. It’s too soon to say for sure, but *possible* that’s changing,” Ms Longwell concludes.

Jennifer Rubin, a self-described “Never-Trump” and opinion writer at The Washington Post, replied to Ms Longwell’s thread: “Theory: When not forced to say ‘I don’t like Trump’ or ‘I was wrong to vote for Trump’ they’ll gladly jump ship to say ‘I found an even better Trump!’ The duped rarely admit they were duped. But they remain easy marks.”

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 19:30

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Jan 6 committtee publishes Bowers’ journal excerpt

The January 6 select committee has published an excerpt from Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers’ journal from 4 December 2020.



I do not want to be a winner by cheating. I will not play with laws I swore allegiance to with any contrived desire toward deflection of my deep, foundational desire to follow God’s will…

Rusty Bowers

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