Web Analytics Made Easy - Statcounter
Sunday, Jan 29, 2023 - 03:50:37
228 results - (0.003 seconds)

Donald Trump’s attack:

latest news at page 1:
    Top Democrats on Friday slammed "MAGA radicalism" on the second anniversary of the Capitol riot, accusing former President Donald Trump of continuing to "poison American democracy with his Big Lie." "This anniversary should serve as a wakeup call to the Republican Party to reject MAGA (Make America Great Again) radicalism, which has time and time again led to Republican failures," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in a statement. GREENE RENEWS BOEBERT FEUD OVER MCCARTHY 'OBSTRUCTION' Supporters of the former president showed up in Washington, D.C., two years ago in an ill-fated, eleventh-hour bid to thwart the certification of President Joe Biden and prevent the peaceful transition of power. Mobs stormed the Capitol following a rally in which the former president spread lies about voter fraud. Hundreds of pro-Trump supporters pushed past barricades and entered the Capitol building in an effort to disrupt the certification. In all, about 150 officers from the Capitol Police, the Metro Police Department, and other local agencies dispatched were injured in the melee that turned deadly. More than 900 people were arrested. "Republicans...
    Representative Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) explained on Sundays edition of Face the Nation why the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol recommended to the Department of Justice that it should indict former President Donald Trump for four crimes against the United States. The bipartisan panel submitted its findings and suggestions earlier this week ahead of the Friday release of its final 845-page report on Trumps multifaceted scheme to nullify his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden and remain in power. The Committees 18-month probe included interviews with more than a thousand witnesses and Trump Administration officials. It also held a series of hearings to help the public understand what happened during the leadup, execution, and aftermath of Trumps failed coup. CBS moderator Margaret Brennan recalled to Raskin the unprecedented nature of the Committees objectives. READ MORE: Watch: J6 committee votes to send four criminal referrals against Donald Trump to DOJ "Lets get back to the work that you have just concluded because you did make this historic decision to refer to the...
    The man charged with attacking Paul Pelosi, the spouse of Nancy Pelosi, in the couple’s San Francisco home in what prosecutors called a “near-fatal” attack is a pro-Trump activist who told law enforcement officials the Speaker and other Democrats were “crazy and corrupt,” “submitting fake evidence to spy on” ex-president Donald Trump’s campaign, and that he needed “to take them out.” Buzzfeed reports the suspect, David DePape, “also told officials he planned to target California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Hunter Biden, and actor Tom Hanks,” San Francisco police Sgt. Carla Hurley testified in court on Wednesday. In an audio recording played in court DePape reportedly told Sgt. Hurley the people he had targeted, which also includes the Speaker herself, “go from one crime to another crime to another crime to another crime,” and “it’s just like the whole f*cking four years until they were finally able to steal the election. It’s unacceptable.” READ MORE: Watch: Club Q Owner Testifies Before Congress About ‘Hundreds’ of Messages of Hate He Received After Anti-LGBTQ Attack There is no evidence Speaker Pelosi, or any of...
    Former National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday threatened to jump in the 2024 presidential race if other Republicans don't step up and condemn former President Donald Trump's attack on the Constitution.  'I think to be a presidential candidate, you can't simply say I support the Constitution you have to say I would oppose people who would undercut it,' Bolton told NBC's Kristen Welker Monday on Meet the Press Now.  He said he would 'absolutely' jump in the presidential race if he didn't hear that message pushed from other GOP presidential candidates.  'I'd like to see Shermanesque statements from all the potential candidates. If I don't see that then I'm going to seriously consider getting in,' Bolton said.  When asked about what his timetable would look like, Bolton replied, 'I think it's going to have to be pretty short.'    Former National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday threatened to jump in the 2024 presidential race if other Republicans don't step up and condemn former President Donald Trump's attack on the Constitution 'I think to be a presidential candidate, you can't simply...
    Conservative podcast host Steve Bannon defended former President Donald Trump's call for a "termination" of the U.S. Constitution over his 2020 election loss. On his Monday podcast, Bannon referenced Trump's remarks on Truth Social. "A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution," the former president wrote over the weekend. While the remarks were widely criticized, Bannon argued that Trump was right. "President Trump put this thing out about the Constitution the other day," the host said. "But the reality is we have a constitutional crisis. We have a constitutional crisis because Joe Biden is not legitimate. I've said this from the very beginning. I said it [on] the day of his inauguration. He's not legitimate. We have the receipts. And now we see it." Trump 2024 campaign attorney Christina Bobb agreed that Biden was "absolutely not" a legitimate president. "I think he was put forward to be a stooge, to be controlled by, you know, shadowy figures that didn't want their fingerprints or their...
    Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan laid blame for his party's midterm election performance directly at former President Donald Trump's feet on Sunday and called for a new figure to lead the GOP. 'I think it's basically the third election in a row that Donald Trump has cost us the race,' Hogan told CNN's State of the Union. 'Three strikes you're out.' But the term-limited moderate leader also conceded that Trump's influence would take time to fade, noting he's 'still the 800-pound gorilla', especially if the ex-president's promised 'special announcement' on November 15 is the introduction to a third White House campaign. If that's the case, Hogan said, 'there's no question' Republicans will lose the only outstanding Senate race in Georgia.  The GOP is beginning its post mortem as results continue trickling in that show its promised 'red wave' never came to be. Democrats solidified control over the Senate for two more years when Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto narrowly won her race in Nevada on Saturday night. The House of Representatives, which polls projected gaining dozens of new Republican seats, is...
    A Politico/Morning Consult poll from August said that 58% of registered Republican voters want Trump to be the nominee versus only 16% for DeSantis. A USA Today/Suffolk University poll taken in September of likely Florida midterm voters showed that 48% would support DeSantis compared to 40% for Trump. In 2017, then-President Trump gave a glowing endorsement to gubernatorial candidate DeSantis. Trump wrote on Twitter, "Congressman Ron DeSantis is a brilliant young leader, Yale and then Harvard Law, who would make a GREAT Governor of Florida. He loves our Country and is a true FIGHTER!" In June, Trump was asked about making DeSantis his running mate in 2024. Trump replied, "Well, I get along with him. I was very responsible for his success, because I endorsed him and he went up like a rocket ship." During Saturday night's rally, Trump hinted that he is running again for president and will make an announcement very soon. "Now, in order to make our country successful and safe and glorious, I will very, very, very probably do it again, OK? Very,...
    JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden tore into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, dubbing him “Donald Trump incarnate” and including him in a blistering condemnation of the conditions around the attack on Paul Pelosi that targeted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. During a busy Florida swing Tuesday, President Biden spoke at a private fundraiser hosted by Scott Schlesinger and Annie Schlesinger, at which he hit on some familiar themes, but also rolled out a few new ones. The president told the crowd of 70 or so donors the reason he decided to run after Trump’s infamous “very fine people” remark, but used a less-often-told version of the story that included a detail about his grandson showing him a funeral photo with a sick caption, and pivoted to DeSantis by calling him “Donald Trump incarnate”: But he took out his cellphone, and he showed me a picture of me walking out of the Cathedral of St. Anthony’s with my hand on the hand-draped [flag-draped] casket of my son, who won the Bronze Star and the Consicuo- — Conspicuous Service...
    Former President Donald Trump is attempting to change the narrative regarding the recent assault of Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). On Tuesday, November 1, Trump appeared on The Chris Stigall Podcast where he weighed in on all that has transpired with Paul Pelosi. At one point during the segment, Trump claimed "weird things" were happening in the lawmaker's household. "Well, it's weird things going on in that household in the last couple of weeks," Trump said. "You know, probably you and I are better not talking about it." READ MORE: Donald Trump's Save America PAC under investigation by federal grand jury: report "Well, it's weird things going on in that household in the last couple of weeks," Trump said. "You know, probably you and I are better not talking about it." He went on to echo a baseless claim about the home invasion as he insisted the glass at the Pelosi residence had been broken from the inside. "So it wasn't a break-in, it was a break-out," he added. "I dunno, you hear the same...
    A stunned Jake Tapper absolutely destroyed Republicans who joked about and were “spreading insane offensive and false conspiracy theories” about the attack on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi. A suspect named David DePape has confessed to breaking into Speaker Pelosi’s San Francisco home early Friday morning and violently attacking her husband Paul while asking for the speaker’s whereabouts. While some Republicans have denounced the attacks, others have joked and/or promoted lies about the attack. On Monday night’s edition of CNN Tonight with Jake Tapper, the host led off his show with a blistering commentary taking the latter group to task, asking “What is wrong with these people?” and noting that what they’re saying is “a lie!”: Far too many other Republicans, and conservative leaders, are out there, instead, spreading insane offensive and false conspiracy theories, such as the complete and utter lie, the deranged smear that Paul Pelosi, and the attacker, the man, who hit him in the head, with a hammer, were in a sexual relationship. To his 8.7 million Twitter followers, Donald Trump Jr. shared an...
    Donald Trump Jr. shared a post mocking the Friday attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul Pelosi. The post that Trump Jr. tweeted showed a picture of underwear and a hammer with the caption, "Got my Paul Pelosi Halloween costume ready." RNC'S MCDANIEL REJECTS 'UNFAIR' LINKS BETWEEN GOP RHETORIC, POLITICAL VIOLENCE AFTER PELOSI ATTACK The internet remains undefeated… Also if you switch out the hammer for a red feather boa you could be Hunter Biden in an instant. https://t.co/lOYZ8SwiAZ— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2022 "The internet remains undefeated … Also if you switch out the hammer for a red feather boa you could be Hunter Biden in an instant," Trump wrote in response to the costume idea. Trump also tweeted about the attack on Saturday, saying, "Imagine how safe the country would be if democrats took all violent crime as seriously as they’re taking the Paul Pelosi situation. They simply don’t care about you." CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER Other Republicans condemned the attack, including...
    Joe Raedle/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. mocked the recent attack on Paul Pelosi by sharing a Halloween costume that outraged many on Instagram and Twitter. Pelosi was attacked in by an unhinged man who entered his home looking for Pelosi’s wife, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who, according to police reports, asked, “where’s Nancy?” in what appears to be an apparent effort to attack her. Details of the attack are still emerging from the SFPD. On the eve of Halloween, Trump Jr. quote tweeted an image of men’s briefs and a hammer that read, “Got my Paul Pelosi Halloween costume ready.” Trump Jr. added, “the internet remains undefeated,” before adding a dig on Hunter Biden. The internet remains undefeated… Also if you switch out the hammer for a red feather boa you could be Hunter Biden in an instant. https://t.co/lOYZ8SwiAZ — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2022 Don Jr then ripped the image off and posted it on his Instagram account without any attribution to the individual who first made the tasteless “joke.”   View this post on Instagram...
    AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.On Friday, the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol issued a subpoena for testimony and documents from former president Donald Trump, ordering him to appear before a panel of lawmakers next month. The subpoena requests that Trump hand over any legally relevant documents by November 4 and testify under oath on November 14.  Pursuant to a unanimous vote, the Select Committee issued a subpoena to former President Donald Trump for testimony and records relevant to the Select Committee’s investigation into the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol and its causes. — January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) October 21, 2022 The Jan. 6 committee has reviewed thousands of witnesses and millions of documents piecing together the events before and during last year’s attack on the Capitol. They made clear that Trump is a “clear and present danger,” as my colleague David Corn wrote. The committee vice chairwoman Liz Cheney and chairman Bennie G. Thompson...
    New York Times correspondent and CNN analyst Maggie Haberman tore into former President Donald Trump‘s “objectively racist” attack on former cabinet member and current Mitch McConnell wife Elaine Chao. Trump launched a racist and unhinged attack on McConnell and Chao on Friday — just the latest in a lengthy campaign of attacks — that Republicans have had a tough time commenting about. On Monday night’s edition of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, anchor John Berman interviewed Haberman on the eve of the release of her controversial but much-buzzed-about book Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America. Berman noted that the book addresses Trump’s “casual racism,” and asked Haberman to apply it to the current situation. Haberman took pains to point out that while Trump and his supporters often try to cast his racism as misunderstood or misconstrued, the attack on Ms. Chao was unmistakable: BERMAN: I want to ask you about something that has been in the news the last few days. It’s not in the book, but it is, right? Because of everything that you establish. It is about his comments on Mitch McConnell, and...
    United States Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) tore into Republicans over their schismatic fusion to former President Donald Trump's false assertion that the 2020 election was stolen during a hearing in the House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon. Raskin is a member of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol, which will hold its 10th public hearing on Wednesday, September 28th. Raskin also serves on the House Judiciary, Oversight, House Administration, and Rules Committees as well as the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. As the Rules Committee was debating the Presidential Election Reform Act before it was passed by the House nearly along party lines, Raskin decried the "conspiracy theories afoot in the far reaches of the internet which somehow crawl into Congress" that are embosomed by the confederacy of right-wing lawmakers who are allegiant to Trump: If at least our colleagues would accept the reality of what the rest of the country has embraced – Donald Trump's Big Lie is nothing but propaganda and disinformation. And the moment one of them says,...
    New York Times columnist Charles Blow said Democrats might take heat for criticizing Republican voters, but concluded they are simply being honest. On Thursday, President Joe Biden addressed the country in a speech wherein he branded former President Donald Trump and “MAGA Republicans” as a threat to democracy. Biden clarified in the speech he was not talking about all Republican voters. Addressing Fox News reporter Peter Doocy on Friday, Biden said, “Come on! Look, guys. You keep trying to make that case. I don’t consider any Trump supporter to be a threat to the country.” On MSNBC’s The ReidOut, David Corn of Mother Jones said Biden was being “charitable” by stating not all Republicans are in the Trump wing of the party. “I know that Biden wants to try to make it seem that the MAGA Republicans are an aberration,” he said, before adding extremism “has always been a strong part of the Republican Party.” Host Joy Reid turned to Blow for comment, and said she considers the GOP to be the modern-day Dixiecrats. She asked him, “Is it a faction or...
    CNN chief White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins said President Joe Biden’s anti-MAGA speech was the most “political” and “forceful” he’s given as president. During Biden’s speech on Thursday night, the president went after the MAGA base of the GOP. “We must be honest with each other and with ourselves,” he said during his speech outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia. “Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal. Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.” Biden remarked that “the Republican Party today is dominated, driven and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. And that is a threat to this country. These are hard things. But I’m an American president, not a president of red America or blue America, but of all America.” Following the speech, appearing on Anderson Cooper 360, Collins called it “very political.” “I think with the exception of the speech that he gave on the anniversary of Jan. 6 at the Capitol, this might be the most political, most forceful speech in...
    Donald Trump Jr. said in remarks supporting Matt Gaetz's reelection that the U.S. would be more safe if his father had hidden the nuclear codes at his Mar-a-Lago estate rather than allowing them to transfer hands to President Joe Biden. 'Donald Trump has the nuclear codes! In the linen closet at Mar-a-Lago!' the eldest Trump child mockingly said as justification for the FBI raid during a speech in Florida that resembled a stand-up comedy act. 'By the way, for the record, I say that if Donald Trump actually still had the nuclear codes it would probably be good,' Don Jr. said to cheers from the pro-Gaetz crowd. 'Our enemies – our enemies – might actually be like, 'Okay, maybe, let's not mess with them,'' he added to the delight of the audience. 'Unlike when they look at Joe Biden then they say, 'You know what? We should attack now.'' At the Monday event in support of Gaetz's reelection campaign, Don Jr. also defended the Florida congressman against attack ads from his competitor claiming he could be the 'informant' that gave...
    Former President Donald Trump again lashed out at the FBI Tuesday evening over last week's raid of Mar-a-Lago, as a new report said that top officials in the White House counsel's office had been interviewed by investigators about boxes Trump took home.  'The DOJ and FBI just returned my passports. Thank you!' Trump posted to Truth Social. 'Unfortunately, when they Raided my home, Mar-a-Lago, 8 days ago, they just opened their arms and grabbed everything in sight, much as a common criminal would do. This shouldn't happen in America!' It was previously reported that the FBI had returned the three passports to Trump.  The New York Times reported Tuesday afternoon that former White House counsel Pat Cipollone and his deputy Patrick Philbin were interviewed by the FBI in connection with the boxes Trump removed from the White House and stored at his Florida home and private club.  They're the most senior people known to have been interviewed by the FBI for the probe referred to the Justice Department by the National Archives over missing documents.  Philbin was interviewed sometime this spring, The Times reported. ...
    Conservative pundit Charlie Kirk complained that the FBI will “play the victim” following the attack on the bureau’s office in Cincinnati. The eponymous host of The Charlie Kirk Show addressed the ongoing situation Thursday after an armed suspect attempted to breach the FBI’s office before fleeing the scene and engaging in a shootout with authorities. No motive has been established yet for the attack, though the FBI has seen a sharp increase of violent threats against them ever since the bureau executed a search warrant and investigated former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. During his show, Kirk observed some “trepidation” from the media in terms of how to cover the attack. “There is a single angle though they’re going to be continually using,” Kirk said, “which is, denouncing threats to all enforcement as if that’s really what’s going on here.” From there, Kirk read through a report on Trump-appointed FBI Director Chris Wray condemned “deplorable and dangerous” threats to federal law enforcement. The Turning Point USA founder, who has called for people to “defy the federal government,” immediately gave a...
    The FBI on Monday executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump‘s Florida home. While there are no details yet on what federal agents are investigating, Trump quickly put out a statement in which he decries the “assault.” “These are dark times for our Nation,” writes Trump, who since becoming president has likened himself to the entire country, at times declaring an attack on him to be an attack on the United States. He continues, saying, “my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.” “Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before,” which is true, but no president, possibly except Richard Nixon, has been under criminal investigation before. “After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate,” he claims. Clearly it had ti be approved by the highest levels at not just the FBI – whose director Trump installed – but the Dept. of Justice, likely by Attorney General...
    Former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said on Wednesday that former President Donald Trump could face manslaughter charges for his delay in calling off a mob of rioters on Jan. 6, 2021. During a panel discussion on MSNBC, McQuade asserted that Trump and his associates could not rely on free speech arguments to protect them from criminal charges. "If you can make that connection that this was a planned attack, you could supersede that seditious conspiracy indictment to add Trump or [Roger Stone] or anyone else who was involved in the planning," she explained. "The other thing that is coming clear to me is there is a potential charge here against Donald Trump for manslaughter," McQuade said, referring to the seven deaths connected to the Jan. 6 attack. She added: "Knowing that this crowd is armed, he has a duty as the president of the United States, as the commander-in-chief to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, to call off that mob and do everything he can to stop it. Instead, he sits idly by during those 187 minutes."...
    During an appearance on MSNBC on Sunday morning with host Katie Phang, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner explained that there is more than enough evidence for the Department of Justice to charge Donald Trump with treason. Going well beyond calls for the former president to be charged with criminal conspiracy as many legal experts have called for, Kirschner said there is ample evidence that Trump "declared war" on the U.S. "You said he's guilty. Donald Trump is guilty of treason. Some people have said maybe that's a little too far to, Glenn. Tell us why it's not," host Phang prompted. "I don't think it's hyperbole and here's why, Katie," he replied. "Five quick data points that I think demonstrate Donald Trump levied war against the United States, that's the very definition of treason; whoever owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them, the United States, is guilty of treason." "He recruited the Proud Boys and others, 'stand back and stand by, await before their orders.' He set the date for the Capitol attack, 'come to DC January 6th,...
    When Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN with host Michael Smerconish, things quickly went awry when he asked her about the chapter in her book that speaks of her husband, George Conway. Instead of focusing on the question, Conway spiraled off into a rant about her husband's stance on former President Donald Trump. In fact, Conway's rant was so intense that Smerconish was barely able to get a word in. The highly-publicized couple has made headlines multiple times for their clash on Trump. Their feud began when George Conway publicly launched his attack against the former president on Twitter. During the interview, Kellyanne Conway was also asked about her marital state given their political clash. She wasted no time weighing in. "You know, in 2016, known as the year of the tweet, George Conway sent zero tweets," she began. "Now he's sent over 100,000. He can change his mind about Donald Trump, this is a free country, George has no allegiance to a political party or presidential candidate but his vows to me I feel were broken because...
    (CNN)Former President Donald Trump still manages to dominate the political headlines, nearly a year and half after leaving office. On Thursday, the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol used its first prime-time hearing to make the case that Trump used his power to try and overturn the 2020 election result.The committee faces political headwinds, however. A majority of Americans (55%) now believe that Trump was either not or only partially responsible for the rioters who overtook the Capitol, according to a recent NBC News poll. That's up from 47% in January 2021. Trump's improving political position is where we begin today.January 6 did little damage to Trump over the long termAnalysts like me remarked over and over again during Trump's time in office that he was one of, if not the most unpopular presidents. He left office with the lowest approval rating of any president at the end of his first term (39%) and the highest disapproval rating (58%) thanks in part to a late swoon following the events of January 6, 2021.Read MoreToday,...
    A partisan committee appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and comprised of six Democrats and two Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump is holding a show trial at 8:00 p.m. EST. Members of the committee are Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Elaine Luria, (D-VA), Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). The Select Committee website stated: The committee will present previously unseen material documenting January 6th, receive witness testimony, and provide the American people an initial summary of its findings about the coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power. The committee will also preview additional hearings. Media reports say the committee plans to hold six public hearings focused on trying to tie Trump, his family, associates, and supporters, to the Capitol attack. CBS News reported on the hearing: “We will be revealing new details showing that the violence on Jan. 6 was the result of a coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper said Thursday on his network’s special coverage of the hearing held by the House Select Committee investigating the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 that they played an “absolutely devastating” video, and the evidence so far has been all about former President Donald Trump. Tapper said, “An absolutely devastating film of footage, some of which, much of which we had never seen before. And in fact, some of the officers who served so valiantly that day were watching that film you just watched, that 12-minute film, from inside the committee room. It was emotional, an emotional moment for them as they watched this horrifying spectacle. Before that film, we saw a presentation from the chairman of the committee, Bennie Thompson of Mississippi. An even more powerful presentation from the vice-chair, Republican Liz Cheney, who offered firsthand testimonies with videos and texts from Trump administration officials and Trump family members, and Trump loyalists, all offering a trail of footprints leading directly from that horrific insurrection, this attack on the Capitol, this attack on democracy,...
    Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen anticipates that the ex-president will try everything in his power to distract Americans from the prime-time hearings about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and attempt to overthrow the election. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) made it clear in an interview with MSNBC's Ari Melber that what happened was certainly a coordinated conspiracy. Reporters have heard that the committee's presentation will show a kind of split-screen of what was happening in the attack and what Trump was doing. Cohen explained that after spending decades with Trump he knows that the self-described billionaire feels "concerned. He feels scared and he's trapped." "He knows that the text messages, the documents and the testimony of 1,000 witnesses places him at the epicenter," said Cohen. "So, what is he going to do? He's going to do what he does best, and that's f*cking lie." It will likely be the same message as before, that the whole probe is a witch hunt and that there was "no collusion." Perhaps, he'll even say that the speech on Jan. 6...
    For more than half a century “American Pie” has been an integral part of American culture, but Don McLean – the 76-year old singer who brought the nearly nine-minute song about the death of Buddy Holly and other rock and roll stars to life – has canceled his appearance at the NRA’s annual convention this weekend in Houston. Out of respect for the families of the 21 slaughtered children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas, McLean says it would be “hurtful” and “disrespectful” to appear. Also canceling this weekend are country music stars Lee Greenwood, Larry Gatlin, and T. Graham Brown. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has managed to appear as if he’s canceling out of a show of respect. The Republican currently in a tight re-election race is facing not only the horrific Uvalde mass shooting of 19 elementary school children and two teachers but the mounting evidence that lives may have been lost out of law enforcement’s apparent horrific handling of the attack. Abbott will not appear in person, instead using the time to hold another press conference. He will...
    During the January 6 insurrection as rioters were hunting down the Vice President and chanting “Hang Mike Pence!” with a gallows outside the Capitol building, the President of the United States said maybe they should, his chief of staff Mark Meadows told colleagues in the White House. “Mr. Meadows, according to an account provided to the House committee investigating Jan. 6,” The New York Times reports, “told the colleagues that Mr. Trump had said something to the effect of, maybe Mr. Pence should be hung.” The New York Times also said that Trump was upset his vice president had been taken away by Secret Service. Meadows “left the dining room off the Oval Office, walked into his own office and told colleagues that President Donald J. Trump was complaining that the vice president was being whisked to safety,” The Times notes. A Trump spokesperson, Taylor Budowich, criticized the House Select Committee but did not deny the claims. “This partisan committee’s vague ‘leaks,’ anonymous testimony and willingness to alter evidence proves it’s just an extension of the Democrat smear campaign,” he...
    Donald Trump Jr. shared an attack ad against Republican Ohio U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel on Thursday, writing, “meet the real Josh Mandel.” The attack ad, put together by the Protect Ohio Values PAC, comes almost a week after former President Donald Trump riled many in his MAGA base by endorsing Mandel’s opponent J.D. Vance – a one-time fierce Trump critic. “Ohio friends — meet the real Josh Mandel. The Club for Chinese Growth backed establishment candidate in the OH Sen race,” tweeted Trump Jr. The attack ad then shows a clip of Mandel saying “one of the things that is setting me apart right now is how strongly anti-establishment I am.” “Taking on the squishy establishment Republicans. Mitt Romney and others,” Mandel adds. The ad then shows old footage of Mandel being praised by Mitt Romney, former Ohio Governor John Kasich, and the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). The clip also shows Mandel committing the grievous sins of saying he would work with then-President Barack Obama and offering kind words for Governor Mike DeWine (R-OH), back when he was...
    Former federal prosecutor and current MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner told SiriusXM host Stephanie Miller that Ivanka Trump “incriminated Donald Trump” when she testified to the Jan. 6 committee this week. On Friday’s episode of  The Stephanie Miller Show, Ms. Miller asked Kirshner about Ms. Trump’s 8 hours of testimony this week. Mr. Kirschner expressed certainty that the former first daughter incriminated her father: MR. KIRSCHNER: They sat down, they testified, and what they did is they incriminated Donald Trump, and I can tell you how. MS. MILLER: Yeah, OK. MR. KIRSCHNER: Here’s how. Keith Kellogg. OK, that was. Vice President Mike Pence’s national security adviser said in real time as the attack on the Capitol was in progress. “We all went into the Oval Office and told him, told the president, please call off the attack, condemn the violence. Stop your dogs.” Right? Paraphrasing that last one. and Donald Trump refused, according to Keith Kellogg, a retired military general and Pence’s national security adviser. He’s not as bad as many of the others that were in Trump’s orbit. And then, he said,...
    Loren Elliott/Getty Images The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Kimberly Guilfoyle Thursday. Guilfoyle walked out of a voluntary interview last week when Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joined the proceedings. Guilfoyle, a former Fox News personality and the fiance of Donald Trump Jr., both spoke and allegedly helped plan the rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol. “Ms. Guilfoyle met with Donald Trump inside the White House, spoke at the rally that took place before the riot on January 6th, and apparently played a key role organizing and raising funds for that event. The Select Committee is seeking information from her about these and other matters,” Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said in a statement. “Because Ms. Guilfoyle backed out of her original commitment to provide a voluntary interview, we are issuing today’s subpoena that will compel her to testify. We expect her to comply with the law and cooperate,” he continued. Guilfoyle, who was once married to Gavin Newsom (D-CA), has been a prominent figure in former President Donald’s orbit and was reportedly...
    While anti-war protestors flood the streets throughout Russia, and Ukrainian citizens are conscripted to fight off a foreign invasion, Donald Trump Jr., Ben Shapiro, and Steve Bannon are using the attack on Ukraine as a springboard to voice their right-wing views on anti-LGBTQ+ inclusion in the U.S. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been vocal in his anti-LGBTQ+ politics for years, is finding his opinions on the matter signal boosted by right-wing conservatives. Rather than touting Donald Trump's recycled "America First" ethos to diffuse a war already at hand, his eldest son is fueling further aggression and intolerance in the world. On Thursday morning, Trump Jr. took to Twitter to say: Maybe it\u2019s time we start worrying about real shit instead of our pronouns? — Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1645720381 Last year, Putin revitalized his warpath beating down "Western liberalism." In a speech given at the annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club held at the Black Sea resort of Sochi said that Russia should stick to its own "spiritual values and historical traditions," according to coverage of...
    Former Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman explained his lawsuit against Trump surrogates and Fox News hosts during a Thursday morning appearance on CNN New Day. The former head of European affairs for the National Security Council National Security alleged a coordinated smear campaign before his testimony during former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial. Vindman’s lawsuit summarizes his allegations as an “intentional, concerted campaign of unlawful intimidation and retaliation against a sitting Director of the National Security Council and decorated military officer, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, to prevent him from and then punish him for testifying truthfully before Congress during impeachment proceedings against President Trump.” Brianna Keilar opened by asking Vindman the reason for filing the suit. He replied, “This is a critically important effort to hold accountable corrupt officials, close relatives, and inner circle for Donald Trump in their effort to stifle the duties of official in the U.S. Government.” “This had an enormous chilling effect on both the folks that would come forward to report wrongdoing in that administration but also intended to suppress officials in the conduct of...
    (CNN)The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot issued a new round of subpoenas Tuesday demanding records and testimony from three individuals, including a former White House official who helped draft the speech delivered by former President Donald Trump prior to the attack where he called on his supporters to march to the US Capitol.The committee also subpoenaed two advisers to Donald Trump Jr., who the panel says were "communicating" with the former President's son and now-fiancé Kimberly Guilfoyle regarding the rally at the Ellipse, which immediately preceded the attack.All three individuals were "involved in planning and preparations for the January 6th rally at the Ellipse," the committee says.The witnesses include: Andy Surabian and Arthur Schwartz: Strategists who both served as advisers to Donald Trump, Jr. and were communicating with individuals including Donald Trump, Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle regarding the January 6 Ellipse rally. Ross Worthington is a former White House official who helped draft the former President's January 6 speech for the rally at the Ellipse. Read More"The Select Committee is seeking information from individuals...
    A mother and daughter from Connecticut who admitted to their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol building will avoid prison time after pleading guilty virtually before a judge. Windham County residents Carla Krzywicki, age 20, and her mother Jean Lavin, age 57, both of Canterbury, were arrested in September last year on a criminal complaint issued by the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Original story - Mother, Daughter From Connecticut Charged For Participating In Capitol Riot On Tuesday, Jan. 11, both pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the US Capitol building. As part of their plea agreement, the women were ordered to pay $500 in restitution for damaged caused at the Capitol after approximately $1.5 million in damages were documented following the riot in Washington, DC. Krzywicki and Lavin were arrested on Sept. 14, 2021, after federal officials were tipped off to Facebook photos that were shared on social media of the two wearing hats supporting former President Donald Trump during the incident.
 “This is history. We do not go...
    Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois said on Sunday that Donald Trump is a 'symptom' of the anger stoked by right-wing talk radio narratives that profit off of fear and victimization. Speaking to NBC's Meet The Press, the outgoing GOP lawmaker said the former president's meteoric rise to power came because he was at the right place at the right time. Kinzinger also claimed Trump's enduring grasp on the party is due in large part to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who paid a visit to Trump's Mar-a-Lago club days after denouncing his role in the Capitol riot. 'Did Donald Trump reveal what the Republican party is or change it?' host Chuck Todd asked. You know, I think it's actually a little of both,' Kinzinger said.  'So, I think, on the one hand, Donald Trump is a symptom of years and years of leaders, you know, profit-driven radio shows, whatever, turning the base into this angry, fearful, you know, victimized group of people.' He said those talk radio shows, without naming any hosts or titles, convince their viewers that they...
    Former federal prosecutor and current MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner told radio host Dean Obeidallah that securing a criminal conviction against former President Donald Trump. should be “like shooting fish in a barrel.” On Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Dean Obeidallah Show, the host and Kirschner talked about Trump’s responsibility for the attack, which President Joe Biden highlighted in a speech this week. Kirchner called the attack “a Donald Trump production from start to finish” and said it should be very simple to convince a jury of the same: Dean: In your view, does the January 6 attack happen if Donald Trump does not start lying about the election from election night on–even pre-election night—but from election night on. Calling them [his supporters] to come to the Capitol for a “wild” time- as he put in writing [in a December tweet]–and then gave that speech, saying, “I’m going down there with you” and about Joe Biden saying, “we can’t let this happen,” repeating it over and over while they were chanting, “Fight for Trump”?! Glenn: Yeah, do you do you think Trump supporters would have spontaneously assembled...
    Only weeks before he would take the oath of office, President Joe Biden watched from his home in Delaware as thousands of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6th in hopes of preventing him from doing so. One year after the siege, which left five people dead and injured hundreds more, Biden laid the blame for the attack on Congress and attempted insurrection squarely at the feet of his predecessor, former President Donald Trump. “For the first time in our history, a president had not just lost an election—he tried to prevent a peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob breached the Capitol,” Biden said, speaking from the Capitol’s Statuary Hall where once stood. “But they failed. They failed.” “On this day of remembrance, let us make sure that such attack, never, never happens again.” Biden, without mentioning his predecessor by name once in his 25-minute remarks, condemned Trump’s role in fomenting the failed putsch with discredited claims of election fraud, as well as his silence during the worst of the rioting, which threatened the life of his...
    Ana Navarro railed against former President Donald Trump and the Republican Party as it pertains to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, which critics like herself blamed on Trump’s lie that he won the 2020 election, and the aftermath – all while The View guest co-host said that Trump was illegitimately elected in 2016. “There’s things which I think should transcend partisanship and should transcend politics, and a breach of the U.S. Capitol, an attack on our democratic principles and institutions should be one of those things, and I really blame Republicans at the top for capitulating to Trump,” said Navarro during The View on Tuesday, which has gone back to the hosts being remote amid the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. “I blame Trump for continuing this environment of lies and conspiracy theories and not accepting that he lost, and encouraging and promoting what happened, the Big Lie and what happened on Jan. 6,” she continued. “He bears responsibility, and it’s not just me saying this.” Navarro then quoted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy condemning Trump’s role...
    Jan. 6 Committee vice-chair Liz Cheney publicly disclosed Sunday that a witness cooperating with the insurrection probe has privately testified that during the assault on the Capitol, former President Donald Trump sat by and watched it unfold on television as police were viciously beaten and his supporters overran the building. This bit of information is something that has been widely suspected by those who have followed the committee’s investigation closely—and even by some who have not. Trump’s silence and inaction for 187 minutes on Jan. 6 were palpable as the riot exploded. But precisely what he was doing, who he spoke to, or what he said in that window remains, for now, a subject of some mystery. The implications are unprecedented. Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, divulged the firsthand witness testimony on Face the Nation this past weekend as she fielded questions from host Margaret Brennan about the criminal culpability of Trump’s abject failure to act that day. Cheney said on Sunday: “The committee is obviously going to follow the facts wherever they lead. We’ve made tremendous progress....
    Former President Donald Trump will hold a press conference from his Mar-a-Lago mansion in Florida on Jan. 6, he announced Tuesday. Trump’s conference marks the one-year anniversary of the pro-Trump storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2020. Trump’s event is likely to clash with President Joe Biden’s White House, which has also announced plans to commemorate the Jan. 6 riots in its own event. (RELATED: CNN Floats 11 Democratic Candidates Who Could Replace Biden In 2024) Trump announces he will have a news conference on January 6th at Mar-a-Lago — Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) December 21, 2021 Biden has repeatedly called the attack one of the “darkest days” in history for American democracy. The attack has been thrust back to the forefront due to the impending anniversary as well as revelations that various Fox News hosts had urged Trump via text messages to condemn the attack on the day of the event. Fox News hosts, including Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity, sent the impassioned messages to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who’s brief cooperation with the...
    Hillary Clinton was on television Sunday promoting her new political thriller State of Terror -- which she admitted is based on her 2016 rival, former President Donald Trump. In her third interview this month, the former first lady accused Trump of 'masterminding' the January 6 Capitol riot. Her recent media blitz has fueled rumors that Clinton is testing the waters for her own re-election bid after repeatedly calling a potential Trump 2024 ticket a threat to democracy.  This morning, CNN host Fareed Zakaria asked about claims her new novel is a 'thinly veiled attack on President Trump.' 'Having lived through that presidency, when it came time to write a political thriller with my friend and collaborator Louise Penny, of course I would draw from the reality that we all have experienced,' Clinton said, adding that 'it's a good thriller.' She said the former president, who she lost the election to in 2016 despite winning the popular vote, is a 'danger' to the nation. Clinton gave her third television interview in two weeks on Sunday, fueling rumors that she's testing the...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic assault and told police he was the victim after the television studio where he worked didn’t take hate mail he had received seriously, a prosecutor said during opening statements in the ex-“Empire” actor’s trial Monday. Smollett has maintained he was attacked in downtown Chicago in January 2019 by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, a report that ignited political and ideological divisions around the country. But special prosecutor Dan Webb said the actor recruited two brothers to help him carry out the fake attack, then reported it to Chicago police, who classified it as a hate crime and spent 3,000 staff hours on the investigation. “When he reported the fake hate crime that was a real crime,” said Webb, who was named as special prosecutor after Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office dropped the original charges filed against Smollett. A new indictment was returned in 2020. Cook County State’s attorney Kim Foxx speaks with reporters and details the charges against R. Kelly’s first court appearance at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse...
    Alt-Wright ideologue and former adviser to the sulfur American billionaire has been charged with “insulting Congress,” the latter of whom refused to take part in the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol. Certainly did not like his insult. Steve Bannon, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, has been indicted “Contempt of Congress” The U.S. Justice Department announced Friday that he had refused to take part in the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol. The 67-year-old former adviser, one of the architects of Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign in 2016, is being prosecuted for refusing to testify and sending documents to a special parliamentary committee investigating the attack. In the seat of Congress. The rope tightens around Trump The accusation comes as the ropes around the former US president are tightening. A judicial file released on October 30 revealed Maison Banche’s list of documents related to the attack on the Capitol it was trying to bury. The millionaire has taken legal action to prevent the release of these files related to the attack on his supporters and the parliamentary committee...
    Donald Trump’s lawyer asked a federal judge on Thursday to stop sending to Congress thousands of documents related to the former president’s actions in the January 6 attack on Capitol, but the magistrate did not believe his arguments. The Republican millionaire wants to keep these documents secret, including lists of people who met or invited him that day, as told by a parliamentary commission in the hands of Democrats. This “special committee” of the House of Representatives was set up to assess the role played by Donald Trump in the attack on the Congress seat by his supporters when elected officials certified Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Donald Trump, who denies any responsibility for the attack, condemns “a political game” and refuses to cooperate. Despite being summoned by Congress, he went to court in the name of the exclusivity of executive power to keep his communications secret. “Former presidents have the right to exercise this privilege,” his lawyer, Justin Clark, argued at a hearing in Washington on Thursday. But Judge Tanya Sutkan responded that “the best person in...
    A judicial file released this Saturday, in particular, reveals that the millionaire wants to keep his White House old daily agenda secret, but also the files of several of his collaborators. The rope is tightened around Donald Trump. The court file, which was released this Saturday, reveals a list of documents related to the attack on the Capitol that the former US president wants to bury. Billionaire has filed a lawsuit to block the release of White House documents related to the January 6 attack on his seat in Congress by a parliamentary committee investigating his role. Trump has demanded the executive’s right to keep certain information confidential. Hundreds of pages of documents he does not wish to publish include his old daily White House diary, which includes the activities of the president – his meetings, phone calls, trips and activities – John Loster, who is in charge of presidential documents. The National Archives is mentioned in the court file. Newspapers listing phone calls to President and Vice President Mike Pence on the infamous Jan. 6 include data that...
    Former President Trump hit back at the House Jan. 6 probe on Monday saying it was an attempt to distract Americans from President Biden's failings and said the attack on the Capitol would never have happened if intelligence warnings were heeded. Lawmakers are stepping up pressure on Trump, subpoenaing his close aides and requesting White House documents. Members of the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol now say they will prosecute anyone refusing to cooperate. 'The highly partisan Unselect Committee is just a sideshow to distract America from massive failures by Biden and the Democrats,' railed Trump in an emailed statement.  'What happened to the Capitol would have never happened if the people in charge did their job and looked at the intelligence.  'They abandoned the officers on the ground, just like Biden abandoned Americans in Afghanistan. Instead of holding bad leaders accountable, the Democrats are going after innocent staffers and attacking the Constitution.'  Former President Donald Trump demanded the 'partisan hearings' stop in a Monday evening message that cited whistleblower evidence that Capitol...