On January 6, the commission released its report, describing the Trump “conspiracy”.
On January 6, the select committee investigating Donald Trump’s role in the 2021 Capitol riots released another batch of interview transcripts.
The latest release features some of Trumpworld’s biggest names, including Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle and Stephen Miller.
There are also White House insiders who have spoken out against Trump, including Stephanie Grisham and Alyssa Farah Griffin, as well as other important figures such as Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and Steven Sund of the Capitol Police.
Among the revelations, Melania Trump declined an offer to meet with Jill Biden as part of the transition, preferring to be in line with the West Wing, unlike her position in the presidency. He didn’t trust Mark Meadows either.
Meanwhile, Don Jr. failed to explain the whereabouts of $240 million raised by the Trump campaign after the 2020 election. His testimony includes several instances where he cannot recall events or conversations.
The committee will be disbanded after the new Congress takes office on January 3. He released his full report just before Christmas.
Mr Trump’s finances will be in the spotlight tomorrow, when the House Ways and Means Committee is expected to release the former president’s tax returns.
Trump aide Matt Gaetz told his apology team on January 6
Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida asked Trump’s top White House aide to inform then-chief of staff Mark Meadows of his desire to receive a presidential pardon that would prevent him from facing any criminal charges.
Mr. Gaetz was part of an investigation into whether he violated anti-sex trafficking laws by paying a teenage girl to cross state lines. It is said that he had sexual relations with the girl.
Oliver O’Connell30 December 2022 02:15
Transcripts Jan. 6: Ray Epps says right-wing conspiracies destroyed his life after attack
New testimony released Thursday by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on Congress includes an interview with Ray Epps, who is the focus of allegations that he was the instigator working for a federal agency during the attack on Congress.
John Bowden reports from Washington.
Oliver O’Connell30 December 2022 01:30
“What Happened to Global Warming?”
Former President Donald Trump spoke on Truth Social this afternoon and revealed that he doesn’t fully understand the terms climate change, weather and global warming.
Oliver O’Connell30 December 2022 01:05
Jan. 6 Transcript: Melania Trump Stands Up With Husband to Decline Jill Biden’s Tea Party
Indeed, Ms. Grisham noted that the former first lady’s position was even out of character, given her previous position to operate independently of West Wing politics.
Oliver O’Connell30 December 2022 00:40
“I told you this would happen”
Capitol Police Chief Stephen Sand told the committee Jan. 6 that Democrat Maxine Waters told him after the Capitol attack, “I told you this would happen, I told you this would happen.”
Oliver O’Connell30 December 2022 00:10
Prior to his Jan. 6 testimony, Don Jr. set his phone to turn off text messages after 30 days
Donald Trump Jr., the son of former President Donald Trump, set it to automatically shut down 30 days before testifying to the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots.
The revelation came after the select committee released transcripts of testimony on Thursday. On May 3, 2022, the committee had an interview with the eldest son of the president.
Oliver O’Connell29 December 2022 23:45
“Liar and Opportunist”
Former White House staffer Alyssa Farah did not mince words about former Trump administration colleague Kylie McEnany, calling her a “liar and opportunist” in her Jan. 6 committee testimony.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 29, 2022, 11:20 p.m
Trump bans Fauci and Birks from Covid TV
Former President Donald Trump and one of his top White House aides personally intervened to prevent two of his administration’s most prominent public health experts from appearing on television, his former White House communications director said.
In testimony before the House Select Committee on Jan. 6, former White House communications chief Alyssa Farah Griffin told investigators she received a “signal” from Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign asking the White House to stop holding “doctors.” Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci and White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birks — on television as a way to “talk less about the coronavirus” despite the ongoing pandemic.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 29, 2022, 11:00 p.m
A federal judge ruled that Trump’s supporters on January 6 were “required to do more than protest.”
Donald Trump’s impassioned remarks to his supporters on Jan. 6 may indicate he wants them to “do more” than peacefully protest and actually break the law by entering the U.S. Capitol, a federal judge said.
A week after the House Select Committee investigating the coup completed its report and recommended four criminal charges against the former president, a judge in Washington made the first decision.
Oliver O’Connell29 December 2022 22:31
A federal judge wants Trump supporters to “do more than protest.”
Donald Trump’s impassioned remarks to his supporters on Jan. 6 may indicate he wants them to “do something more” than peacefully protest and actually break the law by entering the U.S. Capitol, a federal judge said.
Andrew Buncombe has the details.
Oliver O’Connell29 December 2022 22:15