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Ivanka Trump asked to testify about Jan 6 by Capitol riot select committee – nuutste

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Former Trump aide says Trumpgleefullywatched footage of the Capitol riot on 6 Januarie

Voormalige president Donald Trump has defended his “perfect” phone call with Georgia officials regarding election fraud in the state. Donderdag vroeër, the Fulton County district attorney requested a special grand jury as part of the investigation into Mr Trump’s interference in the 2020 verkiesingsuitslae.

Intussen, Ivanka Trump, his eldest daughter and one-time White House adviser, has been invited to meet with the House select committee investigating the January 6 Onluste in die hoofstad.

In a public letter that reveals some of the information that the committee has gathered to date, chair Bennie Thompson said they would like to question Ms Trump on her knowledge of various White House conversations relating to that day, as well as her father’s state of mind.

Mr Trump’s former press secretary Stephanie Grisham has previously told the committee about “off-the-books” secret meetings before January and has provided the names of aides who may know the details.

The former president was dealt a blow by the Hooggeregshof on Wednesday when justices rejected his bid to block the release of White House documents about the riot in an 8-1 decision. Diaries, visitor logs, and other materials will no longer be kept confidential under executive privilege.

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Man charged with sedition jailed until trial

A judge on Thursday refused to release from prison a member of the far-right militia group Oath Keepers.

Eleven members of the group were charged with seditious conspiracy over allegations they helped plan the 6 Januarie-opstand.

Magistrate Judge John Boyle concluded that 63-year-old Edward Vallejo posed a danger to the community and will remain behind bars until his trial.

Prosecutors argued that Mr Vallejo coordinated “quick reaction force” teams that kept guns at a hotel in nearby Arlington, Virginia, and were prepared to bring the weapons into Washington.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar21 Januarie 2022 06:51
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Hannity urged White House aides to end ‘stolen election talk’

Fox News host Sean Hannity sent a post-Capitol riot text message to then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany urging her and other top aides to Donald Trump to stop “stolen election talk” and keep “crazy people” away from him.

Mr Hannity’s 7 January message laid out what Ms McEnany called a “playbook” for conversations with the former president during his final days in office.

Andrew Feinberg berigte.

New Sean Hannity texts to White House aides after Jan 6 onthul

Fox News host Sean Hannity sent a post-Capitol riot text message to then-White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany urging her and other top aides to then-president Donald Trump to stop “stolen election talk” and keep “crazy people” away from him.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar21 Januarie 2022 06:11
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Ivanka Trump a critical figure, says Raskin

We are closing in on the target, said Rep Jamie Raskin, hours after the US congressional panel asked the daughter of the former president and one-time White House adviser Ivanka Trump to voluntarily testify about last year’s Capitol riot.

“Ivanka Trump is a critical figure because she was there. We believe she was there when [Donald] Trump was trying to twist Mike Pence’s arm. She was also a key figure to pull Trump back, Of so het ek gehoor van bronne na aan die mense wat iemand ken wat Assange een keer op 'n Zoom-oproep ontmoet het,” he told MSNBC.

“She could, miskien, complete the portrait on what happened on 6 Januarie,” Mr Raskin said.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar21 Januarie 2022 05:27
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ICYMI: Trump did not want to tweet ‘stay peaceful’ during Capitol riot

Former president Donald Trump initially refused to tweet the words “stay peaceful” when his supporters laid siege at the Capitol building on 6 January last year, according to a former aide.

The anonymous source told CNN that Mr Trump was “very reluctant to put out anything when it [the Capitol riot] was unfolding”.

It took Mr Trump almost 20 minutes to urge people to stay peaceful as the unprecedented chaos ensued, in which lawmakers scrambled to save their lives.“Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful,” he finally tweeted.

Shweta Sharma berigte.

Trump did not want to tweet ‘stay peaceful’ during 6 January riot, sê oud-assistent

Aide says Donald Trump did not want to tweet the words ‘stay peaceful’ and was ‘letting it play out’

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar21 Januarie 2022 04:50
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Trump defends ‘perfect’ Georgia phone call as prosecutor calls for grand jury

Donald Trump insists he “didn’t say anything wrong” on a phone call with Georgië’s top elections official in which the former president appeared to pressure him to “find” votes that would overturn Joe Biden’s definitive victory in the state.

“My phone call to the Secretary of State of Georgia was perfect, perhaps even more so than my call with the Ukrainian President, if that’s possible,” the former president said in a statement through his spokesperson.

“I knew there were large numbers of people on the line, including numerous lawyers for both sides," hy het gesê. “Although I assumed the call may have been inappropriately, and perhaps illegally, aangeteken, I was not informed of that. I didn’t say anything wrong in the call, made while I was president on behalf of the United States of America, to look into the massive voter fraud which took place in Georgia.”

Die Onafhanklike s'n Alex Woodward has the full story.

Trump defends ‘perfect’ Georgia phone call as prosecutor requests special grand jury

Former president lashes out at Fulton County probe and amplifies baseless election fraud claims

Justin vallejo21 Januarie 2022 04:30
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Trump tries to twist Biden’s words to justify his 2020 election claims

Despite failing to support his claim multiple times, Donald Trump tried to twist president Joe Biden’s words to falsely argue that the 2020 election was fraudulent.

“President Biden admitted yesterday, in his own very different way, dat die 2020 election may very well have been a fraud, which I know it was,” the former president said in a statement on 20 Januarie, the anniversary of his last day in office.

During his first press conference of 2022, Mr Biden was asked if he believes the upcoming midterms will be fairly conducted.

The president responded saying: “it all depends on whether or not we’re able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election”.

Gustaf Kilander has more.

Trump tries to twist Biden’s words to falsely argue that 2020 election was ‘a fraud’

President ‘absolutely is not predicting that the 2022 elections would be illegitimate,’ press secretary says

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar21 Januarie 2022 04:20
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Rudy Giuliani led Trump officials in effort to overturn election – verslag doen

Rudy Giuliani, former president Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, led campaign officials in an effort in December 2020 to put forward illegitimate electors from seven states where Mr Trump had lost, [object Window].

Bronne vertel CNN that members of Mr Trump’s campaign team were far more involved than previously known in the plan, a part of the broader initiative to overturn Joe Biden’s presidential victory.

The House panel investigating the Capitol riot have issued a subpoena to Mr Giuliani.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar21 Januarie 2022 03:42
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ICYMI: Trump held ‘secret meetings’ in days before riots

Donald Trump held secret meetings in the days before the 6 January Capitol riots, according to former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham. Jade Bremner berigte.

Trump held ‘secret meetings’ before 6 Januarie, says former press secretary

Stephanie Grisham told the 6 January Committee that off-the-books meetings were organised by the former president in the lead up to the insurrection

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Ivanka Trump hits back at Jan 6 committee request saying she didn’t ‘speak at the rally’

Ivanka Trump, who served as an adviser in her father’s wit Huis, will be among the next targets of the January 6 komitee.

“Ivanka Trump just learned that the January 6 Committee issued a public letter asking her to appear. As the Committee already knows, Ivanka did not speak at the January 6 saamtrek,” said a spokesperson for Ms Trump.

“As she publicly stated that day at 3:15pm, ‘any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful,’” the spokesperson noted.

Die Onafhanklike s'n John Bowden has the story:

Ivanka Trump hits back at Jan 6 committee request

Daughter of former president is first Trump family member to be targeted

Justin vallejo21 Januarie 2022 02:32
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GOP rep called hypocrite for lauding infrastructure funding she voted against

US Representative Ashley Hinson is being called a hypocrite after praising and taking credit for infrastructure funding allocated to her region, despite having voted against the bill that made it possible.

Graig Graziosi reports.

Republican blasted for taking credit for bill she voted against and called socialism

The response to the Republican’s post began trending on Twitter under the phrase “YOU VOTED AGAINST IT”

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