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Jan 6 texts ‘wiped’ from Trump Pentagon officials’ phones – volg regstreeks

Jan 6 texts ‘wiped’ from Trump Pentagon officials’ phones - volg regstreeks
Endorsement claimed by both frontrunners in key race for open seat

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Trump ‘refused to call off attackon Capitol during Jan 6 riots, US representative says

Former president Donald Trump’s endorsement of “Eric” for the Republican primary election for a US Senate seat to replace retiring Senator Roy Blunt has caused a stir among the party members.

There are two GOP front-runners named Eric in that race – former governor Eric Greitens and state Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Both of them have seemed to assume that they were endorsed by Mr Trump.

There is also a third GOP candidate named Eric McElroy on the Republican primary ballot.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Schmitt wrote: “I’m grateful for president Trump’s endorsement.”

Egter, Mr Greitens also announced that he was “honoured to receive president Trump’s endorsement”. “I just had a great phone call with president Trump, I thanked him for his support! Together we will MAGA and Save America," hy het bygevoeg.

Intussen, Guy Reffitt, die 6 January rioter found guilty on five felony charges earlier this year, on Monday received the longest sentence handed down to a participant in the Onluste in die hoofstad sover.

Reffitt was the first accused Capitol rioter to be tried before a jury after pleading not guilty.

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Trump repeats claim about wanting troops at Capitol on Jan 6

Donald Trump has again repeated his claim that he wanted 10,000 troops at the Capitol on January 6, but the request was turned down by Nancy Pelosi and the Mayor of DC Muriel Bowser.

He wrote on Truth Social:

The Unselect Committee of Political Thugs has not devoted one hour to the massive Election Fraud and Irregularities that took place in the 2020 Presidential Election, the reason that hundreds of thousands of people went to Washington on January 6th. When will they start? The Unselects also refuse to look at why Crazy Nancy Pelosi and the Mayor of D.C. turned down from 10-20,000 troepe. Why is this, I wonder?

But testimony at the January 6 hearings denies that this order ever happened.

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Rapporteer: Jan 6 texts wiped from phones of Trump Pentagon officials

CNN reports that the Defense Department wiped the phones of top departing officials at the end of the Trump administration, deleting any texts from key witnesses to events surrounding the Capitol riot, according to court filings.

The acknowledgment that the phones from the Pentagon officials had been wiped was first revealed in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit American Oversight brought against the Defense Department and the Army. The watchdog group is seeking 6 Januarie 2021 records from former acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, former chief of staff Kash Patel, and former Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, among other prominent Pentagon officials — having filed initial FOIA requests just a few days after the Capitol attack.

Here’s Andrew Feinberg with the latest:

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Trump hits out at “Crazy Nancy Pelosi” in Taiwan

Former President Donald Trump couldn’t resist taking a pot shot at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her trip to Taiwan.

He wrote on Truth Social: “Why is Crazy Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan. Always causing trouble. Nothing she does turns out well (Two failed Impeachments, loss of House, etc.). WATCH!”

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Trump lashes out at ‘weak’ Arizona GOP House speaker

Former president Donald Trump slammed speaker of Arizona’s state house Rusty Bowers after Mr Bowers’ repeated criticisms of the former president.

The former president criticised Mr Bowers on his social media platform Truth Social this week and called on Republican primary voters to vote him out in a GOP primary.

Eric Garcia reports.

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Trump rails against GOP Rep impeachment voters

The former president marked today’s primaries by calling on the electorate to vote out “Impeachment Slime” Jaime Herrera Beutler, Dan Newhouse, and Peter Meijer.

He posted on Truth Social:

Knock out Impeachment Slime Jaime Herrera Beutler, Dan Newhouse, Peter Meijer, TODAY. The rest, including the now disgraced RINO, Liz Cheney, are either gone, or soon will be. Five are already quitters because they were so far behind. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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‘What a heinous human being’

Oggend Joe gasheer Joe Scarborough has torn into Donald Trump for his “heinous” remarks about imprisoned WNBA ster terwyl gewaarsku word dat die werklike syfers waarskynlik "aansienlik hoër" sal wees.

“We have Donald Trump calling Brittney Griner ‘spoiled,’ and we have Donald Trump talking about her, quote, ‘loaded up with drugs.’ There’s been no testimony, no evidence, no suggestion that she was, quote, ‘loaded up with drugs’,” Mr Scarborough said during the MSNBC show on Monday morning.

“It once again shows just what a terrible guy this is, what a heinous human being. How cruel it is. And you cannot help but wonder if he’s saying that because she’s a black basketball player,” the former Congressman added.

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Why is Pelosi’s Taiwan trip so contentious?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the highest-level trip by a VSA official in 25 jare, has sparked a diplomatic crisis between the US and Sjina.

Beijing warned the United States that it was “playing with fire” if it allowed the speaker’s visit to take place, en selfs Joe Biden had cautioned against it.

So why is Ms Pelosi’s trip so controversial? Richard Hall reports.

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Four things to watch in tonight’s primaries

Michigan, Kansas, Arizona and Missouri will all hold primary elections Tuesday evening. Soos gewoonlik, former president Donald Trump has made endorsements in multiple Republican primaries, hoping to expand his influence in the GOP as he promotes candidates who will spread his lies about the 2020 presidensiële verkiesing.

He might also be getting some help from Democrats in Michigan, as they hope to elevate an election-denier to beat a Republican congressman who voted to impeach Mr Trump. Intussen, Kansas will be the first test for abortion rights in a post-Roe v Wade wêreld.

Here’s what to watch in tonight’s primaries.

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Why is Pelosi, not Biden, visiting Taiwan?

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s US Air Force jet touched down at Taiwan’s Taipei Songshan airport, she became the highest-ranking American official to visit the island since Newt Gingrich in 1997.

Andrew Feinberg explains the significance of this high-level visit and why the president is not making the trip.

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Stemme: Senate Republicans lose control of the narrative on veterans’ bill

Eric Garcia writes:

In the past week, Senate Republicans have caught hell from the press, public opinion and from veteran activists, na 25 Republicans reversed their previous vote for the PACT Act. The act would have provided care for US veterans who were exposed to toxic exposure from burn pits.

Veterans have also seen a boost in publicity for their fight thanks to Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, who has been vocally railing against GOP Senators who opposed the legislation. Maar nou, likely sensing that public opinion is not on their side, Republican Senators have a new line of complaint: Democrats started it.