“I lost my name, I lost my reputation”: testimony from official voting donors at the January 6 hearings
The Jan. 6 select committee subpoenaed never-before-seen footage of a documentary filmmaker who had access to Donald Trump and his entourage around the time of the 2020 election.
In his subpoena to Alex Holder, which was first published by Policy, the committee calls for any raw footage shot from January 6, 2021 that features a discussion of voter fraud or election integrity or features interviews with Mr. Trump, his children or Mike Pence. Mr. Holder agreed. Some of Mr Trump’s own aides seem blindsided by news that a camera crew has gained access to the former president and his family.
The committee today focused on two swing states for its fourth public hearing, telling the story of Mr Trump’s efforts to personally pressure election officials in Georgia and Arizona to reverse his defeat in their respective states. They gave detailed accounts of how they protected the integrity of the election and moving testimonies of the threats they endured.
Mr. Trump, meanwhile, turned to Truth Social to attack the committee again. Ridiculating him as a victim of “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” he fumed that “crazy” Democrats are “playing the ridiculous insurrection card” because of his supposedly strong poll.
GOP Officials, Election Workers Reveal Dramatic Cost of Team Trump Bullying
Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election have inspired his supporters to undertake campaigns of harassment and threats against state lawmakers and election officials, including a break-in at the home of a public official’s family member targeted, witnesses told the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 on Tuesday.
The panel’s fourth hearing examined the pressure campaign Mr. Trump and his allies have mounted to convince lawmakers in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and other swing states to implement a fringe legal theory under which they could replace Mr. Biden’s voters – whom voters chose on Election Day – with pro-Trump voters, as well as the consequences of Mr. Trump’s false allegations of fraud and its allies.
Andrew Feinberg and Eric Garcia report for The Independent from Capitol Hill.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 21, 2022 10:46 p.m.
Assistant says Mark Meadows wanted to bribe Georgia investigators with ‘a *** load of POTUS stuff’
The select committee investigating Jan. 6 said it received text messages suggesting Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows wanted to send investigators gifts in the form of an ‘as*** load of POTUS stuff’ , according to the terms of a White House. help, including coins, autographed MAGA hats and other items.
Gustaf Kilander watched the hearing and reports.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 03:00
Texas GOP cements far-right shift with party platform
Ten years ago, the Republican Party of Texas used its platform to oppose the teaching of critical thinking in schools. In 2014, he declared homosexuality to be a chosen behavior contrary to God and endorsed “reparative therapy” to reverse it. In 2020, the party was ready to remind the world that “Texas retains the right to secede from the United States.”
Olivier O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 2:15 a.m.
Jan. 6 committee hears ‘crazy’ plan for fake Trump voters to hide in Michigan Capitol overnight
The committee said that since the scheme involved fake voters, those participating in certain states had no way to follow state election laws, such as being in the state capitol to vote.
A group of bogus voters considered hiding in the capitol overnight to ensure they had access to the building, which is mandatory in Michigan.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 01:30
Alaska’s most patriotic state, report says
On Monday, the personal finance website reported the results of a study that assessed each state’s patriotism using 13 different indicators, all of which fell into two categories: military commitment or civic commitment.
Johanna Chisholm reports:
Olivier O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 12:45 a.m.
Cheney: ‘We can’t let America become a nation of conspiracy theories and thug violence’
Olivier O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 12:15 a.m.
Trump campaign lawyer: President wanted state legislatures to overturn results ‘right after the election’
Donald Trump wanted state legislatures to overturn the 2020 election results “right after the election,” a Trump campaign lawyer told the Jan. 6 Committee.
The committee received an email two days after the election in which Trump campaign lawyer Cleta Mitchell asked fellow Trump lawyer John Eastman: “John – What do you think of the production of a legal memorandum outlining the constitutional role of state legislators in elector designation?”
During a pre-recorded deposition, Ms Mitchell was quizzed by a House Select Committee staff member when she first recalled the upcoming strategy.
“Right after the elections. Maybe it was before the election,” she said.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 12:00 a.m.
Cheney: American people deserve to hear from former White House lawyer Pat Cipollone
Olivier O’ConnellJune 21, 2022 11:45 p.m.
Arizona GOP official rejects Trump’s claims he said 2020 election was ‘rigged’
Arizona’s Republican House Speaker has dismissed Donald Trump’s claim that he claimed the 2020 presidential election was ‘rigged’ against him during his testimony before the House Select Committee on investigating the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
“I had a conversation with the president – that’s definitely not it,” Rusty Bowers said June 21, minutes after the former president claimed Mr. Bowers told him he had ” won” the state.
“Anywhere, anyone, anytime saying I said the election was rigged, that wouldn’t be true,” he said.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 21, 2022 11:30 p.m.
According to Giuliani, the “thumb drive” passed between election workers was really a ginger mint
Surveillance footage that Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani have repeatedly claimed shows a Georgia election worker committing voter fraud with a USB flash drive actually shows her holding a ginger mint, according to testimony Tuesday at the Jan. 6 hearings.
Josh Marcus has the story.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 21, 2022 11:15 p.m.