Liz Cheney on Donald Trump’s behavior on January 6
Yesterday’s Jan. 6 committee hearing featured testimony from a known Capitol rioter who personally apologized to several police officers who were attacked by Trump supporters — but at least one of between them refused to accept his apology yet.
Harry Dunn said The Independent then that he was in conflict with the gesture of Stephen Ayres. “It just seemed like the right thing to do,” he said. “But I don’t know if I accept that. It’s hard to express sympathy to a person like that again, maybe, but that’s all I have.
The hearing also featured a bombshell revelation from Liz Cheney, who revealed that the select committee reported Donald Trump to the Justice Department for alleged witness tampering.
Ms. Cheney explained that after the last panel hearing, Mr. Trump tried to call a witness who has so far not appeared in public. “This person declined to answer or respond to President Trump’s call,” she said, “and instead alerted his attorney to the call. Their attorney alerted us and this committee provided that information. at the Ministry of Justice.
January 6 committee promises ‘profound moment of judgment’ at next hearing
Jan. 6 panel member Jamie Raskin promised a “profound moment of judgment for America” at his panel hearing next week, a session that will uncover more testimony from Trump’s lawyer at the White House, Pat Cipollone.
Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney also outlined the committee’s upcoming meeting in her closing remarks to viewers on Tuesday, showing video of Mr. Cipollone responding to questions about Mr. Trump’s actions and remarks during the attack itself.
Reporting by John Bowden of Washington, DC.
Olivier O’ConnellJuly 13, 2022 6:30 p.m.
ICYMI: When Ivanka Trump started giving up
The House Select Committee released video testimony from several former Trump administration officials — including the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Ivanka, the daughter of former President Donald Trump — who urged to concede, but were ignored.
The then-president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, was shown being asked if the Dec. 14, 2020 Electoral College vote made her realize the administration would end.
“I think so. I think that was probably my feeling before too,” she said.
Several other members of the administration echoed that sentiment, including Judd Deere, who was the White House deputy press secretary.
Ivanka and Scalia’s son urged Trump to concede the election but were ignored
The video footage comes from the final select committee hearing.
Andrew NaughtyJuly 13, 2022 6:00 p.m.
Report: Mark Meadows faces criminal charges
write for rolling stoneNoah Shachtman reports that former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows – who refused to cooperate with the Jan. 6 select committee – is increasingly seen as at risk of being sued for his personal affairs as well as for his behavior after the 2020 elections:
Read the full report below.
Andrew NaughtyJuly 13, 2022 5:30 p.m.
ICYMI: Trump’s call to arms on Twitter
Yesterday’s January 6 committee hearing included examples of online chatter generated by Donald Trump’s tweet calling on his supporters to rally in Washington, DC.
Some of the rhetoric online has become “overtly murderous” and white nationalist, Rep. Jamie Raskin said in his presentation.
Olivier O’ConnellJuly 13, 2022 5:09 p.m.
Analysis: what next for the January 6 survey?
As the dust settles from yesterday’s hearing, Eric Garcia delves into the questions the Jan. 6 committee has so far left unanswered — and examines where the answers might come from.
Among the biggest unknowns, he writes, is what the Justice Department does with the evidence the committee presented in public:
Read the full article below.
The mystery of Liz Cheney’s missing witness on January 6 – and what the DOJ should do next
Who did the former president try to contact and why?
Andrew NaughtyJuly 13, 2022 4:30 p.m.
Video shows Roger Stone taking an oath to the Proud Boys
Hardcore right-wing agitator Roger Stone, a longtime ally of Donald Trump, has several times publicly associated himself with the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers in one way or another. But during yesterday’s committee hearing, his links to extremist groups were exposed in more detail.
Mr Stone, a former campaign manager for Richard Nixon and a longtime Republican operative, was shown on video taking the so-called “Fraternity Creed” which is required to enter the Proud Boys.
Footage was shown of Stone in a crowded outdoor space reciting the band’s code: “Hi, I’m Roger Stone. I am a Western chauvinist and I refuse to apologize for creating the modern world.
Gustaf Kilander see you:
Video of former Trump adviser Roger Stone being sworn in to the Proud Boys played at the hearing
‘I’m a Western chauvinist and I refuse to apologize for creating the modern world,’ Stone says in video
Andrew NaughtyJuly 13, 2022 3:44 p.m.
Police in the United States Capitol have declined since the insurgency
It appears the well-documented impact of the Jan. 6 attack has hit the US Capitol police hard, with a new House report detailing how the force has lost dozens of officers over the past 18 month.
Andrew NaughtyJuly 13, 2022 2:30 p.m.
Fox expert accuses Trump of ‘constitutional crisis’
Geraldo Rivera, a regular talking head on Fox News, is a relatively consistent critic of the former president by right-wing media standards – and as yesterday’s hearing laid bare Mr Trump’s role in fomenting the attack on Capitol Hill, he had this to say about his longtime acquaintance’s culpability for what happened between the 2020 election and Jan. 6, 2021.
Andrew NaughtyJuly 13, 2022 2:05 p.m.
On January 6, a police officer receives an apology – but does not accept (yet)
After testifying before the Jan. 6 select committee yesterday, Jan. 6 rioter Stephen Ayres walked up to a line of police officers who were attacked by Trump supporters during the riot and apologized.
Seen from a distance, it looked like a moment of reconciliation. But at least one officer, Harry Dunn – who described in a previous hearing how he suffered heinous racial abuse during the attack – did not accept Mr Ayres’ gesture.
Talk to The Independent after the hearing, he indicated that he had not yet dealt with Mr. Ayres’ remarks.
“It just seemed like the right thing to do,” he said. “But I don’t know if I accept that. It’s hard to express sympathy to a person like that again, maybe, but that’s all I have.
Capitol officer says he’s not sure if he’ll accept rioter’s apology
“It’s hard to express sympathy to an individual like that,” Officer Harry Dunn told The Independent
Andrew NaughtyJuly 13, 2022 1:57 p.m.
ICYMI: The strange bluster of John Bolton’s coup
Former national security adviser John Bolton appeared on CNN on Tuesday afternoon to discuss committee testimony on the Capitol riot and made a startling reference to his expertise in plotting coups.
“As someone who has helped plan coups — not here but, you know, somewhere else — that takes a lot of work,” Mr. Bolton told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Mr Bolton began his remarks on his past coups by disagreeing with Mr Tapper’s assertion that ‘you don’t have to be brilliant to attempt a coup “. He then criticized President Donald Trump, his former boss, for doing all the work he hinted at in his past plots.
John Bolton admits planning coups in ‘other places’ while discussing January 6
“The idea that Donald Trump was half as competent as the Venezuelan opposition is laughable”
Andrew NaughtyJuly 13, 2022 1:30 p.m.