News Today January 6: Committee to release new Trump evidence as police probe ‘in connection’ with letter sent to president

The US representative promises “surprising” new material at the January 6 hearing

At today’s hearing, the Jan. 6 House committee is expected to reveal “surprising” new details about the attack on the US Capitol.

Among the expected revelations are information from the former president’s intelligence detail and new information about the actions of longtime Trump associate Roger Stone. The meeting will be broadcast live at 1 p.m. ET, and is likely to be the panel’s last public hearing before the midterm elections.

Earlier this week, the US Capitol Police announced that a “disturbing” letter had been sent to the office of committee chairman Bennie Thompson. Tests found there were no dangerous substances in the envelope, but the force made it clear it was investigating the letter.

Meanwhile, a judge has ruled that Donald Trump must testify in a defamation lawsuit filed by columnist E Jean Carroll, who accuses him of raping her at the Bergdorf Goodman store in New York in 1996. Mr. Trump denies the claim.


New York’s Attorney General wants Trump’s trades blocked pending trial

Having filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump and the Trump Organization alleging “substantial fraud,” New York Attorney General Letitia James is now seeking to stop the former president and his company from engaging in what she calls an “ongoing fraudulent scheme” that pending.

Here is the statement from her office on the matter:

“Our investigation revealed that Donald Trump and the Trump Organization committed significant fraud to inflate his personal fortune by billions of dollars to enrich himself illegally and defraud the system,” he said. Attorney General James. “Since we filed this sweeping lawsuit last month, Donald Trump and the Trump Organization have continued these same fraudulent practices and taken steps to avoid accountability. Today, we seek an immediate end to these actions because Mr. Trump should not be playing by different rules.”


How to watch today’s hearing on January 6

Today’s January 6th committee hearing is set to begin at 1pm ET.

The hearing was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 28. The commission said at the time that the delay was caused by Hurricane Ian approaching Florida.

It is the panel’s first public meeting since July 21, when videos were shown of former President Donald Trump refusing to say the election was over and Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley running from rioters after throwing them out of the capital with a raised fist. .

The ninth hearing this year is likely to be the last for the commission. Gustaf Kilander explains what you need to know.


What we know about Trump’s rape allegations

Donald Trump’s bid to delay a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who claims he raped her has failed.

The former president must sit for a deposition on Oct. 19 and answer questions under oath, US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan ruled on Wednesday (Oct. 12).

Mr Trump’s legal team had asked for the deposition to be delayed – a request that has now been rejected by the judge.

Roberta Kaplan, Ms. Carroll’s attorney, said in a statement: “We are pleased that Judge Kaplan agreed with our position not to stay discovery in this case.”

Trump denied Carroll’s claims. Alina Habba, his lawyer, told The Associated Press in a statement: “We look forward to proving on the record that this case is, and always has been, completely without merit.”

Here’s what we know about the case so far…


Truth Social is coming to the Google Store

Google has added former US President Donald Trump’s app Truth Social to the Play Store nearly two months after it banned the social networking platform for violating its content moderation policies.

In August, Google said Truth Social was being held back from Android phones because of content control issues that the platform hadn’t addressed at the time.

“On August 19th we alerted Truth Social to several standard policy violations in their current app submission and reiterated that having effective systems in place to moderate user-generated content is a condition of our terms of service for any app to be broadcast on Google Play” . a Google spokesperson said.

On Wednesday, Axios reported that Google had approved the app, which was then soon released for download on the Play Store.

Read more from Vishwam Sankaran:


What time is the hearing on January 6th today and how can you watch?

In what could be the committee’s last public event, the January 6 House committee is holding a hearing at 1pm ET today. In a break from previous business, each committee member will have an opportunity to speak. The panel has promised new evidence and seeks to use this final hearing as an opportunity to tie together the committee’s work over the past few months.


What will today’s January 6 hearing reveal?

The Jan. 6 House committee’s final hearing before the midterm elections will reveal unseen evidence about former President Donald Trump’s state of mind before the Capitol uprising.

A select committee aide said the committee would “revisit many of the issues we discussed in June and July, but with new information to shed additional light on our findings … to help tell the story we’ve told more complete”. .

“What you’re going to see is a synthesis of some evidence that we’ve already presented with new, never-before-seen information to demonstrate the centrality of Donald Trump in the plan since the pre-election era,” the aide said.

Andrew Feinberg it has more.


Analysis: The next coup attempt is on the ballot

In today’s Inside Washington mission, Eric Garcia writes that while voters’ attention may be elsewhere, the midterm elections are being used by the hard-right to lay the groundwork for the next large-scale election sabotage attempt:

Despite Republicans’ hopes that this won’t be as bloody as the events of January 6, 2021, it could be more successful. That’s because a staggering number of anti-Democratic Republican candidates are running to win power at all levels of government, including offices whose current holders formed a bulwark against Mr. Trump and his outsiders.

Read his full analysis below.


Arizona: 2020 election champion defends 2020 election denier

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was one of several key U.S. Republicans who refused to support Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen or use the power of their offices to try to flip key states after he lost them.

But Mr. Ducey now finds himself in a difficult position: his presumptive successor as governor, Kari Lake, is one of the most vocal and popular election conspiracy theorists in the country. And disconcertingly for those hoping the GOP might at some point move away from the so-called “big lie,” it appears willing to overlook its support for Mr. Trump’s claims.

Check out his answer to questions on the subject below…


See: Michael Cohen on Trump’s legal team

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, who served prison time for funneling campaign funds to Stormy Daniels, appeared on MSNBC last night to deliver a scathing assessment of his former boss’ current legal team and their performance in defending him as Mar-a-Lago. the scandal deepens.

Specifically, Mr. Cohen points out that Mr. Trump’s problems mean that he is now only able to recruit legal representatives from the “bottom of the barrel.”


The report identifies the Trump aide who “moved boxes” at Mar-a-Lago

A report this week revealed that a Trump aide was instructed to move boxes of records between rooms at the former president’s Florida residence — and now, a New York Times The scoop found a name: Walt Nauta, who the newspaper reports was “caught on security camera footage moving boxes from a warehouse at Mar-a-Lago, Mr. Trump’s Florida residence, both before and after The Department of Justice issued a subpoena in May requesting the return of all classified documents.”

Strangely, like the TimesKen Bensinger points out that Mr. Nauta shares a lawyer with a member of the extremist Oath Keepers currently facing trial for his involvement in the events of January 6, 2021:

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