Former President Donald Trump Claims He Can Declassify Top Secret Documents Just ‘On Reason’
The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol fueled by Donald Trump’s baseless election fraud narrative has been “aware” of allegations that the White House connected a call to a rioter while the attack was in progress. development.
U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin said Sunday that the new revelations are “one of thousands of details” the committee is looking at as it prepares for a possible final public hearing on Wednesday.
Committee co-chair Liz Cheney, who recently lost the Republican primary to a Trump-backed challenger, said she would leave the party if the former president is the 2024 GOP presidential nominee.
“I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he’s not the candidate,” Ms. Cheney said Saturday. “And if he runs, I’m not going to be a Republican.”
Meanwhile, committee member Adam Schiff rebuked Trump’s claim that he could declassify documents at the center of a separate investigation led by the US Department of Justice at his Mar-a-Lago estate, claiming “don’t show much intelligence of any kind,” according to the MP.
Trump’s claims that he can declassify documents by thinking ‘doesn’t show much intelligence of any kind’
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff said Trump’s comment in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, in which he claimed he can declassify documents just by saying or thinking, “isn’t how it works.”
“These comments do not demonstrate much intelligence of any kind,” he told CNN on Sunday. If that’s his point, he’s even more dangerous than we thought.
Alex WoodwardSeptember 25, 2022 3:45 p.m
Nancy Mays to support ‘whoever Republicans nominate’ in 2024 election
South Carolina US Rep. Nancy Mays, who criticized Trump and won the Republican primary against her Trump-backed opponent, has not said whether she would support him if he runs for president in 2024.
He said he would support “whoever the Republicans nominate” in 2024.
Alex WoodwardSeptember 25, 2022 3:30 p.m
Jan. 6 committee ‘aware’ of new detail that White House connected switchboard to Capitol rioter during attack
A former congressman claims in an upcoming CBS 60 minutes interview from the White House switchboard linked a phone call to a disturbance on Capitol Hill while the attack was underway.
U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin told NBC Meet the press on Sunday that the allegations are “one of thousands of details” the committee is “aware of.”
“Our job is to put everything into a comprehensive portrait and narrative timeline of what happened,” he said. “To me, it’s interesting, but less interesting than this [Trump] he told the crowd publicly that you have to fight like hell… We are blocked from telling the big story, which was an organized, premeditated, deliberate strike against the vice president and Congress to overturn the 2020 election.”
More on this alleged phone call from the White House:
Jan. 6 committee adviser says White House invited rioters during Capitol attack
The January 6 committee will publish a report later this year
Alex Woodward25 September 2022 15:00
Republicans ‘go through twists’ to defend Trump after Mar-a-Lago raid
US Rep. Liz Cheney said members of her own party are “going through the motions” to defend the former president after he moved sensitive and top-secret documents from the White House to his Mar-a-Lago home.
The GOP response is “the latest example of how fundamentally destructive Donald Trump has been,” he said in a Texas Tribune event on Saturday.
Alex WoodwardSeptember 25, 2022 14:45
Cheney will do ‘whatever he can’ to prevent Trump from GOP nomination if he runs in 2024. Otherwise, he won’t be a Republican
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, who recently lost her House seat after Republicans lost the Wyoming primary to a Trump-backed candidate, told the Texas Tribune on Saturday that she would leave the party if the former president is the Republican Party’s nominee for president. in 2024.
“I’m going to make sure that Donald Trump — I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that he’s not the nominee,” Ms. Cheney said. “And if he runs, I’m not going to be a Republican.”
He also said he will campaign for Democrats to ensure that candidates like Kari Lake — the GOP candidate for governor of Arizona — are not elected in 2022.
“I think it’s very important though, as voters are going to vote, to recognize and understand what the House Republican Conference is made up of today,” he added.
Alex WoodwardSeptember 25, 2022 14:32
Cheney: ‘Any interaction Donald Trump has with the committee will be under oath and subject to perjury penalties’
Good morning from the USA.
The Jan. 6 committee will resume public hearings Wednesday in what could be the final public review of findings by House lawmakers investigating the events leading up to and surrounding the attack on the U.S. Capitol that was fueled by his campaign lies. Trump.
In conversation at a Texas Tribune event on Saturday, committee co-chair Liz Cheney was asked if Trump himself wanted to testify.
Her response: “Any interaction Donald Trump has with the committee will be under oath and subject to perjury penalties.”
Alex WoodwardSeptember 25, 2022 14:23
Breyer says leak of Supreme Court plan to overturn Roe v Wade was ‘very damaging’ as leaker remains unidentified
Now-retired US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, among three justices who opposed the conservative majority’s decision to strike down the constitutional right to abortion, said a leaked draft opinion in the landmark case was a “very damaging” breach of the high court . protocol.
“Was I happy about it? Not for a moment,” he told CNN of the June 24 decision Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization. “Did I do everything I could to convince people? Of course, of course. But here we are and now we continue. We’re trying to work together.”
Breyer says leak of Supreme Court plan to overturn Roe v Wade was ‘very damaging’
Now retired, former judge says he did ‘everything I could’ to convince court not to revoke constitutional right to abortion
Alex WoodwardSeptember 25, 2022 13:00
ICYMI: Security tells Trump supporters to stop doing QAnon salute at his latest rally
As at his rally in Youngstown, Ohio last week, supporters in North Carolina on Friday night began raising their index fingers — which some speculate may be a QAnon salute reflecting the slogan “Where we go one we all go.” – as a song that sounds a lot like a QAnon anthem played over loudspeakers.
Lisa Pyle, wearing a Q hat, said The independent that he appreciated the use of Q notation.
“I think it’s great,” he said, but added that he probably wouldn’t vote in 2022. “Would you vote in a split election if you knew? If you knew the truth?’
Trump supporters make the QAnon sign again at the rally, despite security trying to stop them
The former president has posted a firestorm of QAnon memes on Truth Social
Alex WoodwardSeptember 25, 2022 12:00
ICYMI: QAnon supporters thrive on Truth Social
As The independent previously reported after the platform’s official launch, hashtags related to the QAnon slogan “where we go one we all go” were easily found among hundreds of recent posts on Trump’s Truth Social platform and profiles dedicated to “the great awakening” – the rise of a far-right resurgence with Trump at the helm, imprisoning or killing his political enemies – and other QAnon reporting accounts were easily searchable through the platform’s account search function.
In the months since its launch, at least 88 accounts embedded in the QAnon illusion with more than 10,000 followers are widely promoting Q-related slogans, graphics and messages across the platform. More than a third of these accounts were previously banned on Twitter.
QAnon followers thrive on Donald Trump’s Truth Social
Conspiracy theorists thrive on the Twitter clone, where Q influencers have thousands of followers and audiences with the former president
Alex WoodwardSeptember 25, 2022 11:00
ICYMI: Breyer refuses to condemn Ginni Thomas’ efforts to overturn the election
Former US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer declined to weigh in on the controversy surrounding Ginni Thomas’ involvement in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
The now-retired Breyer told CNN that the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas can make her own decisions about her political activity and whether she could influence the nation’s highest court — as he insisted he “likes” both her and the conservative his counterpart.
“I don’t get that as I strongly believe that women who are wives, including spouses of Supreme Court Justices, should make the decisions about how they live their lives, their careers, what kind of careers, etc. ,” he said.
Former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer refuses to convict Ginni Thomas
The wife of Justice Clarence Thomas agreed this week to sit for a voluntary interview with the committee on January 6
Alex WoodwardSeptember 25, 2022 09:00