Jan 6 hearings today: Trump mocks ‘stupid’ Fox News amid claims Ivanka had ‘bad feeling’ over Pence pressure

Jan 6 hearings: Ivanka Trump recalls father called Pence ‘a wimp’ in final call

Donald Trump has torn into the 6 January committee over its third public hearing, ranting on Truth Social that he did not order former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election – directly contradicting evidence from multiple witnesses without contesting the main issue at hand.

Bombshell revealed a pressure campaign by Mr Trump and law professor John Eastman to get Mr Pence to halt the congressional certification process on 6 January 2021 and throw the decision to Republican-led states.

The former president was the keynote speaker at a conservative conference on Friday, where he amplified his baseless election fraud conspiracy theories and lashed out at Democrats. He continued this on Saturday morning with further posts calling the committee “political thugs”.

Meanwhile, the select committee has requested from Ginni Thomas, the wife of US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, about texts and emails she sent to Mark Meadows and Mr Eastman in advance of the Capitol riot. The longtime right-wing activist has said she will oblige.

Trump’s advisers say he has grown angry and unhappy watching the 6 Jan hearings and is frustrated seeing clips of his family members including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner being used against him, NYT journalist Maggie Haberman reports.

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Ivanka Trump had ‘bad feeling’ over Pence pressure: claim

Tim O’Brien, author of TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donaldhas suggested his older daughter had a “bad feeling” about the pressure her father was putting on Mike Pence in the days leading up to January 6.

Clips of Ivanka’s testimony have been played at the public Jan 6 hearings, which have also heard that Trump was repeatedly told his scheme to get Pence to send back electors – in the hope of overturning the election result – was illegal.

MSNBC Alex Witt asked O’Brien: “Do you get a sense from her testimony that host Ivanka had a bad feeling about January 6th, even before the rally at the ellipse?”

O’Brien replied: “Absolutely.

“We know from other accounts of what she did that day that she honored the fact that Mike Pence was resisting Donald Trump’s pressure to decertify the electoral results on Jan 6 at the Capitol. And she was in the O.O. with several other advisers, including lawyers, who heard him swearing campaign at Mike Pence, who heard him then grow angry at Mike Pence, because Mike Pence wouldn’t do a Donald Trump wanted him to do , which was to break the law.”

Ivanka testified that she heard her father in a “pretty heated” phone conversation with Pence. Others claim Trump called his loyal vice president a “wimp” and a “p***y”.

After the hearing Trump denied calling Pence a wimp before saying his vice president didn’t have enough courage to do what he was being asked.

Phil Thomas19 June 2022 13:36

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ICYMI: Biden falls off bike

Joe Biden took a tumble on Saturday morning while out for a bike ride in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

The president, 79, fell from his bike while riding up to greet members of the public at Cape Henlopen State Park.

Quickly bouncing back up, Mr Biden said: “I’m good”, adding “my foot got caught”.

The president appeared fit and healthy when he left church later that day and a White House official said he had not been injured.

Oliver O’Connell19 June 2022 13:30

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What Trump has said about the January 6 Capitol riot

Here’s what the former president has said about the events of that day.

What Donald Trump has said about the January 6 riot

Ex-president continues to gloat over size of the crowd at the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally, portraying jailed participants as innocent victims and shrug off responsibility ahead as televised congressional hearings get underway

Oliver O’Connell19 June 2022 12:30

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GOP rivals eye own campaigns as Trump weighs another run

As religious conservatives gathered this week at a sprawling resort near the Grand Ole Opry House, Nikki Haley pressed the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” crowd to look to the future.

“It’s up to us to deliver a new birth of patriotism,” said Haley, the former South Carolina governor who was ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump. “And together with you, and with trust in God, I pledge to answer that call and inspire our country once again.”

Such comments are typical of a party that’s out of power and in search of its next leader. But what’s unusual: The party’s last leader is plotting his own comeback.

Trump weighs another run as GOP rivals eye own campaigns

Former President Donald Trump’s desperate attempts to remain in power by challenging American democracy have been thrown back into the spotlight by the Jan. 6 committee, with harrowing footage and searing testimony from his closest aides and family

Oliver O’Connell19 June 2022 11:30

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Girlfriend of dead Capitol officer hits out at Ivanka and Jared for not stopping Trump

Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper, Sandra Garza explained on Thursday night after the third public hearing of the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot that she was “more moved” by the testimonies she heard from the first prime-time screening, which featured appearances by both Ms Trump and Mr Kushner.

Johanna Chisholm reports.

Oliver O’Connell19 June 2022 10:30

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ICYMI: Trump claims he never asked Pence to overturn the election on Truth Social

Former president Donald Trump denied that he tried to force vice president Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 presidential election results on January 6 last year.

Mr Trump’s words come a day after the House select committee investigating the riot at the US Capitol held its third public hearing, where Mr Pence’s former White House Counsel Greg Jacob testified about the pressure campaign the former vice president sustained at the hands of the president and his legal team.

Multiple video depositions, including from former White House lawyer Eric Herschmann, showed how Mr Trump knew his plan to overturn the election results were illegal.

But Mr Trump pushed back on the claims on his social media platform Truth Social.

Oliver O’Connell19 June 2022 09:30

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Right-wing opposites GOP’s Dan Crenshaw yelling ‘Eyepatch McCain’

Texas Representative Dan Crenshaw and his staff were confronted and harassed by right-wing social media activist Alex Stein at the Republican Party of Texas convention on Saturday.

Mr Stein and others, who witnesses described to Mediaite as Proud Boys, began shouting “eyepatch McCain” at the Republican lawmaker, whom they also called a “globalist Rino”.

Oliver O’Connell19 June 2022 07:30

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Hillary Clinton rules out running for White House again

Hillary Clinton has ruled out another run for the White House saying that it would be “disruptive” to compete against President Joe Biden.

The former Secretary of State told the Financial Times that the possibility of her running again was “out of the question” following her 2016 loss to Donald Trump as she said that she expects Mr Biden to run for a second term.

“No, out of the question,” she said when asked about a potential 2024 bid.

Oliver O’Connell19 June 2022 05:30

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Jan 6 hearing recap: Trump and Eastman put pressure on Pence

Jan 6 hearing recap: Trump and Eastman put pressure on Pence

The January 6th Committee has published a recap video of key moments from Thursday’s hearing.

The focus of the third public hearing in the committee’s investigation focused on how Donald Trump plotted with lawyer John Eastman to pressure Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

What the president wanted the vice president to do was not only unconstitutional but led to the violent attack on The Capitol, the committee asserts.

Oliver O’Connell19 June 2022 04:30

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Biden approval rating remains at low point as midterm elections loom

With fewer than five months remaining until the November midterm elections, more Americans are expressing disapproval of Joe Biden than at any point in his term so far.

According to a Yahoo! News/YouGov poll, a whopping 56 per cent of respondents in a survey of 1,541 adults from 10 to 13 June said they either somewhat or strongly disapproved of Mr Biden’s performance in office. A relative paltry 39 per cent either strongly or somewhat approves of the president’s job performance.

Oliver O’Connell19 June 2022 03:30

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