GOP congressman calls second Trump impeachment ‘the conservative vote’
Fox News has decided to not air the 6 January public hearings live and instead show only “as news warrants” during its prime time shows, the network has said in a press release.
The live coverage of the hearings will be on its sister channel Fox Business instead, the release on Monday noted.
This makes Fox News the only major news network in the US to not air the entire 6 January committee hearings live which is set to start this Thursday.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has lashed out at the 6 January select committee after the indictment of his former trade adviser Peter Navarro, a notorious propagator of false election theft conspiracy theories who has now been formally charged with contempt of Congress.
“Wow!” wrote the former president on Truth Social, his bespoke social network. “Peter Navarro, our brilliant Harvard educated White House Trade official…was just handcuffed, shackled, and put into prison because he didn’t obay the orders of the Unselect Committee of political THUGS.”
Aide warned secret service of security risk to Mike Pence a day before Jan 6
An aide of Mike Pence raised concerns about threats to his security just a day before supporters of Donald Trump stormed into the Capitol, according to a report.
Marc Short, chief of staff to Mr Pence at the time, called his lead secret service agent, Tom Giebels, into his office and told him that Mr Trump planned to publicly turn against the vice president for refusing to contest the electoral vote tally, and there could be a security risk to Mr Pence because of it, according to a report in The New York Times
.This happened just a day before the deadly Capitol riots during which the former vice president narrowly avoided the crowd of Trump supporters.
Stuti Mishra7 June 2022 06:29
Fox News to not air Jan 6 hearing live
Fox News will be the only major network not to air the 6 January committee’s first primetime hearing this Thursday night, it will be instead showing it on an “as news warrants” basis during its packed prime time shows.
According to a press release on Monday, Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will anchor coverage of the hearings on Fox Business Network instead.
Stuti MishraJune 7, 2022 05:57
Analysis: How the GOP plans to handle the Jan 6 hearings
ICYMI: Writing for today’s Inside Washington newsletter, Eric Garcia takes a look at how the House Republican Party intends to respond to the scheduled hearings to be held by the 6 January committee.
Read his full analysis below:
Stuti Mishra7 June 2022 05:40
ICYMI: Proud Boys leadership charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riot plot
Stuti MishraJune 7, 2022, 4:55 a.m.
Jan 6 committee member says panel has evidence on Trump beyond ‘incitement’
ICYMI: Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat on the January 6 select committee, told The Washington Post that the panel has found additional evidence on Donald Trump that goes beyond “incitement” referenced in the former president’s second impeachment trial.
“The select committee has found evidence about a lot more than incitement here, and we’re gonna be laying out the evidence about all of the actors who were pivotal to what took place” during the Capitol riot, Mr Raskin said, according to The Hill.
Graeme MassieJune 7, 2022, 4:12 a.m.
Jan 6 committee brings in former news executive
ICYMI: The upcoming 6 January committee hearings are intended to be essential TV viewing for as many Americans as possible as the panel tries to convey the sheer gravity of what it has discovered about the lead-up to the insurrection and the events of the day itself.
To that end, the committee has enlisted the aid of a veteran television news leader in hopes of making Thursday’s prime time hearing an explosive display of unseen material that will captivate even the most unengaged viewers.
According to Axios, the panel has brought on as an adviser James Goldston, the former president of ABC News, whose resume includes service as executive producer for the renowned Good Morning America and Nightline programs.
Andrew Feinberg has more.
Graeme MassieJune 7, 2022 03:05
Trump peddles children’s book starring ‘King Donald’ to ‘every school in America’
Book bans have come back into horrifying style thanks to a slew of protesters objecting to children learning about topics like race, sexual preference, gender identity, and history. While that movement has been primarily driven by conservatives, there is one recently released children’s book that liberal parents may find objectionable — “The Plot Against the King,” starring “King Donald.”
Craig Graziosi has the story.
Graeme MassieJune 7, 2022 02:31
ICYMI: Liz Cheney describes “chilling” breadth of attempt to subvert 2020 election
ICYMI: Liz Cheney, vice chair of the 6 January committee, has given an account of just how serious the “extremely well-organized” conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election was, also slamming the president who oversaw it for his lack of regret.
“You know, we are not in a situation where former President Trump has expressed any sense of remorse about what happened,” she said to CBS News. “We are in fact in a situation where he continues to use even more extreme language, frankly, than the language that caused the attack. And so, people must pay attention. People must watch, and they must understand how easily our democratic system can unravel if we don’t defend it.”
Graeme MassieJune 7, 2022 02:03
Trump condemns indictment of Peter Navarro, complains about ‘lowlifes of ANTIFA & BLM’
Former president Donald Trump has condemned the Department of Justice’s indictment of his former trade adviser Peter Navarro, asking why people involved in Black Lives Matter and Antifa protests were not held to the same account.
Graeme MassieJune 7, 2022 01:39
When are the 6 January hearings?
The committee is set to hold two hearings in primetime at 8pm on Thursday 9 June and on 23 June. In between the primetime hearings, additional public sessions will be conducted at 10am on 13 June, 15 June, 16 June, and 21 June.
The hearings are expected to outline how Donald Trump and some of his associates violated the law as they tried to overturn the 2020 election.
Gustaf Kilander has more:
Graeme MassieJune 7, 2022 01:02