Liz Cheney tells Republicans defending rioters: ‘When Trump is gone, your dishonour will remain’
The January 6 House select committee’s first prime-time hearing wrapped up after two hours of testimony on Thursday after bombshell revelations introduced by Reps Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney.
Former President Donald Trump expressed his rage after the committee played excerpts of interviews with his former Attorney General Bill Barr, daughter Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Mr Trump called Mr Barr “weak” and a “coward” after the former top law enforcement official told the House panel that he believed Mr Trump’s false claims of a stolen election to be “bulls***”.
Ms Trump, one of her father’s most trusted advisors, told the panel that she didn’t think the 2020 election was stolen and that she respects Mr Barr. On Friday, her father said she had “checked out” before the 2020 election and was being deferential to Barr.
In her opening statement, GOP lawmaker Ms Cheney, noting how a number of her party sought pardons from Mr Trump for their part in trying to overturn the election, said: “Tonight, I say this to my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible: There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonour will remain.”
Trump rages Ivanka was ‘checked out’ before 2020 election
Donald Trump has said his daughter Ivanka had “checked out” before the 2020 election after she was used in the evidence against him during the January 6 House Committee hearing.
The House panel played parts of their interview with Mr Barr on Thursday night. Mr Barr said that Mr Trump’s false claims of fraud were “bulls***” and that he didn’t want to be “a part of it”.
Ms Trump, one of her father’s most trusted advisors, told the panel that she didn’t think the 2020 election was stolen.
She said that what Mr Barr told her about the election changed her point of view. “It affected my perspective,” she told the committee. “I respect Attorney General Barr so I accepted what he said.”
“Ivanka Trump was not involved in looking at, or studying, Election results,” Mr Trump claimed on his social media platform, Truth Social, on Friday morning. “She had long since checked out and was, in my opinion, only trying to be respectful to Bill Barr and his position as Attorney General (he sucked!).”
Gustaf KilanderJune 10, 2022 2:06 p.m.
Arizona Republican compares January 6 hearings to tortillas
Gustaf KilanderJune 10, 2022 1:30 p.m.
‘Your dishonour will remain,’ Cheney says to GOP colleagues who asked Trump for pardons
Rep Liz Cheney, vice-chair of the select committee investigating the 6 January attack on Congress, unleashed on her own party during the panel’s first hearing on Thursday.
“Tonight, I say this to my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible: There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor will remain,” Ms Cheney said.
She was referring to a number of Republican lawmakers who sought pardons from President Trump over the 6 January violence.
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Sravasti Dasgupta10 June 2022 12:30
Sean Hannity wildly claims Jan 6 hearing makes Trump ‘look good’
Fox News host Sean Hannity had a surprising analysis of Thursday’s primetime hearing hosted by the select committee investigating January 6 after it ended.
“This is now about a security failure of incredible magnitude and they don’t even seem to want to talk about it. The one person that looks good is Donald Trump,” said Mr Hannity during a discussion with right-wing journalist John Solomon.
Mr Hannity’s own text messages to the White House and others in the former president’s orbit before, during, and after the riot have become evidence that the committee is using to form its narrative.
Sravasti DasguptaJune 10, 2022 11:30 am
Ivanka Trump says election was not stolen
Thursday’s January 6 House select committee hearing opened with bombshell video footage that showed his daugher Ivanka Trump explaining that she knew the election was not stolen.
Ms Trump explaining how she accepted Attorney General Bill Barr’s assertion that the election had been fair and free of fraud.
“I respected AG Barr, and accepted what he was saying,” Ms Trump told the committee in her recorded testimony.
Sravasti DasguptaJune 10, 2022 10:30 a.m.
Trump lashes out after hearing
Former president Donald Trump hit out at the January 6 committee following its first public hearing on Thursday evening and repeated falsehoods about the 2020 election.
“So the Unselect Committee of political HACKS refuses to play any of the many positive witnesses and statements, refuses to talk of the Election Fraud and Irregularities that took place on a massive scale, and decided to use a documentary maker from Fake News ABC to spin only negative footage. Our Country is in such trouble!” he wrote in a statement posted on his social media network Truth Social.
Sravasti Dasgupta10 June 2022 09:30
Capitol police officer says she shed ‘blood, sweat, and tears’
Capitol police officer Caroline Edwards who was seriously injured during the 6 January riot said during Thursday’s hearing that her “blood, sweat and tears” were shed defending US lawmakers during the attack last year.
“I, whose literal blood, sweat and tears were shed that day defending the building that I spent countless holidays and weekends working in.”
Sravasti Dasgupta10 June 2022 08:30
Committee shows last video of police officer before he died
Video footage of Brian Sicknick, the police officer who would die a day after the Capitol riot, was played on Thursday shortly before the committee adjourned for the night.
In the video, a uniformed officer identified as Mr Sicknick is seen holding his face in pain after apparently being attacked with pepper spray. The actual attack itself is not clearly visible.
“He was ghostly pale,” Officer Caroline Edwards, a member of US Capitol Police described during the hearing.
Sravasti Dasgupta10 June 2022 07:30
‘Not playing along,’ says Tucker Carlson as Fox News desists from broadcasting hearing
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said that the network was not going to show the proceedings of the January 6 House select committee hearing like other networks as “the whole thing is insulting”.
He also dismissed last year’s Capitol riot as “minor” and promised to show the viewers the “honest truth” instead.
“We’re not playing along with the January 6 show trial hearing,” he said. “The whole thing is insulting. They are lying, and we’re not going to help them do it.”
Sravasti Dasgupta10 June 2022 07:10
Capitol police officers cry during hearing
Some of the Capitol police officers present on the day of the January 6 Capitol attack could be seen crying and emotional as the committee showed a shocking compilation of bodycam footage and documentary video on Thursday during the first primetime hearing into the attack on Congress.
In the video, set up by committee chair Bennie Thompson, members of US Capitol Police are heard desperately calling for reinforcements as they are viciously attacked by a massive mob of Trump supporters who are seen smashing windows, striking officers, and wrestling with metal barricades.
Sravasti Dasgupta10 June 2022 06:50