Legal memo from January 6 reveals details of plan to cancel election – live

Trump brags about the scale of his January 6 rally

As the investigation into the attack on the US Capitol sheds more and more information on the events leading up to the January 6 attack, a new memo has been released detailing a new angle on the efforts of the Trump team to overturn the 2020 election result.

The memo, written by attorney Kenneth Chesebro, lays out a twisted, multi-day plan for Mike Pence to take control of election certification in the Senate, which the vice president ultimately refused to do despite intense pressure from the president at the time.

Meanwhile, Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin, a member of the House Jan. 6 committee, said Donald Trump will “get his share” of the attack on the US Capitol.

Suggesting that criminal charges could soon be brought against the former president, Mr. Raskin called Mr. Trump “guilty of sin” and called it “a one-man crime wave” in an interview with Salon. .

The select committee is due to begin its public hearings this month.


Trump ally Marjorie Taylor Greene pushes baseless rumor about Uvalde shooter

Donald Trump’s vocal sidekick in Georgia, Marjorie Taylor Greene, is no stranger to conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, which she says were “stolen” by Democrats.

Now she’s advancing a new theory: In a Facebook Live video, she shared unsubstantiated and unverified claims that the Uvalde, Texas shooter was transgender, cross-dressed, and was believed to be in contact with the suspect. Buffalo, New York (which unlike Uvalde’s shooter is believed to have had a racist motive for his attack).

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John BowdenJune 2, 2022 4:10 a.m.


Trump applauds GOP lawmakers’ efforts to ‘overturn’ impeachment

The former president released a statement on Wednesday encouraging House GOP conference leader Elise Stefanik and Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin, who introduced a resolution that would denounce (or in their own words, “erase” ) the second impeachment of Donald Trump in 2021.

The House voted to ‘expel’ a censure of Andrew Jackson from the House records in the 1800s, but it’s not immediately clear whether the same process could be used to erase an impeachment vote from the House records . The record of Mr. Trump’s Senate trial would of course still exist, even if the resolution were to work, thus limiting the effectiveness of an already entirely ceremonial bill.

“Thank you, Elise and Markwayne, that was a total prank!” Mr. Trump commented on Wednesday.

John BowdenJune 2, 2022 03:11


Biden leads Trump in 2024 poll despite falling approval rating

President Joe Biden still leads Donald Trump in a poll on a potential matchup in 2024 despite the former struggling with low approval ratings amid issues including historic inflation.

A YouGov/Yahoo! A poll conducted in mid-May recorded Mr. Biden’s level of support just a few points higher than Mr. Trump’s in a head-to-head clash, which remains possible, even likely, given that Mr. Trump continues to lead the polls in a potential 2024 GOP primary.

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John BowdenJune 2, 2022 02:10


‘She was a great girlfriend’: Kellyanne Conway mocked CBS interview

Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser faces online mockery for calling her ex-boss a ‘super girlboss’ during an interview with CBS Matinees this week after Mr Trump publicly denounced her for a previous statement she made about her loss of the 2020 election.

“Anyone allowing this pathetic monster’s book tour is a moron,” one Twitter user wrote.

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John BowdenJune 2, 2022 1:11 a.m.


ICYMI: Jury hands Trump’s Russiagate crusader defeat in Sussman trial

A Clinton campaign lawyer was acquitted on Tuesday of lying to the FBI about his role in uncovering what he believed to be Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, handing a major defeat to the man set up to investigate the origins of the criminal investigation. in Donald Trump’s campaign and his closest advisers.

John Durham’s investigation led to the indictment of Michael Sussman for lying to investigators by informing them that a computer server at Trump Tower was communicating with a server address tied to a Russian bank. Mr Durham said on Tuesday he was “disappointed” with the verdict.

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John BowdenJune 2, 2022 12:10 a.m.


Why an ‘army’ of GOP poll watchers is descending on Detroit

GOP operatives are determined to flood Democratic-leaning neighborhoods in the swing state of Michigan with GOP-aligned poll watchers, poll challengers and election workers, according to statements from those involved at Policy.

“[I]it’s going to be an army,” a GOP operative said during a practice session, according to video obtained by Politico. “We’re going to have more lawyers than we’ve ever hired, because let’s be honest, that’s where it’s going to fight, right?”

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John BowdenJune 1, 2022 11:10 p.m.


ICYMI: Trump ally booed off stage during political speech at high school graduation ceremony

Representative Debbie Lesko, a staunch Trump supporter, was booed from the stage during a high school graduation ceremony for the Arizona Virtual Academy, a full-time online school.

The incident happened last week after Ms Lesko apparently delivered political messages in her remarks to senior graduates.

“I heard other early speakers give speeches, and they were just very motivational. Nothing to do with politics or religion or anything. It was just about the graduates. And she seemed not understanding that and not putting that in his speech at all,” one told a local news station.

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John BowdenJune 1, 2022 10:11 p.m.


Trump hits out at Letitia James over report that New York has seen a net decrease in population

Donald Trump knows exactly who to blame for federal government figures indicating that New York has seen a sharp decrease in population between those who left the state and those who moved there between 2019-2021 (not counting births and deaths).

In a brief statement linked to the numbers released Wednesday through his “Save America PAC,” Mr. Trump blamed Letitia James, the state attorney general who is investigating fraud at his businesses.

“I believe racist and corrupt AG James is pushing corporations and the wealthy to leave New York for friendly states. Not sustainable by NYS,” he said.

John BowdenJune 1, 2022 8:37 p.m.


Jail for the father and son defendants of January 6

Daryl and Dan Johnson, a father and son who roamed the halls of the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack, failed in their efforts to convince a judge they were simply ‘caught up’ in the excitement of the day , although Daryl later posted that there would be “hangings on the Capitol lawn.”

Andrew NaughtyJune 1, 2022 7:30 p.m.


Zelensky pushes back on Newsmax interviewer’s Trump question

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed the suggestion that Donald Trump could have stopped Russia from invading his country in an interview with Newsmax.

Speaking with presenter Rob Schmitt on Tuesday, the Ukrainian leader said he “cannot predict” what would have happened if Mr Trump was still President of the United States.

Schmitt offered, “There are a lot of Americans who believe that if someone like Donald Trump was still in the White House, this invasion wouldn’t have happened. What’s your stance?”

“I’m sorry if I say something you don’t like, but for us as a country at war, it doesn’t matter if it’s Democrats or Republicans,” Mr Zelensky replied. It is the people of the United States who support us”.

Gino Spocchia to the story.

Andrew NaughtyJune 1, 2022 6:35 p.m.

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