Live updates | Jan. 6 panel eyes Trump inaction during riot
(House Select Committee via AP, File) (Uncredited)WASHINGTON — (AP) — The Latest on the hearing Thursday by the House committee investigating the Capitol riot (all times local):3:40 p.m. And what was Trump doing at the White House during those 187 minutes of inaction? One committee member says Trump was "gleefully” watching the riot unfold on television at the White House. Live testimony is expected from two former White House aides. Expect to see never-before-seen outtakes of a Jan. 7 video in which White House aides pleaded for Trump to make as a message of national healing for the country.wftv.com
Jan. 6 Witness Trump Allegedly Tried to Call Is Revealed
Anna Moneymaker/Pool via ReutersThe witness whom former President Donald Trump allegedly tried to call following the House Jan. 6 hearing testimony of former Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson has been revealed as a member of the White House support staff. Trump’s attempts to contact the witness were revealed by Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in a statement at the end of Tuesday’s hearing. The identity of the individual was not released, but Cheney said Trump tried to call the individual following thenews.yahoo.com
Mick Mulvaney says a 'friend' in the White House said former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows displayed incompetence, had a 'nervous breakdown' on January 6
"You sort of get this impression that things had really broken down and Mark Meadows as the chief of staff ... had checked out entirely," he said.news.yahoo.com
4 days in January: Trump push for Capitol coda to 2020 vote
"He's going to look powerful," mused Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani to a young White House aide four days earlier. Furious, and stuck at the White House, Trump watched the insurrection on television. Giuliani had been meeting at the White House with Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, and others. "We’re going to walk down to the Capitol,” Trump said. “Capitol is now calling for all available to respond.”—-JAN. 6: BEHIND THE WHEELTrump climbed into the presidential SUV determined to be taken to the Capitol, Hutchinson recalled.wftv.com
4 days in January: Trump push for Capitol coda to 2020 vote
It would have been something never quite before seen in America — a defeated president, Donald Trump, standing at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, with a mob of supporters, some armed, contesting the election outcome. Trump intended to go there that day. “He’s going to look powerful,” mused Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani to a young White House aide four days earlier.news.yahoo.com
Mulvaney: White House ‘friend’ said Meadows was incompetent, had ‘nervous breakdown’ on Jan. 6
Former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said that a “friend” who was in the White House during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot told him that Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows was experiencing “a little bit of both” incompetence and a “nervous breakdown” as the event unfolded. During an interview with…news.yahoo.com
Logfren says Cipollone ‘did not contradict the testimony of other witnesses’ in meeting with Jan. 6 panel
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), a member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, on Friday said former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone did not contradict the testimony of previous witnesses when he met with the panel Friday. The meeting took place behind closed doors and came after explosive public…news.yahoo.com
Hutchinson's Jan. 6 committee testimony a television hit
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (Jacquelyn Martin)SYRACUSE, N.Y. — (AP) — Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony before the Jan. 6 committee was a big hit with television viewers, easily reaching a larger live audience than any of the four other daytime hearings. The committee had hurriedly scheduled a public session to hear Hutchinson's testimony after expecting to be off until mid-July. CBS was the most popular network in prime time last week, averaging 2.7 million viewers. NBC had 2.4 million, ABC had 2.1 million, Fox had 1.6 million, Univision had 1.2 million, Ion Television had 1 million, and Telemundo averaged 900,000. ABC's “World News Tonight” led the evening news ratings race with an average of 7.2 million viewers.wftv.com
Jan. 6 panel member ‘surprised’ by prosecutors’ reaction to Hutchinson testimony
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), who sits on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, said she is “surprised” by federal prosecutors’ reactions to testimony given before the panel this week by Cassidy Hutchinson, who previously served as an aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. During an appearance…news.yahoo.com
New reaction to former White House aide's stunning testimony
Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, delivered stunning testimony during Tuesday's Jan. 6 hearing. Congressional correspondent Scott Macfarlane discussed the significance of her testimony on CBS News.news.yahoo.com
Secret Service agents are prepared to testify that Trump did not lunge at them or try to take control of the car to reach the Capitol, reports say
Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Mark Meadows, testified that Trump sought to go to the Capitol though he knew his supporters were armed.news.yahoo.com
Ratings show Fox News viewers tuning out Jan. 6 hearings
During two daytime hearings last week, Fox averaged 727,000 viewers, the Nielsen company said. During weekdays when the hearings are not taking place, Fox News Channel routinely has more viewers than the other two networks combined, Nielsen said. ABC won the week in prime time, averaging 3.6 million viewers. CBS had 3 million, NBC had 2.5 million, Fox had 1.6 million, Univision had 1.1 million, Ion Television had 1.04 million and Telemundo had 990,000 viewers. ABC's “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race with an average of 6.6 million viewers.wftv.com
Trump’s had bad moments, but few worse than Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony
AdvertisementThere are always caveats after the kind of testimony Hutchinson delivered Tuesday. The Jan. 6 committee has under-promised and over-delivered with each of its public hearings, and no more so than on Tuesday. “They’re not here to hurt me,” Hutchinson recalled Trump saying, because it is always about him. And, according to Hutchinson’s account, he wanted to pardon those who attacked the Capitol until he was talked out of it. Cheney said the committee will add more detail and context to Hutchinson’s testimony in future hearings.washingtonpost.com
Trumpworld shocked by former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's explosive January 6 testimony, calling it the 'most damning day' and 'insane'
In surprise testimony, an ex-White House aide revealed how Trump was determined to go to the Capitol and knew his mobbed supporters were armed.news.yahoo.com
Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison in Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse case
Ghislaine Maxwell, the socialite who was convicted of helping financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The judge said Maxwell played a “pivotal” role facilitating “heinous and predatory” abuse.news.yahoo.com
The story behind AP report that caused Trump to throw lunch
Scott Applewhite) (J. Scott Applewhite)NEW YORK — (AP) — The news story that reportedly caused former President Donald Trump to throw his lunch against a White House wall came because of an interview that former Attorney General William Barr had arranged with The Associated Press. In testimony before the Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday, former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson recalled "hearing noise coming from down the hallway" around the time the AP interview was published. The valet told her that Trump was angry about Barr's interview with AP and had thrown his lunch against the wall, she said. The story had been written by AP Justice Department reporter Michael Balsamo, who had been told a day earlier that Barr wanted him to come in for lunch. He was asked to see Trump, who was “as mad as I've ever seen him,” and suggested that the attorney general hated him.wftv.com
Aide: Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd
It wasn't clear what Trump would have done at the Capitol as a violent mob of his supporters was breaking in. As his supporters laid siege to Congress, both Trump and Meadows appeared unconcerned about cries in the crowd to "hang Mike Pence!" “As an American I was disgusted,” Hutchinson told the committee, reacting to Trump's tweet about Pence. Meadows told Hutchinson that “things might get real, real bad," she said. She revealed that the White House counsel’s office cautioned against plans to enlist fake electors in swing states, including in meetings involving Meadows and Trump lawyer Giuliani.wftv.com
Georgia's Raffensperger among witnesses for next 1/6 hearing
The House Jan. 6 committee is expected to hear testimony from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about the extraordinary pressure he faced from former President Donald Trump to “find 11,780” votes that could flip the state to prevent Joe Biden’s election victory.
What we know about Trump's actions as insurrection unfolded
Members of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection are holding their first prime-time hearing to share what they have uncovered about then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Jan. 6 panel's 1,000 witnesses: From Trump aides to rioters
The House Jan. 6 panel has interviewed more than 1,000 people who were directly or indirectly involved in the U.S. Capitol insurrection as it's probed the violent attack and former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented efforts to overturn his election defeat.
Meadows says 1/6 panel has sought to publicly 'vilify' him
Former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has accused the congressional committee investigating last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol of leaking all of the text messages he provided to the panel as part of an effort to vilify him publicly.
Report: Justice Thomas’ wife urged overturning 2020 election
Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, sent weeks of text messages imploring White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to act to overturn the 2020 presidential election — furthering then-President Donald Trump’s lies that the free and fair vote was marred by nonexistent fraud.