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Jan 6 committee announces next hearing date – live

Liz Cheney says she hasn’t decided whether or not to run for president

The Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury investigating former president Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory has issued subpoenas to South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Rudy Giuliani, and several other attorneys who played roles in Mr Trump’s scheme.

Meanwhile, Adam Kinzinger, one of only two Republicans on the 6 January select committee, has shared a compilation of threats and abuse phoned into his office by furious Trump supporters angry at his criticism of the former president.

Later on Tuesday, the committee announced its next live in-person public hearing would take place next week with a focus on Mr Trump’s role in assembling the mob that would go on to attack the US Capitol.

Also, a new trailer for a three-part documentary shot in the months before the 6 January riot shows Mr Trump and his children discussing their views on the 2020 election and features previously unseen footage from the Capitol attack itself.

Released by Politico today, the two-minute trailer is just a glimpse of the hours of raw footage subpoenaed by the committee investigating the worst attack on Congress since the early 19th century.


ICYMI: Cheney keeps powder dry on presidential run

Liz Cheney, the vice chair of the House January 6 select committee, said during her first sit-down interview since the public hearings kicked off last month that she hasn’t ruled out making a bid for president in 2024.

“I’m very focused on the January 6 committee. I’m very focused on my obligations to do the job that I have now.”

Johanna Chisholm has more.

Oliver O’Connell6 July 2022 08:30


Watch: Ivanka Trump jokes about using dog as prop

Ivanka Trump jokes about using dog as prop in documentary trailer

Oliver O’Connell6 July 2022 07:45


Opinion: The terrible Republican response to a shooting — and the Democrats who helped it along

Here in Illinois, we’re watching what happens when Democrats take a calculated risk as part of a midterm election strategy.

Oliver O’Connell6 July 2022 07:00


Cheney indicates committee could refer Trump to DOJ for criminal prosecution

House January 6 select committee vice-chair Liz Cheney on Sunday said the panel the US Capitol riot may yet make formal criminal referrals of former president Donald Trump and his associates to the Department of Justice.

A criminal referral is essentially a letter from another part of the US government to the Justice Department, informing prosecutors that there is cause to believe a crime has been committed, warranting further action by the department.

Oliver O’Connell6 July 2022 06:15


Patriot Front accused of assault after ‘sickening’ march through Boston

Members of the far-right extremist group Patriot Front have been charged with assault after an incident occurred while the group was masked and marching through Boston.

According to police, a Black man said he was assaulted by Patriot Front members during their march. The man was reportedly trying to film them on his cellphone.

Oliver O’Connell6 July 2022 05:30


‘I’m not a crazy Republican. I’m a reasonable person’

It’s why Dahle, an affable farmer and state senator from the sparsely populated northeast corner of the state, goes out of his way to make one thing clear: “I’m not a crazy Republican. I’m a reasonable person.”

Oliver O’Connell6 July 2022 04:45


New video shows Capitol rioters’ reaction to Trump video in real time

A new video of the scene inside the Capitol itself shows the minutes immediately following the White House’s release of a video in which Donald Trump instructed his supporters to leave the building.

Posted on Twitter by NBC News’s Ryan J. Reilly on Tuesday, it was apparently shot by Pam Hemphill, a participant in riot who was sentenced to 60 days in prison for her presence inside the Capitol as Trump supporters fought police and stormed the building.

Maroosha Muzaffar6 July 2022 04:15


ICYMI: More Jan 6 witnesses coming forward after explosive Cassidy Hutchinson testimony

A member of the January 6 committee has confirmed that new witnesses were continuing to come forward to speak to lawmakers following the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to ex-chief of staff Mark Meadows, this past week.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger was asked by CNN’s Dana Bash on State of the Union on Sunday if the committee was still seeing new people come forward to testify following her explosive testimony to the panel on Tuesday.

“Yes,” he responded, declining to name any sources or discuss the committee’s internal deliberations.

John Bowden has the story.

Oliver O’Connell6 July 2022 04:00


Lindsey Graham and Rudy Giuliani subpoenaed in Georgia probe of 2020 election

In addition to Mr Graham and Mr Giuliani, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the 23-person special grand jury has also moved to compel attorneys John Eastman, Cleta Mitchell, Kenneth Chesbro, and Jenna Ellis, as well lawyer and podcast host Jacki Pick Deason to give evidence in the probe of efforts by Mr Trump’s associates to pressure Georgia officials into taking illegal actions to reverse Mr Biden’s win after he became the first Democrat to carry the Peach State since then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton defeated then-president George HW Bush in 1992.

Oliver O’Connell6 July 2022 03:20


Next Jan 6 hearing to focus on ‘efforts to assemble’ pro-Trump mob

A member of the January 6 committee revealed the subject of the committee’s next hearing on Sunday, telling CBS News that he and his colleagues will examine the effort by Donald Trump to lure thousands of his supporters to the US Capitol.

Representative Adam Schiff made the comments on Face the Nation, explaining that “[o]ur very next hearing will be focused on the efforts to assemble that mob” that attacked Congress while the Senate was meeting to certify the results of the 2020 election.

John Bowden reports from Washington, DC.

Oliver O’Connell6 July 2022 02:30

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