Trump news today: Breaking news as Capitol Hill riot committee assign former president’s speechwriter and Don Jr advisers
Fox News host says Trump must ‘learn to lose’
Lawyers for former President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization have asked a federal judge to bar the office of New York State Attorney General Letitia James from investigating them or ordering them to stop. withdraw from any investigation of the real estate company.
The twice-indicted ex-president sued Ms James last month in hopes of stopping a long-standing investigation into whether he or his company broke New York tax laws.
The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of New York, claims that Ms. James’ efforts “are in no way related to legitimate law enforcement objectives, but rather are simply an effort hardly veiled to publicly slander Trump and his associates ”.
Meanwhile, the second son of the single-term president, Eric Trump, lashed out at Ms James, claiming her investigation was unconstitutional.
The young Trump made the incorrect statements during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show in which he claimed Ms James’ investigation into whether her family business had violated New York tax laws was aimed at to prevent his father from running for president in 2024 and amounts to “effectively handing” this election to President Joe Biden.
Meanwhile, US Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota said he stands by his comments that Mr. Trump lost the 2020 election, after Trump called his fellow Republican an “asshole” for his comments.
Mr Rounds said he was “disappointed but not surprised” by Mr Trump’s attack.
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Trump Tries To Use Abrams Absence In Biden Voting Rights Speech Against President
While Joe Biden gave one of the most forceful speeches of his presidency on the importance of passing voting rights legislation, his predecessor attacked him not on substantive grounds but over his alleged confrontation. with other Democrats on the issue. In particular, it seized on the news that Stacey Abrams would not attend Mr. Biden’s speech in her own state.
“Stacey Abrams helped Biden steal the 2020 Georgia election,” Mr. Trump falsely claimed, “but now she won’t even share a scene with Joe. Stacey knows Biden actually lost BIG in Georgia and in the 2020 presidential election as a whole, and he’s been so terrible that she doesn’t want anything to do with him anymore. Even the awakened radical left realizes that Joe Biden’s administration is a disgrace! “
Mr Trump could face legal action for pressuring Georgian officials to ‘find’ votes for him after it became clear he lost the state to Mr Biden .
Ms Abrams and Mr Biden claim she missed the speech due to a scheduling conflict. Many Democrats criticized Mr. Biden’s speech as insufficient given the challenges presented by the Senate.
Andrew NaughtyJanuary 12, 2022 9:24 AM
Fauci vs Senator GOP: “what a jerk”
Donald Trump is not the only major figure to openly oppose Republican senators. In a hearing yesterday, Dr Anthony Fauci not only clashed with his bitter nemesis Rand Paul, but was also heard calling Kansas’ Roger Marshall a “jerk.”
Mr Marshall used his time at the hearing to attack Dr Fauci and other witnesses, including asking the government adviser if he thought he should have to complete a publicly available financial disclosure form. Dr Fauci stressed that his disclosures had been available for years, calling the senator “totally incorrect”.
Andrew NaughtyJanuary 12, 2022 9:00 AM
Jim Jordan criticized the “truth” by Jamie Raskin, Jan. 6 panel member
Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, a key Trump ally on Capitol Hill, refuses a call to testify before the Jan.6 select committee and explain what he knew before insurgency day and what communications he had with Mr. Trump and the Whites. House while the riot was going on.
In an interview, committee member Jamie Raskin reminded viewers of the aggressive manner in which Mr Jordan conducted himself during the investigation into what Hillary Clinton knew about the Benghazi attack. Citing Mr. Jordan’s own claim that “the truth must come out”, Mr. Raskin made it clear what he thought of his colleague’s obstruction.
“Jim Jordan, more than anyone, knows what an aggressive and aggressive investigation is,” said the Democrat of Maryland. “Even when he’s wild goose hunting, he demands all the information he wants, and we’re not on that. We are certainly participating in the central fact-finding mission of this decade, if not this century, to shed light on this terrible political crime which was instigated and to a large extent organized by Donald Trump.
Andrew NaughtyJanuary 12, 2022, 8:24 AM
Former New York Police Commissioner Kerik to meet with January 6 committee
Kerik was subpoenaed by the committee in November for his involvement with former President Donald Trump in his efforts to retain control of the White House.
Kerik’s attorney, Timothy Parlatore, told the Hill they planned to appear but withdrew from the deposition scheduled for Thursday with the committee, citing opposition to Republicans’ role in the panel structure .
But he said they made the decision after the committee agreed to allow the former New York police commissioner to appear without a formal deposition.
“I think they don’t have the authority to take depositions. However, Mr Kerik wants to meet with them and provide them with information and therefore, we will do it by voluntary interview, ”Parlatore said.
Shweta sharmaJanuary 12, 2022, 7:04 AM
Don Jr roasted after calling Eric Swalwell a “fool”
Donald Trump Jr has been brutally roasted in an online feud after attacking Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell, a key member of the House Intelligence Committee who pushed to investigate the Trump family.
The Twitter feud began after Trump Jr. called Mr. Swalwell, California representative and lawyer, a “jerk”
“Do you think China targeted Swalwell because he’s so ‘effective’ or because they thought he was a jerk?” Said the son of the former president.
Swalwell was quick to respond to the sneer at him, however, and responded by attacking Trump Jr.’s story of being manipulated by foreign nationals.
“Why did Russia target you? Probably not for the cola. If that’s what you say, I love it, especially later in the summer, ”Swalwell said.
Trump Jr targeted Swalwell by referring to the incident when the Democrat was approached by alleged Chinese spy Christine Fang and allegedly attempted to get romantically involved with him. It was only after the FBI informed him of the woman’s affiliations that Swalwell severed ties with her to prevent a possible national security breach.
Shweta sharmaJanuary 12, 2022 6:33 AM
Biden calls Capitol riot first ‘attempted coup’
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday called the January 6 riot an attempted “coup” for the first time in a year, as he stepped up his attack on former President Donald Trump.
“We are here today to oppose American forces that value power over principle – the forces that attempted a coup, a coup against the legally expressed will of the American people by sowing doubt, by fabricating fraud charges and seeking to steal the 2020 People’s Election, ”Biden said.
His remarks came during a speech pushing for the passage of voting rights legislation in a shared venue in Atlanta for historically black colleges.
The president added: “They want chaos to reign. We want the people to rule. The battle for America’s soul is not over. We must remain strong and united to ensure that January 6 does not mark the end of democracy, but the beginning of a rebirth of our democracy.
It was the first time Mr. Biden had called it a “coup” after previously calling it an “armed insurgency.”
Shweta sharmaJanuary 12, 2022 5:55 AM
Donald Trump says GOP representative Elise Stefanik could be president in 2028
Addressing a fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, former President Donald Trump congratulated Representative Elise Stefanik and said she could be president in about six years.
“I want to congratulate Elise on her success. The man is she going fast. This means that at this rate, she will be president in about six years, ”Mr. Trump said of the US representative for the 21st Congressional District in New York.
“She has always been a friend and people would say she is mobile upwards. She goes to Washington as a beautiful young woman who has taken over and all of a sudden she becomes a rocket, she is the boss. She was a great boss, a strong boss, ”he added.
Fundraising with 200 participants raised $ 3.2 million.
Shweta sharmaJanuary 12, 2022 5:36 AM
Interview with Mary Trump: From 2024 predictions to Donald’s psychological deterioration
ICYMI: Mary Trump, a former graduate instructor who has taught courses in trauma, psychopathology and developmental psychology and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, talks to Andrew Feinberg.
Graeme massieJanuary 12, 2022, 4:56 AM
Trump’s Arizona rally features long list of election deniers
ICYMI: President’s rally for a term in Arizona on Saturday will feature a long list of election deniers, including Kari Lake, whom Mr Trump has endorsed as governor and who says she would not have certified Joe Biden’s victory if she had been in office.
Also in attendance are Arizona officials Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs and Debbie Lesko, who all opposed the certification of Mr. Biden’s victory on January 6.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who says he spent $ 25 million to try to undo Mr. Trump’s defeat, is also expected to attend.
Graeme massieJanuary 12, 2022, 3:58 AM
Eric Trump lashes out at New York’s top prosecutor in off-balance Fox News rant
ICYMI: Trump Organization Executive Vice President Eric Trump has lambasted New York Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation into her family’s eponymous business, saying it was unconstitutional that his office would bring charges. lawsuits against his father, former President Donald Trump, indicted twice.
Andrew Feinberg has more.
Graeme massieJanuary 12, 2022, 3:02 AM