Trump ‘refused to call off attack on Capitol’ during Jan. 6 unrest, U.S. representative says
Former President Donald Trump has caused a stir among party members by backing “Eric” for the U.S. Senate seat in the Republican primary to replace retiring Senator Roy Blunt.
There were two Republican front-runners named Eric in that race — former Gov. Eric Gretens and state Attorney General Eric Schmidt. They both seem to think they have Mr Trump’s backing.
A third Republican candidate, Eric McElroy, is also on the Republican primary ballot.
“I thank President Trump for his support,” Schmidt tweeted.
However, Mr Gretens also announced that he was “honoured to have the support of President Trump”. “I just had a great call with President Trump and I thank him for his support! Together we will MAGA and save America,” he added.
Meanwhile, Jan. 6 rioter Guy Reffit, who was found guilty of five felony charges earlier this year, received on Monday the largest sentence ever imposed on a congressional riot participant. long sentences.
Refit is the first accused Capitol thug to be tried by a jury after pleading not guilty.
Trump reiterates talk of more troops at Capitol on Jan. 6
Donald Trump reiterated his desire to have 10,000 troops at the Capitol on Jan. 6, but the request was rejected by Nancy Pelosi and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
He wrote on Truth Social:
The unelected committee of political thugs did not spend an hour dealing with the massive electoral fraud and irregularities in the 2020 presidential election, which is why hundreds of thousands of people headed to Washington on Jan. 6. When do they start? Unselects also refused to study why mad Nancy Pelosi and the mayor of Washington turned down 10-20,000 soldiers. Why is this, I want to know?
But testimony at the Jan. 6 hearing denied that the order ever happened.
Trump’s former defense secretary contradicts his own Jan. 6 sworn testimony on Fox News
“I have never been given any instructions or orders, and I am not aware of any plans of this nature,” former Defense Secretary Chris Miller said in a video shared by the committee on Jan. 6.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 2, 2022 21:45
Report: Jan. 6 text messages deleted from Trump Pentagon officials’ phones
CNN reported that the Defense Department purged the calls of senior outgoing officials at the end of the Trump administration, removing all texts from key witnesses about the Capitol riots, according to court documents.
The admission that Pentagon officials’ phones had been wiped was first revealed in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by U.S. watchdogs against the Defense Department and the Army. The watchdog group is seeking the Jan. 6, 2021 records of former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller, former Chiefs of Staff Cash Patel and former Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and other prominent Pentagon officials — who were in the A preliminary FOIA request for the Capitol Raid was filed a few days later.
Here’s the latest from Andrew Feinberg:
Trump Pentagon officials ‘wipe’ January 6 message from phone
Cell phones belonging to senior Defense Department officials, including the then-acting secretary of defense and senior U.S. Army officials, were “wiped” for text messages sent and received around the January 6 attack on the Capitol, court documents show.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 2, 2022 21:30
Trump slams ‘crazy Nancy Pelosi’ in Taiwan
Former President Donald Trump couldn’t help but lash out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her trip to Taiwan.
He wrote on Truth Social: “Why Crazy Nancy Pelosi is in Taiwan. Always getting in trouble. Everything she does is not very good (two impeachment failures, House loss, etc). Watch!”
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 2, 2022 21:15
Trump slams ‘weak’ Arizona Republican House speaker
Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Arizona State Capitol spokesman Rusty Powers after Mr. Powers repeatedly criticized the former president.
The former president took to his social media platform Truth Social this week to criticize Mr. Powers and called on Republican primary voters to vote for him in the Republican primary.
Trump slams Arizona Republican House speaker as ‘weak’ after fierce criticism
Ahead of the Arizona primary, Trump called Powers “weak” and “everything wrong.”
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 2, 2022 21:00
Trump slams GOP congressman for impeachment voters
The former president marked today’s primary by calling on voters to vote against “impeachment slimes” Jaime Herrera Boitler, Dan Newhouse and Peter Major.
He posted on Truth Social:
Eliminate impeachment slimes Jaime Herrera Beutler, Dan Newhouse, Peter Meijer today. The rest, including the now infamous RINO, Liz Cheney, are either gone or soon to be gone. The five have given up because they are so far behind. Make America Great Again!
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 2, 2022 20:55
‘What an outrageous human being’
good morning joe Host Joe Scarborough blasts Donald Trump for ‘heinous’ remarks about jailed WNBA star Brittney Griner Trump attacked.
“We have Donald Trump calling Britney Greenner ‘spoiled,’ we have Donald Trump talking about her, quoting, ‘loaded with drugs.’ No testimony, no evidence, and no suggestion that she is, quoting, ‘Full of drugs,'” Mr Scarborough said on Monday morning’s MSNBC show.
“It shows again what a horrible person this is, what a heinous human being. How cruel it is. You can’t help but wonder if he said that because she’s a black basketball player,” the former congressman added. .
Good Morning Joe host tears down ‘outrageous’ Trump over Britney Greener criticism
“You can’t help but wonder if he said that because she’s a black basketball player”
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 2, 2022 20:30
Why is Pelosi’s Taiwan trip so controversial?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in 25 years, has sparked a diplomatic crisis between China and the United States.
Beijing has warned the U.S. that it is “playing with fire” if it allows the speaker to visit China, and even Joe Biden has warned against doing so.
So why is Ms Pelosi’s trip so controversial? Richard Hall reports.
Why is Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip so controversial?
Taiwan is at the center of a geopolitical struggle between Beijing and Washington
Oliver O’Connell2 August 2022 19:55
Four things to look out for in tonight’s primary
Michigan, Kansas, Arizona and Missouri will all hold primaries on Tuesday night. As usual, former President Donald Trump has endorsed multiple Republican primaries in hopes of expanding his influence in the GOP as the candidate he promotes will spread his lies about the 2020 presidential election.
He may also have gotten some help from Democrats in Michigan as they look to elevate an electoral rejection to defeat a Republican congressman who voted to impeach Trump.Meanwhile, Kansas will be the first test of abortion rightsRoe v. Wade world.
Here’s what to watch from tonight’s primary.
Four things to watch for tonight’s primaries in Michigan, Missouri, Arizona and Kansas
Trump is trying to reinvent the Arizona GOP in his own image, with two Erics claiming his support in Missouri and Democrats’ meddling in tonight’s Michigan primary animation.
Oliver O’Connell2 August 2022 19:25
Why did Pelosi visit Taiwan instead of Biden?
When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s U.S. Air Force plane landed at Taipei’s Songshan Airport in Taiwan, she became the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the island since Newt Gingrich in 1997.
Andrew Feinberg explains the significance of the high-level visit and why the president is not there.
Why is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – not President Joe Biden – in Taiwan?
As Andrew Feinberg explains, Taiwan has not seen a US president since Eisenhower
Oliver O’Connell2 August 2022 19:00
VOICE ONE: Senate Republicans lose control of GI Bill narrative
Over the past week, Senate Republicans have come under fire from the media, public opinion and senior activists. 25 Republicans reversed their previous vote for the PACT Act. The bill would provide care for U.S. veterans exposed to toxic substances in burn pits.
Veterans’ struggles have also gotten publicity, as former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart has been vocal in bashing Republican senators who oppose the legislation. But now, perhaps feeling that public opinion isn’t on their side, Republican senators have a new gripe: Democrats started it.
Senate Republicans lose control of GI Bill narrative
Is this a “Democratic start” issue or revenge?
Oliver O’Connell2 August 2022 18:30