Trump news today: Iran supreme leader shares violent video of Donald as Jan 6 committee subpoenas Facebook

Fox News host says Trump must ‘learn to lose’

The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurgency has requested the “voluntary cooperation” of Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy to provide information on his conversations with former President Donald Trump during the meeting. the worst attack on the Capitol since 1814.

However, McCarthy refused to cooperate with the committee, citing the panel’s “illegitimate” investigation, in a statement hours after the request.

Liz Cheney, one of only two Republican women on the panel, said her party’s House leader was trying to “cover up” what happened on January 6, 2021 and the committee would assess other options to obtain her testimony . “I wish he was a brave and honorable man,” she told CNN.

It came after Trump grabbed the headlines for hanging up on an NPR reporter who called him out with questions about the Capitol uprising and his fixation on non-existent election fraud in 2020. He also drew l attention with an interview in which he scorned the Republicans who refuse. to say whether or not they have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Who are the Oath Keepers, an extremist group whose leader has been indicted for the Capitol riot

The FBI has arrested the leader of the far-right group Oath Keepers in Texas after prosecutors indicted him and 10 other members for their role in the deadly Jan.6 riot in the capital.

Elmer “Stewart” Rhodes, 56, is a former Army paratrooper and Yale Law School graduate who formed the anti-government extremist group and started a rally in Lexington, Massachusetts, in 2009.

The Oath Keepers say their mission is to defend the rights of Americans vis-à-vis the government, the name of the group referring to the oath they took to defend the US Constitution “against all enemies, foreigners and nationals” .

Since its inception, observers say the group has attempted to recruit members of the military and law enforcement into its ranks.

The independents Graeme Massie has the explanation.

Justin vallejoJanuary 13, 2022 10:00 PM

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BREAKING: Jan. 6 committee subpoena Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Reddit tapes

The special House committee investigating the January 6 insurgency issued subpoenas to Twitter, Reddit and parent companies YouTube and Facebook for information “regarding the spread of disinformation, efforts to overturn the elections of 2020, domestic violent extremism and foreign influence in the 2020 elections ”after companies rejected earlier voluntary applications.

In a statement, select committee chairman Bennie Thompson said the panel of seven Democrats and two Republicans were seeking information to answer two “key questions” on “how the spread of disinformation and violent extremism contributed to the violent attack on our democracy “and” what steps, if any, have social media companies taken to prevent their platforms from being breeding grounds for radicalizing people to violence. “

Andrew Feinberg has the breaking story:

Jan. 6 committee subpoena Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Reddit tapes

The special House committee investigating the January 6 insurgency issued subpoenas to Twitter, Reddit and parent companies YouTube and Facebook for information “regarding the spread of disinformation, efforts to overturn the elections of 2020, domestic violent extremism and foreign influence in the 2020 elections ”after companies rejected earlier voluntary applications.

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Kayleigh McEnany Appears Before Capitol Riot Committee

Kayleigh McEnany reportedly testified before the Congressional Insurgency Committee on Jan.6, marking one of the most high-profile contributions to the investigation to date for a former Trump administration official.

On Wednesday, investigators reportedly virtually interviewed Ms. McEnany, who served as the White House press secretary and spokesperson for the Trump 2020 campaign.

The independents Josh Marcus has more.

Justin vallejoJanuary 13, 2022 9:25 PM

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Liz Cheney accuses McCarthy of “clearly trying to cover up what happened” on January 6

Liz Cheney has accused parliamentary minority leader Kevin McCarthy of trying to cover up what happened in the insurgency on Capitol Hill on January 6 last year.

Ms Cheney, who is the vice-chair of the select committee investigating the riot, made the remarks to CNN after Mr McCarthy rejected a request from the committee to provide information.

“I wish he was a brave and honorable man,” Ms. Cheney told CNN. “He’s clearly trying to cover up what happened. He has an obligation to come forward and we will find out the truth.

Justin vallejoJanuary 13, 2022 8:55 PM

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Liz Cheney nods at Oath Keeper’s arrests in Jan.6 investigation

Half of the GOP contingent of the Jan. 6 Inquiry Committee nodded at today’s charge from Oath Keeper founder and other members.

In response to the new charges, Liz Cheney tweeted simply “seditious conspiracy”, in reference to the new charge carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Justin vallejoJanuary 13, 2022 8:23 PM

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Joe Manchin praises Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to change obstruction as voting rights bill stalls

Senator Joe Manchin praised Conservative Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s speech in which she indicated that she would not vote to remove the filibuster aimed at advancing voting rights legislation.

Mr Manchin spoke to The Independent on the way to a meeting between President Joe Biden and Democratic senators as the White House seeks to enact legislation ahead of the 2022 midterm and the next presidential election.

“Very good,” Mr. Manchin said of his colleague’s remarks. “Excellent speech.”

Erica Garcia and John Bowden have the story.

Justin vallejoJanuary 13, 2022 7:55 PM

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Woman with loaded shotgun says she “wanted to talk” about January 6 arrested outside United States Capitol Police Headquarters

Capitol Police arrested a woman who they said came to their headquarters with multiple guns saying she “” wanted to talk about information she had on “the January 6 attack.

Police said in a statement the Michigan woman illegally parked outside their apartment building on Wednesday when an officer saw a gun in the vehicle.

Police reportedly discovered a cache of weapons and ammunition, including an unloaded .22 caliber rifle and .50 caliber muzzle magazine, a loaded shotgun and a pellet gun.

The woman, identified as Kery Lynn McAttee, has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of unregistered ammunition and illegal transport of a semi-automatic rifle, police said.

“At this time, there is no evidence that the 58-year-old suspect is coming here to do anything except talk to our officers,” Capitol Police said.

Justin vallejoJanuary 13, 2022 7:37 PM

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Oath Keepers Founder and 10 Others Charged with “Seditious Plot” to Attack the United States Capitol

The Justice Department has charged the leader of the “Oath Keepers” and 10 others with “seditious conspiracy” in connection with the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.

Nine other previously indicted defendants also face the new charge of seditious conspiracy, carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, along with other offenses.

According to the Justice Department indictment, Rhodes of Texas conspired with his co-defendants to forcefully oppose the enforcement of laws governing the transfer of presidential power.

The indictment alleges that Vallejo, of Arizona, along with other members, coordinated “rapid reaction force” (QRF) teams stationed out of town who were ready to transport weapons and other weapons in Washington DC to support operations to forcibly stop the transfer of the Power Presidency.

Justin vallejoJanuary 13, 2022 7:01 PM

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Oath Keepers Founder and 10 Others Charged with “Seditious Plot” to Attack the United States Capitol

The Justice Department has charged the leader of the “Oath Keepers” and 10 others with “seditious conspiracy” in connection with the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.

Justin vallejoJanuary 13, 2022 7:01 PM

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Watch: Iran creates bizarre video showing CGI Trump targeted for drone strike while golfing in Florida

A CGI animation threatening to assassinate Donald Trump by a drone strike was reportedly published by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

Titled “Revenge is Inevitable,” the video threatening retaliation for the 2020 murder of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani was released by Iran’s supreme leader, according to the Iranian-American Freedom Activist Group.

The video shows a drone targeting Trump while playing golf in Palm Beach at “Florida-Trump’s House,” apparently referring to Mar-a-Lago.

As the drone targets Trump’s back, a member of the group receives a text message saying “Soleimani’s killer and whoever gave the order will pay the price.”

Justin vallejoJanuary 13, 2022 6:19 PM

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