Fox News host says Trump needs to ‘learn to lose’
Donald Trump has announced a second rally this month, with rallies scheduled for Saturday in Arizona and January 29 in Texas.
The former president – expected to defend baseless 2020 election conspiracy theories with his allies at his event in Arizona – celebrated the announcement that US Representative John Katko, among Republican lawmakers who voted for his impeachment for inciting a riot fueled by the same false election narrative, will not make him seek re-election.
Meanwhile, the feds have brought a ‘seditious conspiracy’ charge against the leader of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia that prosecutors say played a role in organizing an attack on the Capitol. American on January 6 last year.
Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy declined to provide the committee investigating the attack with information about his conversations with Mr Trump. US Representative Liz Cheney, one of only two Republicans on the committee, said Mr McCarthy was trying to “cover up” what had happened and the committee would assess other options to obtain his testimony.
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2020 election deniers take center stage at Trump rally in Arizona
Trump is heading to Arizona, a hotbed of GOP-led conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, where a central figure in the QAnon movement is running for Congress, Holocaust deniers vying for key government positions that play a role essential in election monitoring, and a far-right congressman accused of fantasizing about murdering Democrats faced no repercussions in office.
The former president has made it clear that loyalty to his baseless narrative that the election was rigged against him is key to winning his approval.
On the guest list for his Saturday night rally: Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake; US Representatives Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs and Debbie Lesko; and Mike Lindell, among the most notorious voter fraud conspiracy theorists who spent millions on a bogus campaign to nullify the results.
Alex WoodwardJanuary 15, 2022 4:39 p.m.
What is a seditious conspiracy?
The US Department of Justice’s efforts to hold those responsible for the January 6 insurgency kicked into high gear this week with the release of a 48-page indictment against Oath Keepers founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes. , and 10 other members of his right-wing militia.
All but Mr Rhodes and another defendant – Edward Vallejo of Phoenix – had previously been charged with crimes for their role in the worst attack on the Capitol since British troops under Major General Robert Ross burned it down in 1814.
Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against more than 730 people in the year since the attack, but the indictment of Mr Rhodes and his alleged co-conspirators stands out because it charges them under a rarely used provision of law that can be found in the chapter of the US Criminal Code titled “Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Activities.”
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2022 08:30
ICYMI: Oath Keepers leader charged for role in Jan 6 riot
Elmer Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the right-wing militia known as the Oath Keepers, has been arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy for his role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, according to the Justice Department.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2022 06:30
united blue america?
When you parse the numbers, a “national divorce” between blue and red states starts to look good — for Democrats, writes Benedict Cosgrove.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2022 05:30
Texas AG has days to deliver January 6 texts
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been given four days to turn over his digital communications from Jan.6 or face legal action, the Travis County District Attorney said.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2022 04:30
Interview: Mary Trump – From 2024 predictions to Donald’s psychological deterioration
Mary Trump, Donald Trump’s niece, spoke to The Independentit is Andrew Feinberg on his uncle’s mental deterioration and his possible run for president in 2024.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2022 03:30
Ray Epps: The Capitol Riot Who Missed the FBI’s Wanted List
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2022 02:30
January 6 committee subpoenas social media giants’ cases
The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection issued subpoenas to Twitter, Reddit, and the parent companies of YouTube and Facebook for information “relating to the spread of misinformation, efforts to cancel the 2020 elections, domestic violent extremism and foreign influence in the 2020 elections” after the companies rejected earlier voluntary demands.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2022 01:30
ICYMI: New texts show Laura Ingraham worried about further violence after Capitol riot
Fox News host Laura Ingraham grew concerned about further violence after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 last year, a newly released text message revealed.
Six days after the uprising, on January 12, Ingraham wrote to Trump’s White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, asking him to urge then-President Donald Trump to speak to his supporters and dissuade them from organizing armed demonstrations. against election results in state capitals across the country.
Reporting by Gustaf Kilander and Tom Fenton.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2022 12:30 a.m.
Biden’s approval rating drops to near Trump’s at same time in presidency
As Joe Biden nears the first anniversary of his presidency, his approval rating is declining. He is now approaching levels comparable to those of former President Donald Trump at the same time in his tenure.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2022 11:30 p.m.