Trump News Today: Ex-president charged with ‘obvious illegality’ in Jan. 6 legal setback

Trump says Ketanji Brown Jackson was ‘incredibly disrespectful’ to GOP senators

The Jan. 6 select committee was granted access to a cache of withheld emails from its investigation by John Eastman, the lawyer who penned an infamous memo outlining a plan to get Mike Pence to nullify the 2020 election in favor of Donald Trump.

In a scathing opinion, the judge hearing the case wrote that “Dr Eastman and President Trump have launched a campaign to nullify a Democratic election, an action unprecedented in American history” – and that “if the plan of Dr Eastman and President Trump had worked, it would have permanently ended the peaceful transition of power, undermining American democracy and the Constitution.If the country does not commit to investigating and prosecuting those responsible, the Court fears that January 6 does not repeat itself.

‘The illegality of the plan was obvious,’ Judge David Carter wrote of Mr Trump and lawyer John Eastman’s proposal to ask then-Vice President Mike Pence to determine the results of the election.

The news comes as the select committee prepares to vote tonight on the removal of Trump aides Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro from the House of Representatives for contempt of Congress.

President Joe Biden rejected the two men’s attempts to resist panel subpoenas on the grounds of executive privilege, a claim that has already failed many subpoenaed witnesses. According to a report released by the commission on Sunday evening, Mr. Biden “has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the national interest, and therefore is not warranted.”

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The January 6 committee will likely request Ginni Thomas’ appearance soon

Several members of the Jan. 6 House Select Committee believe Ginni Thomas should be called in for an interview after it was revealed she texted White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about the cancellation of the 2020 elections.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 29, 2022 03:30

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Madison Cawthorn says ‘sex perversion’ is rampant in DC

The North Carolina Republican, who was elected to Congress in 2020, claims the US capital is plagued by ‘sexual perversion’, but has provided no evidence or revealed names or party affiliations .

During an interview with John Lovell, host of the Warrior Poet Society podcast, Mr Cawthorn was asked how close the Netflix series was Card castle looked like life in dc.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 29, 2022 02:45

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Captiol riot committee issues contempt report for Navarro and Scavino

The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the United States Capitol released its report that former Trump economic adviser Peter Navarro and White House deputy chief of staff , Dan Scavino, were in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with the committee.

The committee specifically cited that Donald Trump’s two former White House advisers refused to hand over documents or appear for deposition. Specifically, the committee noted how Mr. Navarro attempted to craft a plan to delay certification of the 2020 election.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 29, 2022 01:45

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Trump ‘more likely than not’ committed a crime when he tried to void election, judge says

A federal judge has railed against former President Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow democracy, saying he “more likely than not” committed a federal crime, when he ruled that the attorney for the Former President John C Eastman was due to deliver emails that the lawyer had tried to abstain from the committee investigating the January 6 riot at the United States Capitol.

Judge David Carter, who sits on the United States District Court for the Central District of California, made comments against Mr. Trump in his decision released Monday.

Eric Garcia reports from Washington, DC.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 29, 2022 12:45 a.m.

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Jared Kushner is scheduled to appear before the January 6 committee this week

Testimony should be voluntary and delivered remotely, according to unnamed sources familiar with the matter who spoke to ABC News.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 29, 2022 00:00

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Trumps ordered to comply with New York AG subpoena

The New York Supreme Court has ordered the Trump Organization to comply with a subpoena issued by the New York Attorney General’s office within the next month.

Judge Arthur Engoron gave The Trump Organization until April 20 to provide a report detailing “potentially reactive information.”

“The Trump Organization report should specify, as far as reasonably possible, the quantities of records collected, reviewed, and produced, and the amounts of records reviewed from each device or likely location or reactive records,” Engoran wrote. .

The original subpoena was issued more than two years ago by New York Attorney General Letitia James as part of the investigation into whether the Trump Organization had artificially inflated the value of assets for increase perceived net worth.

Judge Engoran also ordered computer forensics company HaystackID to submit a weekly report of its findings, after being hired to check the company’s compliance with the subpoena. Reporting is due to begin next week.

An in-person status conference between the Trump Organization and the New York Attorney General’s office is also scheduled for April 25.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 28, 2022 11:10 p.m.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene applauds Will Smith slapping Chris Rock

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene weighed in on Twitter as the social media platform reverberated in shock that reverberated around the world when Will Smith, objecting to a joke told by Chris Rock at the Academy Awards, is took the stage and slapped the comedian.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 28, 2022 10:40 p.m.

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SCOTUS Judge Clarence Thomas participates in hearings by telephone after being discharged from hospital

After spending nearly a week in hospital, Judge Thomas was once again embroiled in legal proceedings on Monday.

Chief Justice John Roberts said Justice Thomas, 73, will be “participating remotely this morning”. He did not specify a reason.

Gustaf Kilander reports from Washington, DC.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 28, 2022 10:10 p.m.

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Voice: Clarence Thomas’ reaction to his wife Ginni’s text messages says it all

The Supreme Court justice should recuse himself from all matters related to the 2020 election and, ideally, resign, writes Noah Berlatsky.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 28, 2022 9:48 p.m.

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Report: Jan. 6 committee investigating Ted Cruz’s involvement in plans to overturn election result

Sen. Ted Cruz, who was one of Donald Trump’s key Senate allies in his efforts to nullify the 2020 election, has fallen under the scrutiny of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack, according to a new report in The Washington Post.

the To post reports that the House Select Committee is investigating whether Mr. Cruz had any communications with John Eastman, a controversial lawyer who represented the former president in his efforts to claim that election fraud robbed him of the victory and who is now accused by the committee of having been part of a criminal conspiracy to push false claims about the election and nullify the legitimate results.

Reporting by John Bowden of Washington, DC.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 28, 2022 9:32 p.m.