Trump news today: Gap in ex-president’s January 6 call log as Bolton says he knew about burner phones

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

White House phone records from Jan. 6, 2021, obtained by the Capitol Riot Investigation Committee, have emerged that included a 7-hour gap in former President Donald Trump’s communications, a time frame that includes the assault on the building by a horde of his followers. .

Later Tuesday, former national security adviser John Bolton said Mr Trump was aware that the slang term “burning phone” is being used to describe an untraceable cell phone used to evade surveillance and used the term several times.

The news comes after the select committee voted to remove Trump aides Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro to the House of Representatives for contempt of Congress. The panel also gained access to a cache of withheld emails from its investigation by John Eastman, the lawyer who authored an infamous memo outlining a plan to get Mike Pence to nullify the 2020 election in favor of Mr. Trump.

In a scathing opinion, the judge hearing the case wrote that “Dr. Eastman and President Trump have launched a campaign to overturn a Democratic election, an action unprecedented in American history.”

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Trump’s demand of Putin over Hunter Biden’s dirt sparks outrage

Donald Trump’s flippant reflection that Vladimir Putin should reveal compromising information about the Biden family has been met with both astonishment and utter disgust. Here’s a sample of the reaction…

Andrew NaughtyMarch 30, 2022 11:10 a.m.

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Ted Cruz claims Nancy Pelosi is plotting to launch her own ‘Stop Theft’ campaign

Ted Cruz, who was one of the only senators to formally oppose the 2020 election results after the Jan. 6 uprising, claimed that Nancy Pelosi was about to declare the midterm elections had been stolen – more than seven months before Election Day, and despite Donald Trump’s continued campaign to delegitimize the 2020 result in the absence of any compelling evidence to support his case.

Here he talks to Laura Ingraham of Fox News last night.

Andrew NaughtyMarch 30, 2022 10:45 a.m.

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Trump’s accusations against Hunter Biden play well in Russian media

daily beast Russian media columnist and analyst Julia Davis spotted – yet again – one of Donald Trump’s anti-Biden claims circulating in Russian state media, this time his comments about Hunter Biden. Here she shares a clip of TV hosts openly calling for Joe Biden to be replaced by his predecessor.

As a reminder, here’s what Mr. Trump said in an interview with a right-wing outlet that was published yesterday…

Andrew NaughtyMarch 30, 2022 10:15 a.m.

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Kinzinger rejects Trump’s vicious statement

The emailed statements (and tweet substitutes) that Donald Trump sends through his fundraising organization Save America oscillate between triumphalism, contempt for Joe Biden and outrage against those who tell the truth about the 2020 election and the January 6 events. This last type of message in particular is becoming increasingly sour, and the latest message calling Mr. Trump’s congressional critics “scum” is part of this trend.

Yet one of only two Republicans on the Jan. 6 select committee seems unfazed.

Andrew NaughtyMarch 30, 2022 9:45 a.m.

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Schumer, Democrats say Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and a chorus of other Democrats have called on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from cases related to Jan. 6 after revelations that his wife Ginni sent numerous messages to Donald Trump’s White House Chief of Staff regarding the cancellation of the 2020 election.

Schumer made the remarks during the Senate Democrats’ weekly press conference after The Washington Post and CBS News reported that Ms. Thomas, a longtime conservative campaigner, sent repeated messages to Mark Meadows to cancel the 2020 presidential election.

Eric Garcia has more details

Andrew NaughtyMarch 30, 2022 09:10

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Trump dominates GOP field, leading Biden and Harris in poll for 2024 game

Former President Donald Trump would win the 2024 election if it were held today, according to a new poll published this week in The hill found.

The 45th president, who faces widespread blame for spreading misrepresentations about the last presidential election that led to a riot on the US Capitol, is slightly ahead of Joe Biden in a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released Monday. Mr. Trump would have the support of 47% of voters while 41% would support Mr. Biden. The gap between the two was well within the 12-point margin that represents the current share of undecided voters.

Read John Bowden’s full report

Shweta SharmaMarch 30, 2022 08:33

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GOP Senate campaign leader won’t back down from party fight

Rick Scott likes to think of himself as General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War.

Barely halfway through his first term in the Senate, the Florida Republican is already leaning into a fight against his own party’s leadership as he navigates an uneasy alliance with former President Donald Trump and pushes an agenda craft politics that many Republicans reject.

But Scott, who is also the Senate GOP’s midterm leader, insists he’s only started to fight.

Shweta SharmaMarch 30, 2022 08:15

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White House waives executive privilege for Kushner and Ivanka Trump during January 6 testimony

The White House has said it will not invoke executive privilege over the testimony of former President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner before the House committee on investigate the Capitol Riot of January 6.

White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield said on Tuesday that Mr Biden had been clear: “Constitutional protections of executive privilege should not be used to protect himself from Congress or public information about an attack on the Constitution. herself”.

That paved the way for Mr. Kushner to testify remotely on Thursday.

Mr. Kushner or Mr. Trump have not publicly stated that they would decline to testify or invoke executive privilege, although it has been suggested by several other former Trump administration officials.

Shweta SharmaMarch 30, 2022 07:38

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Trump beats Biden and Harris in poll for 2024 game

Former President Donald Trump beat Joe Biden in a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released Monday, which indicated he would have won had the election been held today.

Mr. Trump received 47% of support votes while 41% backed Mr. Biden. The gap between the two was well within the 12-point margin that represents the current share of undecided voters.

Against Mr. Biden’s vice president, Kamala Harris, Mr. Trump fares even better in a survey assessing that potential match. Ms Harris was backed by just 38% of respondents, while Mr Trump had 49% support.

“The fact that Trump beat them both by a wide margin suggests that most Republican candidates once known to the public would beat them unless they were able to break out of the current nadir in their numbers,” the director said. survey, Mark Penn. The hill in a report.

Shweta SharmaMarch 30, 2022 06:27

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Trump impeachment lawyer says appeal gap points to ‘something nefarious’

Former prosecutor Daniel Goldman, who served as counsel for Democrats in Donald Trump’s first impeachment inquiry, says the hours-long gap in the former president’s case ‘points to something nefarious’ .

“Because the Trump administration either concealed the logs, deleted them, or did not include them when it turned over the presidential records to the National Archives, from where the January 6 Committee obtained the logs,” a- he said in an interview with MSNBC.

“Or it means he was trying to avoid a recording of the phone calls he made during the insurgency.”

He said that while the revelation is “alarming,” the Jan. 6 committee still has ways to figure it out through reverse engineering.

Shweta SharmaMarch 30, 2022 06:09