Updates from January 6 hearings – live: Liz Cheney warns that not prosecuting Trump would lead to “more serious” threat

Trump hits out at former White House aide

Jan. 6 Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney dismissed the idea that prosecuting a former president would inflame political tensions in America. Looking away from potential criminal activity would lead to a “more serious” threat, the MP said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump could announce a 2024 bid for the White House as early as this month, according to new reports from The New York Times.

Polls show a narrowing gap with Ron DeSantis, and aides to other potential candidates told the AP they feel increasingly emboldened.

As speculation about support changes mounts, Mr Trump lashed out at Ms Hutchinson on Truth Social and in a Newsmax interview. Calling her “crazy work”, Mr Trump questioned whether she had indeed told the truth under oath. He also claimed that she applied for a job when he decamped to Florida when he left office.

His testimony that Mr Trump threw himself on the wheel of a car and grabbed a Secret Service agent when told he would not be taken to the Capitol on January 6, 2021 was denied by Tony Ornato, the former agent whose story she told him.

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Kristi Noem Lobbying South Dakota’s Restrictive Abortion Law

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate, was pressed Sunday on whether child rape victims should be forced to carry pregnancies to term. Reports that a 10-year-old girl from Ohio was forced to travel out of state to access abortion care sparked outrage over the weekend.

David TaitorJuly 3, 2022 9:19 p.m.

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Liz Cheney says not prosecuting Trump would lead to ‘more serious’ threat

The Republican vice chairman of the Jan. 6 committee dismissed the idea that prosecuting a former president would stoke political tensions in America.

Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with ABC News correspondent Jon Karl that aired on Sunday, Rep. Liz Cheney instead insisted that the danger lay in letting Donald Trump walk away unscathed from the events that took place. led to the attack on Congress.

John BowdenJuly 3, 2022 7:15 p.m.

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Law professor who taught Attorney General Merrick Garland predicts Trump indictment is near

Laurence Tribe, a Harvard law professor who taught US Attorney General Merrick Garland, told CNN he believes Donald Trump could face criminal charges for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on Congress.

David TaitorJuly 3, 2022 5:29 p.m.

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What Mike Pence said about the January 6 riot

Since leaving office, former Vice President Mike Pence has kept busy, joining the conservative think tanks of the Heritage Foundation and the Young America’s Foundation, traveling abroad, giving speeches and endorsement on behalf of favorite Republican candidates and working on a pair of books.

Joe SommerladJuly 3, 2022 4:35 p.m.

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Is the Trump team trying to tamper with witnesses?

The January 6 committee is alarmed that Donald Trump or his allies are trying to falsify the testimony of witnesses participating in the congressional investigation.

“Most Americans know that trying to influence witnesses to testify falsely presents very serious concerns,” committee deputy chair Liz Cheney said Tuesday.

Josh MarcusJuly 3, 2022 3:00 p.m.

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What we learned from the last hearing on January 6

From Donald Trump trying to grab the wheel of his presidential vehicle to the former president throwing his lunch against the wall, the latest hearing on January 6 featured many explosive revelations.

John BowdenJuly 3, 2022 2:35 p.m.

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Cassidy Hutchinson holds her testimony

Cassidy Hutchinson, the January 6 committee’s best-selling witness, stands by his testimony after unnamed sources tried to challenge some of his more explosive claims.

In a statement on Wednesday, Ms Hutchinson’s lawyers, Jody Hunt and William Jordan, said the former White House aide “stands by all of the testimony she gave yesterday, under oath, to the special committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. .

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Trump’s former White House aide testifies amid denials

Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson says two Secret Service agents told her former President Donald Trump assaulted a member of his protection group and tried to grab the steering wheel of an SUV armored after learning he could not join a rioting crowd of his supporters at the US Capitol

David TaitorJuly 3, 2022 05:12

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Learn more about the Georgia grand jury investigation

The Associated Press reports the Georgia grand jury inquest:

Lawyers representing a former state legislator and the state’s lieutenant governor had asked the judge to quash subpoenas for them to testify before the panel, citing statutory privilege and immunity. If he did not accept that, they said in a motion filed earlier this week, they urged him to establish guidelines for questioning.

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Have Twitter sleuths found proof Trump was rushing the Secret Service?

Some on the social media platform think so.

Gustaf KilanderJuly 2, 2022 10:30 p.m.

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Social media company Trump subpoenaed by feds, stock market regulators

The Associated Press reports:

Donald Trump’s social media company and some of its employees received subpoenas from both a federal grand jury and securities regulators, according to a public disclosure Friday, possibly delaying or even killing a deal promising an infusion of funds needed to tackle Twitter.

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