Jan 6 hearings – live: Trump brags about Mo Brooks’s Alabama loss as new video ‘contradicts’ Ivanka testimony

‘I’ve lost my name, I’ve lost my reputation’: Voting official givers testimony at Jan 6 hearings

Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks, who spoke at the 6 January rally outside the White House, has lost his state’s GOP senate nomination to Katie Britt after Donald Trump withdrew his endorsement.

Celebrating Mr Brooks’s defeat on Truth Social, Mr Trump boasted about the success of his endorsed candidates this cycle, while Mr Brooks remarked that “We are sending to Washington, DC the exact opposite of what we need in the United States Senate. But the voters have spoken. They might not have spoken wisely.”

Meanwhile, it emerged that the previously unseen footage subpoenaed by the 6 January committee from a documentary filmmaker may contradict testimony given to the panel by Ivanka Trump in which the ex-president’s daughter said she agreed with Bill Barr that the 2020 electio nwas not stolen.

“I think that, as the president has said, every single vote needs to be counted and needs to be heard, and he campaigned for the voiceless,” Ms Trump reportedly told filmmaker Alex Holder according to the New York Times. “And I think a lot of Americans feel very, very disenfranchised right now, and really, question the sanctity of our elections, and that’s not right, it’s not acceptable.”

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GOP officials and election workers reveal dramatic cost of Team Trump intimidation

Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election inspired his supporters to undertake campaigns of harassment and threats against state legislators and election officials, including a break-in at the home of a targeted official’s family member, witnesses told the House January 6 select committee on Tuesday.

The panel’s fourth hearing examined the pressure campaign Mr Trump and his allies mounted to convince legislators in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and other swing states to implement a fringe legal theory under which they could replace electors for Mr Biden — who voters chose on election day — with pro-Trump electors, as well as the consequences of the false claims of fraud put forth by Mr Trump and his allies.

Andrew Feinberg and Eric Garcia report for The Independent from Capitol Hill.

Oliver O’Connell21 June 2022 22:46

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Nevada Senate race promises to be fight for nonpartisan voters

The attack ads already are airing and campaign fundraising emails are flooding into inboxes as one of the most competitive U.S. Senate races in the country gets rolling in Nevada, where candidates will be juggling persistent concerns about election integrity and inflation that is rising at its fastest pace in decades.

The race between incumbent Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto and former state Attorney General Adam Laxalt will hinge on the candidates’ respective ties to both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, political watchers say.

Andrew Naughtie22 June 2022 11:41

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Trump carps about Brooks defeat on Truth Social

As Mo Brooks laments Alabama Republicans’ decision to send Katie Britt into this year’s Senate election instead of him, Donald Trump – who originally endorsed Mr Brooks before dropping him as he sank in the polls – took to Truth Social to celebrate the supposed perfect record of endorsements (giving a figure that omits numerous misses lower down the ballot in various states).

“With the great ALABAMA win by Katie Britt tonight, I am please to announce that WE (MAGA!) are 12 WINS & ZERO LOSSES in US Senate Primary races this cycle”, he said.

Eric Garcia has more.

Andrew Naughtie22 June 2022 11:08

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Watch: Jan 6 committee chairman says ‘the lie hasn’t gone away’

‘The lie hasn’t gone away’: Jan 6 committee chairman says Trump threat to elections is ongoing

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 10:15

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Former congressman sparks outrage with slavery tweet

Former Iowa congressman Steve King has sparked widespread outrage with a tweet comparing enslavement to abortion on Tuesday morning.

“I spent Juneteenth all day in the hot sun hoeing and pulling weeds and thinking about what it would have been like to have been a slave,” Mr King tweeted.

“At the end of the day, I thought about what it would be like to be an aborted baby. I got to see the sunrise and the sunset.”

Abe Asher has more:

Sravasti Dasgupta22 June 2022 09:45

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‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ to blame for Jan 6 allegations, says former president

It was a phrase used to mock and try to silence Donald Trump’s myriad of critics while he was in the White House.

Republicans and MAGA supporters delighted in their attribution of “Trump Derangement Syndrome” (TDS) alongside memes and merchandise that celebrated the drinking of “liberal tears.”

The twice-impeached president’s 2020 election defeat by Joe Biden could have seen an end to the worn phrase.

Graeme Massie reports on how the phrase lives on.

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 09:15

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Senators reach agreement on gun ownership reforms

Negotiators in the Senate said on Tuesday that they had reached a bipartisan agreement on gun ownership reforms as well as funding for mental health treatment and school safety initiatives, bringing Congress one step closer to passing the most consequential federal gun violence legislation in decades.

“We have an agreement,” Sen Chris Murphy said on Tuesday, noting that senators were “still dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s”.

John Bowden reports:

Sravasti Dasgupta22 June 2022 08:45

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Watch: Kathy Hochul discusses changes to voting laws nationwide

Governor of New York discusses changes to voting laws nationwide

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 08:15

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Ivanka Trump wanted father to ‘fight’ election, film shows

New documentary footage shows that Ivanka Trump wanted her father to continue fighting the 2020 election result well into December-contradicting her testimony in the recent 6 January hearings that she quickly accepted Donald Trump’s election loss.

“I think that, as the president has said, every single vote needs to be counted and needs to be heard, and he campaigned for the voiceless,” Ms Trump said of her “take” on her father’s election conspiracies, to a film crew in mid-December, as part of a yet-to-be-released documentary, The New York Times reported.

“And I think a lot of Americans feel very, very disenfranchised right now, and really, question the sanctity of our elections, and that’s not right, it’s not acceptable.”

Josh Marcus has more:

Sravasti Dasgupta22 June 2022 07:45

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Jan 6 panel lawyer urged to run for US Senate seat in Missouri

Republican former US Senator John Danforth and others are urging a former federal prosecutor who is an attorney for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection to make an independent run for Missouri‘s open Senate seat.

Effort urges 1/6 panel lawyer to run Missouri US Senate seat

Former Republican U.S. Sen. John Danforth and others are urging a former federal prosecutor who now serves as an attorney for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection to make an independent run for one of Missouri’s Senate seats

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 07:15

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