January 6 hearing live today: Trump falls in GOP poll as panel focuses on Oath Keepers and Proud Boys ‘siren call’

Mary Trump Says Her Uncle Is ‘Terrified’ After Pat Cipollone’s Testimony Before Jan. 6 Commission

As the Jan. 6 commission hearings detail his conduct in the months leading up to the US Capitol attack, Donald Trump is apparently losing support from Republican voters.

The former president now draws the support of only about half of the party’s base, according to new polls, opening up room for primary challengers by 2024, should he decide to run for office.

Meanwhile, today’s committee hearing focuses on how the mob that attacked the Capitol was gathered, particularly extremist groups such as the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers. At the center of the hearing is Mr Trump’s infamous December 19, 2020 tweet: “Major protest in DC on January 6. Be there, will be wild!” In an interview, panelist Stephanie Murphy described the tweet as a “siren call” to extremist groups.

A hearing scheduled for Thursday has been postponed to an unspecified later date as the panel continues to receive a torrent of new information.


Bannon vows to go ‘medieval’ on enemies after court defeat

Steve Bannon swears “medieval” against his enemies after the federal judge’s decision on Monday to postpone his upcoming trial on charges of contempt.

The former Trump adviser also taunted the Jan. 6 commission to get him to testify.

Here’s what happened in court yesterday:


Report: Jan 6 rioter expected to testify at hearing

One of the witnesses at the January 6 hearing is expected to be Stephen Ayres, who is being charged for his part in the riots. As ABC News reports, Mr. Ayres specifically cited Donald Trump’s “call” for supporters to join him in DC on January 6, which, if true, would make him the epitome of where the committee is today. on target: The cadres of Trump fan who had been mobilized to violence by messages the president and some of his closest confidants knew to impress.


Stephanie Murphy: Congressmen Will Attend Evidence Hearing

Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, who is co-chairing today’s Jan. 6 committee hearing, gave an interview this weekend in which she explained that today’s hearing will not only include insights from Pat Cipollone, but information about members of Congress who will Mr Trump “invoked to assist him in this campaign of pressure”.


Catching up: today’s January 6 calendar

With only a few hours to go until the seventh hearing of the selected committee on January 6, here’s a quick catch-up on what to expect.

The session will begin at 1:00 PM ET and will be broadcast on most major news channels. It will focus on the role violent extremist groups played in the riots, and more specifically how and why they mobilized for it. Much time will be spent watching the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, both of whose leaders are facing serious charges over the riots, and a former member of the latter group is expected to testify.

And at the center of the story will be an infamous tweet from Donald Trump sent on December 19, 2020, after which it appears the groups have stepped up their planning for the attack.

Johanna Chisholm has more.


Trump Furious Over NYT Poll News

Not long after the New York Times has released a poll showing he is losing ground among GOP voters, Donald Trump has woken up to an outraged statement tearing apart the “dishonest” newspaper and its journalists, which he says “hate reporting the truth.” ”.

The idea of ​​a new Trump presidential campaign appears to have the support of just 50 percent of the Republican base, paving the way for some non-Trump right-wing candidates to join hands and run against him.

Here’s what the ex-president has to say:

The failing New York Times is down 40% so far because they are fake news. Their reporters are dishonest and their front page has become a work of total fiction, not news. They hate our country and they hate to tell the truth, that’s why America is not respected and our nation has never been weaker. Instead, they’re obsessed with January 6, just like they did about Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, the Mueller Witch Hunt and Russia, Russia, Russia. The New York Times will continue to fall as people no longer believe their reporting is even close to being true. False polls, fake stories and made-up quotes – they are an embarrassment to journalism and set it back many years. THE NEW YORK TIMES IS REALLY THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!


Bill Barr awaits new subpoena

Former Attorney General Bill Barr was subpoenaed last weekend by a court hearing the defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News over allegations that the network had made defamatory claims about the company after the 2020 election.

Mr Barr received the subpoena after a court order signed Friday and dated Saturday; his subpoena follows that of former NewsCorp board member James Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

It’s not known exactly what testimony lawyers for Dominion will ask from Mr. Barr, but it will most likely be around his fall 2020 statement that the 2020 election was free of the kind of widespread fraud or abuse that would make the results meaningful. way could have influenced.


Watch: Jamie Raskin at today’s hearing

Jamie Raskin, one of the Democrats on the Jan. 6 committee, this weekend explained some of what’s on today’s hearing, summarizing it as a continuation of the story told so far. He also confirmed that the panel will use “much” of Pat Cipollone’s testimony to confirm what happened as the date of the riots approached.


Former Overstock CEO and Trump ally to meet with committee on Jan. 6

Patrick Byrne, former Overstock CEO and Trump ally, will speak with investigators before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.

Mr Byrne is expected to meet with the committee Friday, CNN reported.

The meeting will take place behind closed doors and no rules or areas for discussion have been established.

Gustaf Kilander has the news.


Ex-Oath Keepers Member To Testify At Jan 6 Hearing

Stewart Rhodes, a founder and leader of the extremist Oath Keepers group, has offered to testify before the Jan. 6 committee – as long as he is allowed to do so in person on live TV.

With the panel silent on who will appear today or in the future (apparently with a view to minimizing witness harassment), it’s not clear if he will ever appear, but it appears that one of his former comrades will. to do.

The man in question is Jason Van Tatenhove, who was the group’s national spokesperson from 2014 until he left the group around 2017. He has already testified in front of the panel behind closed doors.

Today’s hearing, where he is apparently set to appear, will focus on how Donald Trump’s tweets before the uprising were interpreted as calls to action by the Oath Keepers and other groups.


Donald Trump canceled a paid rally this week in Greensboro, North Carolina, after the former president, his son Donald Trump Jr. and daughter Ivanka Trump have been asked to participate in an investigation into his finances and testify under oath on the same day, according to a media report.

The rally, initially published in May on the website of the American Freedom Tour — a platform dedicated to promoting rallies across the US in a series of events — has been removed from the portal, according to the Raleigh News and Observer.

It now shows the next event in the series over a month later on August 20 in Milwaukee.

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