January 6 Committee Members: Group May Unanimously Refer Trump for Prosecution

In interviews over the weekend, members of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol said that the ultimate decision on whether or not to prosecute former President Donald Trump for his role in the far right attack will be unanimous — and that there is enough evidence to do so. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) said that the two Republicans and seven Democrats on the committee work with “a high degree of consensus and unanimity” and that he is personally leaning toward a referral. “It…

House Passes Bill to Correct Flaws in Certification of Presidential Elections

Legislation intended to prevent future attempts at overturning presidential elections passed in the House on Wednesday with support from only a small handful of Republicans. The Presidential Election Reform Act, introduced by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-California) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) — two prominent members of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building — received 229 votes in its favor. The bill had the support of virtually every Democrat, although one member of the caucus didn’t vote. Only nine Republican members of the House voted for the bill, while 203 Republicans opposed it.…

Jan. 6 Panel Members Propose Reforms to Electoral College Certification Process

Two members of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol submitted a bill that would reform the count of Electoral College votes. The Presidential Election Reform Act — sponsored by Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-California) — would change aspects of the Electoral Count Act, making it more difficult for elected officials to overturn the will of voters. “Our proposal is intended to preserve the rule of law for all future presidential elections by ensuring that self-interested politicians cannot steal from the people the guarantee that our government derives its…

Despite Trump’s Legal Woes, GOP Political Candidates Are Leaping to His Defense

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney’s overwhelming primary loss on Tuesday to Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman makes it clear (in case there was any remaining doubt) just how cultist the debased modern-day Republican Party is. Last week, Donald Trump’s home was raided by FBI agents armed with a warrant indicating there was probable cause that the Espionage Act had been violated. Last month, the networks broadcast the most recent January 6 House hearings, which showed the extent to which Trump and his acolytes marshaled the mob in an attempt to obstruct the peaceful transfer of power. Yet after all of this, Trump remains…

RNC May Try to Obstruct Liz Cheney Presidential Run, Pundits Predict

Following Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R) defeat on Tuesday to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman in the Wyoming statewide primary, Cheney has said that she is considering running for president — but pundits have warned that the Republican National Committee (RNC) may try to prevent such a run out of loyalty to former President Donald Trump. Cheney expressed interest in a presidential run on NBC’s “Today Show” the morning after her loss to Hageman. “It is something that I am thinking about, and I’ll make a decision in the coming months,” she said. A presidential run may be a fruitless endeavor for the…

At the 1/6 Hearings, Trump the Troll Is Getting a Taste of His Own Medicine

“Can I say a word about Vice President Pence? I think the vice president did the right thing, I think he did the courageous thing,” former White House attorney Pat Cipollone said via videotape before the January 6 House Select Committee yesterday. “I think he did a great service to this country. I suggested to someone he should get the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his actions.” Thus was Donald Trump, Master Troll, himself trolled to the Oort Cloud and back, and by an in-house lawyer no less, right there on live television. Can you imagine the reaction? One of…

World’s protected natural areas too small and isolated to benefit wildlife – new study

Hundreds of threatened mammal species don’t have a single protected area large enough to sustain a viable population.

Some Jan. 6 Committee Members Say Electoral College Should Be Scrapped

The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack will likely make a series of recommendations on how to avoid further attempted overthrows of power in the future — but one proposal apparently has the committee split. A number of committee members believe that lawmakers should consider abolishing the Electoral College entirely in order to prevent similar violence in the years ahead. Chief among those pushing for the idea, according to reporting from Axios, is Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland). But some are wary of the proposal, none more so than Rep. Liz Cheney, a Republican from Wyoming whose low-population…

Trump Jr. Agrees to Meet Voluntarily With January 6 Committee Investigators

Donald Trump Jr., the son of former President Donald Trump, will speak with investigators of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U. S. Capitol building sometime in the near future, sources told ABC News on Thursday. The former president’s eldest son is set to meet with the January 6 committee sometime “in the coming days,” the news agency said. He is reportedly meeting with investigators voluntarily to share what he knows about the day of the attack, and will likely also discuss text messages he sent to members of the Trump White House in…

Democrats Plan to Use Republicans’ “Legitimate Political Discourse” Against Them

Several campaign committees dedicated to electing Democrats have indicated that they will highlight the GOP’s consistent downplaying of the January 6 Capitol attack as part of their midterm election strategy — putting particular emphasis on language that was used by GOP leaders in the censure of Republican Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming). In that document, the Republican National Committee (RNC) rebuked Kinzinger and Cheney for working with the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack, describing the events of January 6, 2021, when a mob of Trump loyalists violently interrupted the certification of the 2020 presidential election,…

RNC Censures Cheney, Kinzinger, Calls Jan. 6 “Legitimate Political Discourse”

On Friday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) voted on a motion to censure two GOP lawmakers in Congress over their anti-Trump stances and their attempts to hold the former president and his allies accountable for the January 6 Capitol attack. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) will not be removed from the party, but their censure will serve as a stark rebuke from the Republican Party for their views regarding former President Donald Trump. “We don’t want to disenfranchise those voters. But at the same way [sic], we want to send a message that we are disapproving…

Gingrich Tells Dems to Prepare for “Jail” Over January 6 Inquiry

Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has suggested that Republicans could use hypothetical midterm victories to target and potentially imprison members of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol building. Gingrich, who has been advising Republican leaders for the past several months, issued his warning while appearing on Fox News Sunday to discuss the latest developments regarding the select committee’s work. “You’re going to have a Republican majority in the House and a Republican majority in the Senate” after the 2022 midterm races, Gingrich said. “And all of these people who have…

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