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Fox News host says Trump needs to ‘learn to lose’

The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has requested ‘willing cooperation’ from House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to provide information about his conversations with former President Donald Trump during the worst attack on the Capitol since 1814.

However, McCarthy refused to cooperate with the committee, citing the panel’s “illegitimate” investigation, in a statement hours after the request.

Liz Cheney, one of only two Republican women on the panel, said her party’s House leader was trying to “cover up” what happened on January 6, 2021 and the committee would assess other options to obtain her testimony . “I wish he was a brave and honorable man,” she told CNN.

It came after Trump made headlines for hanging up on an NPR reporter who challenged him with questions about the Capitol insurrection and his fixation on non-existent voter fraud in 2020. He also drew l attention with an interview in which he scorned Republicans who refuse to say whether or not they have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

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‘America First’ candidate dodges question about Trump’s stolen election claim

David McCormick, a Republican hedge fund executive, appeared to dodge questions when asked about Donald Trump’s baseless claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.

McCormick, who announced he was running for the US Senate in Pennsylvania on Thursday morning, was asked the question by an NBC10 reporter when he had not given a definitive answer to whether Trump had lost last year.

“Look, here’s what I would say, which seems obvious to me,” said McCormick, who describes himself as a pro-‘America First’ candidate.

“The rules have changed across the country and in Pennsylvania, there have been a number of election irregularities in Pennsylvania, you had that with the unsecured ballot boxes, you had that with the three-day extension… “

But he was interrupted by the reporter, who asked, “So, don’t you think the election results were clear?”

“Let me finish!” ” he has answered. “And as a result, most Republicans, a majority, don’t believe in the integrity of the election.”

Shweta SharmaJanuary 14, 2022 04:09

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Laura Ingraham worried about further violence after Capitol riot, newly posted text message reveals

Fox News host Laura Ingraham grew concerned about further violence after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 last year, a newly released text message revealed.

Six days after the uprising, on January 12, Ingraham wrote to Trump’s White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, asking him to urge then-President Donald Trump to speak to his supporters and dissuade them from organizing armed demonstrations. against election results in state capitals across the country.

“Remarks to camera discouraging protest at state capitol[o]it’s sp[ecially] with weapons will be well advised given the heat of the situation,” she wrote. “[E]Everyone needs to calm down and pray for our country and for those who lost their lives last week.

Gustaf Kilander and Tom Fenton have the story.

Justin VallejoJanuary 14, 2022 04:00

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Trump splits conservatives with ‘courageless’ hit on boosters as Ann Coulter lashes out

Donald Trump has called politicians who refuse to say whether they received a ‘courageless’ Covid-19 booster shot – and he appears to be referring to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who dodged questions about whether he has taken the latest coronavirus vaccine.

Speaking on the conservative One America News Network, the former president said: ‘You have to say it. Whether you got it or not, say so.

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter lashed out at Mr Trump for defending Mr DeSantis on Twitter.

“Trump demands to know the recall status of Ron DeSantis, and I can now reveal it. He was a loyal recall when Trump ran in 2016, but then learned that our president was a liar and a con man whose claw was permanent. Hope this clears things up,” she wrote on Twitter.

Jade Bremner has the story.

Justin VallejoJanuary 14, 2022 01:00

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Kevin McCarthy hits CNN in testy exchange over his refusal to testify at January 6 inquest

Kevin McCarthy has been mocked by CNN after one of the network’s reporters asked if the House Minority Leader was covering up his role in the US Capitol riot.

CNN’s Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju asked Mr McCarthy why the public shouldn’t conclude he was trying to “hid something” and prevent “the facts from coming out”.

Mr McCarthy, who rejected a January 6 request for information from a select committee, hit back that it was a ‘big question’, but before answering he added a jab at Mr Raju’s network

“Hopefully everything will be fixed at CNN, work this out with your employees,” McCarthy said.

CNN faces several scandals with its news staff beyond sexual assault allegations against Don Lemon, which it denies, and the high-profile firing of prime-time anchor Chris Cuomo for helping his brother, the former Governor Andrew Cuomo to defend himself against sexual harassment allegations of his own.

The network also fired John Griffin, a veteran producer who previously worked with Cuomo, after a federal grand jury in Vermont indicted him for allegedly attempting to “induce minors to engage in illegal sexual activity.” , according to the Department of Justice.

Rick Saleeby, one of Jake Tapper’s main producers, has quit after being arrested in connection with an investigation into “serious allegations involving potential child victims”.

Justin VallejoJanuary 14, 2022 12:47 a.m.

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Trump ally Jeanine Pirro was given a permanent hosting gig on the daily Fox News show

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro has been named the new host of right-wing network talk show The Five.

The promotion of her weekly Saturday night show Justice with Jeanine comes after she was named co-defendant in a $2.7 billion libel lawsuit brought by voting software company Smartmatic.

The lawsuit names Ms Pirro, along with Fox News, host Maria Bartiromo, Rudy Giuliani and attorney Sidney Powell as falsely accusing Smartmatic of rigging the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump.

The Independents Bevan Hurley has the story.

Justin VallejoJanuary 14, 2022 00:00

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BREAKING: Baked Alaska, accused Capitol rioter, jailed for 30 days for massacring Arizona bouncer

Right-wing internet personality Baked Alaska, who faces separate charges for allegedly participating in the January 6 storming of the US Capitol, was sentenced to 30 days in prison Thursday for pepper spraying a bouncer at a nightclub in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Independents Josh Marcus follows the latest news.

Justin VallejoJanuary 13, 2022 11:19 p.m.

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BREAKING: Baked Alaska, accused Capitol rioter, jailed for 30 days for massacring Arizona bouncer

Right-wing internet personality Baked Alaska, who faces separate charges for allegedly participating in the January 6 storming of the US Capitol, was sentenced to 30 days in prison Thursday for pepper spraying a bouncer at a nightclub in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Independents Josh Marcus follows the latest news.

Justin VallejoJanuary 13, 2022 11:19 p.m.

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Liz Cheney accuses McCarthy of ‘clearly trying to cover up what happened’ on January 6

Liz Cheney has accused House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of trying to cover up what happened during the uprising on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 of last year.

Ms. Cheney, who is vice-chair of the select committee investigating the riot, made the remarks to CNN after Mr. McCarthy rejected a request from the committee to provide information.

“I wish he was a brave and honorable man,” Ms Cheney told CNN. “He’s clearly trying to cover up what happened. He has an obligation to come forward and we will get to the truth.

Justin VallejoJanuary 13, 2022 8:55 PM

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Kyrsten Sinema to speak in the Senate

Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema will soon make a rare Senate appearance, a sign that Joe Biden’s communication to his colleagues on Capitol Hill is in trouble.

Andrew NaughtyJanuary 13, 2022 4:58 PM

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Raphael Warnock: “You can’t remember Dr King and dismember his legacy at the same time”

Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, a pastor in whose church Martin Luther King Jr. preached, yesterday pounced on fellow Republicans who fall back on “state rights” arguments as they attack bills on Democratic voting rights.

“The John Lewis Voting Rights Act, the free vote act is the legacy of Dr King,” he said. “And if you wanted to lip service to his name, you have to be on the right side of the story, pushing to get these bills paid.”

Andrew NaughtyJanuary 13, 2022 4:50 PM