Jan 6 ratings hearings – live: Trump rages after Ivanka ‘jugular attack’ as Cheney says allies begged for ‘coup’ pardon

Liz Cheney tells Republicans defending rioters: ‘If Trump is gone, you will remain dishonor’

The House’s first prime-time hearing on Jan. 6 closed after two hours of testimony on Thursday. The hearing included great revelations introduced by Representatives Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney.

Fragments of interviews with former Attorney General Bill Barr, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were also played.

Barr testified that he told then-President Donald Trump that the idea that the election was stolen was “bulls***.” Ms. Trump said she respected his opinion and had accepted it.

The hearing also revealed that the former president thought then-Vice President Mike Pence “deserved” to be hanged while rioters had chanted.

During the hearing, unseen graphics of the attack on the Capitol were shown, which alarmed some in the room.

After the hearing, Mr. Trump lashed out at the political “hacks” and “thugs” in the committee on his own social media platform.

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‘Your dishonor will remain,’ Cheney tells GOP colleagues who asked Trump for a pardon

Representative Liz Cheney, vice chair of the select committee investigating the January 6 congressional attack, unleashed her own party during the panel’s first hearing on Thursday.

“Tonight I say this to my Republican colleagues who defend the indefensible: There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your shame will remain,” said Ms. Cheney.

She referred to a number of Republican lawmakers asking President Trump to pardon the Jan. 6 violence.

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Srivasti DasguptaJune 10, 2022 12:30 pm

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Sean Hannity Wildly Claims January 6 Hearing Makes Trump ‘Look Good’

Fox News host Sean Hannity had a surprising analysis of Thursday’s primetime hearing hosted by the select committee investigating Jan. 6 after it ended.

“Now this is about a security flaw of unbelievable magnitude and they don’t even seem to want to talk about it. The only one who looks good is Donald Trump,” Mr Hannity said during a conversation with right-wing journalist John Solomon.

Hannity’s own text messages to the White House and others in the former president’s orbit before, during, and after the riots have become evidence the committee uses to shape its story.

Srivasti DasguptaJune 10, 2022 11:30 am

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Ivanka Trump says the election was not stolen

The House Select Committee hearing on Thursday, January 6, opened with video footage in which his daughter Ivanka Trump explained that she knew the election had not been stolen.

Ms. Trump explained how she accepted Attorney General Bill Barr’s claim that the election had been fair and free of fraud.

“I respected AG Barr and accepted what he said,” Ms. Trump told the commission in her recorded testimony.

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Trump lashes out after hearing

Former President Donald Trump lashed out at the Jan. 6 committee after Thursday night’s first public hearing and repeated falsehoods about the 2020 election.

“So the Unselect Committee of Political HACKS refuses to play any of the many positive witnesses and statements, refuses to talk about the electoral fraud and irregularities that took place on a massive scale, and decided to use a Fake News ABC documentary film maker. to only negative images. Our country is in such trouble!” he wrote in a statement on his social media network Truth Social.

Srivasti DasguptaJune 10, 2022 09:30

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Capitol Police Officer Says He Has Shed ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’

Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards, who was critically injured in the Jan. 6 riot, said during Thursday’s hearing that her “blood, sweat and tears” were shed as she defended U.S. lawmakers during the attack last year.

“I, whose literal blood, sweat and tears were shed that day defending the building I spent countless holidays and weekends in.”

Srivasti DasguptaJune 10, 2022 08:30

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Committee shows last video of police officer before he died

Video footage of Brian Sicknick, the police officer who was slated to die a day after the Capitol riot, was played Thursday shortly before the commission was suspended for the night.

The video shows a uniformed officer, identified as Mr. Sicknick, holding his face in pain after apparently being attacked with pepper spray. The actual attack itself is not clearly visible.

“He was ghostly pale,” Officer Caroline Edwards, a member of the U.S. Capitol Police, described during the hearing.

Srivasti DasguptaJune 10, 2022 07:30

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‘Don’t play along,’ Tucker Carlson says as Fox News stops broadcasting hearings

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said the network would not show the proceedings of the Jan. 6 House Selection Committee hearing like other networks as “the whole thing is insulting.”

He also dismissed last year’s Capitol riots as “minor” and vowed to show viewers the “honest truth” instead.

“We’re not playing with the January 6 hearing,” he said. “It’s all insulting. They’re lying, and we’re not going to help them do it.”

Srivasti DasguptaJune 10, 2022 07:10

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Capitol Police Officers Cry During Hearing

Some of the Capitol police officers present on the day of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack were seen crying and emotional as the committee released a shocking compilation of bodycam footage and documentary during its first primetime hearing on the attack on Congress Thursday. video showed.

In the video, drafted by committee chair Bennie Thompson, members of the US Capitol Police hear desperate calls for backup as they are brutally attacked by a massive mob of Trump supporters smashing windows, beating cops and grappling with metal barricades.

Srivasti DasguptaJune 10, 2022 06:50

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Capitol rioters ask for mercy just before hearing

Three Capitol rioters appeared in court hours before the House Select Committee hearing on Jan. 6, pleading for mercy before federal judges set their sentences for participating in the attack.

The three included Michael Daughtry, a gun store owner and former police officer who was arrested about a week after the Capitol Hill attack, and father-son duo William M. Sywak and William J. Sywak.

“I made one mistake in my life and I immediately took responsibility for it,” Daughtry told ABC.

“I apologize to the court for my indiscretion. But shouldn’t a person make at least one mistake in their entire life?”

“I’m ashamed,” the younger Sywak told Buffalo News.

“I am very sorry for what I have done,” he said.

“It’s not right that so many police officers were injured.” Of the 820 people arrested and charged in connection with the January 6 Capitol uprising, 300 have charged a range of charges.

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Srivasti DasguptaJune 10, 2022 06:30

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‘Sham partisan bull****,’ Donald Trump Jr posts after hearing

Donald Trump Jr. has called the Jan. 6 House selection committee hearing a “false bull****” in a statement posted on Twitter after the proceedings concluded Thursday.

He accused Democrats of “distracting” Americans, saying, “Democrats hate America and they hate you!”

Srivasti DasguptaJune 10, 2022 06:08

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