Trump News Today: McConnell rejects January 6 pardons as Donald says committee should investigate Pence’s role

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Donald Trump would be ready to “burn everything” as several investigations into his conduct and that of his family begin to close in on him.

The former president’s role in sowing mistrust over the 2020 election outcome is being scrutinized by the House Select Committee on January 6, while his company’s financial affairs are also under scrutiny. a forensic examination by investigators in New York.

In a statement released Tuesday by spokeswoman Liz Harrington, Mr. Trump once counterattacked the House committee investigating the Capitol riot and said the panel should focus on Mike Pence and the President of the House. Chamber Nancy Pelosi, rather than on himself.

He wrote: ‘The screening committee should investigate why Nancy Pelosi did such a poor job of overseeing safety and why Mike Pence did not return votes for recertification or endorsement, to the extent where he has now been shown to have a clear right to do so!

Mr. Trump said over the weekend that he wanted to pardon the Jan. 6 rioters, an idea that was rejected by many in the Republican Party, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Follow the latest developments.

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Donald Trump calls charges against Jan. 6 participants ‘out of proportion’

Former President Donald Trump said the charges against Jan. 6 attendees were “out of proportion” and claimed “these people are being persecuted.”

In an interview with newsmax, Mr. Trump said the charges and sentences so far were “like 20 times disproportionate. These people are persecuted.

He added: “These people are in prison, in a horrible, disgusting and dirty prison, so bad that the justice system – which is very left-wing – is angry that people have to live like this. And some of these people are not guilty. Many of these people are not guilty.

Maroosha MuzaffarFebruary 2, 2022 4:40 a.m.

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Donald Trump says Lindsey Graham is ‘wrong’ after senator says Trump’s pardons were inappropriate

After Republican Senator Lindsey Graham called ‘inappropriate’ Donald Trump’s promise to pardon all those arrested on January 6, the former president hit out at him and said he was ‘wrong’ .

During an interview with newsmaxMr Trump said: “Lindsey Graham is wrong. I mean, Lindsey is a nice guy, but he’s a RINO [Republican in name only]. Lindsey is wrong.

Mr Trump added: ‘I would absolutely be ready, and Lindsey Graham doesn’t know what he’s talking about if he says that because you have to have equal justice.’

At a weekend rally, Mr Trump had suggested he would pardon all those arrested on January 6 – he considers them political prisoners, not criminals.

“It’s very, very unfair what happened to this group of people,” he added.

Maroosha MuzaffarFebruary 2, 2022 4:20 a.m.

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Trump admits he wanted Pence to ‘cancel’ the election

Over the weekend, Donald Trump admitted he wanted Mike Pence to ‘overturn’ the result of the 2020 election on January 6 last year.

“If the Vice President (Mike Pence) had ‘absolutely no right’ to alter the results of the presidential election in the Senate, despite fraud and many other irregularities, how come the Democrats and RINO Republicans, like Wacky Susan Collins, are desperately trying to pass legislation that won’t allow the vice president to alter election results?” Mr. Trump bubbled up in a statement Sunday. “In fact, what they’re saying is c is that Mike Pence had the right to change the result, and now they want to take it right away. Unfortunately, he did not exercise this power, he could have overturned the election!

Nathan SquareFebruary 2, 2022 04:00

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New York AG subpoenas files on Trump’s DC hotel

New York Attorney General Letitia James’ long-running investigation into former President Donald Trump’s financial practices has expanded to include the process by which his real estate company won the lease for the historic building in Washington, D.C. DC, where his DC hotel is located.

According to The Washington PostMs. James’ office has subpoenaed documents from the General Services Administration – the government agency that manages federal real estate – relating to the process by which the GSA leased the historic Old Post Office building for renovation and redevelopment.

Nathan SquareFebruary 2, 2022 03:00

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Trump rages as investigations close in on him

The recent flurry of furious statements from Donald Trump comes at an interesting time, as multiple investigations are progressing against him.

The former president’s role in sowing mistrust over the 2020 election outcome is being scrutinized by the Jan. 6 select committee, while his company’s financial affairs are also under scrutiny. forensic examination by investigators in New York.

Here’s a look at the legal issues surrounding Mr. Trump’s “burn it all” moment:

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Here’s what Trump said about the Mike Pence ‘investigation’

Donald Trump fumed Tuesday that the Capitol Riot Committee should not be investigating the attempted coup, but his former vice president’s refusal to accept it.

“The screening committee should investigate why Nancy Pelosi did such a poor job of safety oversight and why Mike Pence did not return votes for recertification or endorsement, as he has now been shown that he clearly had the right to do so! Mr. Trump raged in a statement.

Here’s a look at what the former president said:

Nathan SquareFebruary 2, 2022 01:00

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Senator Ben Ray Lujan hospitalized after stroke

Democratic Sen. Ben Ray Lujan is hospitalized in his home state of New Mexico after suffering a stroke, his office said.

In a statement, Mr. Lujan’s chief of staff, Carlos Sanchez, said the first-term senator visited Christus St. Vincent Regional Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday after ” felt dizzy and tired.

Olivier O’ConnellFebruary 2, 2022 12:25 a.m.

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Trump’s war chest tops $122 billion

Former President Donald Trump has continued a massive fundraising campaign through the end of 2021 and now has more than $122 million in cash, his political team announced Monday.

The ex-president remains at the helm of a fundraising juggernaut with more than 1.6 million individual donations, 98% of which were under $200. Transportation is on par with the numbers his team has seen in his two presidential campaigns and shows little sign of slowing down until the 2022 midterms or the 2024 presidential race, when Mr. Trump would consider a third run for office. the Presidency. .

Naturally, he couldn’t help complaining that the news hadn’t received more media coverage, lashing out at The New York Times in a tweet posted by his spokesperson.

Olivier O’ConnellFebruary 1, 2022 11:55 p.m.

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Someone apparently had to glue together Trump’s official White House documents

The National Archives said some of the paperwork given by former President Donald Trump to the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots of last year had been torn up and needed to be filed.

In a statement to The Washington Post and CNN, the National Archives said some of the documents handed over by the White House “included paper documents that had been torn up by former President Trump.”

Although the National Archives did not confirm to CNN how it knew the papers were torn up by Mr. Trump himself, the Archives said some of the documents were not pieced together at all.

Sravasti Dasgupta has the story.

Olivier O’ConnellFebruary 1, 2022 11:25 p.m.

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Liz Cheney raises record funds in Wyoming House race

Liz Cheney’s Donald Trump-backed opponent ended 2021 with what in any previous year would have been a major fundraiser for Wyoming, but was a small fraction of the more than $2 million collected by Cheney for its best quarter yet.

Cheyenne attorney Harriet Hageman raised $443,000 in the last three months of the year, similar to what Cheney raised in her last full term before winning a third term in 2020 .

Olivier O’ConnellFebruary 1, 2022 11:10 p.m.

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