Trump News Today: Jared Kushner Appears Before January 6 Committee
Trump calls on Putin to let go of the Biden family
Donald Trump’s son-in-law and former White House adviser Jared Kushner appeared virtually before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. His testimony would have been “really valuable”.
The meeting comes as White House records given to the committee by the National Archives and Records Administration do not include any calls made or received by Mr. Trump between 11:17 a.m. and 6:54 p.m. on the day of the storming of the Congress.
The panel is now investigating whether Mr. Trump or his advisers used untraceable “burn-in phones” to evade official record-keeping systems that documented the president’s incoming and outgoing phone calls that day. Mr Trump denied doing so in a statement in which he said he had “no idea what a burner phone is” and never used the term. However, lawsuits filed in his name and a statement from former national security adviser John Bolton indicate otherwise.
Meanwhile, the current administration has blasted Mr Trump’s demand that Russian President Vladimir Putin release potentially damaging information about President Joe Biden’s son amid the war in Ukraine.
“What kind of American, let alone an ex-president, thinks now is a good time to get into a scheme with Vladimir Putin and brag about his ties to Vladimir Putin? There’s only one, and that’s Donald Trump,” White House communications director Kate Bedingfield told reporters on Wednesday.
Roger Stone, a longtime confidant and ally of Donald Trump, came to the defense of far-right Rep. Madison Cawthorn on Thursday and said, “I can tell you firsthand that these parties are happening. I can tell you they keep happening. I can tell you that Madison Cawthorn told me yesterday that he didn’t retract what he said, even though Kevin McCarthy popped up and is now speaking on behalf of the congressman.
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Maroosha MuzaffarApril 1, 2022 8:30 a.m.
Trump Tells Fan “You Don’t Look Gay”
Former President Donald Trump told someone in the crowd at a fundraising event at Mar-a-Lago, “You don’t look gay.
Mr Trump was speaking at an event for Republican congressional candidate and former head of the Trump administration’s housing and urban development department, John Gibbs.
Someone in the crowd shouted “Gays for Trump!” and Mr Trump responded by saying “you don’t look gay”.
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Maroosha MuzaffarApril 1, 2022 6:20 a.m.
Trump tried to cash in on photo book published by White House photographer, report says
Former President Donald Trump reportedly tried to squeeze his way into the profits generated by a book of images taken by the official White House photographer during his tenure.
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Maroosha MuzaffarApril 1, 2022 05:51
Debunking Donald Trump’s false claim that he ‘hoarded’ oil reserves
Former President Donald Trump’s recent claim that his administration ‘built up’ US strategic oil reserves that were ‘virtually empty’ for half a century is a complete lie, US Department of Energy records show. .
explains Andrew Feinberg.
Olivier O’ConnellApril 1, 2022 05:30
Trump won’t change, says GOP senator
North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer dismisses Donald Trump again by asking Vladimir Putin to leak dirt on his political enemies because Trump is just Trump.
“Donald Trump is Donald Trump. He did not changed. It’s not going to change,” he told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd.
Olivier O’ConnellApril 1, 2022 4:45 a.m.
ICYMI: Jared Kushner was scheduled to meet with the January 6 committee today
Jared Kushner is today scheduled to meet virtually with the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson told ABC News that Mr. Kushner was interesting “because he was such an integral part of the administration. It is, I think, important for us to know whether he was aware of planning before Jan. 6, and getting it from him.
The committee has no evidence that he was involved in planning the events of January 6, 2021 and has not sought to obtain his emails or phone records, Mr. Thompson further told reporters.
Olivier O’ConnellApril 1, 2022 04:00
ICYMI: Trump hits out at Morning Joe hosts over condemnation of Putin’s favor
Donald Trump has once again launched an attack on an all-too-familiar target for the former president: Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the husband-and-wife duo who co-host the popular MSNBC morning joe program alongside Willy Geist – this time about their reporting on his request to Vladimir Putin.
Johanna Chisholm reports on the former president’s latest angry statement.
Olivier O’ConnellApril 1, 2022 3:15 a.m.
What we still don’t know about Trump’s January 6 White House call logs
Explosive reporting from CBS News and The Washington Post published this week revealed that a mysterious loophole has existed in Trump’s White House call logs since the day of the Captiol Riot on January 6, 2021.
As rioters attempted to ransack the US Capitol, chant “Hang Mike Pence” and delay certification of Joe Biden’s victory, Donald Trump locked himself in the White House with his staff. We now know that several top officials, including Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, were fielding calls and text messages from desperate Capitol Hill lawmakers insisting the president must call back his supporters before the violence escalates.
However, there is no mention of this in the White House call logs, which contain a gap of more than seven hours during the riot when no calls were recorded. The logs aren’t a complete picture of the communications White House officials, including the president, had during the riot, given their use of personal cellphones, but the logs are still a point of interest. for the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol Riot. .
Olivier O’ConnellApril 1, 2022 2:30 a.m.
Trump claims he doesn’t know what burner phones are, but court documents show otherwise
Lawyers for former President Donald Trump used the term “burner phones” – a slang term used to describe an untraceable cell phone he denied knowing – in a September 2021 civil lawsuit, court documents show. .
Olivier O’ConnellApril 1, 2022 1:45 a.m.
Citing race, judge strikes down parts of Florida election law
A federal judge struck down parts of a Florida election law passed last year, saying in a ruling Thursday that the Republican-led government was using subtle tactics to suppress black voters.
The law tightened rules on mail-in ballots, ballot boxes and other popular voting methods – changes that made it harder for black voters who, overall, have more socio-economic disadvantages than white voters, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker wrote in his ruling.
Olivier O’ConnellApril 1, 2022 01:00