9/11 families launch ad criticizing Trump for hosting Saudi golf tournament
Justice Department prosecutors are preparing the legal fight to force White House aides and officials from the Donald Trump administration to testify in the ongoing investigation, people familiar with the matter said.
The former president’s aides could be called to testify to his conversations and actions surrounding the Jan. 6 uprising.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has confirmed that the department has no qualms about any political backlash following his criminal indictment.
It comes as Mr Trump prepares to host the controversial LIV Golf series at his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey. He and his son Eric are scheduled to race a pro-am round today.
The fact that the league is backed by Saudi money has disgusted families of 9/11 victims who have long called on the US government to clarify what it knows about Saudi Arabia’s alleged role in the attacks.
In comments to ESPN, the former president called the attack “horrible” and said “no one has shed light on 9/11, unfortunately.”
Meanwhile, Mr Trump has threatened to sue CNN for calling him a liar and calling his baseless claims about the 2020 election a “big lie”.
Trump still uses the US presidential seal as his trademark logo
Donald Trump has been spotted using the US presidential seal on many of the items featured at the LIV Golf Tournament at his Bedminister Golf Course.
According to the Washington Post, attendees of the Saudi-backed golf tournament dried off with towels and drove through the course in golf carts emblazoned with the presidential seal.
It is illegal under US law. The presidential seal is not intended to be used in any way that could give “a false impression of sponsorship or endorsement” by the government. Mr Trump has previously come under fire for using the seal as a logo at his golf resorts.
Graig GraziosiJuly 29, 2022 1:21 p.m.
DoJ ‘could force ex-president’s aides to testify about Jan. 6’
Justice Department prosecutors are preparing a legal fight to force former aides and former White House officials from the Donald Trump administration to testify in the ongoing investigation, people familiar with the matter said, according to a CNN report.
The former president’s aides could be asked to testify about Mr. Trump’s conversations and actions surrounding the Jan. 6 insurgency.
According to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Mr. Trump is not considered beyond the judicial reach of the investigation despite asserting his executive privilege of the presidential role.
Arpan RaiJuly 29, 2022 12:32 p.m.
Trump wants court to declare he has ‘absolute immunity’
Donald Trump has asked a court to declare that he has “absolute immunity” in all civil lawsuits related to the Capitol riots that took place on January 6 of last year.
In a brief filed with the United States Court of Appeals, Mr. Trump’s lawyer urged the court to overturn the February decision of Judge Amit Mehta, who denied a motion to dismiss the charges related to the Attack on the Capitol.
Citing presidential immunity, Mr. Trump’s attorneys have asked to dismiss the possibility of civil suits against him entirely, Politico reported.
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Trump wants court to declare he has ‘absolute immunity’
Trump’s lawyers have called for the possibility of civil lawsuits against the former president to be dismissed
Arpan RaiJuly 29, 2022 12:31
DoJ Can’t Avoid Prosecuting Trump After January 6 Hearings Revelations, Says Elizabeth Warren
Senator Elizabeth Warren said she doesn’t see how the Justice Department can do anything other than indict former President Donald Trump after recent revelations from the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riot.
The senator said he doesn’t see a scenario in which the Justice Department could continue its investigation into the Capitol riot without prosecuting Mr. Trump.
“Based on the House’s investigation, I don’t see how they could avoid this,” she said. “Ultimately, the Department of Justice will make its own independent decision as to whether it has enough evidence to prosecute some or all of those involved in the January 6 insurrection. The DOJ must make its own decision independently and that means independent of politics. That’s how the justice system works.
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Elizabeth Warren says DoJ can’t avoid suing Trump after Jan. 6 hearings
“No one is above the law in this country. I can’t put it any clearer than that,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said.
Arpan RaiJuly 29, 2022 11:42 a.m.
January 6 committee questions Steven Mnuchin, sues Trump cabinet
The House committee has begun negotiations to speak with several former members of Donald Trump’s cabinet and has already interviewed former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin this week.
Panel members probe the days following the Capitol insurrection and talks about whether there were any attempts to try to impeach the then-president.
Mr. Mnuchin was asked about conversations between cabinet secretaries to likely rake the 25th Amendment constitutional process to impeach the former president after the Capitol attack, one of the people said.
The committee is also in active talks to interview former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is expected to appear for the inquest in the coming days.
Arpan RaiJuly 29, 2022 10:38 a.m.
‘Nobody is deep into 9/11,’ says Trump as he hosts Saudi LIV Golf event
Donald Trump claimed ‘no one got to the bottom of the events of 9/11’ as he hosted the Saudi-backed LIV golf event at his New Jersey country club.
The former president was asked about the families of victims of the terror attack who were planning to protest the event in Bedminster because of the link with the Middle Eastern country, and replied ‘No one was aware September 11, unfortunately.
Graeme Massie reports on the former president’s comments as families of 9/11 victims protest the tournament.
Trump claims ‘no one is deep into 9/11’ as he hosts Saudi LIV Golf event
The Saudi government has strongly denied any connection to the 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people
Olivier O’ConnellJuly 29, 2022 08:30
Obamas back at White House for first time for portrait unveiling
Barack Obama’s presidential portrait will be unveiled at the White House at a ceremony in September hosted by his former No. 2, President Joe Biden.
Portraits of the former president and Michelle Obama will be displayed in the East Room as is customary on Sept. 7, according to Obama’s office.
It will be the first time the former first lady has returned to the White House since her husband left office in January 2017.
Obama’s White House portrait to be unveiled at September 7 event
Barack Obama’s presidential portrait will be unveiled at the White House in a September ceremony hosted by his former No. 2, President Joe Biden
Olivier O’ConnellJuly 29, 2022 08:00
CNN given 10-day ultimatum to stop exposing Trump’s election lies or file charges
Donald Trump’s spokesperson has given CNN 10 days to stop pointing the finger at the former president’s election lies or he will pursue them.
On Thursday, Liz Harrington told the right-wing One America News Network that Mr. Trump had “the truth and the facts on his side” and was ready to take action against CNN.
“Now they are spreading lies about President Trump and the 2020 election when truth and facts are on President Trump’s side. The truth will always win out in the end,” she said.
Trump spokeswoman gives CNN 10-day ultimatum to stop pointing fingers at his election lies
Liz Harrington told One America News Network that Mr Trump had ‘the truth and the facts on his side’
Olivier O’ConnellJuly 29, 2022 07:00
The report says that Steve Mnuchin was interviewed by the committee on January 6
The January 6 House Select Committee inquiry is now gathering evidence from more members of former President Donald Trump’s cabinet in hopes of finding out if they seriously considered declaring him incapacitated. after inciting a rioting mob to attack the US Capitol.
According to multiple reports, the panel interviewed Steven Mnuchin, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice producer who served as Mr. Trump’s Treasury Secretary from 2017 until the end of his term on January 20, 2021.
Andrew Feinberg reports from Washington, DC.
Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was interviewed by the January 6 committee
Panel examines whether Mr Trump’s cabinet took steps to remove him from office under the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution
Olivier O’ConnellJuly 29, 2022 06:00
Key Texts Between Trump Homeland Security Officials Before Jan. 6 Are Missing – Report
A critical exchange of text messages between two senior Donald Trump administration security officials Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli before the January 6 attack on the US capital is missing, people with knowledge of the matter have said. reported The Washington Post.
The report says messages between top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Acting Assistant Secretary Ken Cuccinelli — were lost “during a reset” of their official phones when they left their job. in January of last year.
It comes at a time when House committee officials learned that the text exchange between US Secret Service agents was also deleted more than a year ago and may never be recovered, diluting an account critical first-hand accounts of the events leading up to the violent attacks. on the historic building.
Arpan RaiJuly 29, 2022 05:19
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