.@jeffpeguescbs: "We are entering a zone where, if there are charges brought against a former president related to January 6, DOJ could be accused of playing politics. How are you weighing that?"
Attorney General Merrick Garland: "No person is above the law in this country."
BREAKING: Senators announce two bipartisan bills designed to prevent stolen elections
Overhaul 1887 ECA
Limit VP's role
Require 1/5th to object
Address alternate slates of electors
Modify transition act
Protect election officials
Led by Collins/Manchin
Attorney General Merrick Garland on January 6th investigation: "We do not do our investigations in public. This is the most wide-ranging investigation and the most important investigation that the Justice Department has ever entered into...We have to get this right."
The Republican Party of Arizona's executive committee censured Rusty Bowers, the speaker of the state House who testified on Capitol Hill about the events surrounding the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, on Tuesday night. cbsn.ws/3RMssVg
🚨I asked@LeaderMcConnelll about his view on the same-sex marriage bill that passed the House yesterday.
"I'm going to wait to address that issue when it comes up in the Senate. And we'll see when Sen. Schumer wants to move forward."
NEW: Maryland @GovLarryHogan will ~NOT~ vote for Republican gubernatorial nominee @DanCoxEsq in the general election, Hogan's spokesman @riccimike tells me.
Hogan is traveling today after spending two days at a Republican Governors Association conference in Colorado.
News: Republican @senrobportman will cosponsor the Respect For Marriage Act, the House-passed bill to codify legal same-sex marriage, his office tells me.
He made the decision last night after evaluating it.
"I want to use last few seconds to give some words of advice to my successor.
Number One: Stay close to the Americans. Stick up for the Ukrainians. Stick up for freedom and democracy...
Remember above all: It's not Twitter that counts...
Hasta la vista, baby!"
- Boris Johnson
Latest targets of a criminal investigation in Georgia: Republicans who tried to falsely certify the state's electoral college votes for Donald Trump instead of Joe Biden, @mrbrownsir reports from Atlanta. washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
Please keep the family of Paul Duncan , @NotreDame class of 2009 in your prayers. He passed suddenly while on a jog. He played for @NDFootball and was loved by all. He leaves behind a wife and 2 young girls. #ndfamily#ndalumni 🙏🏻☘b1
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Duncan. Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife Ellen, the Duncan family, Paul’s friends, and teammates. May the Good Lord grant Paul eternal rest and hold his loved ones in the palms of His hands. 🙏�U5
Paul was a truly wonderful husband to my sister and father to my two nieces. Keep them + his parents and sisters in your prayers. A strong and joyful presence in our lives.
While he was a leader on the field, it’s his integrity off the field that I will remember the most. RIP. twitter.com/ndfootball/sta…
On released audio from Mother Jones where Steve Bannon discusses a plan for former President Trump to "declare victory" after the 2020 election, Rep. Kinzinger calls Bannon "an agent of chaos" and the plan a "violation" of the Constitution.
Rep. Kinzinger, member of the House select Jan. 6 cmte., says the panel has "filled in the blanks” of what fmr. Pres. Trump was doing at the WH in the 187 minutes from when his backers descended upon the Capitol building to when he issued his first public response to the attack.
Steve Bannon has arrived at E. Barrett Prettyman federal courthouse here in DC, ahead of jury selection in his criminal contempt of congress trial, after refusing to cooperate with the House January 6th committee. @NBCNews
“Mr. Olson urged Mr. Trump to hire another lawyer, Kurt Olsen, who had worked on the Texas case.”
Kurt Olsen spoke to Trump by phone multiple times on Jan. 6, including twice between 7p & 8p that evening. twitter.com/lukebroadwater…
SCOOP: According to a memo written by the conservative lawyer William Olson and sent to Trump at the end of Dec 2020, Trump was listening to Olson as part of his efforts to subvert the 2020 election results nytimes.com/2022/07/16/us/…
"The Justice Department is adding prosecutors and resources to its investigation into the actions of former President Donald Trump’s allies to overturn the 2020 election, according to people familiar with the matter..."
As speculation over whether Donald Trump will run for re-election in 2024, @costareports says Trump is “itching to get more out there, ”and that his main goal is to freeze the field in the early race for the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination.
NEW: The DHS inspector general says “many” Secret Service text messages dating to Jan. 5-6, 2021 were erased — even after the IG asked to see them.
Details on this development, w/ @nicholaswu12politico.com/minutes/congre…
“I love Herschel. I’m a University of Georgia alum and a longtime fan. But he’s not qualified to be a senator." Some Republicans vow to vote split-ticket in November. #gapol#gasenajc.com/politics/why-k…
"Pressed on Face the Nation about whether Trump should run again, Youngkin demonstrated his command of the obvious: 'President Trump’s gonna do what President Trump wants to do.'" @harrispoliticopolitico.com/news/magazine/…
A D.C. district judge has rejected former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon's second request to delay his contempt of Congress trial, ruling that it will begin Monday morning with jury selection. cbsn.ws/3RziyGw
.@costareports talks with John Wood, a fmr. investigator for the Jan. 6 committee, about why he left the role to run for U.S. Senate in Missouri as an independent.
"No where is that division among American people more evident than in the U.S. Senate race in Missouri," Wood says
As the Jan. 6 committee plans what could be its final public hearing next Thursday, Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson says he's still not ruling out future hearings later this summer or fall.
"They're doing intake still...and seeking new interviews," @MacFarlaneNews reports.
"It is quite clear he does not want to go on trial Monday."
Former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has filed another request to delay his trial on contempt of Congress charges, set for July 18, after a previous delay request failed, @MacFarlaneNews reports.