January 6 committee news – latest: Biden to target Trump in speech as

Liz Cheney says Trump ignored Ivanka’s calls to stop Capitol riot

Donald Trump has canceled a press conference scheduled for 6 January at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Capitol mounted by his supporters, after his Republican allies openly chafed at the idea of relitigating false election claims.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will lead a day of memorial events planned throughout Washington DC, including lawmakers sharing their experience of the assault and a candlelight vigil at the National Mall.

Documents recently published by the committee revealed how the former president’s allies planned a campaign to intimidate election officials and spread voter fraud falsehoods, while another appeared to call for the seizure of “evidence” in service of his false claims that propelled the attack and his spurious bid to overturn election results.

In recent weeks, the committee has accelerated its probe into the attack, fuelled by conspiracy theories that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, and a violent attempt to reject the votes of millions of Americans.

This week, in a letter asking for his cooperation in the probe, the committee published several text messages from Fox News personality Sean Hannity to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in the days surrounding the attack.


Capitol riots: Officers sue Trump over lasting trauma from broken limbs, concussion and chemical attacks

At least three law enforcement officers have decided to file a lawsuit against former president Donald Trump seeking damages for physical and emotional injuries sustained during the attack.

The officers, in the lawsuit filed on 4 January, said the deadly insurrection attack left them with broken limbs, a concussion, ringing ears, night terrors and depression.

They have alleged that a mob supporting the former president sprayed them with chemicals, hit them with flagpoles and shouted racial slurs as they pushed past the crowd into the halls of Congress last year.

US Capitol Police Officer Marcus Moore and a separate suit from Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department officers DeDevine Carter and Bobby Tabron have filed the lawsuit, alleging that Mr Trump “inflamed, encouraged, incited, directed, and aided and abetted” an assault against the officers.

This was fulled by his baseless voter fraud narrative, they said.

Alex Woodward has the full story here

Arpan Rai6 January 2022 06:56


One year after the Capitol riots, FBI’s hunt for hundreds of suspects still on

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s task to find who planted the pipe bombs and if there is a connection between the pipe bombs and the riots that gripped the Capitol exactly a year back is still on.

Officials are yet to comb the suspect among hundreds of people being probed by the FBI after last year’s deadly riots. The investigators are yet to fully identify and apprehend 250 people seen on video assaulting the police on the day of insurrection. At least another 100 need to be held for other crimes tied to the riots.

More than 700 people have already…

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