Writing for NBC News, Chuck Todd and Mark Murray and Ben Kamisar contend that Donald Trump "sure had a rough day on Tuesday" as the House's Jan. 6 committee heard testimony from Capitol police who confronted rioters that day.
"Notably, Trump didn't comment on yesterday's testimony (but he did fire off statements on masks, crime and the Ohio-15 special election)," they write. "Then Trump's endorsed candidate in Texas' 6th Congressional District — Republican Susan Wright — lost to fellow Republican Jake Ellzey, demonstrating the limits to a Trump endorsement, even in a low-turnout runoff."
Todd, Murray and Kamisar write that while Republicans have tried numerous way to appease Trump, "they've never to tried to marginalize a former president who, it turns out, doesn't have as much power as they think he does."
Trump's "bad day" could get worse now that the Department of Justice says it will not block former Trump administration officials from testifying in the commission.
Trump hasn't commented on the testimony at the Jan. 6 hearing, nor has be commented on Wright's loss.
Read more at NBC News.
Rachel Hamm, a conservative candidate for California secretary of state, said this week that she believes former President Donald Trump won California in 2020 because she is an "empath" who can feel the true desires of voters.
During an interview on Real America's Voice, host Steve Bannon asked Hamm to convince his right-wing audience that Trump won California.
"I think an audit is the key," Hamm explained. "I drove up and down the state of California during COVID. My husband was off of work and we had the time to do it and so we went and saw the state."
"And guess what I saw everywhere," she continued. "I saw Trump signs. Trump signs even in liberal areas. Trump signs everywhere."
Hamm claimed that she is "kind of an empath type where I kind of feel the vibe of places."
"And guess what I felt," she said. "I felt an intense energy and force that was going towards Trump from California. And I kept feeling like something's turned, right?"
"There's been a shift in the state of California and I want to get to the bottom of what happened in the election because I believe California is Trump country," Hamm concluded.
Watch the video below from Real America's Voice.
The Instagram account "Dannyforsenate" didn't do anything to get Daniel Christmann elected in 2020. But it was helpful to the FBI in identifying him as an alleged Capitol rioter.
Christmann, of Brooklyn, was arrested Wednesday on charges that include unlawful entry and disorderly conduct, according to an FBI criminal complaint. Christmann was a 2020 state senate candidate of sorts in 2020, garnering 2.3% of the vote against incumbent Sen. Julia Salazar.
His campaign Instagram account apparently did have followers, however, as two of them contacted the FBI about posts he made to it on January 6, the complaint stated.
"Two tipsters provided information about posts purportedly made by DANIEL CHRISTMANN to Instagram account 'Dannyforsenate,' including screenshots from videos depicting images inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6. (They were) depicting what appears to be an interior room of the U.S. Capitol, as well as the view from an interior window of the U.S. Capitol overlooking an exterior plaza/terrace on the U.S. Capitol grounds (numerous law enforcement personnel and protesters are also visible in the background)."
The complaint included captured screen shots. One said, "So you stormed the capitol, huh?" Christmann said, "Yeah I'm not going to lie. I wasn't one of the first people in. When realized it was happening, I was scaling walls and shit."
In another conversation, Christmann is asked, "You went inside?" He responded, "How could I not?"
And in still another, Christmann is congratulated by a poster saying, "Niceee dude u actually went in! He answers, "Yup. Scaled a wall on a garden hose."
By January 18, Christmann was sending private message to recipients on his Facebook account "directing recipients 'to delete and removed this videos' after two individuals he knew were recently arrested," according to the FBI complaint.
"Delete these videos. It's actually the only place I sent them, so delete them," Christmann wrote. "My friend Jake got taken in and my campaign manager for the summer got taken in. So it's go time on the end of times."
Christmann attempted to run against the progressive Salazar on the ticket of the "New Moderate Party," which he claimed to have founded.
You can read the FBI complaint here.
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