Former Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said Wednesday that Donald Trump was interested in the deployment of the National Guard during their Jan. 3 discussion.
When Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) questioned, "did you tell the president about the mayor's requests or did President Trump ask if there were requests?"
"He asked if there were requests," said Miller.
"What was the president's response to you with regard to the requests made to you by Mayor [Muriel] Bowser?" Donalds asked.
"Fill it and do whatever is necessary to protect the demonstrators, ya, uh, and, uh, that were executing their constitutionally protected rights," said Miller.
Earlier this year, Miller told Vanity Fair that Trump told him he would need to deploy 10,000 troops in Washington, D.C. "You do what you need to do," Trump reportedly said on January 5. "You're going to need 10,000."
In attempting to explain Trump's comment, Miller said the "president's sometimes hyperbolic, as you've noticed. There were gonna be a million people in the street, I think was his expectation."
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Well, this is new. Trump told his acting Secretary of Defense to use military force for what purpose? Miller: Tru… https://t.co/DsI9TedQeU— Ryan Goodman (@Ryan Goodman) 1620847446.0
Speaking on MSNBC this Wednesday, former Virginia GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman addressed the blowback from his former colleagues directed at Liz Cheney in the wake of her repeated criticisms of former President Donald Trump.
He specifically addressed comments from GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde, who said that at a House hearing that footage from inside the Capitol on Jan. 6 resembled "a normal tourist visit."
This is Rep. Andrew Clyde (Q-GA) saying the January 6 insurrection looked like “a normal tourist visit” inside the… https://t.co/6hCx2WtAh7— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼) 1620843818.0
"That's science-based ignorance," Riggleman said of Clyde's comments. "I've never really heard anything like that since I did the report on the data about the insurrection. ... Honestly, I don't want to say people are sniffing glue right now, but when you're talking about these types of things in that way where you see the video and the issues with the data that proves that a minimum of seven white nationalist groups were involved in that insurrection, you look at something like that and you start to get angry."
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'Justice is coming': Ex-prosecutor zeroes in on the 'really good indication' Trump will face consequences
A former prosecutor believes there is a good indication former President Donald Trump will be facing consequences for his actions in the very near future.
According to HuffPost, Glenn Kirschner, who worked as a prosecutor for the District of Columbia's U.S. attorney's office for more than 20 years, recently weighed in on the investigation into the former president and a number of his close allies.
While he acknowledged that the wheels of the justice system tend to turn slow, Kirschner noted that there are indications that the case is about to gain momentum. Kirschner, now a legal analyst for MSNBC, discussed Lisa Monaco and her new role as deputy attorney general. Shortly after her confirmation back in April, she began working on the case.
"It took just one week for her to approve the search warrants for Rudy Giuliani's home and office," Kirschner said. "That is pretty darned quick."
According to Kirschner, Monaco's expedited actions are "a really good indication" that the U.S. Department of Justice may be preparing to move its case forward.
"It's coming, folks," he said. "Justice is coming ― and justice matters."
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Kirschner's remarks come as Trump faces an onslaught of lawsuits and investigations into his personal finances along with finances for his businesses and his presidential campaign. In addition to the financial investigations, Trump could face charges in Georgia for his efforts to overturn the outcome of the presidential election.
With so many investigations underway in multiple states, legal experts have weighed in on the possibility of Trump finally being held accountable for his actions. Many prosecutors are also calling for Trump's post-election legal team to face sanctions for their abuse of the courts and legal system with the frivolous election-related lawsuits they filed in various states.
"There is no reason for Wisconsin taxpayers to bear the cost of this attempt to hijack the democratic process," said lawyers who filed lawsuits for sanctions against Trump and his campaign on behalf of Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) and other state officials.
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