TRENTON -- Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday he pulled himself out of the running for a job as a sports-talk radio host on WFAN when he leaves office in January. The comments come a day after the New York Daily News reported that station executives told the brash-talking New Jersey governor he was no longer a…
Jeffrey Clark, the top DOJ attorney from the Trump administration, has parted ways with his attorney just days before he is set to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection.
Politico reported Wednesday night that Clark, who is scheduled to testify before the committee on Friday, has split with Robert Driscoll, a Washington attorney who was representing him, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
"Clark has drawn notoriety for his role in the final days of the Trump administration," Politico reported, adding that it's unclear how the development will affect his scheduled testimony on Friday.
"He pushed for other senior DOJ officials to greenlight a letter falsely claiming the FBI found serious evidence of voter fraud in multiple states," the site reported. "At one point, Trump also discussed firing his acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen and replacing him with Clark. When the rest of the department's top leadership learned of the plan, they told Trump in a White House meeting that they would all quit if the president followed through on it."
Rep. Adam Schiff was asked to respond to an explosive Rolling Stone report about Republican members of Congress and their alleged efforts to plan the January 6th demonstrations during an appearance on Stephen Colbert's show.
When asked whether he and the January 6th committee were aware of the report, Schiff said that they were but would not comment on specifics.
"A core part of our investigation is to find out what role anyone played in the planning or conduct of that attack on January 6th, and that includes members of Congress," he said.
Schiff said later in the interview that there would be consequences for any members who took part in the planning of the Capitol riots, including potential censure or expulsion. He said it would be up to the United States Department of Justice, however, to determine if any criminal charges were filed.
Watch the video below.
EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Adam Schiff on Rolling Stone's Jan. 6 report www.youtube.com
In an interview released on Wednesday, CNN's Dana Bash interviewed Texas state Rep. Travis Clardy — and boxed him in on why his party was so desperate to pass legislation restricting voting rights, even as he admitted that the 2020 election wasn't stolen.
Clardy explained that he and his fellow Republicans needed to pass legislation addressing Trump supporters' false claims about the 2020 election being stolen because otherwise they wouldn't trust the system.
"It was, again, put out in the political arena for consumption," Clardy said of distrust in the election.
"That's by definition a straw man," shot back Bash. "As leaders you're supposed to say, that's not real, we're going to do what needs to be done, not what you think needs to be done because you're believing conspiracy theories."
"So was it a surprise when we had the big Snowmageddon in Texas and the electric grid nearly collapsed and we got that back up, but was it a surprise we came back in and the issue we took up was fixing the power grid and restructuring ERCOT and the the PUC in Texas?" Clardy countered.
"But the 2020 election was not stolen, and the electrical grid really was broken," noted Bash in a voice-over.
"That was what was on our minds," continued Clardy. "Soming into the session in January was right at the conclusion of that election cycle and then the attack on our Capitol. So elections were on our mind. And so it's not unusual for us to take those things that are topical, that are hot at the moment, that people are focused on, and, okay, is there policy we need to review?"
The Texas law, among other things, adds new restrictions to the state's already excuse-only mail-in voting process, bans 24-hour and drive-through voting disproportionately used in minority precincts, and gives new powers to poll watchers to observe voting places.
Dana Bash corners Travis Clardy on Texas GOP-backed voting restrictions www.youtube.com
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