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Mitch McConnell trying to make 1/6 commission about Black Lives Matter and not the Capitol attack

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is attempting to throw a wrench in the Jan. 6 Commission that will investigate the attack on the U.S. Capitol, Politico reported Wednesday.

Democrats are modeling the 1/6 Commission off of the 9/11 Commission, which explored every piece and part of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001 and the intelligence failures that led to the attack. McConnell wants to make the 1/6 investigation about everything other than the events on Jan. 6 and what led to the insurrection, focusing it narrowly on security issues.

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Trump will try to use his impeachment defense if he’s prosecuted — but here’s why it won’t work

Former president Donald Trump has already signaled he'll try to use his impeachment defense if he's prosecuted in New York, but an acquittal is anything but assured there.

The twice-impeached one-term former president issued a statement this week after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that his accounting firm must turn over his tax records and other related documents to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr., and Trump's statement suggests he'll try the same defense he used in his Senate impeachment trial, according to The Atlantic's David Graham.

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WATCH: Liz Cheney and Kevin McCarthy trapped in awkward silence after disagreeing about Trump's future

There was an awkward moment of silence at Tuesday's House Republican leadership press conference after Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) were asked if former President Donald Trump should speak at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

"Do you believe that former President Trump should be speaking at CPAC this weekend?" McCarthy was asked.

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Ted Cruz grandstands at insurrection hearing: 'Hindsight is different than things done in the moment'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday pontificated about "hindsight" following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Cruz, who supported a challenge to the 2020 presidential election before briefly traveling to Cancun for a vacation, questioned law enforcement officers who were testifying about the attack before the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

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'Justice is coming': Donald Trump Jr. flayed for whining about his dad's 'political persecution'

Former President Donald Trump is facing several legal investigations into matters ranging from potential tax fraud to his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump Jr., the former president's eldest son, is now claiming that the multiple criminal probes into his father are part of a "political persecution" aimed at destroying his "America first" agenda.

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Officials point to security, intel failures in US Capitol riot

The deadly US Capitol riot on January 6 exposed devastating security and intelligence weaknesses, with military authorities reacting too slowly to calls for National Guard backup against an overwhelming mob, security officials told Congress Tuesday.

In the first Senate hearing on the security failings, featuring US Capitol Police and Washington police chiefs and congressional sergeants at arms, the officials acknowledged they were blindsided by lack of intelligence and response coordination to the worst domestic insurrection since the Civil War.

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Trump's advisers desperately trying to ensure he doesn't incriminate himself at CPAC: Maggie Haberman

On CNN Tuesday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said that former President Donald Trump's advisers are worried he could say something at his speech at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference that would incriminate him in the investigations into his business and conduct.

"Do you know what he's going to say? Or what do you expect him to say?" said anchor John Berman.

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Trump is 'petrified of drowning' in criminal tax probes: biographer

Former President Donald Trump lost his bid in the United States Supreme Court this week to shield his tax records from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, and biographer Tim O'Brien says that the former president is freaking out about what happens next.

Appearing on CNN, O'Brien explained how giving Manhattan DA Cy Vance access to Trump's taxes is going to put the president in severe legal jeopardy.

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Trump's taxes are the latest in 'endless losing streak' that will cripple his political comeback: report

According to a report from the Guardian's David Smith, a decision by the Supreme Court to pave the way for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to have Donald Trump's tax returns is likely the death knell for any chance he has of running for president again.

As former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen noted in an interview on Monday after the decision was handed down, the former president is likely headed to prison and "one thing I can turn around and tell you, he should start maybe speaking to someone about getting a custom-made jumpsuit, because it does not look good for him."

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After Facebook, Twitter ban, Trump fans and extremists turn elsewhere

Gab instead of Twitter, MeWe over Facebook, Telegram for messaging and Discord for insiders -- banned from mainstream platforms, US conspiracy and supremacist movements, many of which support Donald Trump, have shifted to networks that are more confidential, and harder to regulate.

"The most extreme Trump supporters were already on alternative platforms," said Nick Backovic, a researcher at Logically.AI, a company specializing in digital disinformation.

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Here are the penalties Trump could be looking at now that his tax records are an open book

The U.S. Supreme Court finally ruled that former president Donald Trump's accounting firm must turn over his tax records and business documents to Manhattan prosecutors -- putting him in real legal jeopardy.

Manhattan district attorney Cy Vance responded to the ruling by stating, "the work continues," and The Daily Beast's legal analyst Jay Michaelson explained the what might happen next on the website's "New Abnormal" podcast.

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'The horse is really out of the barn': Norm Eisen reveals how Trump lost big against Manhattan DA

On CNN Monday, former House impeachment counsel Norm Eisen broke down the significance of the Supreme Court turning away former President Donald Trump's final suit to prevent the Manhattan District Attorney from obtaining his tax returns — a decision met with rage by the former president.

"For now, they will be kept only for the eyes for that grand jury and for those investigators, but ... the horse is really out of the barn," said Eisen. "I mean, the former president has exhausted all efforts here to keep those records private. His accounting firm issuing a statement, as well, saying they are committed to fulfilling all of their professional and legal obligations. So again, all efforts exhausted here for the former president."

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'It's garbage': CPAC's Matt Schlapp blasted for lying about fraud during CNN interview

CNN's Chris Cuomo on Monday interviewed Matt Schlapp, the chair of the American Conservative Union which puts on the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

The host asked Schlapp why the organization is giving a platform to Donald Trump after his lies about election fraud culminated in the fatal January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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