Trump says he’s ‘not scared’ as potential impeachment looms on Jan. 6 – live

Donald Trump Reveals Plan After Claiming He Would End Ukraine War “In 24 Hours”

Donald Trump has claimed he is “not scared” by his third potential indictment on criminal charges, after revealing that special counsel Jack Smith had sent him a letter informing him that he is the “target” of a grand jury investigation into his efforts to nullify the 2020 presidential election.

The former president took to Truth Social Tuesday morning to say he had been told to brief a grand jury on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which he noted “almost always means arrest and indictment.”

the independent has learned that the indictment could be handed down as soon as this week.

Trump spoke about the possible impending impeachment of Fox News’ Sean Hannity, admitting that it “bothers me.”

“They want to try to demean, diminish and scare people. But they don’t scare us because we’re going to make America great again. That’s all there is to it,” she said.

Meanwhile, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced criminal charges against 16 people who signed certificates falsely stating that Trump won the 2020 election, as part of a national scheme to flip the results in states the former president lost to. Joe Biden.


Voices: Walls are closing in on Donald Trump

The former US president, who was sworn in to uphold the Constitution, could imminently be impeached for trying to destroy it.

Department of Justice special counsel Jack Smith sent an objective letter to Donald Trump in his investigation of the plot to overturn the 2020 election. This has been confirmed by various news outlets citing law enforcement sources and Trump’s own wacky posts on Truth Social on Tuesday. Trump said he received a four-day notice to testify before the DC Grand Jury. The sentiment is widespread among legal experts that this means Trump is almost certainly about to face imminent impeachment, again. This would be Trump’s third and most damning indictment thus far.

The walls are closing in on Donald Trump

In a sane reality, this mountain of crime would make any presidential candidate ineligible in the eyes of the public. But we do not live in that reality.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 19, 2023 22:40


Trump’s legal team is scrambling to determine the scope of the possible prosecution

Lawyers and advisers to former President Donald Trump are trying to find out if evidence and unknowing witnesses are bolstering special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election, according to multiple sources familiar with the team’s legal conversation. Trump.

The potential charges listed in the target letter suggest the special counsel will prosecute a bigger case against Trump than the former president’s team expected, given the evidence they are aware of. That has led to questions about whether there is evidence or testimony they are unaware of, the sources said.

Trump’s team of lawyers and advisers have tried to closely monitor the investigation. The former president’s political action committee has borne the legal costs of multiple witnesses, giving them insight into what has been shared with Smith’s team.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 19, 2023 22:20


Meanwhile at Truth Social…

Donald Trump has posted again, ranting about the justice process as a third possible impeachment looms over him. He claims that it is the legal system itself and not him that is under siege.



Oliver O’ConnellJuly 19, 2023 22:08


Months after Fox settled with Dominion Voting Systems for a huge $787 million over false election claims, the network opted to air a portion of a prerecorded town hall with former President Donald Trump where he made false election claims.

Hannity asked Trump at a Fox town hall in Iowa if he now embraced “early voting, voting by mail and legal ballot collection.”

kelly rissmann reports on the former president’s response.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 19, 2023 22:00


Voices: Republicans gave away their credibility by criticizing Democrats for anti-Semitism by promoting RFK Jr.

Amid all the worries about the American right wing courting anti-Semites, the Republicans should have had a perfect opportunity to turn the tables on the Democrats and accuse them of having an anti-Semitism problem.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 19, 2023 21:40


…and what about Ivanka Trump?

Rep. Robert Garcia also had some ideas about Ivanka Trump and the “Trump crime family.”

And it hadn’t ended there:

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 19, 2023 21:33


AOC accuses Trump of ‘exercising an influence campaign in Congress’

Speaking at the IRS whistleblower hearing in the House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the hearing on Hunter Biden was only taking place because of an “influence campaign” waged by the former President Donald Trump. She added that perhaps the committee should open a similar investigation into Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka.

“We are here today because Donald Trump is exerting an influence campaign in Congress when he is no longer president… if this committee is going to go there, let it be willing to open investigations into the dismissal of the charges against Ivanka Trump.”

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 19, 2023 21:29


Is Marjorie Taylor Greene in favor of the Trump trials after all?

From your comments in the House of Representatives today, it appears that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is in favor of impeaching Donald Trump.

The Georgia legislator said: “I would also like to say that when evidence and evidence of a crime is presented, no prosecution should be denied no matter who the person is.”

People were quick to point out what his statement implied, noting that it could be another good campaign ad for the Democrats.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 19, 2023 21:24


Trump’s attempt to move Manhattan secret money case to federal court is rejected by judge

A federal judge has rejected Donald Trump’s attempt to transfer his criminal charges from Manhattan to the US District Court and sent the case stemming from hush money payments to state court in New York City.

In June, Manhattan prosecutors indicted the former president on 34 counts of falsifying business records, alleging an effort to silence news of Trump’s alleged affairs during the 2016 presidential campaign. He has pleaded not guilty.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K Hellerstein’s July 19 order argued that the former president failed to show that any of the impeachment’s conduct was related to his actions as president and returned the case to state court.

Alex Woodward has the details.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 19, 2023 21:20


Veteran who stormed the Capitol with a loaded gun on Jan. 6 sentenced to seven years

A military veteran who stormed the U.S. Capitol with a loaded handgun, metal bulletproof vest and gas mask was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison, one of the longest among hundreds of riot cases on Jan. 6.

CBS News’ congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane notes that Alberts’ case “tears down claims on January 6 that it was not an ‘armed insurrection.'”

Alberts had a 9mm pistol loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition and an extra round in the chamber, according to prosecutors.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 19, 2023 21:00

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