The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack just dropped another round of subpoenas, its second batch this week, as it circles closer and closer to the former president, Donald Trump.
Among the ten on Tuesday’s list include former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and former Trump senior advisor, the architect of his child separation policy, Stephen Miller.
Others on Tuesday’s list include Johnny McEntee, who began working for the Trump White House as a the college student, was fired over security concerns, then rehired to head the White House’s personnel office.
Also, former National Security Advisor to Vice President Mike Pence, Keith Kellog, and Kenneth Klukowski, a former attorney for the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council.
The Select Committee issued subpoenas for records and testimony to the following individuals:
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) November 9, 2021
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Georgia Prosecutor Asks to Convene Special Grand Jury to Investigate Donald Trump’s Alleged Election Interference
A Georgia county district attorney has requested to convene a special grand jury to assist in her investigation of Donald Trump‘s alleged election interference.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in a letter to the county’s Superior Court chief judge writes that her office “has received information indicating a reasonable probability that the State of Georgia’s administration of elections in 2020, including the State’s election of the President of the United States, was subject to possible criminal disruptions,” according to the Associated Press.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (photo) was forced to release audio of then-President Trump appearing to intimidate him into fixing the election in his favor.
Trump, in the audio, can be heard berating and threatening the Republican Secretary of State, demanding he “recalculate” the losing election results and “find 11,780 votes” for him, which would have enabled Trump to falsely be declared the winner. Raffensberger refused.
“So look. All I want to do is this,” Trump told Raffensberger. “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”
“There’s no way I lost Georgia,” he added, falsely. “There’s no way. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes.”
Willis told the AP the scope of her investigation “includes — but is not limited to — a Jan. 2, 2021, phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a November 2020 phone call between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Raffensperger, the abrupt resignation of the U.S. attorney in Atlanta on Jan. 4, 2021, and comments made during December 2020 Georgia legislative committee hearings on the election.”
Jan. 6 Committee Invites Ivanka Trump to Chat – Reveals She Was in the Oval Office During Pence Pressure Campaign
CNN calls it “a major step for the panel closing in on the former President’s inner circle.”
The unusually long 11-page letter the Committee sent to Ivanka Trump reveals she was in the Oval Office during attempts to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence to unlawfully act to overturn the free and fair 2020 election.
This is the second legal hurdle for the former president’s eldest daughter. Earlier this week the New York Attorney General “took legal action to compel Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump to appear for sworn testimony as part of the office’s ongoing civil investigation into the Trump Organization’s financial dealings.”
Supreme Court Responds to Trump’s Request to Block Access to White House Records: ‘Denied’
The U.S. Supreme Court has ended Donald Trump’s multiple attempts to block access to documents from his years in the White House, telling the former president, request “denied.”
Trump had tried to block the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack from gaining access to those records. The Supreme Court, three of its six conservatives appointed by Trump himself, rejected his demand.
“Trump had lost efforts in two lower federal courts to block the panel from getting more than 700 pages of records,” CNBC reports. “He had argued that he had the authority as a former president to invoke executive privilege to prevent disclosure of the records.”
The vote reportedly was 8-1, with Justice Clarence Thomas the only one to side with Trump.
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