U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the ranking member of the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, revealed Monday evening that at least three top Fox News personalities and the President’s own son, Donald Trump Jr., desperately texted Mark Meadows begging him to get President Trump to call off the violent attack on the Capitol and on America’s democracy January 6.
The revelation came during the Committee’s meeting during which it is voting to refer Meadows to the Dept. of Justice to be prosecuted for criminal contempt of court.
Trump ignored their pleas.
The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman in real time tweeted out Cheney’s statements:
“He’s got to condemn this shit ASAP. The Capitol Police tweet is not enough,” tweeted Donald Trump Jr. Meadows said he was “pushing” it “hard.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 14, 2021
Politico’s Kyle Cheney also tweeted out some of the Wyoming Republican’s remarks:
Donald Trump Jr. texted Meadows “again and again, urging ation by the presdient,” Cheney says.
“We need an oval office address,” Trump Jr. texted.
But he never gave one.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) December 14, 2021
More Trump Jr. texts to Meadows : “He’s got to condemn this [shit] Asap. The Capitol Police tweet is not enough.”
“He has to lead now. It has gone too far and gotten out of hand.”
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) December 14, 2021
Rep. Adam Schiff Monday night described the voluminous quantity of texts Meadows received as “dozens and dozens.”
Cheney reads a J6 text from Laura Ingraham to Mark Meadows that read, “he [Trump] is destroying his legacy” & another from Brian Kilmeade that said Trump was “destroying everything you’ve accomplished” by not speaking out against the insurrection. Even Don Jr pleaded for action pic.twitter.com/VixsGgFkfC
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 14, 2021
UPDATE: After about 45 minutes the Committee voted unanimously to refer Meadows to DOJ for criminal contempt of Congress.
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Duggar Gets 12 Years in Jail After Prosecutor Tells Judge He Has a ‘Violent Sexual Interest in Children’
Josh Duggar, the former “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV star who was found guilty on horrific child pornography charges in December was sentenced by a federal judge Wednesday to serve 151 months – more than 12 years – in prison.
U.S. District Judge judge Timothy L. Brooks, appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama, called Duggar’s crimes “the sickest of the sick,” US magazine noted.
Editor’s note: Caution – graphic descriptions follow.
“Authorities described Duggar, 34, as a ‘very savvy computer user’ who tried to cover his tracks as he downloaded ‘sadistic and masochistic abuse’ material in 2019,” Buzzfeed adds.
Among the more than 600 images and videos that prosecutors said he downloaded was footage of prepubescent girls being raped, whipped, threatened with knives, and held naked in a dog cage.
Another video showed the rape and torture of a toddler — footage so terrible that a Homeland Security Investigations agent said it was among the most horrific things he had been forced to watch in his career.
The 34-year old Arkansas-born Duggar, who was forced to resign as executive director of FRC Action, the political activist arm of the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council, spent nearly two years promoting his conservative and religious values as he was fawned over as a role model by the far-right, including FRC President Tony Perkins, and former Arkansas GOP governor Mike Huckabee.
“The former TLC personality has previously been involved in multiple scandals over the years,” US adds. “In May 2015, resurfaced court documents revealed that he molested five girls — four of which were related to him — between 2002 and 2003. He was 14 and 15 years old at the time. Sisters Jill Dillard (née Duggar) and Jessa Seewald (née Duggar)came forward one month later, revealing themselves to be two of their brother’s victims.”
Duggar has seven children with his wife Anna.
Watch Live: President Biden to Address the Nation in Prime Time Tonight on Texas Elementary School Shooting
President Joe Biden, immediately upon returning to the White House Tuesday night will address the nation on the Texas elementary school mass shooting. 14 students and one teacher were shot and killed. President Biden is returning home Tuesday night from his five-day international trip to Asia.
Biden will speak from the Roosevelt Room slated now to start at 8:15 PM ET. (Update: Now expected at 8:30.)
The President has already issued “A Proclamation Honoring The Victims Of The Tragedy In Uvalde, Texas,” including ordering flags to be flown at half staff.
Watch live here, below:
14 Students and One Teacher Dead at Texas Elementary School Mass Shooting (Streaming Video)
UPDATE: 9:07 PM ET –
Multiple news sources including The New York Times report fatalities now include 18 children and between one and three adults. Those numbers are still subject to change.
Fourteen students and one teacher are dead, and others have been injured after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
ABC News live video (below) reports “14 dead,” stating Gov. Greg Abbott has made that announcement. ABC News, online, citing multiple sources, reports the shooter is also dead.
CNN confirms 15 are dead:
Horrible news: Fifteen have died in a shooting at Robb elementary school, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who said there are 14 students and one teacher killed. The shooter is dead.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 24, 2022
Streaming video via ABC News:
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change.
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