January 6 select committee refutes claim by McCarthy that the Justice Department cleared Trump of any role in insurrection - CNNPolitics

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  2 months ago  •  6 comments

By:   Ryan Nobles and Daniella Diaz (CNN)

January 6 select committee refutes claim by McCarthy that the Justice Department cleared Trump of any role in insurrection - CNNPolitics
A week after the insurrection, McCarthy said on the House floor that, "The President bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. ... He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump."

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(CNN)The top members of the select committee investigating the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill refuted recent claims by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that former President Donald Trump has been cleared by the Justice Department of any role in the insurrection.

"(McCarthy) has suggested, based on an anonymous report, that the Department of Justice has concluded that Donald Trump did not cause, incite, or provoke the violence on January 6th," the statement read. "When this anonymous report was first published, the Select Committee queried the Executive Branch agencies and congressional committees involved in the investigation. We've received answers and briefings from the relevant entities, and it's been made clear to us that reports of such a conclusion are baseless."

The statement by Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney calls out McCarthy's comments to KGET-TV this week where he suggested Trump played no role in coordinating the insurrection. Kevin McCarthy among GOP lawmakers whose phone records January 6 select committee asks to be preserved "That's where law enforcement comes. The FBI has investigated this. The Senate had bipartisan committees come back. And you know what they've found -- that there's no involvement. But this is purely political in how Nancy Pelosi has handled this," McCarthy, a California Republican, said in the interview with KGET. McCarthy and many other Republicans have used a report from Reuters that claims the FBI has found "scant evidence" that the January 6 riots were coordinated.

CNN has not independently confirmed that report. Read More The committee making it clear that Trump has not been cleared of any wrongdoing related to January 6 gives a clear indication that the former President and his allies remain a focal point in their investigation. "We will continue to pursue all elements of this investigation in a nonpartisan and thorough manner.

We also remind Minority Leader McCarthy of his statements following January 6th, including his statement from the House Floor on January 13th—which are inconsistent with his recent comments," the committee's Saturday statement continued. A week after the insurrection, McCarthy said on the House floor that, "The President bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. ... He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump."


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 months ago
McCarthy said on the House floor that, "The President bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. ... He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump."

Trump DID take action. He ordered McCarthy to come down to Mar  A Lago and kiss his ring. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 months ago

I’m sure that McCarthy misspoke.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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3  XXJefferson51    one month ago

The FBI has dismissed as scant evidence that there was any connection between Trump or his associates having anything to do with the crowd in the capital and that there was scant evidence that anyone coordinated a plan for actions once they were inside.  A big nothing burger 

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
4  Gsquared    one month ago
A big nothing burger

At least 140 police officers were injured, some very seriously, by the Trumpist-Fascists during the violent insurrection on January 6th, but, blinded by their hatred of America, and their complete and utter disregard for the lives and safety of police officers, the Trumpists, through their propaganda campaign of lies and disinformation, seek to downplay the violent insurrection. 

In addition to the human costs, it is estimated that the cost to repair the physical damage to the Capitol caused by the Trumpist-Fascists exceeds $1.5 million dollars.  A big nothing burger, indeed.

Some of the Trumpist-Fascist propagandists are even calling the insurrection a normal tourist day at the Capitol. 

The Trumpists' sick and perverse propaganda may fool the weak and feeble-minded, but real, patriotic Americans are well-aware of Trump's coup attempt and demand that justice be served.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Masters Quiet
5  Ronin2    one month ago

Rampant TDS, TDS, TDS, TDS.

Rampant TDS, TDS, TDS, TDS.

Pelosi's partisan rampant TDS driven commission is nothing more than a fishing expedition in search of a crime. Any crime; which is the reason they want all of the phone records of their political opponents. Leaks will be forthcoming for their lap dogs in the media to spread.

Seems that Biden releasing classified information on 9/11 isn't enough to remove his stupidity from the headlines; so Queen bitch Pelosi is lending her corrupt power to the effort.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @5    one month ago

Why did Donald Trump hold a rally on Jan 6th ?

 
 
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