Trump news today: Ex-president’s woes grow as House panel eyes tax returns release after Jan 6 referral


The chairman of the January 6 panel said that Trump “broke faith” in the last session of the US elections

After the House Select Committee voted Jan. 6 to send Donald Trump to the Justice Department to indict him on charges stemming from alleged violations of at least five sections of the U.S. criminal code, the former president has potentially bad news from another committee. on tuesday

The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to vote today on whether to publicly release six years of Mr. Trump’s tax returns, which he has long tried to protect. If lawmakers move forward with plans to release the returns, it’s unclear how quickly it will happen, but with just two weeks to go before Republicans formally take control of the House, this could be the last chance Democrats have to release the information they’ve gathered.

The former president, meanwhile, is pushing back on Monday’s vote to refer the findings of the Capitol riots panel to Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith. Mr. Trump says he cannot be tried now because he was indicted for his role in encouraging the attack on Congress on January 6, 2021. Mr. Smith is also overseeing the Mar-a-Lago classified documents investigation.

The committee’s full report will be published on Wednesday.

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Trump’s testimony in the E Jean Carroll case has been removed

In October, both Donald Trump and E Jean Carroll sat down for statements about the rape allegations against him.

The writer’s legal team got a first look at the affidavit against the former president, but Mr Trump’s lawyers refused.

His transcripts were completely redacted.

Oliver O’ConnellDecember 20, 2022 5:00 p.m

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Report of January 6: ‘Roadmap to Justice’

The commission on January 6 began compiling a public record on the history of the 2021 attack on the US Capitol, but its latest report has become much more: a “roadmap to justice” as Americans join efforts to overthrow Donald Trump. 2020 presidential election.

Oliver O’ConnellDecember 20, 2022 4:45 p.m

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White House aides told Trump to encourage peaceful protests ahead of the Capitol riots

Mr. Herschmann told Mr. Trump so in person, but the then-president “refused.”

Oliver O’ConnellDecember 20, 2022 4:15 p.m

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January 6: Who is accused of what?

But who is to blame for what?

Take a look at what Gustaf Kilander announced by the committee.

Oliver O’ConnellDecember 20, 2022 3:45 p.m

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Jan. 6 Committee: Calls for ethics review of McCarthy, three other GOP lawmakers

Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and three other GOP lawmakers will face ethics investigations for refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas, a House committee said on Monday, Jan. 6, ending a months-long standoff on their testimony.

The committee issued subpoenas in May for testimony from McCarthy — who is running for House speaker in January — as well as Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Andy Biggs of Arizona, all of whom said they had crucial information to share. about the January 6 terrorist attack and the actions of former President Donald Trump.

But they all denied the subpoena for testimony and documents. The Jan. 6 committee acknowledged Monday that sending the citations to the House Ethics Committee was a big step, but said their challenge could not go unanswered.

Oliver O’ConnellDecember 20, 2022 3:15 p.m

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ICYMI: McConnell reacts to Jan. 6 report

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said of the January 6 committee report: “The entire nation knows who is responsible for that day. Beyond that, I have no immediate observations.’

Oliver O’ConnellDecember 20, 2022 3:00 p.m

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Trump’s tax returns: What you need to know

Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., has been tight-lipped about the panel’s actions, including whether the panel will meet in public or private session. And if lawmakers move forward with plans to release the returns, it’s unclear how quickly it will happen.

Here’s what you need to know.

Oliver O’ConnellDecember 20, 2022 2:55 p.m

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Gaetz: Trump’s nominations were a “parade of horrors.”

Stuti Mishra has the story.

Oliver O’ConnellDecember 20, 2022 2:35 p.m

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Roger Stone says the clips he heard on January 6 were taken out of context

Political operative Roger Stone says the video clips of him used by the Jan. 6 committee were taken out of context in what he describes as “kabuki theater” to keep Donald Trump from running for re-election.

Oliver O’ConnellDecember 20, 2022 2:25 p.m

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Pence: Trump’s Jan. 6 charges would be “extremely divisive.”

Mike Pence said he hoped the Justice Department would not bring criminal charges against Donald Trump, adding that such a decision could harm the United States.

He also dismissed the Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol Hill riots as “tainted by partisans.”

Oliver O’ConnellDecember 20, 2022 2:15 p.m

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