Live stream from Jan. 6 hearings: Trump called Pence ‘wimp’ and ‘p***y’ for not agreeing to void 2020 election

Judge tells January 6 committee he would ‘get on the other side of the road’ to avoid voiding election

The January 6 House Committee’s third public hearing is underway, with a focus on Donald Trump’s allies’ pressure campaign to get then-Vice President Mike Pence to cancel the 2020 election in Congress.

An hour into it, the committee tweeted that President Trump knew he had lost the 2020 election and was overseeing a plan to subvert the will of the people, “when the VP refused to accept it, he unleashed a violent mob against Pence at the Capitol.”

Earlier, Rep. Bennie Thompson, said his panel would seek testimony from Ginni Thomas, a longtime conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

“We think it’s time we invited him, at some point, to come and speak to the committee,” Mr Thompson said.

Emails received by the committee revealed that Ms. Thomas was in contact with members of the Trump circle in the weeks leading up to January 6, 2021, including emails between her and John Eastman, the law professor who paved the way for the formulating a plan for Mr. Pence to interfere in the election results.

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Pence and second lady Karen Pence were “frustrated” that Trump never checked on them during the Capitol riot, Mr. Jacob said.

Nonetheless, Pence was “determined” to complete the vote certification process and not give rioters the “satisfaction” of disrupting the process.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 16, 2022 8:22 p.m.

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‘You’re a wimp’: Ivanka Trump recalls her dad’s last Jan. 6 call with Pence

In a call to then-Vice President Mike Pence on the morning of January 6, then-President Donald Trump said he was not “tough enough” to void the election, calling him a “wimp”, according to testimony collected by the House Select Committee investigating the 2021 Capitol attack.

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Here’s when Trump sent the tweet about Pence:

Olivier O’ConnellJune 16, 2022 8:20 p.m.

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Greg Jacob testifies that the Secret Service asked Pence to get into a car to leave the area under the Capitol where they were being held for their safety.

Pence refused because, according to Mr. Jacob, he “didn’t want to risk the world seeing the Vice President of the United States fleeing the United States Capitol.”

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Rep. Aguilar reveals that a confidential Proud Boys informant told the FBI that the group would have killed Pence if given the chance.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 16, 2022 8:17 p.m.

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Representative Aguilar: Mark Meadows’ aide Ben Williamson and White House deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews said Meadows went to the dining room near the Oval to speak to Trump of violence on Capitol Hill ahead of the president’s 2:24 p.m. tweet attacking Pence.

Immediately after the tweet, the crowd at the Capitol surged forward.

Ms Matthews recalled: “It was like he was pouring gasoline on the fire.”

The Vice President was quickly evacuated from his Senate ceremonial office to a safe location within the Capitol complex.

At one point, Pence was just 40 feet from the rioters.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 16, 2022 8:16 p.m.

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January 6 hearing reveals Trump lied about Mike Pence agreeing he could void election

A lawyer who served as chief legal adviser to Mike Pence in the days leading up to Jan. 6 chastised Donald Trump on Thursday and said a statement by the president saying the vice president had agreed he had the power to annulling the election was “categorically false”. ”.

Greg Jacob made the statement Thursday just before the Jan. 6 committee took a break.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 16, 2022 8:15 p.m.

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Trump revised his rally speech to specifically target Mike Pence.

Rep Aguilar says, “The president’s words had an effect. President Trump’s supporters grew angry… Rioters who had erected makeshift gallows began chanting “Hang Mike Pence.”

Rioters believe Pence betrayed them and Trump.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 16, 2022 8:05 p.m.

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Much of the First Family was in the Oval Office that morning when Trump had a “heated” call with Mike Pence, as Ivanka Trump describes in her deposition.

She adds that it was “a different tone” than she had heard her father take with Pence before.

Trump’s aide recalls Trump calling Pence a “wimp,” Mrs. Trump’s chief of staff, Julie Radford, says Ivanka told her he called her “the p-word.”

Olivier O’ConnellJune 16, 2022 8:03 p.m.

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That morning, Trump tweeted to Pence:

States want to correct their votes, which they now know were based on irregularities and fraud, and a corrupt process never received legislative approval. All Mike Pence has to do is send them back to the United States, AND WE WILL WIN. Do it Mike, it’s time for extreme courage!

Olivier O’ConnellJune 16, 2022 7:59 p.m.

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