Daily Archives: January 11, 2021

Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson: Trump’s Life About to Become “A Burning Hell” | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Jan 8, 2021

As rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s efforts to send in state police and the National Guard were blocked by the federal government for a full 90 minutes. Now, Hogan – a Republican – is calling for President Trump to resign or be removed from office. Joining these calls is the Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump Republican group formed in 2019. Its co-founder Rick Wilson calls the violence “sedition and insurrection,” and speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about what’s at stake.

Montana Senator Jon Tester: It Was Absolutely a Coup Attempt | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Jan 11, 2021

Senator Jon Tester of Montana was in his office, just a stone’s throw from the Capitol, when rioters attacked, and he calls Wednesday’s event “a terrorist act.” Aside from being a third-term lawmaker, Tester is the Senate’s only working farmer – a job that gives him a unique perspective on how Democrats might appeal to rural America. He addresses this issue in his book, “Grounded: A Senator’s Lessons on Winning Back Rural America,” as he discusses with Walter Isaacson.

How researchers are identifying suspects in the U.S. Capitol siege

CBS News

Jan 11, 2021

Some of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week wore gear that makes it difficult to identify them, but investigators have zeroed in on a number of clues. John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School, joins CBSN to discuss the techniques that helped ID suspects who are now facing charges.

Ex-Melania Trump adviser: First lady is President’s enabler


CNN
Jan 11, 2021

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, author and former senior adviser to first lady Melania Trump, speaks to CNN’s Brianna Keilar about her article in The Daily Beast where she writes that Melania and the President “lack character, and have no moral compass.”

Navarro: I call bull. Trump never represented GOP values

CNN

Jan 11, 2021

CNN Republican political commentators Ana Navarro and Alice Stewart debate whether there should still be support for Republicans who backed President Donald Trump’s rhetoric that led to the insurrection at the US Capitol.

Fmr. Sen. Corker Says Cruz & Hawley Played A Destructive Role On Wednesday | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

MSNBC

Jan 8, 2021

Former Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) criticizes his former colleagues, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO), for playing a “destructive role” on Wednesday with their challenges to the election results, telling Andrea Mitchell they were “irresponsible” and “knew better.” Aired on 01/08/2021.

Schiff: Trump A ‘Real And Present Danger’ Every Day He Remains In Office | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

MSNBC

Jan 11, 2021

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) explains to Andrea Mitchell why he and other Democrats think President Trump must be impeached despite him having just nine days left in office. “Nine days is a long time for this president to do damage,” Schiff says. “I think every day he’s in office he remains a real and present danger to the country.” Aired on 01/11/2021.

DC AG Racine: ‘I’m Looking At A Charge Under The DC Code Of Inciting Violence’ | Andrea Mitchell


MSNBC
Jan 11, 2021

Washington, DC Attorney General Karl Racine tells Andrea Mitchell that given the rhetoric from President Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and others ahead of the Capitol Hill riots, he’s “looking at a charge under the DC code of inciting violence, and that would apply where there’s a clear recognition that one’s incitement could lead to foreseeable violence.” Aired on 01/11/2021.

Fmr. Defense Secy. Cohen: Capitol Hill Riots Part Of Whitelash In America | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC


MSNBC

Jan 11, 2021

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the Capitol Hill riots. He puts the rage from the crowds in the context of the history of racism in the America, saying, “Now we’re seeing the white backlash or ‘whitelash’ as it’s called…What is the basis of all of the rage? It’s because white people have come to the conclusion that the playing field that has been so uneven in the past is now being leveled.” Aired on 01/11/2021.

Nation’s capital on high alert as Biden’s inauguration approaches

PBS NewsHour
Jan 11, 2021

Last week’s insurrection at the Capitol is raising new security concerns ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, with plans to deploy thousands of additional National Guard troops. Amna Nawaz spoke to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to learn more.