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Trump told allies he’s considering announcing 2024 presidential bid early, sources say
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Trump told allies he’s considering announcing 2024 presidential bid early, sources say

Former President Donald Trump has privately told allies and aides in recent days that he is seriously considering announcing a 2024 presidential run as early as this summer, CBS News has learned.Trump's latest exploration of a political comeback and a potential summer announcement of another presidential campaign was first reported by The New York Times. Even as Trump moves closer to a 2024 run, his deliberations remain fluid. No final decision has been made on whether to run and, if so, when to launch such a bid, according to three people close to Trump who requested anonymity in order to share details on private conversations. Still, Republican allies of Trump and former White House and campaign aides tell CBS News that they believe an early en...
Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 committee
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Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 committee

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol announced Wednesday that it has subpoenaed former White House counsel Pat Cipollone. The news comes a day after Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified before the committee that Cipollone expressed concerns about former President Donald Trump's desire to go to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and about the language Trump wanted to use in his speech at the Ellipse that day. "The Select Committee's investigation has revealed evidence that Mr. Cipollone repeatedly raised legal and other concerns about President Trump's activities on January 6th and in the days that preceded," committee chairman Bennie Thompson and vice chair Liz Cheney said in a statement announcing the...
Trump tried to grab steering wheel after he was told he couldn’t go to the Capitol on Jan. 6, Hutchinson says
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Trump tried to grab steering wheel after he was told he couldn’t go to the Capitol on Jan. 6, Hutchinson says

In stunning testimony delivered Tuesday at the sixth public hearing on the Capitol assault, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, said recounted hearing about how President Trump tried to grab the steering wheel of the presidential vehicle and lunged at his head of security after he was told he could not go to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Hutchinson said that after Trump delivered his speech to the crowed at the Ellipse that day, she returned to the White House and saw Anthony Ornato, a senior Secret Service official who was detailed to the White House and served as deputy chief of operations. Ornato pulled her into his office, where Trump's head of security at the time, Robert Engel, was sitting in a chair looking "somewhat discombobul...
Trump endorses GOP governor candidate Darren Bailey | Govt-and-politics
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Trump endorses GOP governor candidate Darren Bailey | Govt-and-politics

This is a developing story that will be updated. MENDON, Ill. — Former President Donald Trump offered his full-throated support to state Sen. Darren Bailey in the Illinois GOP gubernatorial primary just days before Tuesday's primary election.Trump also offered his support to U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, R-Oakland, as she faces fellow incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, in 15th Congressional District. The former president endorsed Miller in early January and appeared at a fundraiser she held at his Mar-A-Lago resort in April. But Trump's endorsement of Bailey was a new development, one the Xenia Republican has been openly seeking for months. The former president suggested in an interview with The Center Square earlier this week that Bailey would likely be his man if he di...
Trump could shake up Illinois politics this weekend
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Trump could shake up Illinois politics this weekend

Rep. Mary Miller at the Illinois State Fair in 2021. Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty ImagesFormer President Trump is in Illinois this weekend to stump for downstate congressional candidates. But all eyes are actually on his choice for governor. Why it matters: Downstate state Sen. Darren Bailey is seeking Trump's endorsement to help defeat Ken Griffin-backed opponent Richard Irvin in the GOP primary. Between the lines: Trump's endorsement means a lot for most conservative Republicans across the country. But Illinois Republicans have skewed moderate in the last few years, including elected officials like Rep. Adam Kinzinger, former Sen. Mark Kirk and former Gov. Bruce Rauner. State of play: Bailey has surged ahead of Irvin in recent polls, but that s...
5 key takeaways from fifth January 6 Capitol riot hearing | Politics News
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5 key takeaways from fifth January 6 Capitol riot hearing | Politics News

US legislators investigating the deadly riot at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021 have turned their attention to the pressure President Donald Trump exerted on the US Department of Justice to overturn the 2020 election. The House committee on Thursday held its fifth public hearing this month, once again laying out what it knows about Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the US presidential election he lost to Joe Biden. This time, the hearing focused on Trump’s attempt to get the Department of Justice to “legitimise his lies” about electoral fraud, panel chair Bennie Thompson said. “When these and other efforts failed, Donald Trump sought to replace Mr [Jeffrey] Rosen, the acting attorney general, with a lawyer who he believed would inappropriately put the full weight of t...
8 revelations from Day 3 of the Jan. 6 committee hearings
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8 revelations from Day 3 of the Jan. 6 committee hearings

The third day of the House Jan. 6 select committee's public hearings featured dramatic testimony from former Vice President Mike Pence's chief counsel, Greg Jacob, who testified about the pressure applied by then-President Donald Trump and lawyer John Eastman to overturn the 2020 election results on Jan. 6 during the joint session of Congress. Eastman, Jacob said, argued there was legal and historical precedent for Pence to do so and proposed two avenues. Jacob recalled the first would entail rejecting electoral votes "outright," which Eastman said would be the more "aggressive option" and less politically palatable. The other possibility Eastman floated was that Pence could suspend the congressional proceedings, then issue a demand to disputed states to have their legislatures ree...
Texas Democrat Michelle Vallejo wins congressional primary after recount
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Texas Democrat Michelle Vallejo wins congressional primary after recount

A recount in Texas has affirmed Democrat Michelle Vallejo as her party's nominee for a new congressional district that Republicans are aggressively targeting this November as they demonstrate new strength with Hispanic voters along the U.S.-Mexico border.Vallejo defeated Ruben Ramirez by 35 votes, according to results of a recount announced Friday by the Texas Democratic Party. Ramirez had requested the recount after trailing by just 20 votes in a May 24 runoff. FILE: Democratic congressional candidate Michelle Vallejo, of Texas. Michelle Vallejo campaign website The Associated Press had not previously called the race, pending the outcome of the recount. ...
Georgia Republican: Trump is a political falling knife
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Georgia Republican: Trump is a political falling knife

Editor’s Note: Geoff Duncan, a Republican, is the 12th lieutenant governor of Georgia serving alongside Gov. Brian Kemp. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. Read more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  The political stars appeared to be aligning for the Republican Party ahead of the November midterm elections. According to CNN’s Poll of Polls, President Joe Biden’s approval rating dipped below 40%. Inflation hit a fresh 40-year high, and gas eclipsed $5 per gallon for the first time ever. Vulnerable Democratic incumbents rushed for retirement, while many Democratic Party officials questioned the 79-year-old President’s capability. ...
“Donald Trump is responsible”: Rep. Adam Kinzinger on first televised Jan. 6 committee hearing
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“Donald Trump is responsible”: Rep. Adam Kinzinger on first televised Jan. 6 committee hearing

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, says he hopes the Department of Justice charges former President Donald Trump if the evidence reaches the threshold to prove that Trump pushed a 2020 presidential election fraud conspiracy that spurred the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. "If the president truly believed the election was stolen, he is not mentally capable of being president because every piece of evidence shown to him, done by anybody that's serious besides wackos on the internet, said that the election was legitimate," Kinzinger told "CBS Mornings" on Friday. The comments from Kinzinger, who is one of two Republican members of the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot, come following the first of six public hearings of the committee. Over the fo...