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Trump did not have 10,000 troops ready to deploy on Jan. 6, his defense secretary says
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Trump did not have 10,000 troops ready to deploy on Jan. 6, his defense secretary says

Christopher Miller, who served as acting Defense Secretary on Jan. 6, 2021, told the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol that former President Donald Trump never gave an order to have 10,000 National Guard troops ready that day."Not from my perspective, I was never given any direction or order or knew of any plans of that nature," Miller said in the recorded deposition that the committee tweeted Tuesday. Rep. Liz Cheney, committee vice chair, said in the recording that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said in February 2021 that 10,000 National Guard troops were told to be "on the ready" by Miller. Other Trump officials have repeated this claim since then. Miller conceded, "a nonmilitary person probably could h...
Justice Dept investigation into Jan. 6 now encompasses communications of allies of Trump
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Justice Dept investigation into Jan. 6 now encompasses communications of allies of Trump

The Justice Department's criminal investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, rioting at the U.S. Capitol, now includes questions for witnesses about the communications of people close to then-President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign, CBS News has confirmed. That news, first reported by The Washington Post, was confirmed to CBS News by a U.S. government official familiar with the investigation and a source with knowledge of what's been presented by the Justice Department to a grand jury. It is not evident that Trump himself is a target of the investigation, only that that prosecutors are asking questions related to him and his aides One part of the investigation concerns the efforts to swap out electors won by Joe Biden in several battlegr...
Trump, Pence give dueling speeches in D.C.
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Trump, Pence give dueling speeches in D.C.

Trump, Pence give dueling speeches in D.C. - CBS News Watch CBS News It's a battle for control of the Republican Party as former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence gave dueling speeches in Washington, D.C. Major Garrett has the details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Pence says he and Trump “may differ on focus”
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Pence says he and Trump “may differ on focus”

Former Vice President Mike Pence, speaking Tuesday in Washington, D.C., just across town from and on the same day as the president he served, touted the record of their administration and their shared approach to issues facing the country, though he conceded that "we may differ on focus."Pence was asked about the fact that he and former President Donald Trump both in Washington on the same day and whether there is a divide between them that is intensifying within the Republican Party."I couldn't be more proud of the record of the Trump-Pence administration," he said, listing border security and judicial appointments among its accomplishments. He added, "So, I don't know that our movement is that divided. I don't know that the president and I differ on issues, but we may differ o...