March 16, 2023


In the mob's eyeline: A senior Republican's close brush revealed in new Jan. 6 footage (KYLE CHENEY and JORDAIN CARNEY. 03/15/2023, pOLITICO)

The footage is the latest example of how close powerful government figures came to a direct brush with the mob of then-President Donald Trump's supporters. Rioters came within 40 feet of then-Vice President Mike Pence during his own evacuation, according to evidence released by the Jan. 6 select committee. And then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, accompanied by his own security detail, came within sight of rioter Joshua Pruitt while waiting for an elevator.

"The security detail and Senator Schumer reversed course and ran away from the elevator, back down the ramp, away from Pruitt," according to a "statement of facts" agreed to by prosecutors and Pruitt in connection with his plea deal.

Fulton County investigators have another recording of a Trump phone call pressuring a Georgia official (Kristen Holmes and Jason Morris, 3/15/23, CNN)

Fulton County investigators have an audio recording of a phone call that former President Donald Trump made to the Georgia House speaker to push for a special session to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's 2020 victory in the state, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Fulton County special grand jury, which investigated Trump's actions in the state after the 2020 election, heard the recording of Trump's call to David Ralston, according to five of the jurors who spoke anonymously to the AJC. A source confirmed to CNN the existence of the recording, which hasn't been made public.

Information is deadly to ideology. 

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