The Washington Post reporting Special Counsel Jack Smith is investigating Trump’s lawyers. As the criminal probe intensifies, Trump is releasing a new song in support of January 6th defendants, a collaboration with insurrection inmates. Former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance joins Ari Melber on “The Beat.”
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Wednesday on the NewsHour, infighting among House Republicans blocks the confirmation of the next speaker for a second straight day. From California to New England, huge swaths of the country face intense winter weather, including so-called “atmospheric rivers.” Plus, South Korea raises concerns about U.S. security guarantees as the North increases missile testing.
Monday on the NewsHour, the Jan. 6 committee holds its final session to recommend criminal charges against former President Trump for the Capitol attack. Nations reach a historic agreement to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable practices but the threat of climate change still looms large. Plus, a new film chronicles the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Jesse reads from and discusses the latest surrounding a letter written by 38 former members of the House of Representatives (20 Democrats & 18 Republicans) who are calling for investigation and action to be taken against House members who aided in the insurrection against the United States at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Former Trump administration aides Stephanie Grisham, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Olivia Troye and Sarah Matthews discuss the January 6 committee’s criminal referral of Donald Trump to the Justice Department for obstructing an official proceeding, defrauding the US, making false statements and giving aid or comfort to an insurrection.
Friday on the NewsHour, CIA Director Bill Burns discusses the ongoing war in Ukraine and the intelligence challenges posed by China. Ahead of the January 6 committee’s final report, the Secret Service comes under scrutiny for not doing more to prevent the Capitol attack. Plus, David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart weigh in on contentious congressional budget negotiations.
CNN political commentators John Avlon and Errol Lewis discuss recent comments from GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after the congresswoman suggested that if she had been in charge of the crowds attacking the US Capitol on January 6, they would have been armed and won.
Jesse talks about and plays video of remarks delivered recently to a gathering of supporters of imprisoned insurrectionists. Also discussed (and played) are two separate instances when Trump condemned the Capitol insurrectionists.
Former Vice President Mike Pence reacts to video of January 6 rioters calling for him to be hanged and discusses his conduct during the insurrection.
According to the sentencing document from prosecutors, a convicted Capitol rioter is being accused of trying to recruit extremists behind bars. The rioter, who is infamous for posing with a Hitler-style mustache and hairdo, is allegedly involved in a scheme with financial backing to recruit more people like himself to his cause, even while serving time. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.