Rusty Bowers: Arizona House speaker, who resisted Trump pressure campaign, testifying at January 6 hearing Tuesday

CNN – Rusty Bowers, a Republican and Arizona state House speaker, will testify at a Tuesday hearing focusing on former President Donald Trump’s pressure on state officials to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in 2020, a source familiar with the matter told CNN earlier Saturday. Bowers will join Georgia’s election officials – Brad Raffensperger and Gabe … Read more

US removes relative of Venezuela’s Maduro from sanctions list | Politics News

Carlos Erik Malpica Flores, an ex-national treasurer, was put on blacklist in 2017 on charges of undermining democracy. The United States has lifted sanctions against a relative of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, weeks after Washington said it was taking steps to encourage dialogue between Maduro’s government and the US-backed Venezuelan opposition. The US Department of … Read more

Puerto Rico party to hold vote on its political future

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – With a possible plebiscite on statehood or independence for Puerto Rico looming, one of the island’s two main parties said Thursday it will ask its members to reconsider or reaffirm its own stance on US territory’s political future by holding an islandwide vote on the issue. The announcement by José … Read more

US: January 6 panel releases video of Capitol tour by Republican | Politics News

The video shows Georgia Representative Barry Loudermilk giving a tour to a group photographing areas not typically of interest to tourists. The US House committee investigating the insurrection at the Capitol building in Washington has released a video of a tour led by a Republican lawmaker the day before the attack, showing participants taking photos … Read more

US defense secretary chides China over ‘provocative’ behavior | Politics News

Lloyd Austin tells key security summit that Beijing’s military activities around Taiwan threaten stability. United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has reiterated that the US will stand by its allies and partners in the Asia Pacific as he accused China of “provocative and destabilizing” military activity around Taiwan, and an increasingly “coercive and aggressive” approach … Read more

FBI charges Michigan governor candidate over US Capitol riots | Politics News

Republican Ryan Kelley charged with misdemeanors in connection to January 6 events amid continuing investigations and hearings. The FBI arrested a Republican gubernatorial candidate for Michigan and has charged him with misdemeanours in connection with the US Capitol riot by supporters of the now-former President Donald Trump. Ryan Kelley, 40, was arrested in western Michigan … Read more

Key takeaways from US Congress hearing on January 6 Capitol riot | Politics News

Former President Donald Trump was a constant theme in the much-anticipated prime time congressional hearing on the January 6, 2021 US Capitol riots. The event on Thursday evening – more than 18 months after the attack – captured the attention of Washington, DC as the committee tasked with investigating the riots continues its probe. Leading … Read more

Jan 6 panel live news: Lawmakers to unveil Capitol riot findings | Politics News

Prime time hearing aims to draw attention to the events of January 6, 2021, when a mob of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the United States Capitol. It is the first in a round of public sessions set to take place this month, the panel says. House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, a close Trump … Read more

What to expect from Thursday’s January 6 committee hearing | Politics News

The congressional committee investigating the deadly riot at the United States Capitol on January 6 last year will hold a public hearing later this week to lay out what it has uncovered in its continuing probe. Thursday’s hearing, set to begin at 8pm in Washington, DC (24:00 GMT), will be broadcast live on most major … Read more

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