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Washington, DC / Capitol Hill Riot / Trump, Biden #1278813

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 07, 2021
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at the truths & consequences after yesterday's riot at the Capitol leading to calls for the removal of President Trump for his behavior with many now to rewrite history introduced; Tweet from Representative Mo Brooks claiming the Capitol was attacked by Antifa; scenes shown of white nationalist Richard Narnett sitting at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's desk. [BROOKS - speaks against the "socialists."] [Earlier, TRUMP - says we had a landslide election stolen....] The resignation of acting White House chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney & Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao noted. [MULVANEY - lists Trump's successes as president, but it all went away yesterday.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - speaks against Trump's challenges to an election he lost.] [On Fox, Senator Ted CRUZ - speaks about the voter fraud & Congress has to do something about it.] How this was false allegations promoted by the president noted. What Cruz & Senator Josh Hawley said about the violence now while still questioning the election count noted. [Senator Lindsay GRAHAM - says it breaks my heart: Trump's self-inflicted wound.] [On CNN, Georgia Secretary of State Brad RAFFENSPERGER@- talks about what Trump wanted him to do: throw out ballots.] [Representative Connor LAMB - says the attack was inspired by lies.] The views of Republicans yesterday before & after the attacks noted. [On Fox, Senator Marco RUBIO - calls for Watergate-style hearings about voter fraud . . . ] How there is no evidence of voter fraud noted. [On Fox, Representative Trey GOWDY - asks the Fox anchor if she listed to the president's speech.] [President-elect Joe BIDEN - says what we witnessed yesterday was a riotous mob, domestic terrorists led by a president who showed contempt for the rule of law.] The video released today by the President in which he lies about what he did/said yesterday introduced. [At 7:15-7:19, TRUMP - says he was outraged & deployed the National Guard to secure the building: those who broke the law will pay so calm needs be restored: my focus is now on a smooth transition of power so we have to work together to defeat the pandemic.] What he actually said encouraging the mob [At rally, TRUMP - says we will walk down to the Capitol: you have to be strong to take back our country.] [Yesterday, after the attack, TRUMP - says we love you.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta; Washington: Gloria Borger) What Trump is saying now in his video because he is facing an impeachment process & losing cabinet members & staff are upset with Trump trying to get Vice President Mike Pence to stage a coup, on the 25th Amendment. so Trump did the video via a telepromter & his real message is he is loyal to himself, on possible legal concerns for the president, who is an escape artist hoping to stem the tide & avoid impeachment discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim;
Borger, Gloria

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