Rep. James Comer’s phone call with FBI Director Christopher Wray didn’t go so well! Wray offered some minor concessions, but not enough to stop the pending Contempt of Congress legislation from moving forward. Congress comments on FBI corruption at the highest levels and Trump takes questions from Iowa about reform. Is Christopher Wray worried? Probably not, as JustTheNews reports he jumped on the FBI jet to head to Las Vegas.
Leaks continue to the Trump prosecution cases, with new reports Special Counsel Jack Smith has audio recordings of Trump holding classified documents related to Iran. Smith is also known to have contact with Christopher Krebs, formerly with CISA (the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency), signaling the investigation may be extending beyond January 6th and into the 2020 election itself. Is there internal discord in Trump’s team? Rumors swirl.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s team filed their opposition to Trump’s attempt to remove his criminal prosecution to federal court. State prosecutors respond to Trump’s two main arguments justifying removal in what will be an important procedural battle.
Kari Lake makes a special appearance to announce she has formally filed her appeal paperwork in her election lawsuit. Lake says she has new evidence and offers suggestions for shoring up elections around Arizona and the Country. The trial Judge issued a final order regarding sanctions and other penalties, refusing to impose severe sanctions against Lake or her lawyers. More from Robert Gouveia on Watching The Watchers.