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The Eleventh Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in the Trump Mar-a-Lago Case
On Nov. 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit heard oral argument in the case regarding the storage of classified documents at former president Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and the subsequent seizure of those documents by the Justice Department. Justice Department prosecutors argued the merits of their appeal of District Judge Aileen Cannon’s appointment of a special master to review the seized documents.
Day 9, House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack
On October 13, the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol held its ninth public hearing. The first committee hearing since July, this was an inquiry into former President Donald Trump’s “state of mind, intentions, and motivations.” Unlike previous hearings, the committee did not hear any live testimony. It did, however, present new evidence about the events on and around Jan. 6, including outside communication with the secret service, internal secret service messages, and video footage of members of congress in an undisclosed location while the Capitol was being breached by rioters. At the conclusion of the hearing, the committee unanimously voted to subpoena former President Trump for documents and testimony relating to the attack on the Capitol. Cheney asserted that the committee is “obligated to seek answers from the man who set this all in motion.”
Day 7, House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack
On Tuesday, July 12th, the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol held its seventh public hearing. The hearing first focused on the explosive meeting in the White House on December 18th, when lawyer Sydney Powell and Michael Flynn, former Trump National Security Advisor, fought with Pat Cipollone and other close Trump advisors.The hearing then focused on former President Trump's tweet, soon after this meeting, that called his supporters to a rally in Washington on January 6th. The committee showed how this tweet galvanized extremist groups, like the Proud Boys and the Oathkeepers, to organize and coordinate ahead of the January 6th attack on the Capitol.The committee also heard testimony from Jason Van Tatenhove, the former Oathkeeper spokesman, and Stephen Ayres, a Trump supporter who stormed the Capitol on January 6th.