The Daily Populous

Monday April 11st, 2022 day edition

image for Rep. Cheney says it is 'it is absolutely clear that what President Trump was doing ... was unlawful'

(CNN) Rep. Liz Cheney said Sunday that the House select committee investigating the January 6th insurrection has "not made a decision" on criminal referrals to the Department of Justice, but she added it was "absolutely clear" that former President Donald Trump and a number of people around him knew their actions were "unlawful" but "did it anyway.".

"I think what we have seen is a massive and well-organized and well-planned effort that used multiple tools to try to overturn an election," the Wyoming Republican told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union.".

Cheney, who serves on the committee, also pushed back on a Sunday New York Times article which said the committee is split on whether to refer Trump for criminal contempt, saying "There's not really a dispute on the committee.".

"The committee is working in a really collaborative way to discuss these issues as we are with all of the issues we're addressing and we'll continue to work together to do so," she said.

"I wouldn't characterize there being a dispute on the committee.

I think it is the single most collaborative committee on which I've ever served. »

Russia threatens legal action if forced into sovereign debt default

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Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov attends a meeting with members of the government in Moscow, Russia March 12, 2020.

April 11 (Reuters) - Russia will take legal action if the West tries to force it to default on its sovereign debt, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told the pro-Kremlin Izvestia newspaper on Monday, sharpening Moscow's tone in its financial wrestle with the West.

"We will present in court our bills confirming our efforts to pay both in foreign currency and in roubles. »