Behind Trump's decision to cancel his Jan. 6 news conference

Much to Republican party pleasure, former President Donald Trump on Tuesday night canceled a press conference he had scheduled for Jan. 6, blaming the media and the "total bias and dishonesty" of the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack for his decision.

But according to some Trump insiders, there might be more to the president's change of plans than meets the eye, Axios reports. For one thing, many House and Senate leaders had no desire to help plan or deal with Trump's event, which they knew would cause a media firestorm. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), for instance, confirmed he discussed the matter with Trump over the weekend and warned him of the "peril in doing a news conference."

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