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Jan. 6 investigators near decisions on how to pursue Mike Pence and GOP lawmakers

The Jan. 6 committee is facing a major judgment call on how aggressively lawmakers should pursue information from both their own GOP colleagues and former Vice President Mike Pence. As House investigators race to capture as much evidence as possible — at breakneck speed — about Donald Trump’s effort to subvert the 2020 election, the way they move forward could…

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Rep. Jim Jordan says he won’t cooperate with Jan. 6 committee’s interview request

Rep. Jim Jordan, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies, said Sunday evening he would not cooperate with an interview request from the select panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, calling it an “unprecedented and inappropriate demand.” “Your attempt to pry into the deliberative process informing a Member about legislative matters before the House is an…

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Jan. 6 committee subpoenas author of debunked election-fraud PowerPoint sent to Meadows

The select panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection said Thursday it had subpoenaed James P. “Phil” Waldron, a retired Army colonel who helped allies of former President Donald Trump promote debunked claims about election fraud. “Mr. Waldron reportedly played a role in promoting claims of election fraud and circulating potential strategies for challenging results of the 2020 election. He was…

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‘He’s got to condemn this …’: Panel releases urgent Jan. 6 texts from Donald Trump Jr., lawmakers and Fox hosts

As rioters swarmed the Capitol, President Donald Trump’s eldest son pleaded with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to get his father to do more to end the violence. “He’s got to condemn this [shit] Asap. The Capitol Police tweet is not enough,” Donald Trump Jr. texted, one of a series of messages Meadows provided to the Jan. 6…

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Bannon tells Jan. 6 investigators he won't comply with their subpoena

A lawyer for Steve Bannon has told the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack that the former Donald Trump campaign chief would not comply with its subpoena, citing the former president’s intention to invoke executive privilege. Robert Costello, Bannon’s lawyer, wrote to House investigators on Thursday that Trump had instructed Bannon not to comply with the subpoena on…

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Senate Judiciary probe of Trump's 2020 machinations zeroes in on Pennsylvania House Republican

A Senate Democratic report released Thursday places Rep. Scott Perry at the center of efforts to help former President Donald Trump overturn the 2020 election results, urging other congressional investigators to further probe his involvement in the runup to the Jan. 6 insurrection. In the last weeks of Trump’s administration, according to the new Senate Judiciary Committee majority report, the…

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