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Jan. 6 Panel Is Shutting Down
Jan. 6 Panel's Time Is Up

Jan. 6 Panel's Time Is Up

Committee issues departing message

(Newser) - The House Jan. 6 committee is shutting down, having completed a whirlwind 18-month investigation of the 2021 Capitol insurrection and sent its work to the Justice Department along with a recommendation for prosecuting former President Donald Trump. The committee’s time officially ends Tuesday when the new Republican-led House is...

Cassidy Hutchinson Read Up on Watergate, Then Told the Truth

Transcript of Cassidy Hutchinson's interviews with Jan. 6 panel is out

(Newser) - Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson told the House Select Committee that a lawyer connected to former President Trump tried to influence her testimony around Jan. 6 to the point that she felt she "had Trump looking over my shoulder." Hutchinson delivered bombshell testimony , describing Trump as lunging...

Jan. 6 Panel in Talks With Team Trump:Cheney

Discussions around testimony are happening, she says

(Newser) - Former President Trump's legal team is "in discussions" with the House select committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, according to Liz Cheney. The congresswoman says the talks center around the former POTUS testifying under oath in the investigation, CNN and ABC News report....

Judge: Trump Knew Election Fraud Numbers Were Wrong

But he 'continued to tout those numbers, both in court and to the public'

(Newser) - Former President Trump knew that the numbers in legal documents alleging voter fraud were false but he signed them anyway, a federal judge said Wednesday. US District Court Judge David O. Carter said Trump attorney John Eastman needs to turn four emails over the House panel investigating the Jan. 6...

Jan. 6 Inquiry: DHS Has Had 24 Secret Service Phones for 2 Months

They went to DHS Inspector General, who's been accused of a lack of transparency: report

(Newser) - Secret Service leadership confiscated the cellphones of 24 agents involved in the response to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, and gave them to the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general up to two months ago, reports NBC News . The phones were handed over to Inspector General Joseph...

Jan. 6 Panel Delays Hearing as Hurricane Nears Florida

'We’re praying for the safety of all those in the storm’s path'

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol announced Tuesday that it had postponed a hearing scheduled for Wednesday as a hurricane hurtled toward the Florida coast. The committee had planned to hold what was likely to be its final investigative hearing Wednesday afternoon, but members...

Jan. 6 Committee Trashes Book by Former Staffer

Republican Denver Riggleman is eager to share his insider perspective

(Newser) - Days before it's scheduled to deliver a final public hearing, the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack got an unwelcome surprise Sunday from an ex-staffer. Per the Washington Post, Denver Riggleman, a former House member and "Never Trump" Republican who worked briefly as a technical...

Focus of Primetime Jan. 6 Hearing: Trump's Inaction

Committee to argue Trump wanted the violence, struggled to condemn it

(Newser) - The House select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021, returns to primetime Thursday. In its 8pm ET hearing, the panel will argue then-President Trump failed to act to defend the Capitol over 187 excruciating minutes: from the time he wrapped up his speech at the Ellipse at 1:...

Jan. 6 Panel Says New Evidence Is Flooding in

Committee has revised its schedule and might add at least one more hearing

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the Capitol attack says it has received new evidence—so much of it that it has revised its schedule and might have to add another hearing. Two more hearings had been scheduled for after Thursday's hearing, which will focus on former President Trump's attempts...

Giuliani Pulls Out of Interview With House January 6 Committee

It had been scheduled for Friday

(Newser) - A spokesman for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol says Rudy Giuliani, who led Donald Trump's court efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, has withdrawn from an interview that was scheduled to take place Friday, the AP reports....

Report: Jan. 6 Panel Wants to Interview Ginni Thomas

Wife of SCOTUS justice urged Trump chief of staff to overturn election results

(Newser) - Ginni Thomas should expect a call from the House committee investigating the Capitol attack, sources tell CNN and the Washington Post . Insiders say the conservative activist, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is one of many people the panel has been looking at—and the news that she urged...

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Eric Trump's Phone Records

CNN calls latest development a 'significant escalation'

(Newser) - Update: The House Jan. 6 committee has subpoenaed and obtained phone records linked to Eric Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.'s fiancee, sources tell CNN . The network calls it a "significant escalation" of the probe as it relates to former President Trump's role in the...

MyPillow CEO Fights Jan. 6 Panel Subpoena
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Suing Jan. 6 Panel

MyPillow CEO Is Suing Jan. 6 Panel

Mike Lindell wants to block subpoena for phone records

(Newser) - MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell is fighting a subpoena for his phone records from the House panel investigating the Capitol attack. Lindell—one of the most outspoken supporters of former President Trump's debunked election fraud claims—filed a lawsuit against the select committee on Wednesday, the day before the...

Capitol Riot Probe Wants to Interview Jim Jordan

Another House Republican has already rejected request

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has told a House member it wants to speak to him. The committee told Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, an outspoken conservative Trump ally, that it is seeking his "voluntary cooperation" in an appearance before the panel early next month, the...

Jan. 6 Panel Recommends Contempt Charge for Meadows

Trump's former chief of staff sues committee

(Newser) - Update: The committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack says it is pursuing criminal contempt of Congress charges against Donald Trump's former chief of staff. Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson said Wednesday that the panel had "no choice" but to advance charges after Mark Meadows failed to appear for...

Jan. 6 Panel Votes to Hold Another Person in Contempt

But will likely give Jeffrey Clark another chance first

(Newser) - The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 US Capitol insurrection has voted to pursue contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who refused to answer the committee's questions—but the panel agreed to let him come back for another try. The committee voted 9-0 Wednesday to...

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas 10 More Trump Aides

House investigators want to know 'every detail of what went on in the White House'

(Newser) - House investigators have issued subpoenas to 10 more former officials who worked for Donald Trump at the end of his presidency, in an effort to find out more about what the president was doing and saying as his supporters violently stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6. The subpoenas, including...

Jan. 6 Panel Votes to Hold Bannon in Contempt
House Holds
Steve Bannon in Contempt

House Holds Steve Bannon in Contempt

He faces prosecution by the Justice Department over refusal to appear at Jan. 6 hearing

(Newser) - Update: The full House has voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress, reports the Hill . The vote was 229-202, largely along party lines. The former Trump aide refused to appear before a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. What happens next is in the...

Capitol Riot Investigators Make a Big Move

Panel issues wide-ranging request for records

(Newser) - The House Select Committee investigating the Capitol attack made a big move Wednesday, issuing requests for records from government agencies including the National Archives, which has custody of records from the Trump White House. A letter from committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson to agencies shows the investigation will be wide-ranging,...

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