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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...

Ginni Thomas Reaches Deal With House Jan. 6 Committee

Wife of Clarence Thomas agrees to be interviewed

(Newser) - The House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol is getting what it wants : Sources told outlets including CNN and NBC News that Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, had reached an agreement with the select committee and would sit down...

Gaetz Wanted a Pardon in Sex Trafficking Case: Witness

Panel had heard testimony that pardon requests were over efforts to overturn election

(Newser) - Rep. Matt Gaetz, who's under federal investigation on suspicion of sex trafficking, told former President Donald Trump's chief of staff that a preemptive pardon in the case "would be great," a witness told a House committee. Johnny McEntee, a White House aide during Trump's term,...

Trump Ally Just Sued the Jan. 6 Committee

Pennsylvania governor candidate Doug Mastriano says panel can't force him to sit for deposition

(Newser) - The Jan. 6 House panel has been hit with a lawsuit from one of its potential witnesses. Doug Mastriano, the GOP nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, filed suit in federal court in his home state on Thursday, reports Politico . The staunch supporter of former President Trump argues that the panel...

January 6 Panel Wants to Talk to Newt Gingrich

Committee is asking for a voluntary interview

(Newser) - The House January 6 panel is asking Newt Gingrich to voluntarily cooperate with its probe into the 2021 attack on the US Capitol. In a letter sent to the former GOP House speaker, the select committee says it has obtained emails between Gingrich, Jared Kushner, Jason Miller, and other senior...

Secret Service Official Integral to Jan. 6 Probe Abruptly Retires

Tony Ornato says he has long been planning the move

(Newser) - Anthony Ornato, the Secret Service official turned Trump staffer who has become enmeshed in the House January 6 probe , abruptly retired Monday. The Intercept calls the move, which came two days before his planned interview with Department of Homeland Security investigators who are probing the Capitol riot, "unexpected."...

Pence Would 'Consider' an Invite From Jan. 6 Committee

Though he said it would be 'unprecedented' for a VP to be summoned

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence spoke in New Hampshire on Wednesday, and comments he made on two topics are getting some attention.
  • On Mar-a-Lago FBI search: "We can hold the attorney general accountable for the decision he made without attacking the rank-and-file law enforcement personnel at the FBI,"

2 Years' Worth of Alex Jones' Texts Given to House Jan. 6 Panel

Though not the ones they really wanted

(Newser) - After months of working to get access to them, the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol on Monday received more than two years' worth of Alex Jones' text messages, sources say. The messages, which were turned over to the committee by a lawyer for...

Lawyers 'Messed Up,' Sending Alex Jones' Texts to Opponents

Infowars host had said under oath that there was nothing on his phone about Sandy Hook killings

(Newser) - Alex Jones said in a sworn deposition that there's nothing on his cellphone about the Sandy Hook school massacre. That position became uncomfortable Wednesday when the Infowars host was on the stand in his defamation trial in Texas and learned that his lawyers "messed up." Mark Bankston,...

Pentagon Officials' Phones Were Wiped of Jan. 6 Texts

Watchdog group demands investigation

(Newser) - The post-Jan. 6 phone-wiping apparently extended to the Pentagon as well as Homeland Security and the Secret Service , according to court documents. The watchdog group American Oversight says that in response to litigation, the Department of Defense and the Army have confirmed that the phones of officials including former acting...

Biden Rips Trump Over Jan. 6 to Law Enforcement

'You can't be pro-insurrection and pro-cop,' president tells law enforcement executives

(Newser) - Building on the revelations of the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, President Biden denounced former President Donald Trump on Monday for holing up in a White House dining room "while brave law enforcement officers" tried to fight off an out-of-control mob. And Biden delivered the message...

Luria: Trump Removed More Key Lines From Jan. 7 Remarks

One of them called for DoJ to prosecute rioters

(Newser) - A remark about the election being ove r wasn't the only thing Donald Trump refused to say in a video recorded the day after the Capitol attack. Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria tweeted a video Monday showing that Trump apparently edited prepared remarks to remove a line saying that he...

Jan. 6 Panel's Next Target: Clarence Thomas' Wife

If Virginia Thomas won't come willingly, committee will consider a subpoena, says Liz Cheney

(Newser) - The House Jan. 6 committee wants to talk to Clarence Thomas' wife, and it's hoping she'll come voluntarily. If Virginia "Ginni" Thomas declines to do so, however, a subpoena could be coming her way. Liz Cheney, the panel's vice chair, said on CNN Sunday that following...

Accepting Election Loss Wasn't Heroic: Gore

Former Trump aide called 2000 decision a model for democracy in Jan. 6 hearing

(Newser) - Praised by a witness during a nationally televised House hearing last week for his democracy-preserving handling of the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore said Sunday he did "nothing really extraordinary." The disputed results of the Florida vote that year led to recounts and a Supreme Court case. When...

2 Murdoch Newspapers Go After Trump
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2 Murdoch Newspapers Go After Trump

'New York Post' and 'Wall Street Journal' publish scathing editorials

(Newser) - Is Rupert Murdoch parting ways with Donald Trump? The conservative editorial pages of two of his US newspapers have published blistering editorials against the former president in the wake of the most recent Jan. 6 hearing , notes CNN .
  • Wall Street Journal: In an editorial headlined, "The President Who Stood

Bannon Warns of Payback
Bannon Warns Jan. 6 Panel

Bannon Warns Jan. 6 Panel

Convicted Trump ally says Republicans will investigate the Democratic investigators

(Newser) - After being found guilty of contempt of Congress on Friday, Steve Bannon went on Fox News to put Democratic lawmakers on notice of future retaliation. "We have to have a real Jan. 6 committee," Bannon told host Tucker Carlson, speaking of a Republican return to control of Congress....

Democrats Should Be Glad Trump Didn't Concede

Should Be Glad
Trump Didn't

Democrats Should Be Glad Trump Didn't Concede

'Economist' argues his path back to the White House would be much easier if he had

(Newser) - Democrats have gotten a couple of breaks in their effort to keep Donald Trump from regaining the presidency, argues the UK magazine the Economist . The first was his campaign to overturn the legitimate election of President Biden, which has turned into the biggest weapon Democrats have against him. Another is...

Josh Hawley Is Taking a Drubbing After Video
Hawley Has Defiant Tweet
Amid Much Mockery
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Hawley Has Defiant Tweet Amid Much Mockery

Critics are ridiculing his actions on Jan. 6, with Kinzinger dubbing him 'Fistpump McRunpants'

(Newser) - Thursday's prime-time Jan. 6 hearing put its main focus on the actions of former President Trump . But the other politician getting a lot of attention on Friday is GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri. The House panel investigating the Capitol riot showed a now-famous photo of Hawley raising his...

Key Takeaways From Thursday's Jan. 6 Hearing

Panel focused on 187 minutes of inaction

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the Capitol attack held the last of its summer hearings Thursday night, focusing on former President Trump's failure to act as a mob of his supporters stormed the building. The panel presented evidence that Trump ignored repeated pleas to call off his supporters in the...

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