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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...

Trump Hoped to Trademark a Familiar Phrase

Jan. 6 panel transcripts reveal his wish for 'RIGGED ELECTION!'

(Newser) - The most recent drop of transcripts from the Jan. 6 House panel reveals that Donald Trump wanted to trademark a phrase he's used often about the 2020 vote: "RIGGED ELECTION!" The nugget came out of the House panel's interview with son-in-law and former aide Jared Kushner....

Ginni Thomas: I Regret Those Post-Election Texts

Wife of Clarence Thomas told Jan. 6 panel the election aftermath was an 'emotional time'

(Newser) - Ginni Thomas still thinks the 2020 election was stolen, but the wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas says she regrets the many texts she sent in its aftermath seeking to have the results overturned. The details of Thomas' testimony before the House panel tasked with investigating the Capitol riot...

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Donald Trump
House Panel Drops
Trump Subpoena

House Panel Drops Trump Subpoena

Soon-to-be-dissolved Jan. 6 committee says it has run out of time to get former president to testify

(Newser) - Time's almost up for the House panel assembled to investigate the attack on the Capitol, and the committee has decided to give up on getting testimony from the man they say "set this all in motion." The New York Times reports that the panel, set to dissolve...

Publishers' Hottest Manuscript Right Now Is a House Report

Big players scrambling to turn the report into physical and e-books, quickly

(Newser) - Now that the House Jan. 6 panel has completed its work and issued its report , the resulting document has become what the New York Times calls "the most sought after manuscript in publishing." The information in the report is in the public domain, but major publishers are scrambling...

Key Takeaways From the Jan. 6 Report
6 Takeaways From
Jan. 6 Panel's Final Report
the rundown

6 Takeaways From Jan. 6 Panel's Final Report

Trump 'is loving this,' aide said during attack

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack released its final report Thursday, saying the main cause of the attack was "one man." They wrote that former President Donald Trump "put the lives of American lawmakers at risk" and threatened American democracy by trying to...

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...

House Jan. 6 Panel Releases Final Report

It's 'a final act for House Democrats'

(Newser) - The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report asserts that Donald Trump criminally engaged in a “multi-part conspiracy” to overturn the lawful results of the 2020 presidential election and failed to act to stop his supporters from attacking the Capitol, concluding an extraordinary 18-month investigation into the former president...

McConnell: 'The Entire Nation Knows Who Is Responsible' for Jan. 6

Senate GOP leaders aren't rallying around Trump after recommendation for charges

(Newser) - Senate Republicans haven't exactly been circling the wagons around Donald Trump since the House panel investigating the Capitol attack recommended criminal charges for the former president. Some GOP senators criticized the panel for being partisan and "obviously politicized," but they said its work was important and the...

Most Serious Case Against Trump Is Hardest to Prove
May Have 'Zero'
Effect on DOJ
the rundown

Trump Referrals May Have 'Zero' Effect on DOJ

Justice Department is far more interested in the panel's evidence than its opinions

(Newser) - The Jan. 6 panel took the unprecedented act of making criminal referrals against former President Trump to the Justice Department on Monday. So now what? Some assessments:
  • Little effect? The DOJ is under no obligation to charge Trump just because the congressional panel suggested it should. “I think a

Panel Reveals New Jan. 6 Details
Panel Reveals
New Jan. 6 Details

Panel Reveals New Jan. 6 Details

'Nobody will care about my legacy if I lose,' Trump told Hope Hicks

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the Capitol attack held its final hearing Monday—and beyond recommending criminal charges for former President Donald Trump, it released an executive summary of its final report and shared new details of the assault. The meeting began with what the Washington Post calls a "highlight...

Jan. 6 Panel Recommends Criminal Charges for Trump

Justice Department will make the final decision

(Newser) - The House panel investigating the Capitol riot just made its biggest move yet: It recommended that former President Trump face four criminal charges. The AP describes the move as "mostly symbolic" given that the final decision rests with the Justice Department. The Washington Post also makes a point to...

It's a Big Week, Huge Week for Donald Trump

Things start Monday, with the final meeting of the Jan. 6 committee

(Newser) - Former President Trump will very much be in the headlines again this week, in ways he probably won't like. "Taken together, this week will point a spotlight on both Mr. Trump’s refusal to cede power and the issue that he has most acutely guarded for decades, the...

McCarthy Tells Jan. 6 Panel to Preserve Records

Democratic chairman answers that the documents are going to be released anyway

(Newser) - Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader who hopes to become speaker soon, has put the committee investigating the attack on the Capitol on notice that Republicans intend to review its work. McCarthy sent a letter on Wednesday to Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, the panel's chairman, telling him that...

Conway Spends 5 Hours With Staff of Jan. 6 Committee

Former Trump aide says she didn't invoke the Fifth Amendment

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway met with investigators for the House committee looking into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Monday for almost five hours. Conway, who was an adviser to former President Donald Trump but had left his administration by the time of the insurrection by the president's supporters,...

Complaints About Cheney Lead to Committee Bickering

Trump jumps in on the squabble over final report, as well

(Newser) - Divisions among the staff and members of the House Jan. 6 committee that had been kept behind the scenes have become public. Former and current staff members are displeased that Rep. Liz Cheney has steered the panel's final report to concentrate on former President Donald Trump, which they say...

Trump Fights Jan. 6 Subpoena With 41-Page Complaint

Lawsuit likely means former president won't testify before House committee before it disbands

(Newser) - There were hints last month that, under certain conditions, Donald Trump might agree to testify before the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, but it appears now that's not his plan. Axios reports the former president filed a lawsuit Friday to block the subpoena issued by the...

Steven Bannon Sentenced to 4 Months in Prison
Bannon Makes
His Next Move in
Contempt Case

Bannon Makes His Next Move in Contempt Case

Trump ally officially files appeal over conviction, 4-month prison sentence

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is officially pushing back on his most recent conviction and its accompanying four-month prison sentence. Reuters reports the 68-year-old Trump ally filed an appeal notice Friday in federal court, two weeks after he was sentenced in his contempt of Congress case, in which he refused to testify or...

Emails Show Trump Team Was Counting on Thomas

Eastman agreed in newly released emails discussing overturning election results

(Newser) - Emails to and from lawyers for then-President Donald Trump show they thought the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election depended on the help of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. A federal judge in California ordered that the eight emails be released, the Washington Post reports. The...

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....

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