Jury Begins Deliberations on Contempt Charges in Bannon Trial

If convicted of both charges stemming from his defiance of the Jan. 6 panel’s subpoena, he could face a fine of up to $1,000 and up to a year in prison for each.

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Bannon ‘Decided He Was Above the Law,’ Prosecutor Says

The jury in Stephen K. Bannon’s contempt of Congress trial is being asked a simple question: Did he defy the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack by ignoring a subpoena?

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Panel Provides New Evidence That G.O.P. Members of Congress Sought Pardons

The House Jan. 6 committee played testimony from former Trump aides who said at least half a dozen Republicans had pre-emptively sought clemency.

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Jan. 6 Committee Hearing: Heroes and Villains

Even some of the president’s closest allies knew his Big Lie was a lie. But it’s the Jan. 6 congressional committee bringing the truth to light.

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Trump’s Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility

With many of Donald J. Trump’s endorsed candidates falling to defeat in recent primaries, some Republicans see an opening for a post-Trump candidate in 2024.

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House Votes to Find Scavino and Navarro in Contempt in Jan. 6 Inquiry

The vote was mostly along party lines to recommend that the Justice Department charge Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino Jr. with criminal contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas.

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Pressure on Justice Dept. as Jan. 6 Panel Lays Out Case Against Trump

Building a criminal case against the former president is very difficult for federal prosecutors, experts say, underlining the dilemma confronting the agency.

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How the American Right Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Russia

The American right has changed course since the Cold War.

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Trump Praises Putin, Leaving Republicans in a Bind

G.O.P. leaders, while condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, were silent on comments made by the former president. Some figures on the right amplified them.

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The Long Crusade of Clarence and Ginni Thomas

The Supreme Court justice and his wife battled for years for a more conservative America. New reporting shows how far she was willing to go after Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss.

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Fringe Scheme to Reverse 2020 Election Splits Wisconsin G.O.P.

False claims that Donald J. Trump can be reinstalled in the White House are picking up steam — and spiraling further from reality as they go.

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2020 Election Denier Will Run for Top Elections Position in Colorado

Tina Peters, the Mesa County clerk, has been stripped of her county election oversight but is seeking to oversee her state’s elections as secretary of state.

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Jan. 6 Inquiry Subpoenas Navarro, Who Worked to Overturn Election

Peter Navarro, a White House adviser to former President Donald J. Trump, has written and spoken about his work on a plan to get Congress to reject the results of the 2020 election.

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Jan. 6 Inquiry Weighs a Major Escalation: Subpoenaing Colleagues

A standoff between the committee investigating the attack and Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, as well as other Republicans, raises tricky legal and political issues.

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Biden to Warn Democracy Is at Risk, a Year After the Capitol Riot

The president’s speech marking the anniversary of Jan. 6 will underscore just how fractured the nation remains.

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Election Falsehoods Surged on Podcasts Before Capitol Riots, Researchers Find

A new study analyzed nearly 1,500 episodes, showing the extent to which podcasts pushed misinformation about voter fraud.

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Facing Subpoenas, Trump Allies Try to Run Out the Clock on Democrats

Democrats hope a Biden Justice Department can speed up legal action, but Donald J. Trump and his allies are proving adept at using judicial delay to withhold information from Congress.

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Jan. 6 Committee to Cite Mark Meadows for Criminal Contempt

The select committee investigating the Capitol riot said it would prepare a criminal contempt of Congress referral against Mark Meadows, who was President Donald J. Trump’s chief of staff on Jan. 6.

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Jan. 6 Panel to Cite Meadows for Contempt for Defying Subpoena

The select committee investigating the Capitol riot said it would prepare a criminal contempt of Congress referral against Mark Meadows, who was President Donald J. Trump’s chief of staff on Jan. 6.

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The Trump Conspiracy Is Hiding in Plain Sight

Large and influential parts of the Republican Party are increasingly untethered from any commitment to electoral democracy.

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Steve Bannon and a Cautionary Tale on Congressional Power

The actions of the House Committee on Un-American Activities show how Congress’s power to hold witnesses in contempt is a tool prone to abuse.

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From Kyle Rittenhouse to Steve Bannon, the Brazenness of White Men

Race hangs heavy over cases featuring white male defendants accused of everything from murder to insurrection.

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Bannon Turns Himself In on Contempt of Congress Charges

The former aide to Donald Trump had refused to comply with a demand for information from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

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Bannon Indicted on Contempt Charges Over House Investigation of Capitol Riot

Stephen K. Bannon, a former top aide to Donald Trump, had refused to comply with subpoenas from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on Congress.

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Trump Allies Help Bolsonaro Sow Doubt in Brazil’s Elections

With his poll numbers falling, President Jair Bolsonaro is already questioning the legitimacy of next year’s election. He has help from the United States.

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Canceled by M.I.T: The Professor’s Talk

Readers oppose what one calls “the trend on college campuses to censor disagreeable speakers.” Also: Protest songs; Steve Bannon.

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House Finds Bannon in Contempt for Defying Jan. 6 Inquiry Subpoena

The vote came after a bitterly partisan debate over the Capitol attack and as Republicans sought to deflect questions about Donald J. Trump’s role in the violence.

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House Panel Recommends Contempt Charge for Stephen Bannon

The committee scrutinizing the Jan. 6 Capitol riot said the former White House counselor had “multiple roles relevant to this investigation.”

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Stephen Bannon May Get Contempt Charge in Jan. 6 Case

The committee scrutinizing the Jan. 6 Capitol riot said the former White House counselor had “multiple roles relevant to this investigation.”

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Trump’s Claim of Executive Privilege in the Jan. 6. Inquiry, Explained

A new lawsuit by the ex-president and a move to hold Stephen Bannon in contempt of Congress are raising untested issues about secrecy powers.

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As Trump Thunders About Last Election, Republicans Worry About the Next One

Donald Trump is the Republicans’ greatest asset in mobilizing voters. But some fret that his obsession with false claims about the 2020 election could cost the G.O.P. in 2022.

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Jan. 6 Panel Sets Vote to Recommend Criminal Charges Against Bannon

The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot will vote next week to recommend a criminal contempt of Congress charge against Stephen K. Bannon after he defied a subpoena.

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Steve Bannon Rebuffs Subpoena from Jan. 6, Capitol Riot Inquiry

The refusal of the former adviser to President Donald J. Trump to comply with a subpoena raises the prospect of a legal battle for evidence in the inquiry.

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Bannon Rebuffs Subpoena from Jan. 6 Inquiry

The refusal of the former adviser to President Donald J. Trump to comply with a subpoena raises the prospect of a legal battle for evidence in the inquiry.

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Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Top Trump White House Officials

The committee is seeking information from Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino Jr., Stephen K. Bannon and Kash Patel.

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The Trump Coup Is Still Raging

One thing should be clear to conservatives estranged from the Republican Party: We can’t go home again.

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Tap Dancing With Trump: Lindsey Graham’s Quest for Relevance

The senator went from Donald J. Trump’s public enemy to his impassioned defender. Now he’s a golfing regular at Mar-a-Lago, advising the former president on his future. What is behind one of the unlikeliest partnerships in politics?

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What Bidenism Owes to Trumpism

The Biden agenda tries to seize the populist opportunity that Trump let slip away.

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Manafort Can’t Be Prosecuted After Trump Pardon, New York Court Rules

The Court of Appeals let stand a lower-court ruling that the Manhattan district attorney’s prosecution of Paul Manafort was barred by the double jeopardy rule.

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Bannon, Pardoned by Trump, Now Faces Manhattan D.A. Investigation

Stephen K. Bannon got a last-minute pardon from President Donald J. Trump in a federal fraud case, but now state prosecutors are considering bringing charges.

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Biden Administration Removes Trump Allies from U.S.-Funded News Outlets

The Trump administration had been accused of trying to turn the federally funded news agencies into partisan mouthpieces for his presidency.

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Swamps R Us

Lots of things are better than a colorful president.

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The Problem With Trump’s Odious Pardon of Steve Bannon

It is corrupt and a possible obstruction of justice and should be legally challenged.

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Trump Prepares Pardon Wave for Final Hours

Among those under consideration for grants of clemency are the former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and the rapper Lil Wayne.

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Before the Capitol Riot, Calls for Cash and Talk of Revolution

A network of far-right agitators across the country spent weeks organizing and raising money for a mass action to overturn President Trump’s election loss.

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We Worked Together on the Internet. Last Week, He Stormed the Capitol.

At BuzzFeed, we followed the signals of social media. A young employee followed them all the way to Charlottesville and Capitol Hill.

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Trump Appointee Seeks to Cut Off Funding for Global Internet Access Group

Michael Pack, the head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, is moving to stop federal funding of the Open Technology Fund, which develops tools that allow people to get around controls on internet access.

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The King of Trump TV Thinks You’re Dumb Enough to Buy It

Chris Ruddy, the C.E.O. of Newsmax, has found a business opportunity in feeding Trump supporters the fantasy that the president could still win the election.

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How Steve Bannon and a Chinese Billionaire Created a Right-Wing Coronavirus Media Sensation

Increasingly allied, the American far right and members of the Chinese diaspora tapped into social media to give a Hong Kong researcher a vast audience for peddling unsubstantiated pandemic claims.

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