Liz Cheney Calls Trump ‘a Domestic Threat That We Have Never Faced Before’

In a forceful speech, the congresswoman also denounced Republican leaders who had “made themselves willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man.”

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Trump Urged Armed Supporters to Capitol, White House Aide Testifies

Cassidy Hutchinson told the House committee investigating the riot that President Donald J. Trump did not care about the potential for violence because his supporters were not there to attack him.

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Cassidy Hutchinson Did Her Job

The former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reminded Americans about the value of public service.

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The Spectacle of the Jan. 6 Hearings Consumes Washington

One photographer’s account of the commotion surrounding the biggest investigation in Washington since Watergate.

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‘There Is Nowhere I Feel Safe’: Election Officials Describe Threats Fueled by Trump

“Do you know how it feels to have the president of the United States target you?’’ Ruby Freeman, a Black election worker from Georgia, told the Jan. 6 committee.

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What Watergate Highlights About the Jan. 6 Hearings

On the anniversary of the June 17, 1972, break-in, alumni of the hearings gather for a reunion. They had it easier than the Jan. 6 committee, they say.

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After the Jan. 6 Hearings, Will Trump Face Criminal Charges?

Some lawyers and Congress members see the hearings as a road map for the Department of Justice to prosecute Trump.

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The Trump Courtiers and the Jan. 6 Hearings

What constitutes “normal” in today’s Republican Party still has rot at its heart.

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It’s Not Easy Being President

But we do have a few suggestions.

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Trump Campaign Chief to Headline Jan. 6 Hearing on Election Lies

Bill Stepien is expected to appear alongside a fired Fox News editor who called Trump’s loss and a former U.S. attorney who resigned rather than go along with false claims of election fraud.

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Jan. 6 Panel Puts Focus on Cabinet Discussions About Removing Trump

Other reports verify Representative Liz Cheney’s assertion that cabinet members considered using the 25th Amendment to oust Donald Trump after the assault on the Capitol.

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The Jan. 6 Hearing Put a True-Crime Drama on Prime-Time TV

The first night of the Jan. 6 hearings was serious public service, but it told an engrossing story with the tools of a limited series drama.

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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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Reliving ‘That Infamous Day, Jan. 6’

Readers wonder if the hearings will change minds, praise Liz Cheney and compare them to Watergate. Also: A gun owner’s plea for gun control.

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Jan. 6 Was a ‘War Scene,’ and Trump Was the Director

The spectacle is the message.

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The Watergate Hearings Gripped a Nation. Can the Jan. 6 Hearings Do the Same?

There are three critical lessons from the Watergate hearings that should inspire the Jan. 6 committee.

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Trump Is Depicted as a Would-Be Autocrat Seeking to Hang Onto Power at All Costs

As the Jan. 6 committee outlined during its prime-time hearing, Donald J. Trump executed a seven-part conspiracy to overturn a free and fair democratic election.

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Liz Cheney: Vice Chairwoman Has Become a G.O.P. Outcast for Condemning Trump

She has been steadfast in continuing to blame the former president for stoking the Jan. 6 attack, and her Republican colleagues for following his lead.

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Will Prime Time Undermine or Elevate the Jan. 6 Hearings?

Our panelists discuss how televising the House committee sessions could shape the long-haul defense of democracy.

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Jan. 6 Hearings Will Put Trump at the Center of Plot That Resulted in Capitol Riot

The House panel investigating the attack will lead off its public sessions with video testimony from people close to the former president, and footage revealing the role of the Proud Boys.

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Liz Cheney Will Not Tolerate Trump’s Lies

At the risk of political suicide, the vice chair of the Jan. 6 committee will hold the former president to account.

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Few Republicans Confront Trump. What Distinguishes Them?

What distinguishes the few Republicans willing to confront Donald Trump?

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Jan. 6 Panel Seeks to Interview Three More G.O.P. Lawmakers

The committee also said it had evidence that some House Republicans sought pardons from President Donald J. Trump in connection with the effort to overturn the election.

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The Ohio Primary and the Return of the Republican Civil War

How the divides of the party’s 2016 primary campaign have risen fully to the surface again.

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McCarthy Feared G.O.P. Lawmakers Put ‘People in Jeopardy’ After Jan. 6

New audio recordings reveal Kevin McCarthy worried that comments by his far-right colleagues could incite violence. He said he would try to rein in the lawmakers, but has instead defended them.

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Audio of McCarthy’s Lie Reveals GOP Hypocrisy on Trump

The Republican leader’s false claim that he never urged President Donald J. Trump to resign — disproved by an audio recording of the comments — drew little outrage from members of his party.

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Ginni Thomas Texts Expose Rift in House Jan. 6 Panel

There is debate within the committee investigating the assault on the Capitol over whether to seek testimony from the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas about her efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

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It’s Never a Good Time for the Hunter Biden Story

For one thing, there’s a war on For another, it’s … unseemly.

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Jan. 6 Panel Threatens to Force Guilfoyle to Testify After She Ends Interview

Kimberly Guilfoyle, the fiancée of former President Donald J. Trump’s eldest son, cut short an interview when she learned that House members on the panel were participating.

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Kevin McCarthy Backs Liz Cheney’s Challenger, Escalating a Party Feud

The top House Republican’s unusual intervention in a primary marked the party’s latest move against Ms. Cheney, who has been a vocal critic of Donald J. Trump.

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How Should Biden Deal With Russia on Ukraine?

Readers differ on how President Biden is handling the Ukraine crisis. Also: The Canadian truckers’ protest; Liz Cheney’s courage; responsible travel.

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Will Trump’s Election Lies Become a Litmus Test for Republicans?

Upcoming primaries will test whether embracing Donald J. Trump’s election falsehoods is a litmus test for Republican voters.

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Where’s Liz Cheney? The Republican’s Exile From Wyoming Republicans

The congresswoman hasn’t attended Republican Party events in person in her state in years, amid a wave of local conservative hostility. “I’m not going to convince the crazies,” she said.

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Censuring Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger Sets Off Republican Food Fight

Punishing Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger was a blunder, many in the party say.

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When the Storming of the Capitol Becomes ‘Legitimate Political Discourse’

This is one of those weeks when it feels like we are doomed to permanent craziness.

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Jeff Zucker Didn’t Save Democracy

But some unheroic realism from Republicans just might.

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Jan. 6 Panel Adopts Prosecution Tactics for Its Investigation

The House committee investigating the assault on the Capitol and what led to it is employing techniques more common in criminal cases than in congressional inquiries.

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G.O.P. Declares Jan. 6 Attack ‘Legitimate Political Discourse’

The Republican National Committee voted to censure Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for participating in the inquiry into the deadly riot at the Capitol.

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Why Donald Trump and Liz Cheney Are Locked in an Endless Feud

The former president lives by a code: “Never show weakness. You’ve always got to be strong. Don’t be bullied.” 

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Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Trump Out-Raised Primary Rivals

Despite their pariah status in their party, House Republicans who broke with the former president have raised more than their G.O.P. foes.

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Neil Young and Liz Cheney, Thanks for Sticking Your Necks Out

We need truth and trust for our democracy, our health and our planet.

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Biden-Cheney 2024?

Saving American democracy may involve following Israel’s example.

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Mike Pence Seen as Key Witness in Jan. 6 Investigation

Getting the former vice president to answer questions under oath could be crucial as the House panel focuses on Donald Trump’s responsibility for the Capitol riot.

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Covid 3.0, Biden 2.0 and Trump Number … Well, We’re Not Quite Sure

The new year is off to an unusual start. 

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Republicans for Democracy

American democracy may depend on a conservative-liberal alliance.

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Jan. 6, Part 2: Liz Cheney’s Battle Against the Big Lie

A conversation with the Republican House member about the Capitol riots and the state, and future, of the Republican Party.

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10 Republicans Voted to Impeach Trump. What’s Become of Them?

Ten House Republicans voted to charge President Donald J. Trump with inciting the Capitol attack. All of them are still struggling with the consequences.

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The Jan. 6 Committee’s Consideration of a Criminal Referral, Explained

The House panel does not have the authority to pursue criminal charges, but it can provide the Justice Department with evidence of any wrongdoing it unearths in its investigation.

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The Jan 6. Capitol Riot Committee’s Consideration of a Criminal Referral, Explained

The House panel does not have the authority to pursue criminal charges, but it can provide the Justice Department with evidence of any wrongdoing it unearths in its investigation.

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Jan. 6 Panel Faces Difficult Questions as Anniversary of Capitol Riot Approaches

Decisions about subpoenas and a Supreme Court ruling loom as lawmakers, staff members and Capitol employees plan to commemorate the day.

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