F.B.I. Seizure of Scott Perry’s Phone Is Sign of Escalating Election Inquiry

Representative Scott Perry’s lawyer said he was told he is not a target of the Justice Department’s expanding inquiry into one element of the effort to keep Donald J. Trump in power after his loss in 2020.

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How the Claremont Institute Became a Nerve Center of the American Right

They made the intellectual case for Trump. Now they believe the country is in a cultural civil war.

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John Eastman Proposed Challenging Georgia Senate Elections in Search of Fraud

On the day of President Biden’s inauguration, John Eastman suggested looking for voting irregularities in Georgia — and asked for help being paid the $270,000 he billed the Trump campaign.

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The Fake Electors Scheme, Explained

The plan to reverse the outcome of the 2020 election by creating slates of electors pledged to Donald Trump in states he had lost was expansive, long-running and often confusing.

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Emails Reveal Details of Trump Fake Electors Plan

Previously undisclosed communications among Trump campaign aides and outside advisers provide new insight into their efforts to overturn the election in the weeks leading to Jan. 6.

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On the Docket: Atlanta v. Trumpworld

Eighteen months into a criminal investigation of election interference by Donald J. Trump and his allies, a Georgia prosecutor is beginning to show the broad contours of her inquiry.

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7 Trump Allies Subpoenaed in Georgia Criminal Investigation

Rudy Giuliani, Lindsey Graham, John Eastman and several others in the former president’s orbit were subpoenaed in the election meddling inquiry.

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Federal Agents Seized Phone of John Eastman, Key Figure in Jan. 6 Plan

The action suggests that the criminal inquiry into efforts to help overturn the results of the 2020 election is accelerating.

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Ginni Thomas Has a Lot of Explaining to Do

If the tables were turned, Republicans would not hesitate to use every argument, and every tool, at their disposal.

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Trump, Told It Was Illegal, Still Pressured Pence to Overturn His Loss

In its third public hearing to lay out its findings, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack showed evidence that the president knew his order to the vice president was unlawful.

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Trump Lawyer Cited ‘Heated Fight’ Among Justices Over Election Suits

In an email weeks after the election, another lawyer advising the Trump campaign responded that the prospect of “‘wild’ chaos” on Jan. 6 could lead the Supreme Court to take up a case.

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Jan. 6 Panel Plans to Present New Details of Trump’s Pressure on Pence

The committee’s third public hearing, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, is set to include testimony from those who were around the former vice president.

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Trump Lawyers Are Focus of Inquiry Into Alternate Electors Scheme

In recent subpoenas, federal prosecutors investigating alternate slates of pro-Trump electors sought information about Rudolph W. Giuliani, John Eastman and others.

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Donald Trump and the Romance of Regime Change

What made John Eastman so eager to foment a constitutional crisis?

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John Eastman Says He Dealt Directly With Trump Over Jan. 6 Plans

John Eastman said in a court filing that he had received handwritten notes from President Donald J. Trump as they strategized about how to keep him in power.

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John Eastman Pressed Pennsylvania Legislator to Throw Out Biden Votes

The lawyer argued that mail ballots in Pennsylvania in the 2020 election could be culled in a way that would reverse President Donald J. Trump’s defeat in an electorally critical state.

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New Details Underscore House G.O.P. Role in Jan. 6 Planning

A court filing and newly disclosed text messages provide additional evidence of how closely some fervent pro-Trump lawmakers worked with the White House on efforts to overturn the election.

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Filing Provides New Details on Trump White House Planning for Jan. 6

Testimony disclosed by the House committee investigating the attack showed that Mark Meadows and Freedom Caucus members discussed directing marchers to the Capitol as Congress certified the election results.

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Trump Allies Are Still Feeding the False 2020 Election Narrative

Fifteen months after they tried and failed to overturn the 2020 election, the same group of lawyers and associates is continuing efforts to decertify the vote, feeding a false narrative.

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Jan. 6 Panel Has Evidence for Criminal Referral of Trump, but Splits on Sending

Despite concluding that it has enough evidence, the committee is concerned that making a referral to the Justice Department would backfire by politicizing the investigation into the Capitol riot.

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Ruling Declaring Trump ‘Likely’ Broke Laws May Not Mean He’ll Be Prosecuted

A high-profile ruling about a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack turned on a lower standard of proof than a criminal trial.

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Federal Judge Finds Trump Likely Committed Crimes Over 2020 Election

“The illegality of the plan was obvious,” the judge wrote in a civil case, referring to the former president’s efforts to persuade Vice President Mike Pence to upend the certification of the Electoral College results.

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Judge Will Review Lawyer’s Emails Sought by Jan. 6 Panel

A federal judge said he would decide whether emails to and from John Eastman should be released to the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.

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Pressing for Evidence, Jan. 6 Panel Argues That Trump Committed Fraud

The argument was a response to a lawsuit filed by John Eastman, who is seeking to shield his communications with former President Donald J. Trump.

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Panel Suggests Trump Knew He Lost the Election, Eyeing Criminal Case

At the core of the theory of a possible criminal case against former President Donald J. Trump is the argument that he knew he had lost the election and sought to overturn it anyway.

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Jan. 6 Committee Lays Out Potential Criminal Charges Against Trump

In a court filing, the panel said there was enough evidence to suggest that the former president might have engaged in a criminal conspiracy as he fought to remain in office.

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Jan. 6 Inquiry Subpoenas 6 Tied to False Pro-Trump Elector Effort

The committee is digging deeper into a plan by former President Donald J. Trump’s allies to reverse his election loss in key states by sending fake slates of electors who would say he won.

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What the Trump Documents Might Tell the Jan. 6 Committee

Following last week’s Supreme Court ruling, the House panel has received material that it hopes could flesh out how the attack on the Capitol came about.

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Jan. 6 Panel and State Officials Seek Answers on Fake Trump Electors

Pressure is mounting on the Justice Department to investigate bogus electors who claimed that Donald J. Trump defeated Joseph R. Biden Jr. in their states.

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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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Jan. 6 Inquiry Subpoenas Eastman, Flynn and Other Trump Allies

The latest batch of subpoenas from the House select committee investigating the riot includes officials from the former president’s re-election campaign.

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John Eastman Blamed Pence for Violence at Jan. 6 Riot

John Eastman, the author of a memo that some in both parties liken to a blueprint for a coup, sent a hostile email to the vice president’s chief counsel as the mob attacked.

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Behind the Scenes of the Events of Jan. 6

John Eastman, a lawyer who advised Donald Trump, and others discuss Jan. 6. Also: A non-coup pledge; missing Yazidis; clerical celibacy; taxing the ultrarich.

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The Lawyer Behind the Memo on How Trump Could Stay in Office

John Eastman was a little-known but respected conservative lawyer. Then he became influential with Donald Trump — and counseled him on how to retain power after losing the election.

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Jan. 6 Was Worse Than It Looked

The Electoral Count Act needs to be fixed.

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Will 2024 Be the Year American Democracy Dies?

The Capitol riot has been described as both a bullet dodged and a dress rehearsal for a more successful attack on American elections.

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