A Crusade to Challenge the 2020 Election, Blessed by Church Leaders

Some evangelical pastors are hosting events dedicated to Trump’s election falsehoods and promoting the cause to their congregations.

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Alex Jones Reaches Out to Justice Dept. About Jan. 6 Interview

The effort by the Trump ally to get an immunity deal is the latest sign of progress in the investigation, which recently brought on a well-regarded prosecutor.

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In Call Before Jan. 6 Riot, a Plea to ‘Descend on the Capitol’

Days before Jan. 6, a onetime aide to Roger J. Stone Jr. told Trump backers to make lawmakers meeting to finalize the 2020 election results feel that “people are breathing down their necks.”

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Michael Flynn Invokes Fifth Amendment Before Jan. 6 Panel

The Trump ally and former national security adviser is the latest high-profile witness to sidestep questions from the House committee by citing the right against self-incrimination.

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Barr Rebukes Trump as ‘Off the Rails’ in New Memoir

William P. Barr’s memoir of his time as attorney general under George H.W. Bush and then again under Donald J. Trump defends his more recent leadership of the Justice Department.

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Roger Stone Sues Jan. 6 Panel to Block Access to Phone Data

The political operative and close ally of former President Donald J. Trump joined at least 19 other witnesses who have gone to court to stonewall the inquiry.

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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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Michael Flynn Is Still at War

The general tried to persuade Donald Trump to use the military to overturn the 2020 election. A year later, he and his followers are fighting the same battle by other means.

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Jan. 6 Panel Examining Trump’s Role in Proposals to Seize Voting Machines

The House committee is looking into efforts by the former president’s outside advisers to create a legal basis for national security agencies to help reverse his defeat in 2020.

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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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Phil Waldron’s Unlikely Role in Pushing Baseless Election Claims

Phil Waldron, who owns a bar in Texas, is a case study in how pro-Trump fringe players managed to get a hearing for conspiracy theories at the highest level during the presidential transition.

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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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My Fellow Republicans, Stop Fearing This Dangerous and Diminished Man

Republicans must authorize an investigation of Jan. 6. Otherwise they enable Trump, feed QAnon and allow the threat of violence to continue.

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Michael Flynn’s ‘coup’ comments, and not his denial, spread widely online.

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Michael Flynn Re-emerges Pushing QAnon, Stolen 2020 Election Lies

Recast by President Trump’s most ardent supporters as a MAGA martyr, Michael T. Flynn has embraced his role as the man who spent four years unjustly ensnared in the Russian investigation.

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Under Biden, Justice Dept. Lawyers Seek a Shield From Partisan Battles

More than 40 current and former department employees said they wanted an attorney general who would protect them from undue political influence.

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Citing Trump’s Pardon, Judge Dismisses Case Against Michael Flynn

A federal judge portrayed the Justice Department’s prior attempt to drop the case as unlikely to have met legal standards as legitimate.

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The President and Pre-Emptive Pardons

President Trump has discussed insulating his children and personal lawyer from criminal charges that have yet to be brought. Here’s a look at what he could do in his final days.

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Citing Pardon, Justice Dept. Asks Judge to ‘Immediately’ Dismiss Flynn Case

Prosecutors also revealed in a court filing that President Trump’s pardon of Michael Flynn was written broadly to end the former aide’s legal jeopardy.

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White House Weighs Pardon Blitz Before Trump’s Exit

Political allies and associates are starting to press for clemency as the president also considers extending his criminal justice overhaul by commuting lengthy sentences for other offenders.

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Trump Pardons Michael Flynn

The president’s former national security adviser twice pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador.

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Trump Is Said to Plan Pardon of Flynn

Michael T. Flynn, the president’s former national security adviser, twice pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I.

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Here’s How Trump’s Stalling Risks Our National Security

I’ve seen my share of presidential transitions. The administration hurts the country by not cooperating with President-elect Biden.

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Justice Dept. ‘Unmasking’ Review Finds No Irregularities and Is Given to Durham

The finding delivers a blow to President Trump’s push to validate the notion of a “deep state” plot to undermine him.

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Mueller Rebuts Insider’s Criticisms of Trump Investigation

In a rare public statement, the former special counsel said one of the top prosecutors in his office had “incomplete information” about decision-making.

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Justice Dept. Documents Highlight Criticisms of Mueller Inquiry

The attorney general provided information on two matters to President Trump’s allies that was meant to damage the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation and the special counsel’s office.

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Court Denies Flynn’s Bid to End Case and Renews Fight Over McGahn Subpoena

Two cases touching on the Trump-Russia investigation are dividing the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Appeals Court Weighs Whether to Permit Inquiry Into Flynn Case Dismissal

A majority of the judges on a federal appeals court signaled that they may allow a court hearing into the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case.

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Appeals Court Erases Order to End Michael Flynn Case, Sets New Arguments

The decision means that the legal saga over the criminal charge against President Trump’s former national security adviser will continue.

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Barr to Testify on Protest Response, Mueller Inquiry and Other Issues

The attorney general heads to Capitol Hill this morning to testify for the first time more than a year.

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Barr to Testify on Capitol Hill for First Time in More Than a Year

The attorney general is expected to be pressed on a host of issues, including the federal response to nationwide protests and his handling of the criminal cases of Trump advisers.

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Judge in Michael Flynn Case Asks for Full Appeals Court Review

After a divided appeals court panel ordered him to drop the charge against the former national security adviser, a judge asked the full court to review the ruling.

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How the Court Bungled the Michael Flynn Case

The Court of Appeals answered the wrong questions.

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How Michael Flynn’s Defense Team Found Powerful Allies

A lawyer for the former national security adviser turned to the attorney general for help, and he delivered, months before a pair of appellate judges handed Mr. Flynn another legal victory.

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Inside Barr’s Effort to Undermine Prosecutors in N.Y.

The firing of the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan was foreshadowed by a disagreement over a case linked to President Trump.

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Appeals Court Panel Orders End to Michael Flynn Case

Two appellate judges ordered a lower-court judge to immediately dismiss a charge against President Trump’s former national security adviser. A third judge accused them of overstepping their powers.

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Trump Dismisses Criticism of Law Enforcement (Unless It’s His)

President Trump regularly assails law enforcement officials who investigate him or his friends as “dirty cops,” while staunchly defending the police who are accused of mistreating anyone else.

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Court Seems Open to Allowing Judge to Scrutinize Bid to Drop Flynn Case

An appeals court panel’s questions suggested that it is unlikely to block a lower-court judge from examining why prosecutors asked to dismiss the case against a Trump ally who already pleaded guilty.

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Outsider Tapped in Flynn Case Calls Justice Dept. Reversal a ‘Gross Abuse’ of Power

A former federal judge said that the attorney general gave special treatment to a presidential ally, undermining public confidence in the rule of law.

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Trump and the Military: A Mutual Embrace Might Dissolve on America’s Streets

“There is a thin line between the tolerance we have witnessed from the military for three years and the point where it becomes intolerable,” said Douglas Lute, a retired three-star Army general.

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Move to Drop Michael Flynn Charge Reverberates in Bijan Kian’s Case

Lawyers for Bijan Kian argue that prosecutors should drop their appeal of his acquittal because it was intertwined with the case of the former national security adviser.

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The Flynn Calls: His Dismissal of Russian Interference and the Kremlin’s Savvy

Newly declassified transcripts show the seeds of Russia’s overtures to the Trump administration as both sides sought to downplay Moscow’s election sabotage.

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Judge Asks Court Not to ‘Short Circuit’ His Review of Flynn Case

A lawyer for the trial judge told an appeals court why he wanted to examine the Justice Department’s “unusual” request to dismiss the charge.

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Flynn Discussed Sanctions at Length With Russian Diplomat, Transcripts Show

The former national security adviser now says he does not remember those discussions as he fights a criminal charge he had previously pleaded guilty to.

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Michael Flynn and the Presumption of Guilt

A distrust of prosecutorial power should not be abandoned.

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Judge Is Ordered to Explain His Hesitation to Dismiss Flynn Case

Michael Flynn’s lawyers had asked an appeals court to force the judge to end the case against their client immediately, another twist in a highly unusual and politicized proceeding.

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The Justice Dept.’s Attempt to Drop the Michael Flynn Case, Explained

The move is highly unusual and has prompted a judge to appoint an outsider to argue against the department.

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Obamagate Is a Fake Scandal. Rick Bright Described a Real One.

“The darkest winter in modern history” may soon be upon us, while Trumpists are obsessed with a new conspiracy theory.

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Changing Subject Amid a Pandemic, Trump Pushes a ‘Crime’ With Obama at Its Center

After pressure from the president, Senator Lindsey Graham agreed to hold a hearing, but he rebuffed Mr. Trump’s suggestion that his predecessor be called to testify.

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Outsider Tapped in Michael Flynn Case is a Former Mob Prosecutor

John Gleeson, a retired federal judge and former mob prosecutor, will oppose the Justice Department’s move to drop a charge against President Trump’s former national security adviser.

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