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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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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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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Gaetz’s Ex-Girlfriend Testifies Before Federal Grand Jury

The development suggests that the Justice Department may have secured a key witness in its child sex trafficking investigation of Representative Matt Gaetz.

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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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Jan. 6 Assault Still Casts Pall Over Capitol and Its Occupants

The attempt by a violent mob to interfere with a basic democratic task has left a stain on the institution and a strain on relationships.

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Two Top Federal Prosecutors Join Matt Gaetz Case

The move by the department is a sign of the complex and high-stakes nature of the sex trafficking investigation into Representative Gaetz, a close ally of Donald Trump.

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McCarthy Threatens Technology Firms That Comply With Riot Inquiry

The top House Republican said his party would retaliate against any company that cooperated with an order to preserve the phone and social media records of G.O.P. lawmakers.

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Developer Charged in Scheme to Bilk Matt Gaetz’s Family

The Justice Department arrested the man for seeking $25 million for a presidential pardon that would have purportedly ended a sex trafficking investigation into Mr. Gaetz.

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In Iowa, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz Take Trump’s Baton

At a rally in Des Moines, Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz showed that many Republicans do not plan to move on from the Trump era.

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Elise Stefanik and the Young Republicans Who Sold Out Their Generation

Elise Stefanik’s rise — and the fall of several young House colleagues — is an omen for a party struggling to reach a 21st-century electorate.

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Joel Greenberg, Former Confidant to Matt Gaetz, Pleads Guilty

Mr. Greenberg is facing over 12 years in prison. As part of his plea agreement, he needs to provide substantial help to the Justice Department’s prosecutions of others.

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Joel Greenberg, Former Matt Gaetz Confidant, Pleads Guilty

Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector in Florida, admitted to sex trafficking a minor and agreed to help in prosecutions of others.

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Mark McCloskey and the Triumph of the Anti-Legislator

Representatives Mo Brooks and Marjorie Taylor Greene care more about culture warring than lawmaking. Will Mark McCloskey join them?

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Liz Cheney vs. MAGA

The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.

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Indicted Gaetz Associate Is Said to Be Cooperating With Justice Dept.

Joel Greenberg, a former elected official in Florida, has been talking to federal investigators since last year about the conduct of Representative Matt Gaetz and others.

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‘Like the Tiger King Got Elected Tax Collector’: Inside the Case That Ensnared Matt Gaetz

Joel Greenberg, a onetime local official in Florida, is accused of an array of crimes, including bribery, stalking and corruption.

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Matt Gaetz Tells Supporters He Is a Victim of Leaks and Lies

The congressman defended himself in his first major public appearance since a Justice Department inquiry came to light last week.

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Matt Gaetz Faces House Ethics Inquiry on Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The scope of the inquiry into the Florida congressman appeared to be exceedingly broad and overlap with an ongoing Justice Department investigation.

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Second Matt Gaetz Aide Quits Amid Justice Dept. Investigation

The aide, Devin Murphy, resigned as Mr. Gaetz’s legislative director on Friday.

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Indicted Matt Gaetz Associate Is Expected to Plead Guilty, Lawyers Say

The associate could cooperate with prosecutors, giving them information about Mr. Gaetz’s relationships that investigators are examining for possible sex trafficking violations.

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Here’s … Matt Gaetz

Trouble for the Florida fanboy.

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Matt Gaetz, Loyal for Years to Trump, Is Said to Have Sought a Blanket Pardon

The congressman was at the time under investigation over whether he violated sex trafficking laws, though it was unclear what he knew of the inquiry.

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Matt Gaetz Is in Deep Trouble

But at the task of epitomizing the Trumpified Republican Party, he has excelled.

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Hunter Biden, Matt Gaetz and Nonstop Depravity

In a memoir of his vices, Hunter Biden sends a love letter to his brother.

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How Matt Gaetz Got Here

A prominent young Republican and Trump ally faces a head-spinning scandal.

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The Matt Gaetz Investigation: What We Know

The Justice Department is said to be investigating the congressman’s encounters with women recruited online for sex and whether he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.

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Justice Dept. Inquiry Into Matt Gaetz Said to Be Focused on Cash Paid to Women

The congressman and a former official in Florida sent money to the women using cash apps, receipts showed.

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Matt Gaetz Is Said to Be Investigated Over Possible Sexual Relationship With a Girl, 17

An inquiry into the Florida congressman was opened in the final months of the Trump administration, people briefed on it said.

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With Disruption and Trolling, Greene Reflects G.O.P.’s Shift

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said being booted from committees left more time for her to push her party to the right. She’s part of a new wave of lawmakers more interested in brand-building than lawmaking.

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For McCarthy and McConnell, Two Paths on Trumpian Crisis Management

Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell want to take back control of Congress in 2022. But first they have to figure out how to handle Donald Trump.

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Republican Ties to Extremist Groups Are Under Scrutiny

A number of members of Congress have links to organizations and movements that played a role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

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After Capitol Riot, Republican Ties to Extremist Groups Are Under Scrutiny

A number of members of Congress have links to organizations and movements that played a role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

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F.B.I. says there is no evidence antifa participated in storming the Capitol.

The unfounded rumor has been spread widely on social media.

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Katie Hill is Trying to Move Forward

Nine months after stepping down from Congress, she is trying to move forward.

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Republicans Heap Criticism on Liz Cheney, Calling Her Disloyal to Trump

In an extraordinary intraparty airing of grievances, House Republicans lashed out at their third-ranking leader, who has sometimes broken with the president but until now escaped the ire of his closest allies.

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Matt Gaetz Tweet Gets Twitter Warning Label for Glorifying Violence

The post, from Representative Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, had likened protesters to terrorists and called for them to be hunted down.

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