Was Jan. 6 Really ‘Un-American’?

Trump’s enduring popularity challenges the country’s ideals.

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Biden Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Roe v. Wade ‘Outrageous Behavior’

The president also said for the first time that he supported ending the filibuster to codify the right to abortion.

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Cassidy Hutchinson Changes Everything

Her testimony delivered shocking and consequential revelations, but they have hardly been the only ones.

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‘This Really Changes Things’: Three Opinion Writers on Cassidy Hutchinson’s Jan. 6 Testimony

Bret Stephens and Michelle Cottle answer the question: Should Trump be indicted?

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An Explosive Jan. 6 Hearing

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide, gave a forceful and up-close account of the momentous day.

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Cassidy Hutchinson Stuns With Testimony About Trump on Jan. 6

The former White House aide was compared to John Dean, the former counsel to President Richard Nixon, whose public testimony was pivotal in describing his role in Watergate.

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Trump Aides Watch Testimony and Brace for Damage

A “stunning two hours” raises fears of political and legal consequences for the former president.

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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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If Only Trump Had Been Stopped From Grabbing America’s Steering Wheel

Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony was a devastating portrait of recklessness and narcissism.

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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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A Timeline of the Key Scenes in Cassidy Hutchinson’s Jan. 6 Testimony

The former White House aide provided a fly-on-the-wall account of what former President Donald J. Trump and his top advisers were doing and saying as the attack on the Capitol unfolded.

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Will the Jan. 6 Committee Finally Bring Down the Cult of Trump?

“I don’t f-ing care that they have weapons” — words that should jolt some of his faithful into deprogramming.

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6 Takeaways From Today’s Jan. 6 Hearing

The former White House aide provided crucial insight into what President Donald J. Trump was doing and saying during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and in the days before.

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Cassidy Hutchinson, Meadows Aide, Expected to Testify at Jan. 6 Hearing

Cassidy Hutchinson, who has provided the committee with important testimony behind closed doors, is expected to testify publicly on Tuesday afternoon.

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Trump Said to Have Reacted Approvingly to Jan. 6 Chants About Hanging Pence

The House committee investigating the Capitol assault has heard accounts of the former president’s remarks as he watched the riot unfold on television.

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Trump Proposed Launching Missiles Into Mexico to ‘Destroy the Drug Labs,’ Esper Says

It is one of the moments in his upcoming memoir that the former defense secretary described as leaving him all but speechless.

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Georgia Jury to Consider Whether Trump Illegally Interfered in 2020 Election

The panel will have up to a year to recommend whether the prosecutor should pursue criminal charges against the former president and his allies.

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Will Trump Face a Legal Reckoning in Georgia?

It may represent the most serious prospect of prosecution that Trump and his associates are facing.

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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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Meadows Was Warned Jan. 6 Could Turn Violent, House Panel Says

The committee investigating the attack also said in a filing that the former White House chief of staff proceeded with a plan for “alternate electors” despite being told it wasn’t legally sound.

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Donald Trump Jr. Plans to Meet With Jan. 6 Committee

The former president’s eldest son, who encouraged White House officials to pursue “multiple paths” to overturn his father’s election loss, is said to have agreed to appear voluntarily.

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Mike Lee’s Texts Show Encouragement, Then Alarm, Before Jan. 6

Senator Mike Lee and Representative Chip Roy, once backers of President Donald J. Trump’s claims of a stolen election, eventually urged his top aide to change course.

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Mark Meadows Is Taken Off North Carolina Voter Roll Amid Fraud Inquiry

The state is investigating whether Mr. Meadows cast a legal vote in 2020, after reports questioned if he lived at the address listed on his voter registration.

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Text From Donald Trump Jr. Set Out Strategies to Fight Election Outcome

In a message two days after Election Day 2020, the president’s son conveyed a range of ideas for keeping his father in office.

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Jan. 6 Investigation Confronts Sprawling Cast of Characters

The wide net being cast by prosecutors as they move beyond charging rioters could encompass scores of potential witnesses from inside and outside of government.

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Ginni Thomas’s Texts, and the Limits of Chief Justice Roberts’s Power

His title notwithstanding, the chief justice cannot force a colleague’s recusal. If Justice Clarence Thomas is to disqualify himself, it will be his decision.

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Ginni Thomas’s Texts Show Why Our Democracy Is in Danger  

The messages are a terrifying glimpse into the right’s madness.

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Jan. 6 Panel to Seek Interview With Ginni Thomas

The House committee is reaching out to the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas after public disclosure of text messages documenting her support for President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to overturn the election.

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Texts Show Ginni Thomas’s Embrace of Conspiracy Theories

In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas was involved in a range of efforts to keep President Donald J. Trump in power.

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Justice Thomas Ruled on Election Cases. Should His Wife’s Texts Have Stopped Him?

The nature of the text messages was enough to require recusal, legal experts said. But the Supreme Court has traditionally left such decisions to the discretion of the justice in question.

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Ginni Thomas Pressed Trump’s Chief of Staff to Overturn 2020 Vote, Texts Show

The messages between Ms. Thomas and Mark Meadows are the first evidence that she directly advised the White House in efforts to reverse the election results.

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Mark Meadows’s 2020 Vote Is Under Investigation in North Carolina

Records show that Mr. Meadows cast an absentee ballot from the address of a remote mobile home, but reports have cast doubt on whether he lived there.

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Mark Meadows Spread Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims. Now His Voting Record Is Under Scrutiny.

The former Trump aide listed a mobile home in rural North Carolina as his residence at the same time that he was running operations at the White House.

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‘Taking the Voters Out of the Equation’: How the Parties Are Killing Competition

The number of competitive House districts is dropping, as both Republicans and Democrats use redistricting to draw themselves into safe seats.

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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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Sean Hannity Told Trump After Jan. 6: ‘No More Stolen Election Talk’

The Fox News host discussed with the White House press secretary how to dissuade the president from pursuing claims of voter fraud, newly disclosed documents show.

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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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Sean Hannity Is Asked to Cooperate in Jan. 6 Inquiry as Panel Details Texts

The committee told Mr. Hannity it had obtained “dozens of text messages” he exchanged with senior Trump White House officials around the time of the riot.

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Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Retired Colonel Who Shared Plan to Overturn Election

Phil Waldron has been under scrutiny since a 38-page PowerPoint he circulated was turned over to the panel by former President Donald J. Trump’s last chief of staff.

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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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Trump Found Crucial Support in Congress as He Fought to Stay in Power

A small circle of Republican lawmakers, working closely with President Donald J. Trump’s chief of staff, took on an outsize role in pressuring the Justice Department, amplifying conspiracy theories and flooding the courts in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

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House Set to Refer Contempt Charge Against Meadows in Jan. 6 Inquiry

The former White House chief of staff previously provided the committee with thousands of pages of documents, including text messages he received on Jan. 6.

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Is Biden’s Presidency a Disappointment?

Readers assess the Biden presidency. Also: Mark Meadows and Jan. 6; paying for abortions for women in need.

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Fox News Hosts Sent Texts to Mark Meadows During Jan. 6 Attack

Afterward, on their shows, Laura Ingraham spread the false claim of antifa involvement, and Sean Hannity referred to the 2020 election as a “train wreck.”

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Jan. 6 Committee Recommends Contempt Charge for Mark Meadows

The panel sent a criminal contempt of Congress referral to the full House, as the extent of Mark Meadows’s role in President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to overturn the election became clearer.

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Jan. 6 Committee Recommends Contempt Charge for Meadows

The panel sent a criminal contempt of Congress referral to the full House, as the extent of Mark Meadows’s role in President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to overturn the election became clearer.

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Mark Meadows Sought to Fight Election Outcome, Jan. 6 Panel Says

The House committee laid out its case for a contempt of Congress charge against Mark Meadows, the chief of staff to former President Donald J. Trump.

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PowerPoint Sent to Mark Meadows Is Examined by Jan. 6 Panel

Mark Meadows’s lawyer said the former White House chief of staff did not act on the document, which recommended that President Donald J. Trump declare a national emergency to keep himself in power.

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6 More Subpoenas Issued in House Panel’s Jan. 6 Investigation

Those issued subpoenas included two men who met with President Donald J. Trump in his private dining room on Jan. 4 and Mr. Trump’s former political affairs director.

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