Cassidy Hutchinson Changes Everything

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

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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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After Dobbs: What Can Be Done?

Readers suggest compromise legislation, offshore abortion clinics, expanding the Supreme Court and more. Also: Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh; Mike Pence; bathing suits.

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Pence Navigates a Possible White House Run, and a Fraught Political Moment

In a speech on Monday, former Vice President Mike Pence sounded like a future presidential candidate, but not like someone interested in discussing the specifics of Jan. 6.

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The man who stood up to Trump was also the man who didn’t stand up to Trump.

The man who stood up to Trump is the man who didn’t stand up to Trump.

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Mike Pence and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

How much credit should he get for doing the bare minimum?

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Hence, Mike Pence

Trump set a fire with lies, then doused Mike Pence in gasoline.

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Trump Attacks Mike Pence for Not Rejecting Electoral Votes in 2020

In a speech, Donald J. Trump was undeterred by the Jan. 6 House committee’s account of how his rioting supporters menaced the vice president, and the panel’s dismantling of many of his election lies.

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Thankful for Mike Pence’s Courage on Jan. 6

A reader praises the former vice president; another reluctantly suggests pardoning Donald Trump. Also: Ukraine what ifs; Covid mandates; paid internships.

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What the Jan. 6 Hearings Have Revealed So Far

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot is laying out the extent of former President Donald Trump’s attempts to remain in power after the 2020 election.

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Jan. 6 Was More Harrowing Than Mike Pence Ever Imagined

An angry mob chanting “hang Mike Pence” came within 40 feet of the vice president. He spent nearly five hours in an underground loading dock. The president called him a “wimp” and worse.

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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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‘So the Traitors Know the Stakes’: The Meaning of the Jan. 6 Gallows

Little is known about how a gallows came to be built near the Capitol, but the motif has become a favorite among right-wing extremists and white supremacists.

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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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Pence Aide Warned Against Blocking Electoral College Count, Memo Shows

Shortly before Jan. 6, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief counsel wrote that holding up the certification of the election results would violate federal law.

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There Has to Be a Tipping Point on Guns, Right?

Or maybe not.

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Pence Staff Feared for His Safety Amid Trump’s Pressure Campaign Before Jan. 6

New details flesh out how the pressure campaign by Donald J. Trump and his allies to block certification of the 2020 election left the vice president’s staff fearing for his safety.

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Trump’s Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility

With many of Donald J. Trump’s endorsed candidates falling to defeat in recent primaries, some Republicans see an opening for a post-Trump candidate in 2024.

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After El Paso shooting, Trump pushed again on gun control. His aides talked him out of it.

When the president asked why he couldn’t do something about assault weapons, people in the room recalled, his acting chief of staff replied: “You’d lose.”

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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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Pence, Tiptoeing Away From Trump, Lays Groundwork for ’24 Run

The former vice president is part of a group of Republicans who have visited early nominating states as they weigh a challenge to their party’s most dominant force.

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Meatpackers Misled Public and Influenced Trump Administration During Covid, Report Says

A congressional report claimed that meatpacking companies issued “baseless” warnings about food shortages and influenced government decisions to keep plants open early in the pandemic.

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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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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 Officials Failed to Provide Accounting of Foreign Gifts

The State Department could not compile a list of gifts for 2020, making it difficult to determine whether officials did anything improper.

#conflicts-of-interest, #gifts-to-public-officials, #pence-mike, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Call Logs Underscore Trump’s Efforts to Sway Lawmakers on Jan. 6

New details from White House documents provided to the House panel investigating the Capitol assault show a 7-hour gap in records of calls made by the former president on the day of the riot.

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Republicans Wrongly Blame Biden for Rising Gas Prices

They have pointed to the Biden administration’s policies on the Keystone XL pipeline and certain oil and gas leases, which have had little impact on prices.

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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 Panel Subpoenas Trump’s Lawyers

The House committee issued six subpoenas to people who worked on legal aspects of the former president’s bid to invalidate the 2020 election.

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Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Lawyers Who Worked to Overturn Trump’s Loss

The House committee issued six subpoenas to people who worked on legal aspects of the former president’s bid to invalidate the 2020 election.

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Susan Collins: Reform the Electoral Count Act to Avoid Another January 6

The peaceful transfer of power should not depend on the valor and integrity of one man.

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The Conservative Case for Reforming the Electoral Count Act

Both parties must set aside their partisan interests and reform the Electoral Count Act.

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Giuliani in Talks to Testify to House Jan. 6 Panel

It is not clear how much assistance he might provide in the investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to hold onto power.

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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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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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Overhaul of Electoral Count Act Will Pass, Manchin Says

Senators working to overhaul the law said recent revelations about former President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election made their work even more crucial.

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‘Trump Is Wrong,’ Pence Says of False Claim About Overturning Election

Former Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech on Friday that he had no right to overturn the 2020 election, as the former president has falsely claimed.

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Former Pence Chief of Staff Has Testified to the Jan. 6 Committee

Marc Short, who has firsthand knowledge of former President Donald J. Trump’s pressure campaign on his vice president to throw out the election results, appeared under subpoena.

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Justice Dept. Is Reviewing Role of Fake Trump Electors, Top Official Says

Lisa O. Monaco, the deputy attorney general, told CNN that she could not “say anything more on ongoing investigations.”

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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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‘Constitutional Conservatives’ Have Some Reading Up to Do

When a “federal takeover of elections” is nothing of the kind.

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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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‘Trump’s People Don’t Act Like That’: How Republican Voters See Jan. 6

The Republicans aren’t apologists for Jan. 6 — some chastised President Trump and don’t want him to run again. They just want the country to move on.

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‘It’s Going to Be the White House Next’: Nine Democrats Grapple with Jan. 6

The lack of consequences for Republican leaders over Jan. 6 has Democrats worried for the future. But some also expressed empathy for the rioters.

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Our Democracy Isn’t Just Going to Fix Itself

It needs your help.

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