Trump Sought to Conceal Plans for March to Capitol, Panel Says

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack showed evidence that the former president wanted his call for supporters to descend on Congress to appear spontaneous.

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Trump Preplanned March to Capitol, Panel Says

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack showed evidence that the former president wanted his call for supporters to descend on Congress to appear spontaneous.

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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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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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Washington Is Getting Extra Serious and Extra Silly

Not for the first time. 

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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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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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Trump Had Role in Weighing Proposals to Seize 2020 Election Voting Machines

New accounts show that the former president was more directly involved than previously known in plans developed by outside advisers to use national security agencies to seek evidence of fraud.

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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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Rudy Giuliani and 3 Others Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Inquiry

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot called for documents and testimony from Rudolph W. Giuliani and three others.

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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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Smartmatic Sues Newsmax and One America News Network, Claiming Defamation

Smartmatic, an election technology company that faced baseless accusations of rigging the 2020 election, has filed a similar lawsuit against Fox News.

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The Sunday Read: ‘The “Perfect Villain” for Voting Conspiracists’

Eric Coomer had an election-security job at Dominion Voting Systems. He also had posted anti-Trump messages on Facebook. What happened next ruined his life.

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Judge Orders Sanctions Against Pro-Trump Lawyers Over Election Lawsuit

Sidney Powell, L. Lin Wood and seven other lawyers deceived federal courts and debased the judicial process, a federal judge wrote.

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Trump’s Sleight of Hand: Shouting Fraud, Pocketing Donors’ Cash for Future

With breathless, often misleading appeals, the former president promised small donors that he was using the money to fight the election results, but in fact stored much of it for future use.

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As Trump Raked In Cash Denying His Loss, Little Went to Actual Legal Fight

The picture that emerged in new campaign finance reports was of Donald J. Trump waging a public relations effort to falsely argue that he had won the election rather than mounting a serious legal push.

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Inside the Billion-Dollar War Against Right-Wing Conspiracists

John Poulos is the C.E.O. of Dominion Voting Systems. His $1.3 billion suit against an ex-Trump lawyer might be the “first step” in a powerful fight against actual fake news.

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The ‘Red Slime’ Lawsuit That Could Sink Right-Wing Media

Voting machine companies threaten “highly dangerous” cases against Fox, Newsmax and OAN, says Floyd Abrams.

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Trump Discussed Naming Sidney Powell as Special Counsel on Election Fraud

In a meeting at the White House on Friday, the president weighed appointing Sidney Powell, who promoted conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines, to probe voter fraud.

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From Voter Fraud to Vaccine Lies: Misinformation Peddlers Shift Gears

Election-related falsehoods have subsided, but misleading claims about the coronavirus vaccines are surging — often spread by the same people.

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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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Who is Sidney Powell? The Lawyer Behind Wild Voting Conspiracy Theories

A frequent guest on conservative radio and TV, she briefly became a public face of the Trump campaign before being cut loose on Sunday.

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Trump Team Disavows Lawyer Who Peddled Conspiracy Theories on Voting

President Trump’s campaign issued a striking repudiation of Sidney Powell, who had offered up widely derided conspiracy theories as she tried to aid the president’s baseless challenges to vote counts.

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Tucker Carlson Dared Question a Trump Lawyer. The Backlash Was Quick.

The president’s allies quickly closed ranks behind Sidney Powell and her pro-Trump conspiracy theory, accusing the Fox host of betrayal.

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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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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 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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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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Ex-F.B.I. Official Is Said to Undercut Justice Dept. Effort to Drop Flynn Case

Prosecutors questioned a former F.B.I. official whose notes were used to buttress their motion to dismiss the charge against the president’s first national security adviser.

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Michael Flynn’s Exoneration Was Latest in Life Full of Reversals

For most of his life, Michael Flynn has swung from being “a good soldier” to committing radical disruptions.

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Flynn Lawyers Seize on Newly Released F.B.I. Documents

The documents show details of a debate among F.B.I. officials before interviewing Michael T. Flynn in 2017, days after he lied to the vice president about his talks with a top Russian diplomat.

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