House Votes to Find Scavino and Navarro in Contempt in Jan. 6 Inquiry

The vote was mostly along party lines to recommend that the Justice Department charge Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino Jr. with criminal contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas.

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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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Jan. 6 Panel Argues for Contempt Charges for Former Trump Aides

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot issued a report on Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino Jr.’s roles in efforts to overturn Donald Trump’s election loss.

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Jan. 6 Panel Warns of Contempt Charges Against Two More Trump Allies

The House committee said it would start contempt proceedings against Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino, and pressed its case that fund-raising emails falsely asserting election fraud helped stoke the Capitol riot.

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Alexander Vindman Sues Trump Allies, Alleging Retaliation

The former Army colonel, who worked on the National Security Council, said in a lawsuit that Donald Trump Jr. and others carried out a campaign of intimidation against him.

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Steve Bannon Rebuffs Subpoena from Jan. 6, Capitol Riot Inquiry

The refusal of the former adviser to President Donald J. Trump to comply with a subpoena raises the prospect of a legal battle for evidence in the inquiry.

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Bannon Rebuffs Subpoena from Jan. 6 Inquiry

The refusal of the former adviser to President Donald J. Trump to comply with a subpoena raises the prospect of a legal battle for evidence in the inquiry.

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Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Top Trump White House Officials

The committee is seeking information from Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino Jr., Stephen K. Bannon and Kash Patel.

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Aide Posts Cartoon Mocking Fauci as White House Denies Undermining Him

Dan Scavino, one of the president’s closest advisers, shared the cartoon by Ben Garrison, an alt-right artist who has been criticized for anti-Semitic imagery.

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New Boss May Test Voice of America’s Credibility

Over 280 million people a week depend on the V.O.A. for news. Its independence is why it is so trusted.

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Loyal Trump Backer Is Now a Face of the Administration’s Virus Response

The loyalty of the longtime Trump adviser Michael Caputo helped him secure a post as the top public affairs official at the Health and Human Services Department during the pandemic.

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Manipulated Biden Video Escalates Online Speech War With Trump

For the first time, Twitter applies its policy against fake and misleading videos and labels one.

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