New Insights Into Trump’s State of Mind on Jan. 6 Chip Away at Doubts

Former President Donald J. Trump has weathered scandals by keeping his intentions under wraps, but recent testimony paints a stark portrait of a man willing to do almost anything to hang onto power.

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An American’s Murky Path From Russian Propagandist to Jan. 6

Charles Bausman, a former financial executive who runs websites that promote far-right views, recorded footage in the Capitol for a Russian television producer. Soon after, he fled to Moscow as a “political refugee.”

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Jan. 6 Witness Anthony Ornato Is at the Center of a Battle Over Credibility

Mr. Ornato, who was Donald Trump’s deputy chief of staff for operations, has become a key figure in a dispute over testimony from the Jan. 6 committee’s star witness.

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The 20-Somethings Who Help the 70-Somethings Run Washington

The story of Cassidy Hutchinson, who became the first Trump White House aide to testify publicly in the Jan. 6 inquiry, showed the outsize influence of youngsters in the nation’s capital.

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The Supreme Court Is the Final Word on Nothing

It, too, can be checked and balanced.

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Trump Group Pays for Jan. 6 Lawyers, Raising Concerns of Witness Pressure

The former president’s political organization and allies have paid for or promised to cover legal fees for witnesses, as the House inquiry suggests he is trying to influence testimony.

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Crazies, Cowards and the Trump Coup

We need moral courage, but it’s very rare.

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Was Jan. 6 Really ‘Un-American’?

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

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Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump’s White House Counsel

Mr. Cipollone, who repeatedly fought extreme plans to overturn the election, had resisted publicly testifying to the panel.

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Women Will Save Us

In the face of recent threats to the country, women have stepped up more than men.

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Hutchinson Testimony Exposes Tensions Between Parallel Jan. 6 Inquiries

That the House panel did not provide the Justice Department with transcripts of Cassidy Hutchinson’s interviews speaks to the panel’s reluctance to turn over evidence.

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Heated Debate Erupts Over What Happened Inside Trump’s Vehicle on Jan. 6

Explosive testimony by Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide, has raised questions about President Donald J. Trump’s actions on the day of the Capitol riot.

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Jan. 6 Panel Explores Links Between Trump Allies and Extremist Groups

Cassidy Hutchinson, the former White House aide, testified that the former president directed his chief of staff to reach out to Michael Flynn and Roger Stone, who had ties to the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys.

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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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Key Questions Posed by Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony

The former White House aide’s appearance before the House Jan. 6 committee raised a host of issues sure to be topics of further inquiry.

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‘Let the people in’

Trump and his top aides knew that the Jan. 6 rally was likely to turn violent.

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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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Donald Trump: A President Untethered

In the final, frenzied days of his administration, Donald J. Trump’s behavior turned increasingly volatile as he smashed dishware and lunged at his own Secret Service agent, according to testimony.

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Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony Highlights Legal Risks for Trump

The former White House aide’s revelations about Jan. 6 chipped away at any potential defense that Donald J. Trump was merely expressing well-founded views about election fraud.

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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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Rudy Giuliani at Center of Georgia’s Trump Investigation

Of all the legal threats Rudy Giuliani faces, the criminal inquiry into efforts to reverse the 2020 Georgia election may be the most dire.

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Thomas Windom Is Helping Drive the Investigation Into Trump’s Push to Keep Power

Thomas Windom, a little-known federal prosecutor, is overseeing key elements of the Justice Department’s intensifying investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

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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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Why Did Republicans Become So Extreme?

It’s all about resentment of what makes America great.

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Federal Agents Seized Phone of John Eastman, Key Figure in Jan. 6 Plan

The action suggests that the criminal inquiry into efforts to help overturn the results of the 2020 election is accelerating.

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How To Watch the Surprise Jan. 6 Hearing on Tuesday

The next hearing by the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Additional sessions are expected in July.

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Jan. 6 Panel Abruptly Sets Tuesday Hearing on ‘Recently Obtained Evidence’

The panel, which had planned at least two additional hearings next month, had not been scheduled to meet this week.

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Reliving Painful History

For many people on Capitol Hill, the Jan. 6 hearings are personal.

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How the House Jan. 6 Panel Has Redefined the Congressional Hearing

No bloviating speeches or partisan rancor. Lots of video and a tight script. The story of Donald J. Trump’s efforts to hold on to power is being unspooled in a way totally new to Capitol Hill.

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Inside the Jan. 6 Hearings With Jamie Raskin: A Times Virtual Event

Join us on June 27 to hear a member of the House select committee investigating the attack talk about what the panel has learned, what the public hearings have accomplished and what’s to come.

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The Jan. 6 Hearings Have Been So Much Better Than I Expected

They might even change a few minds.

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The Case for Prosecuting Trump

Jamelle Bouie explores what the Jan. 6 hearings reveal about American democracy.

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5 Takeaways From Thursday’s Jan. 6 Hearing

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack laid out in detail how President Donald J. Trump and his allies sought to install a loyalist atop the Justice Department.

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Federal Authorities Search Home of Jeffrey Clark

Investigators went to the suburban Washington home of Jeffrey Clark in connection with the sprawling inquiry into the Jan. 6 attack and the effort to overturn the 2020 election.

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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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As Midterms Loom, Meta C.E.O. Shifts Focus Away From Elections

Mark Zuckerberg, who once said securing elections was “the most important thing,” has shifted Meta’s focus to the metaverse. That may have real-world implications.

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Jan. 6 Panel Says It Has New Evidence of Trump’s Pressure on Justice Dept.

A hearing at 3 p.m. Thursday will feature the former acting attorney general and other top officials at the department during the Trump era as witnesses.

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A Year Later, Some Republicans Second-Guess Boycotting the Jan. 6 Panel

The decision by Representative Kevin McCarthy not to appoint Republicans to the committee has given Democrats the chance to set out an uninterrupted narrative.

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Justice Dept. Issues More Subpoenas in Trump Electors Investigation

Federal prosecutors sought information from two men who had worked on behalf of the Trump campaign and a third who signed up as a Trump elector in Georgia, a state won by President Biden.

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Proud Boys Case Delayed, Revealing Tensions Between Jan. 6 Inquiries

Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers in the sedition case against the far-right group joined forces to request a delay in the trial, citing the hearing by the House select committee.

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Proud Boys Case Shows Tensions Between Parallel Inquiries Into Jan. 6

Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers in the sedition case against the far-right group joined forces to request a delay in the trial, citing the hearing by the House select committee.

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Panel Ties Trump to Fake Elector Plan, Mapping His Attack on Democracy

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack showed how the former president leaned on state officials to invalidate his defeat, opening them up to violent threats when they refused.

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