Top Democrats, Alleging Cover-Up, Seek Testimony on Secret Service Texts

The leaders of two House committees told the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general that they had developed “grave new concerns over your lack of transparency and independence.”

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The Jan. 6 Hearings Did a Great Service, by Making Great TV

Investigating a threat to democracy was always going to be important. But this time, it also managed to be buzzworthy.

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Liz Cheney, Front and Center in the Jan. 6 Hearings, Pursues a Mission

“I believe this is the most important thing I’ve ever done professionally,” she said, “and maybe the most important thing I ever do.”

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Secret Service Text Messages Around Jan. 6 Were Erased, Inspector General Says

The disclosure drew concern from the House committee investigating the attack, which has heard testimony that President Donald J. Trump wanted agents to take him to the Capitol that day.

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Jan. 6 Panel Will Turn Over Evidence on Fake Electors to the Justice Dept.

The department has asked the House committee investigating the Capitol attack to share transcripts regarding the false electors scheme, the only topic it has broached with the panel.

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Bennie Thompson Has Spent His Career Protecting Voting Rights

Representative Bennie G. Thompson, chairman of the committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, has spent his career fighting to protect the right to vote.

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Jan. 6 Panel Could Start Sharing Transcripts With Justice Dept. in July

Congressional Democrats, under pressure from federal prosecutors, say they will begin sharing interviews after their series of public hearings concludes.

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After the Jan. 6 Hearings, Will Trump Face Criminal Charges?

Some lawyers and Congress members see the hearings as a road map for the Department of Justice to prosecute Trump.

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Jan. 6 Panel Says Capitol Marcher Toured With G.O.P. Congressman

The committee released surveillance footage of a Capitol complex tour on Jan. 5 and video of a man it said was part of the tour marching toward the Capitol during the riot.

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The Jan. 6 Hearing Put a True-Crime Drama on Prime-Time TV

The first night of the Jan. 6 hearings was serious public service, but it told an engrossing story with the tools of a limited series drama.

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Trump Is Depicted as a Would-Be Autocrat Seeking to Hang Onto Power at All Costs

As the Jan. 6 committee outlined during its prime-time hearing, Donald J. Trump executed a seven-part conspiracy to overturn a free and fair democratic election.

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Jan. 6 Inquiry Presses Rep. Barry Loudermilk on Capitol Tour

The leaders of the panel said they had evidence that Representative Barry Loudermilk escorted visitors through the Capitol complex on Jan. 5, though he has denied doing so.

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Subpoenas for Republicans Raise New Questions for Jan. 6 Panel

The subpoenas for five G.O.P. members of Congress, including the House minority leader, sent a shock wave through a divided Capitol and left lawmakers wondering what’s next.

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Jan. 6 Panel Seeks to Interview Three More G.O.P. Lawmakers

The committee also said it had evidence that some House Republicans sought pardons from President Donald J. Trump in connection with the effort to overturn the election.

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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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Jan. 6 Inquiry Subpoenas 6 Tied to False Pro-Trump Elector Effort

The committee is digging deeper into a plan by former President Donald J. Trump’s allies to reverse his election loss in key states by sending fake slates of electors who would say he won.

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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 Adopts Prosecution Tactics for Its Investigation

The House committee investigating the assault on the Capitol and what led to it is employing techniques more common in criminal cases than in congressional inquiries.

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House Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas White Nationalist Figures

The panel investigating the assault on the Capitol wants information from two leaders of the “America First” extremist movement.

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Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Twitter, Meta, Alphabet and Reddit

The panel investigating the attack on the Capitol is demanding information from Alphabet, Meta, Reddit and Twitter.

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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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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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Jan. 6 Panel Faces Difficult Questions as Anniversary of Capitol Riot Approaches

Decisions about subpoenas and a Supreme Court ruling loom as lawmakers, staff members and Capitol employees plan to commemorate the day.

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Jan. 6 Panel Seeks Interview With Jim Jordan, a Close Trump Ally

The House committee said investigators wanted to ask Mr. Jordan, a Republican congressman from Ohio, about his conversations with former President Donald J. Trump.

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For First Time, Jan. 6 Panel Seeks Information From a House Member

The committee is requesting testimony and documents from Representative Scott Perry, a Pennsylvania Republican who was deeply involved in efforts to overturn the election.

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Jan. 6 Committee Weighs Possibility of Criminal Referrals

The House panel is examining whether there is enough evidence to recommend that the Justice Department pursue cases against Donald J. Trump and others.

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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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Jan. 6 Committee to Cite Mark Meadows for Criminal Contempt

The select committee investigating the Capitol riot said it would prepare a criminal contempt of Congress referral against Mark Meadows, who was President Donald J. Trump’s chief of staff on Jan. 6.

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Jan. 6 Panel to Cite Meadows for Contempt for Defying Subpoena

The select committee investigating the Capitol riot said it would prepare a criminal contempt of Congress referral against Mark Meadows, who was President Donald J. Trump’s chief of staff on Jan. 6.

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Mark Meadows Cooperating With Jan. 6 Attack Inquiry

Donald J. Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has turned over documents and agreed to be deposed in the House’s inquiry into the Jan. 6 attack.

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Trump Justice Dept. Official Defies Request by Jan. 6 Panel

Jeffrey Clark, who aided in the former president’s efforts to overturn the election, appeared before the committee but would not answer substantive questions.

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Jan. 6 Panel Sets Vote to Recommend Criminal Charges Against Bannon

The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot will vote next week to recommend a criminal contempt of Congress charge against Stephen K. Bannon after he defied a subpoena.

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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 Panel Issues More Subpoenas Focusing on Rally Before Capitol Riot

The committee is seeking information from two “Stop the Steal” organizers and a group affiliated with the event that preceded the mob violence.

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Democrats Promote Liz Cheney to No. 2 Post on Jan. 6 Panel

The move was unusual in the House, where the majority party typically gives such roles to one of its own. The Wyoming Republican has been a vocal critic of Donald J. Trump.

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McCarthy Threatens Technology Firms That Comply With Riot Inquiry

The top House Republican said his party would retaliate against any company that cooperated with an order to preserve the phone and social media records of G.O.P. lawmakers.

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House Panel Demands Records of Trump’s Movements on Jan. 6

The request was part of a far-reaching set of documents the select committee sought from seven federal agencies, which suggested the inquiry was focusing on the former president’s role.

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Democrats Press Forward on Bipartisan Proposal to Create a Jan. 6 Commission

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Swalwell Sues Trump for Capitol Riot

The suit from Representative Eric Swalwell accuses Mr. Trump and several allies of inciting the attack and conspiring with rioters to try to prevent Congress from formalizing President Biden’s victory.

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Using an Anti-Klan Law Against Trump’s Clan

The recent federal lawsuit against Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani is forcing us into a much-needed history lesson.

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