Tag: Pence, Mike

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

WASHINGTON — The country’s largest meatpackers successfully lobbied the Trump administration in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic to keep processing plants open despite knowing the health risks to their workers, according to a congressional report released on Thursday. The report, prepared by a select House committee, describes the extent of the meat industry’s […]

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The Ohio Primary and the Return of the Republican Civil War

Why has the Ohio Republican Senate primary, which reaches its conclusion Tuesday, been so interesting (if not always edifying) to watch? In part, because it’s the first time the divides of the party’s 2016 primary campaign have risen fully to the surface again. Six years ago, under the pressure of Donald Trump’s insurgency, the G.O.P. […]

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New Details Underscore House G.O.P. Role in Jan. 6 Planning

WASHINGTON — It was less than two weeks before President Donald J. Trump’s staunchest allies in Congress would have what they saw as their last chance to overturn the 2020 election, and Representative Scott Perry, Republican of Pennsylvania, was growing anxious. “Time continues to count down,” he wrote in a text message to Mark Meadows, […]

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Filing Provides New Details on Trump White House Planning for Jan. 6

WASHINGTON — Before the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Trump White House officials and members of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus strategized about a plan to direct thousands of angry marchers to the building, according to newly released testimony obtained by the House committee investigating the riot and former President Donald J. Trump’s efforts […]

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Trump Officials Failed to Provide Accounting of Foreign Gifts

A spokesman for Mr. Trump did not respond to an email seeking comment. In February, it was revealed that classified documents and gifts from the White House had been improperly taken to Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, a matter federal authorities are now in the preliminary stages of investigating. Around that time, the House […]

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

For instance, Mr. Trump mistakenly called the phone of Senator Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, thinking it was the number of Senator Tommy Tuberville, Republican of Alabama. Mr. Lee then passed the phone to Mr. Tuberville, who said he had spoken to Mr. Trump for less than 10 minutes as rioters were breaking into the […]

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Republicans Wrongly Blame Biden for Rising Gas Prices

WASHINGTON — As gas prices hit a high this week, top Republican lawmakers took to the airwaves and the floors of Congress with misleading claims that pinned the blame on President Biden and his energy policies. Mr. Biden warned that his ban on imports of Russian oil, gas and coal, announced on Tuesday as a […]

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Pressing for Evidence, Jan. 6 Panel Argues That Trump Committed Fraud

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Tuesday laid out its theory for potential criminal charges against former President Donald J. Trump, arguing before a federal judge that he and the conservative lawyer John C. Eastman were involved in a conspiracy to perpetrate a fraud on the American […]

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Pressing for Evidence, Jan. 6 Panel Argues That Trump Committed Fraud

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Tuesday laid out its theory for potential criminal charges against former President Donald J. Trump, arguing before a federal judge that he and the conservative lawyer John C. Eastman were involved in a conspiracy to perpetrate a fraud on the American […]

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Panel Suggests Trump Knew He Lost the Election, Eyeing Criminal Case

Mr. Eastman, the conservative lawyer who advised Mr. Trump that Vice President Mike Pence could throw out electoral votes from states he had lost, conceded during a conversation with Mr. Pence’s top lawyer, Greg Jacob, that his arguments carried no legal weight and would fail before the Supreme Court. A rejection of electors by the […]

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Jan. 6 Committee Lays Out Potential Criminal Charges Against Trump

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol said on Wednesday that there was enough evidence to conclude that former President Donald J. Trump and some of his allies might have conspired to commit fraud and obstruction by misleading Americans about the outcome of the 2020 election and attempting to […]

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Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Trump’s Lawyers

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Tuesday subpoenaed a half-dozen lawyers and other allies of former President Donald J. Trump who promoted false claims about widespread fraud in the 2020 election and worked to overturn his loss. Those who were sent subpoenas for documents and testimony participated […]

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

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Tuesday subpoenaed a half-dozen lawyers and other allies of former President Donald J. Trump who promoted false claims about widespread fraud in the 2020 election and worked to overturn his loss. Those who were sent subpoenas for documents and testimony participated […]

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

Imagine my surprise when on Jan. 6, 2017, I found out that I had received one electoral vote to be vice president of the United States — an office for which I was not a candidate — from a “faithless elector” from the state of Washington. Four years later, on Jan. 6, 2021, when a […]

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The Conservative Case for Reforming the Electoral Count Act

Constitutional conservatives, especially, should want Electoral Count Act reform, because they should be the first to understand that the law is plainly unconstitutional. Nothing in the Constitution empowers Congress to decide the validity of the electoral slates submitted by the states. In fact, the Constitution gives Congress no role whatsoever in choosing the president, save […]

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Giuliani in Talks to Testify to House Jan. 6 Panel

Rudolph W. Giuliani, who as former President Donald J. Trump’s lawyer helped lead the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, is in discussions with the House Jan. 6 committee about responding to its questions, according to three people familiar with the matter. The extent of any assistance that Mr. Giuliani might provide […]

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Will Trump’s Election Lies Become a Litmus Test for Republicans?

WASHINGTON — More than a year after the 2020 election, Donald J. Trump’s false claims of election fraud remain a destabilizing force for the Republican Party, dividing an activist base galvanized by a lie from elites in Washington who are hoping to hold the party together long enough to win back power in Congress in […]

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Jan. 6 Inquiry Subpoenas Navarro, Who Worked to Overturn Election

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol issued a subpoena on Wednesday to Peter Navarro, a White House adviser to former President Donald J. Trump who was involved in what he called an “operation” to keep Mr. Trump in office after he lost the 2020 election. The subpoena was […]

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Overhaul of Electoral Count Act Will Pass, Manchin Says

WASHINGTON — Key senators working on an overhaul of the little-known law that former President Donald J. Trump and his allies tried to use to overturn the 2020 election pledged on Sunday that their legislation would pass the Senate, saying that recent revelations about the plot made their work even more important. In a joint […]

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

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday offered his most forceful rebuke of Donald Trump, saying that Mr. Trump is “wrong” that Mr. Pence had the legal authority to change the results of the 2020 election and that the Republican Party must accept the outcome and look toward the future. Speaking to a gathering of […]

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

WASHINGTON — Marc Short, who served as chief of staff to former Vice President Mike Pence, testified privately last week before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the latest turn in weeks of negotiations between the panel’s investigators and Mr. Pence’s team. Mr. Short appeared in response to a subpoena […]

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

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is investigating the fake slates of electors that falsely declared Donald J. Trump the victor of the 2020 election in seven swing states that Joseph R. Biden Jr. had in fact won, a top agency official said on Tuesday. “Our prosecutors are looking at those, and I can’t say anything […]

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What the Trump Documents Might Tell the Jan. 6 Committee

Drafts of speeches, remarks and correspondence concerning the events of Jan. 6 (13 pages) It is not clear precisely what this material covers. A draft proclamation honoring the Capitol Police and two officers who died after the riot, Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, as well as related emails (53 pages) Officer Sicknick died shortly […]

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Jan. 6 Panel and State Officials Seek Answers on Fake Trump Electors

On Dec. 14, as the members of the Electoral College were set to meet and certify electors in all 50 states, Ian Northon, a lawyer for Amistad Project, tried to deliver a false slate of pro-Trump electors to the Michigan Legislature in Lansing, but was turned away by state troopers. That same day, the Amistad […]

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‘Constitutional Conservatives’ Have Some Reading Up to Do

Although Reeves is the only lawmaker in this group to have called the Democratic election bill “unconstitutional,” the clear implication of the Republican argument is that any federal regulation of state elections is constitutionally suspect. We already know that this is wrong — again, the Constitution gives Congress the power to regulate state elections for […]

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Jan. 6 Committee Calls Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot on Thursday requested cooperation from Ivanka Trump, as it revealed pieces of what it has learned about a scramble inside the White House that day to get President Donald J. Trump to denounce and call off the mob that was laying siege to the Capitol. […]

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