Tag: Storming of the US Capitol (Jan, 2021)

My Lunch With President Biden

It is stomach-turning to watch the number of Trump Republicans running for office affirming his Big Lie, when we know that they know that we know that they know that they do not believe a single word of what they are saying. That’s Dr. Oz and J.D. Vance and so many others. Nevertheless, they are […]

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Scorned by Trump, Mo Brooks Rises in Alabama Senate Race

In politics, “the only thing that matters is how much money you’ve got and how low you’re willing to go,” he said with disgust on Friday. “It’s very, very disturbing. I hope it will backfire.” Mr. Brooks’s time in the barrel took place in the spring. A super PAC favoring Ms. Britt, Alabama’s Future, dredged […]

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Giuliani Meets With Jan. 6 Committee for Over 7 Hours

WASHINGTON — Rudolph W. Giuliani, who helped lead President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election as his personal lawyer, sat on Friday for a lengthy interview with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, according to people familiar with the closed-door interview. Mr. Giuliani’s interview, […]

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Ginni Thomas Urged Arizona Lawmakers to Overturn Election

But she has adamantly opposed a fuller inquiry into the insurrection. Last December, she co-signed a letter calling for House Republicans to expel Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger from their conference for joining the committee investigating the Capitol riot, saying it brought “disrespect to our country’s rule of law” and “legal harassment to private […]

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John Eastman Says He Dealt Directly With Trump Over Jan. 6 Plans

At the time, the judge, David O. Carter of Federal District Court for the Central District of California, ordered the release of more than 100 of Mr. Eastman’s emails; Mr. Eastman turned them over to the House committee as he continued to fight the release of others. Among the documents that Mr. Eastman turned over […]

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Group Chat Linked to Roger Stone Shows Ties Among Jan. 6 Figures

It was known as F.O.S. — or Friends of Stone — and while its members shifted over time, they were a motley cast of characters. There were “Stop the Steal” organizers, right-wing influencers, Florida state legislative aides and more than one failed candidate loyal to former President Donald J. Trump. One participant ran a website […]

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Democrats, the Midterm Jinx Is Not Inevitable

The Democratic revival of 2017-20 began with the epic women’s marches of January 2017. If Democrats are more competitive than expected this year, it will be in part because women are galvanized, especially women in the Democratic base but also independent or “soft Republican” college-educated suburban women. Something like this happened in 2017, when large […]

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

WASHINGTON — The leaders of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol asked a Republican congressman on Thursday to submit to questioning about a tour of the complex he gave one day before the riot, saying they were looking into whether rioters had conducted reconnaissance of the building before the rampage. […]

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Justice Dept. Requests Transcripts From Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has asked the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack for transcripts of interviews it is conducting, which have included discussions with associates of former President Donald J. Trump, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The move, coming as Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appears to be ramping […]

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Trump Endorses Doug Mastriano for Pennsylvania Governor

Former President Donald J. Trump on Saturday endorsed Doug Mastriano, a retired colonel and state senator who has propagated myriad false claims about the 2020 election and attended the protest leading up to the Capitol riot, in the Republican primary race for governor of Pennsylvania. Mr. Trump made his choice three days before the state’s […]

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What the Jan. 6 Panel Wants to Learn From 5 G.O.P. Lawmakers

WASHINGTON — In deciding to take the highly unusual step of issuing subpoenas to five Republican members of Congress, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack concluded that trying to compel their testimony was important enough to justify an escalatory step involving their colleagues. All five of the Republicans subpoenaed on Thursday have previously […]

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Subpoenas for Republicans Raise New Questions for Jan. 6 Panel

WASHINGTON — The decision by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol to issue subpoenas to five Republican members of Congress, including Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, has sent a shock wave through Capitol Hill, heightening tensions in an already hostile environment and raising questions about the future of the […]

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Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas 5 Republican Representatives

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol issued subpoenas on Thursday to five Republican members of Congress, including Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, who had refused to meet with the panel voluntarily. The committee’s leaders had been reluctant to issue subpoenas to their fellow lawmakers. That is an […]

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John Eastman Pressed Pennsylvania Legislator to Throw Out Biden Votes

WASHINGTON — Even by the standards of other ideas promoted by the conservative lawyer John Eastman to keep President Donald J. Trump in the White House after his election loss in 2020, a newly revealed strategy he proposed to take votes from Joseph R. Biden Jr. in Pennsylvania stands out as especially brazen. Mr. Eastman […]

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Trump’s banishment from Facebook and Twitter: A timeline.

Video President Biden scolded Republicans for blaming him for rising inflation while offering “extreme” policy ideas that he said would help the wealthiest Americans and big corporations.CreditCredit…Doug Mills/The New York Times President Biden, on the defense for months over rising inflation, sought to convince Americans on Tuesday that he understood the pain they were feeling […]

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Elon Musk Would Reverse Twitter’s Ban on Trump

When Mr. Musk began buying up shares of Twitter this year, he started voicing more of his thoughts about the service and free speech, including in exchanges with Mr. Dorsey. In March, Mr. Musk asked his followers if Twitter was failing to adhere to free speech principles. How Elon Musk Bought Twitter Card 1 of […]

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Pulitzer Winners Include The New York Times and The Washington Post

The New York Times was awarded Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for its investigative journalism and cultural criticism, while The Washington Post won for its comprehensive coverage of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The staff of The Times won the prize in the international category for a deeply reported look at the failures […]

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Giuliani Pulls Out of Interview With Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON — Rudolph W. Giuliani, who helped lead President Donald J. Trump’s effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election as his personal lawyer, on Thursday abruptly pulled out of a scheduled Friday interview with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol after the panel refused to let him record […]

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New Evidence Undercuts Jan. 6 Instigator Conspiracy Theory

Last month, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, mentioned Mr. Epps — and his supposed role in fomenting the Capitol riot — during a hearing in Atlanta held to determine whether she should be labeled an “insurrectionist” and barred from office under the Constitution. The recordings of Mr. Epps and Mr. Samsel were released […]

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Oath Keepers Leader Sought to Ask Trump to Unleash His Militia

“Rigged,” he wrote. And then, “I’m ready to go coyote hunting.” On Dec. 14, 2020 — the day that a majority of electors cast their votes for Mr. Biden in the Electoral College — Mr. Wilson saw an article posted in the group chat that was written by Michael T. Flynn, Mr. Trump’s onetime national […]

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

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol sent letters on Monday seeking interviews with three Republican members of Congress, and the panel said it had gathered evidence that some House Republicans sought presidential pardons in the aftermath of the violence that engulfed the Capitol. The committee is requesting interviews […]

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Former N.Y.P.D. Officer Convicted of Assault in Jan. 6 Case

A former New York City police officer who claimed he was acting in self-defense when he swung a metal flagpole at a fellow officer during the attack on the Capitol last January was convicted on Monday of all charges, including assault. The former officer, Thomas Webster, was the first person charged in connection with the […]

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Facing Judgment, Alex Jones Pleads for Help From the ‘Deep State’

WASHINGTON — Alex Jones, the far-right Infowars broadcaster and an ally of former President Donald J. Trump, has spent 25 years and reaped millions of dollars stoking suspicion and defiance of what he calls the federal “deep state.” Now, with his conspiracy empire under threat, Mr. Jones is seeking government relief. Facing monetary damages for […]

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Shameless McCarthy, Soulless Putin and Nameless Ukrainian Soldiers

I am thinking about three people today whose behavior could have a significant impact on the world in the coming months and possibly years: a soldier with no name, a politician with no shame and a leader with no soul. The first I admire, the second we should have nothing but contempt for and the […]

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McCarthy Feared G.O.P. Lawmakers Put ‘People in Jeopardy’ After Jan. 6

Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, feared in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack that several far-right members of Congress would incite violence against other lawmakers, identifying several by name as security risks in private conversations with party leaders. Mr. McCarthy talked to other congressional Republicans about wanting to rein in multiple hard-liners […]

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Jan. 6 Trial Begins for Thomas Webster, Former N.Y.P.D. Officer

Among the many violent scuffles that erupted during the riot at the Capitol, this one stood out. On one side of the barricade was a lightly armored Washington, D.C., police officer, standing with his colleagues to defend the building against a mob of Trump supporters. Confronting him from the other side, brandishing a flagpole, was […]

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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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