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Jan. 6 panel asks GOP lawmaker to testify about Capitol tour

May. 24, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking a House Republican for more information about a tour of the complex that the panel says he led the day before the deadly attack. The committee's letter to Georgia Rep. Barry...

House 1/6 panel rejects Justice Dept.'s transcript request

May. 17, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is rejecting a request from the Justice Department for access to the committee’s interviews, for now. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the committee’s chairman, said Tuesday that the...

House Jan. 6 panel unlikely to call Trump, chairman says

May. 17, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators are unlikely to call former President Donald Trump to testify about his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection, relying instead on interviews with aides, family and others who were close to him at the time. Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, the...

House subpoenas its own, sets new norm after Jan. 6 attack

May. 14, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jan. 6 committee’s remarkable decision to subpoena House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other congressional Republicans over the insurrection at the Capitol is as rare as the deadly riot itself, deepening the acrimony and distrust among lawmakers and raising questions...

House subpoenas its own, grave new norm after Jan. 6 attack

May. 13, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jan. 6 committee’s remarkable decision to subpoena House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other congressional Republicans over the insurrection at the Capitol is as rare as the deadly riot itself, deepening the acrimony and distrust among lawmakers and raising questions...

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers

May. 12, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel issued subpoenas Thursday to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers in its probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021...

Call Trump or Pence? It's decision time for Jan. 6 panel

May. 09, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has interviewed nearly 1,000 people. But the nine-member panel has yet to talk to the two most prominent players in that day’s events — former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence. ...

Thompson presents checks to support Jackson State, Tougaloo

May. 05, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two historically Black schools — Jackson State and Tougaloo College — will share in $4 million in federal funding to help support academic and community programs, officials announced Thursday. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson visited Jackson State to present the...

Bill Clinton on William Winter: Truly good, great and fun

May. 03, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton remembered former Mississippi Gov. William Winter on Tuesday as “a person who was truly good, truly great and truly fun.” And Clinton said that when he met Elise Winter, he understood how her husband had found happiness in...

Jan. 6 panel wants answers from GOP's Brooks, Biggs, Jackson

May. 02, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three more House Republicans received requests Monday to voluntarily appear before the congressional committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection and answer questions about their involvement in the effort to overturn Donald Trump's 2020 election loss. The...