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1/6 hearings fuel the question: Did Trump commit a crime?

Jun. 29, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee has heard dramatic testimony from former White House aides and others about Donald Trump’s relentless efforts to overturn the 2020 election — and his encouragement of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol bent on achieving his goal. But the big...

Cassidy Hutchinson, Trump White House aide, now in spotlight

Jun. 28, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year and a half after the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, the most memorable recounting of former President Donald Trump's behavior that day came from a young woman who had graduated from college just a few years earlier. Cassidy Hutchinson gave two hours of...

Jan. 6 panel hears: Trump 'detached from reality' in defeat

Jun. 13, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s closest campaign advisers, top government officials and even his family were dismantling his false claims of 2020 election fraud ahead of Jan. 6, but the defeated president seemed “detached from reality” and kept clinging to outlandish theories to stay in...

Takeaways: 'Carnage' at the Capitol and a case against Trump

Jun. 10, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An injured officer who slipped in blood and spoke of “carnage." Video of a huge, violent mob pushing through the U.S. Capitol. Former President Donald Trump’s allies and family members acknowledging his lies. House investigators worked to lay out a...

Jan. 6 panel's 1,000 witnesses: From Trump aides to rioters

Jun. 09, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee has interviewed more than 1,000 people who were directly or indirectly involved in the U.S. Capitol insurrection as it probes the violent attack and former President Donald Trump's unprecedented efforts to overturn his election defeat. ...

Clinton 2016 campaign lawyer acquitted of lying to the FBI

May. 31, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign was acquitted Tuesday of lying to the FBI when he pushed information meant to cast suspicions on Donald Trump and Russia in the run-up to that year's election. The case against Michael Sussmann was the...

Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro subpoenaed in DOJ's 1/6 probe

May. 31, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro revealed in a court filing Tuesday afternoon that he has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury this week as part of the Justice Department's sprawling probe into the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Navarro, who...

Today in History: May 29, Reagan and Gorbachev meet

May. 29, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 29, the 149th day of 2022. There are 216 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 29, 1988, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened their historic summit in...

Prosecutors detail charges against Trump's inaugural chair

May. 19, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have spelled out more details of the allegations against the chair of former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, who’s accused of secretly working as an agent for the United Arab Emirates to influence Trump’s foreign policy. The...

Clinton campaign lawyer sought to 'use' FBI, prosecutor says

May. 17, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign who is charged with lying to the FBI early in the Trump-Russia probe sought to “use and manipulate” federal law enforcement to create an “October surprise" in the final weeks of the presidential race, a prosecutor alleged...