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Pompeo talks to 1/6 panel, Mastriano cuts own meeting short

Aug. 09, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection interviewed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and met briefly with Pennsylvania’s Republican nominee for governor Doug Mastriano on Tuesday as it probes Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential...

Sandy Hook lawyer: Jan. 6 panel asked for Alex Jones' texts

Aug. 04, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An attorney for the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre who are suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones over his false claims about the attack said Thursday that the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee has requested two years' worth of records from...

Dems allege cover-up on Secret Service texts, demand records

Aug. 01, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Democrats have requested sit-down interviews and internal documents from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general as part of a deepening investigation into the agency's handling of now-deleted Secret Service text messages surrounding the Jan. 6...

Jan. 6 panel to share 20 transcripts with Justice Department

Jul. 29, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee will share 20 of its interview transcripts with the Justice Department as federal prosecutors have been increasingly focused on efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the election. A committee...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jul. 27, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

Tupelo Daily Journal. July 21, 2022. Editorial: Don’t move FBI office from Oxford The Federal Bureau of Investigation satellite office in Oxford should remain where it is. Moving it is illogical on several levels, the least of which being a waste of money on an...

Hawley, Cruz escape Jan. 6 probe, have no regrets over role

Jul. 27, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The week before the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, Missouri's Josh Hawley became the first Republican senator to announce he would object to the certification of the 2020 election. Texas' Ted Cruz came next, dashing off his own plan on a flight from...

Mississippi drops attorney investigating welfare abuse

Jul. 25, 2022 23:18 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor investigating millions in misspent welfare dollars in Mississippi has been dropped from the case by the state agency that hired him. The state Department of Human Resources will find a new lawyer to replace Brad Pigott, a former...

From 'an attempted coup' to chaos, searing moments of Jan. 6

Jul. 25, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

Through eight hearings, 20 live witnesses and dozens of hours of recorded testimony, the House Jan. 6 committee has focused its case squarely on former President Donald Trump. The committee has disclosed stunning evidence about the Capitol insurrection over six weeks of hearings,...

Steve Bannon's contempt conviction hailed by 1/6 committee

Jul. 22, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of contempt charges for defying a congressional subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Committee leaders called the verdict “a victory for...

What Jan. 6 probe revealed: Takeaways from summer hearings

Jul. 22, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turns out, Jan. 6 was more than just the day when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. It was the culmination, but also the start, of an enduring challenge for American democracy. The House committee investigating Jan. 6, 2021 has shown how the deadly...