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EXPLAINER: How lawmakers are investigating the Jan. 6 riot

Oct. 19, 2021 07:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee tasked with investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has been ramping up its efforts in recent weeks, issuing subpoenas to nearly 20 individuals, including four of former President Donald Trump's advisers and associates. ...

Jan. 6 panel moves against Bannon, sets contempt vote

Oct. 14, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection moved aggressively against close Trump adviser Steve Bannon on Thursday, swiftly scheduling a vote to recommend criminal contempt charges against the former White House aide after he defied a subpoena....

GOP's Youngkin stays away from 'Take Back Virginia' rally

Oct. 13, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and other Republicans tried to fire up the party’s right-wing base ahead of Virginia's critical November elections Wednesday, at a rally marked by falsehoods about the 2020 election and tirades against vaccine and mask mandates. ...

Lawyer who aided Trump subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee

Oct. 13, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena to a former Justice Department lawyer who positioned himself as an ally of Donald Trump and aided the Republican president's efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election. ...

No. 2 House Republican refuses to say election wasn’t stolen

Oct. 10, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's second-ranking Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise, repeatedly refused to say on Sunday that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen, standing by Donald Trump’s lie that Democrat Joe Biden won the White House because of mass voter fraud. More than...

Report details Trump's all-out bid to undo election results

Oct. 07, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn his 2020 election defeat brought the Justice Department to the brink of chaos, and prompted top officials there and at the White House to threaten to resign, a Senate Judiciary Committee report found. ...

Lawyer charged in Durham probe demands more info about case

Oct. 06, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for a cybersecurity lawyer charged in a special counsel's probe into the Trump-Russia investigation asked federal prosecutors Wednesday to provide more information about the indictment, calling the allegations vague, ill-defined and confusing. ...

Justice Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID, has no symptoms

Oct. 01, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, the Supreme Court said Friday. The court said the 54-year-old justice has no symptoms. It's the first time the court has reported that a sitting justice has tested positive...

Broken US prison security cameras targeted in senators' bill

Sep. 29, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Failing security cameras in federal prisons have allowed inmates to escape undetected and were at the center of the investigation when wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself behind bars in 2019. Now, lawmakers want to force the Bureau of Prisons to repair and...

House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates

Sep. 24, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has issued its first subpoenas, demanding records and testimony from four of former President Donald Trump's close advisers and associates, including those who were in contact with him before the...