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Katelyn Polantz

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Trump argues January 6 committee could damage the presidency in quest for his records

Former President Donald Trump is accusing the House select committee investigating January 6 of being so aggressive in its pursuit of his White House records that it could permanently damage the presidency, according to a court filing from his legal team on Wednesday. → Read More

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Justice Department and House lawyers argue Trump's records should be turned over to January 6 committee

The Biden administration said in a court filing on Monday that the House select committee's investigation into January 6 is needed to fully understand former President Donald Trump's role in the US Capitol attack, arguing that his presidential records be turned over to Congress. → Read More

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Judge orders pro-Trump attorneys who brought frivolous election fraud case to pay more than $180,000 to defendants they sued

Two lawyers who went to court to claim voter fraud after the 2020 election must pay nearly $180,000 to the defendants they sued, a federal magistrate judge ordered Monday, saying their lawsuit aimed to "manipulate gullible members of the public and foment public unrest." → Read More

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Steve Bannon pleading not guilty to contempt of Congress charges

Steve Bannon is pleading not guilty to the criminal contempt of Congress charges against him, according to a notice filed in federal court on Wednesday. → Read More

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Trump warns against giving Congress too much power as he seeks to keep his White House records secret

Former President Donald Trump's attorneys are framing his attempt to keep secret records from his presidency as a clash between the executive and legislative branches that could give Congress lopsided power, according to Trump's argument brief in the major court case related to the House's January 6 investigation. → Read More

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Judge rejects another Trump attempt to slow down documents from going to House January 6 committee

A federal judge on Wednesday night said she would not help former President Donald Trump as he attempts to buy time as he argues to keep secret records from his presidency, pointing him instead to an appeals court to seek help. → Read More

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Prosecutors seek 4+ years in prison for 'QAnon Shaman' in attempt to set example

The Justice Department is asking for the so-called QAnon Shaman, who wore a headdress and posed shirtless on the Senate floor during the siege of the US Capitol, to be sentenced to a prison term of more than four years, the longest incarceration prosecutors have asked for any guilty January 6 defendant so far, according to a new court filing. → Read More

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Federal judge denies Trump's attempt to withhold records from January 6 committee

A federal judge will allow the US House to access hundreds of pages of documents from Donald Trump's presidency leading up to and about the January 6 attack at the US Capitol, in a forceful rejection of Trump's recent attempts to control information from his White House. → Read More

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Judge denies Trump's overnight request to stop Archives from turning over his records

A procedural attempt by former President Donald Trump to keep secret documents from his presidency about the January 6 insurrection quickly failed overnight Monday, in a preview of the major loss in court that came later Tuesday. → Read More

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Trump Justice official Jeffrey Clark, who pushed election fraud claims, stonewalls House January 6 committee

Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark stonewalled the House Select Committee investigating January 6, responding to a subpoena demanding he appear for an interview with the panel, but not answering questions posed to him, sources familiar with his appearance told CNN. → Read More

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Durham probe: Russian analyst who was source for Steele dossier arrested and charged with lying to FBI

Igor Danchenko, a Russian analyst who was a source for the 2016 dossier of allegations about former President Donald Trump, was arrested and indicted Thursday for allegedly lying to the FBI, as part of Special Counsel John Durham's investigation into the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation. → Read More

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High-stakes hearing Thursday in Trump effort to block release of presidential documents

The power Donald Trump holds as a former president will be put to the test on Thursday, as a federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether Trump can keep secret records from his White House about his attempt to overturn the 2020 election. → Read More

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Trump's lawyers defend his ability to assert executive privilege ahead of key court hearing

Donald Trump's lawyers are defending his ability to assert executive privilege, even as an ex-President, in a reply brief in his lawsuit against the National Archives and the House select committee over January 6-related documents. → Read More

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New January 6 court filings reveal what Trump is trying to keep secret from Congress

Specifics about former President Donald Trump's efforts to keep secret the support from his White House for overturning his loss of the 2020 election were revealed in late-night court filings that show more than 700 pages of handwritten notes, draft documents and daily logs his top advisers kept related to January 6. → Read More

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Texas and 10-state coalition file lawsuits challenging Biden's vaccine mandate for federal contractors

Texas on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over its Covid-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors, calling it unconstitutional. → Read More

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Former Justice Department official who backed unfounded voter fraud claims parts with lawyer

Former Justice Department official Jeffery Clark, who had been scheduled to testify on Friday before the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, has parted ways with his attorney Robert Driscoll, according to a person familiar with his representation. → Read More

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DOJ pushes back against claims of mistreatment at DC jail where dozens of Capitol rioters are being held

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday pushed back against claims of mistreatment at a Washington, DC, jail where dozens of US Capitol rioters are being held -- allegations that led a federal judge to refer the jail for an investigation into potential civil rights violations after holding its officials in contempt of court. → Read More

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January 6 committee postpones request for some records from Trump White House

The House select committee investigating January 6 has postponed its request for dozens of pages of records from the Trump White House even though the documents were determined by the current White House counsel to be relevant to its probe. → Read More

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Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark, who pushed baseless election fraud claims, expected to testify before January 6 committee

The House select committee investigating the US Capitol insurrection is planning for former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark to testify next Friday -- teeing him up to be the first Trump administration official to comply with a subpoena for an interview with the panel, two sources familiar with the committee's inquiry told CNN. → Read More

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What comes next now that the House has referred Steve Bannon to the Justice Department

The criminal contempt referral from the House of Representatives against right-wing agitator Steve Bannon landed at the DC US Attorney's Office on Thursday with unusual fanfare, setting off potentially weeks of legal decision-making at the Justice Department. → Read More