Bart Jansen, USA TODAY

Bart Jansen

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Recent articles by Bart:

Thompson, Maloney turn up heat on Secret Service watchdog, cite potential coverup of missing texts

Reps. Bennie Thompson and Carolyn Maloney previously urged DHS inspector general Joseph Cuffari to step aside from text probe.. → Read More

Jan. 6 committee's August plan: More interviews with Trump aides and studying the 25th Amendment

The Jan. 6 committee, which plans more hearings in September, gathers information from witnesses including Trump Cabinet secretaries. → Read More

Garland vows to pursue charges on 'anyone' criminally responsible for Jan. 6 when pressed on Trump

The attorney general's latest public comments come as he has been the target of increasing pressure to act on Jan. 6 revelations. → Read More

Will Trump or his allies face charges over Jan. 6? Legal experts explain hurdles DOJ faces

The House Jan. 6 committee revealed shocking evidence, but the Justice Department decides whether to pursue charges against Trump or aides. → Read More

Trump 'chose not to act,' Sen. Hawley 'riled up' the crowd, then fled: Jan 6 hearings replay

The House Jan. 6 committee focused on Trump's actions in the White House. Former White House aides Sarah Matthews and Matthew Pottinger testify. → Read More

Jan. 6 hearing to focus on how Trump summoned mob ahead of Capitol attack

Much of the Tuesday hearing is expected to focus on domestic extremist groups, such as the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. Hearing begins at 1 p.m. EDT. → Read More

Pat Cipollone, former White House counsel, will testify Friday before Jan. 6 committee

Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone agreed to testify Friday – private, but transcribed – before the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack. → Read More

Jan. 6 live coverage: Ginni Thomas' attorney dismisses calls for her to testify, citing documents already in hand

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack wants former White House counsel Pat Cipollone and others to testify in probe. → Read More

Jan. 6 takeaways: An angry Trump pushed to go to Capitol, counsel warned of 'every crime imaginable'

Cassidy Hutchinson gave riveting testimony of Trump's rage and push to go to the Capitol after he whipped his supporters into a frenzy Jan. 6, 2021. → Read More

Cassidy Hutchinson says Meadows told her Jan. 6 could get 'real, real bad': live updates

Cassidy Hutchinson has been a key witness throughout the Jan. 6 hearings, offering information on lawmakers' effort to challenge election results. → Read More

Supreme Court sides with football coach who prayed after games. Here's a breakdown of the decision.

The case centered on former coach Joe Kennedy's prayers on the 50-yard line after high school football games and questions about religious freedom. → Read More

Jan. 6 hearing Tuesday will reveal 'recently obtained' evidence. Here's what we know.

The panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol assault announced unexpectedly it will present "recently obtained evidence" and hear witnesses Tuesday. → Read More

Meet the 5 Republican congressmen who aides say asked Trump for a pardon after the Jan. 6 attack

Gaetz, Gohmert, Brooks, Perry and Biggs are all members of the Freedom Caucus, and all voted against certifying the votes in Arizona and Pennsylvania. → Read More

What does overturning Roe mean? A breakdown of the Supreme Court's abortion ruling.

Here's what it means now that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and a breakdown of who voted to upend the right to abortion. → Read More

'Just say it was corrupt.' Witnesses say Trump leaned on DOJ to declare election fraud: live updates

Witnesses told the Jan. 6 committee of Trump's plan to install Jeffrey Clark as acting attorney general in an effort to advance his false claims of election fraud. → Read More

Jan. 6 hearing takeaways: Trump's false claims led to threats that turned lives 'upside down'

Republicans in key states Donald Trump lost stood up to the former president again and again as he failed to convince them he won the 2020 election. → Read More

Arizona official describes immense pressure from Trump and team over election

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the speaker of the Arizona House will testify in the committee's fourth hearing on its findings. → Read More

Is the Jan. 6 committee sitting on explosive evidence of Trump's role in the Capitol assault?

Fresh out of jail for burning a Black Lives Matter flag at a Stop the Steal protest in Washington, D.C., Proud Boys Chairman leader Henry “Enrique” Tarrio stood in a dark parking garage wearing hunting fatigues and reached out his hand. “I’m Stewart, pleasure,” Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes said in his Montana cattle rancher hat, reaching out his arm to shake hands with Tarrio. → Read More

Pence's role opposing Trump scheme is focus on Day 3 of Jan. 6 hearings: live updates

The Jan. 6 hearing Thursday will focus on Mike Pence's key role in refusing to carry out Donald Trump's plan to overturn the 2020 election. → Read More

Jan. 6 committee to hear from ex-Trump campaign manager at hearing: live updates

Monday's hearing, which will examine Trump's efforts to spread false information about the election, is set to start at 10 a.m. → Read More