The Memo: First phase of Jan. 6 hearings sharpens dangers for Trump

Five down, some more to go. The first phase of the public hearings into the Jan. 6 hearings ended on Thursday, with dramatic testimony focused on the efforts by former President Trump and his allies to pressure the Department of Justice. House Select Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) says the hearings will now pause before … Read more

Ron Johnson embroiled in controversy over staff handing Pence fake electors list

Conservative Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who faces a tough re-election race this year, finds himself embroiled in new controversy after the House Jan. 6 Select Committee revealed Tuesday that his staff attempted to hand a list of fake electors to then-Vice President Mike Pence. Johnson is facing tough questions about how much he knew of … Read more

Signs of tension rise between Justice, Jan. 6 panel

Tensions between the Justice Department and the HouseJan. 6 select committee have slipped into public view amid the panel’s first public hearings for its investigation. A standoff between the parallel probes over the committee’s refusal to share its interview transcripts led federal prosecutors this week to agree to postpone the trial date for a group … Read more

Jan 6. panel says Scott Perry among multiple GOP lawmakers who wanted Trump pardon

Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) was one of “multiple” GOP lawmakers who asked President Trump for pardons given their roles in seeking to unwind the 2020 election results, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol said in its first hearing Thursday night. Perry’s office forcefully denied the allegation. Vice Chairwoman Liz Cheney … Read more

Ginni Thomas texts leave GOP lawmakers scrambling 

Ginni Thomas’s text messages to former White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Meadows Jan. 6 panel votes to advance contempt proceedings for Navarro, Scavino Judiciary chair calls on Justice Thomas to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases Justice Thomas participates remotely in oral arguments amid ongoing scrutiny MORE leading up to the Jan. 6, … Read more