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Jan. 6 panel puts Garland in ‘precarious’ spot, ups pressure

Lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol are increasingly going public with critical statements, court filings and more to deliver a blunt message to Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice. President Donald Trump and his allies likely committed crimes, they say. And it’s up to you to do something about

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House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt

The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. In a rare show of bipartisanship on the House floor, the committee’s Democratic chairman, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, led

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Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

Photo: Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.,, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Rep., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., listen. A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony.

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Jan. 6 panel moves against Bannon, sets contempt vote

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. The chairman of the special committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said the panel will vote Tuesday

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