Judge: Bannon can argue to throw out contempt charges after conviction

A federal judge on Wednesday said he would give Stephen Bannon’s lawyers an opportunity to argue for the dismissal of criminal contempt of Congress charges, of which the former Trump White House adviser was convicted by a jury last week. US District Judge Carl Nichols denied Bannon’s motion for an outright acquittal on the charges … Read more

Who is Sarah Matthews, the Trump White House aide testifying to Jan. 6 panel?

Sarah Matthews is set to testify at Thursday’s prime-time hearing of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, according to Monday evening reports. Matthews, who served as the former deputy press secretary in the Trump administration, resigned hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, where a pro-Trump mob sought to stop Congress … Read more

Raskin on anonymous pushback to Cassidy Hutchinson testimony: She ‘has no motivation or interest in lying’

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) pushed back on anonymous sources disputing former top White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony that former President Trump tried to grab the steering wheel of the presidential vehicle and lunged at an agent when informed he would not be able to join his supporters at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, … Read more

Ginni Thomas lawyer questions need for her to testify before Jan. 6 panel

The attorney for Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, said he doesn’t see a need for his client to testify before the House select committee investigating the Jan 6, 2021 attack at the Capitol. In an eight-page letter sent to the committee on Tuesday, Thomas’s attorney Mark Paoletta wrote that his … Read more

Kinzinger predicts 2024 elections will be a ‘mess’

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) predicted on Sunday that the 2024 elections will be a “mess” when asked how worried he was about the next time the US votes for president given how divided the country is over who is to blame for the Jan . 6, 2021, Capitol riot. ABC’s “This Week” moderator George Stephanopoulos … Read more

Ex-Trump campaign manager will miss Jan. 6 hearing for family emergency

Former Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien will no longer appear before the House Jan. 6 committee Monday, removing a key witness as the panel seeks to show how the Trump campaign forwarded baseless claims of election fraud. “Due to a family emergency, Mr. William Stepien is unable to testify before the Select Committee this morning. … Read more