Republicans in Congress sought Trump pardons after Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Up to a half-dozen Republicans lawmakers who strongly supported then-President Donald Trump’s false claims of ballot fraud in the 2020 election sought pardons from him in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, according to testimony and evidence presented Thursday at the House select committee investigating the attack. Trump also talked about issuing … Read more

Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after forming President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement. The loss ends a turbulent campaign that pit Brooks, a conservative firebrand who has spent more … Read more

Primary election: Georgia Republican voters reject more of Trump’s primary picks, while a late pick prevails in Alabama

CNN — Another election day in Georgia has brought a further round of defeats for forming President Donald Trump and his chosen Republican candidates. Trump’s politics remain firmly rooted – and deeply influential – in almost every GOP race around the country, but the measure of his personal influence has taken a hit so far … Read more