Lawyers for the former president asked a House committee to pass legislation stripping the Justice Department of authority to investigate his handling of classified material after leaving office.
Author: Alan Feuer and Luke Broadwater
Justice Dept. Seeks to Force Trump White House Lawyers to Testify in Jan. 6 Inquiry
The move is part of an effort by prosecutors to punch through the claims of privilege the former president is using to hamper the investigation of his push to overturn the election.
Justice Dept. Recommends Bannon Be Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison
Stephen K. Bannon, who is set to be sentenced on Friday, deserved a penalty harsher than the minimum term of one month in jail because he had blatantly brushed off the Jan. 6 committee’s demands, prosecutors said.
Pence Calls on Republicans to Stop Assailing the F.B.I. After Mar-a-Lago Search
Former Vice President Mike Pence also said he would consider talking to the Jan. 6 committee if he were “summoned to testify.”
Former Trump Adviser Charged With Contempt for Defying Jan. 6 Subpoena
Peter Navarro is the second associate of former President Donald J. Trump to face criminal charges for stonewalling the inquiry into the Capitol riot, after Stephen K. Bannon.
Judge Allows Civil Suits to Proceed Against Trump Over Jan. 6
The ruling means the plaintiffs in three civil cases will likely be able to seek information from the former president over his role in the attack on the Capitol.
Jan. 6 Rally Planner to Tell House Panel He Played No Role in Violence
Ali Alexander, a right-wing activist who helped organize the gathering that drew Trump supporters to Washington on Jan. 6, is cooperating with the committee investigating the riot.