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liz cheney (7), text messages (6), criminal contempt of congress (6), vice president mike pence (5), the 2020 election (5)

Meadows and the Band of Loyalists: How They Fought to Keep Trump in Power

A small circle of Republican lawmakers, working closely with President Donald J. Trump’s chief of staff, took on an outsize role in pressuring the Justice Department, amplifying conspiracy theories and flooding the courts in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

The January 6 committee’s showdown with Mark Meadows, explained

The committee revealed more about its hoped-for endgame.

Analysis: How the January 6 committee finally exposed Trump's empire of lies

If politics still turned on truth and facts, this would be the week when the lie-filled foundations of Donald Trump's movement imploded, destroying his apparent dream of a return to power after the 2024 election.

Rep. Jim Jordan Admits To Sending One Of The Texts Revealed By Jan. 6 Committee

The Republican forwarded a message to Mark Meadows outlining a legal theory that the vice president had the authority to stop certification of the 2020 election.

Opinion | No amount of lying can take away the fear captured in Mark Meadows' phone

Fox News hosts can pretend Jan. 6 was no big deal — but we've got receipts now.

Fox News Hosts Take the Offensive About Texts to Meadows

Stars of the most-watched cable channel continued to downplay the Jan. 6 attack and back Donald J. Trump while criticizing the investigation of the Capitol siege.

Analysis | On Laura Ingraham’s defense

It's not that she dismissed the Capitol riot. It's that she (and others) tried to separate it from the guy who obviously spurred it.

Analysis | Will Mark Meadows be charged with a crime for not cooperating with the Jan. 6 committee?

Walking through the legal case he has -- or doesn't have -- to stay out of jail.

Jim Jordan sent one of the texts revealed by January 6 committee

Rep. Jim Jordan forwarded a text message to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on January 5, outlining a legal theory that then-Vice President Mike Pence had the authority to stand in the way of the certification of the 2020 election.

McConnell on January 6 probe: 'It will be interesting to reveal all the participants that were involved'

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he did not speak to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on January 6 about then-President Donald Trump's inaction as a crowd stormed the US Capitol.

Analysis: Why Mitch McConnell's comment about the January 6 committee matters

Mitch McConnell is the master of the "no comment."

Jan. 6 investigators mull whether Trump violated obstruction law

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) raised the question using precise terminology from the criminal statute that some view as possibly applicable to the former president's actions.

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