Jan. 6 Committee

The Sacred Lies of Virginia Thomas
In testimony before the Jan. 6 committee, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas would not renounce her faith.
Where Things Stand: Trump Lawyer Tries To Shove Exec Privilege Assertion Into The Record Before Navarro Trial
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Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro’s contempt trial for defying the Jan. 6 committee’s subpoena is coming up in less than a week. And Trump’s lawyers are asserting once more, in a last-ditch effort at proving something, that Navarro was right to have blown off the congressional subpoena because he was protected by executive privilege.

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Listen To This: January 6 Committee Wraps

A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast is live! This week, Josh and Kate discuss the committee’s legacy and final report, the antics of Kari Lake and the ongoing saga of incoming Rep. George Santos (R-NY).

You can listen to the new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast here.

A Plot To Overturn An American Election
TPM Has Obtained Explosive Evidence Uncovered By The January 6 Select Committee
Where Things Stand: Pence Rebuffed Jan 6 Panel But Is Open To Considering DOJ Testimony
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The Justice Department wants to question former veep Mike Pence as part of its criminal probe into Donald Trump’s efforts to stay in power after the 2020 election, two people familiar with the matter told the New York Times in a piece published this afternoon. Pence is reportedly considering the request, breaking from his outright refusal to cooperate with the House Jan. 6 Select Committee’s probe into the matter.

A DOJ investigator reached out to Pence’s team before Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Friday that he was appointing Jack Smith as special counsel to oversee and weigh charges in the DOJ’s criminal probe into Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, as well as the department’s classified records case.

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