Court blocks special counsel Jack Smith’s access to many of Rep. Scott Perry’s files
Special counsel Jack Smith may not review U.S. Rep. Scott Perry’s discussions with other members of Congress about overturning the 2020 presidential election, a federal appeals court ruled, finding they fall under an exemption for legislative speech. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia published a previously sealed opinion on Wednesday that reveals […]
Trump can run in NH primary despite Jan. 6 involvement, AG and secretary of state say
Former President Donald Trump is clear to run as a candidate in New Hampshire’s presidential primary next year despite his involvement in the events leading to the Jan. 6 insurrection, the state attorney general and secretary of state asserted Wednesday. “There is no mention in New Hampshire state statute that a candidate in a national […]
Retired Marine latest challenger to Perry in PA-10
Recently retired Marine Mike O’Brien said Wednesday he’s tired of Republicans co-opting the concept of “freedom,” and will seek the Democratic nomination to run against U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District. In an interview with the Capital-Star, O’Brien said he was motivated to run for office by the Jan. 6 insurrection, and Perry’s alleged role […]
Trump pleads not guilty to charges he sought to subvert 2020 election
Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to four felony charges Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
How fake electors in Pennsylvania and six other states are central to the Trump Jan. 6 indictment
WASHINGTON — The federal indictment accusing Donald Trump of trying to stay in power after losing the 2020 presidential election includes detailed accusations of Trump and his alleged co-conspirators’ pressure on individual state officials. The central plot to overturn the election, as described in the indictment a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., handed up […]
Commentary: Further prosecutions over the 2020 election are not justified
It may surprise people to know that trying to overturn an American election is not a crime. The means chosen to do it must also be criminal. Lying about voting machines and spreading misinformation about who won is not enough. That is why the four members of the Oath Keepers were convicted of seditious conspiracy—conspiring […]
Congress, GOP presidential candidates react to Trump indictment
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and Republicans competing against Donald Trump in the presidential primary quickly reacted Tuesday to the latest indictment against the former president, falling largely along party lines. This one, by a federal grand jury, stems from Trump’s alleged efforts to subvert the 2020 election after Election Day and leading up to […]
New charges for Trump in classified documents case involve video evidence
A federal grand jury added three felony charges against Donald Trump on Thursday in the case alleging the former president took classified materials from the White House after his term ended. Trump directed employees to destroy video evidence that could aid the prosecution in the criminal case, according to a 60-page superseding indictment filed Thursday […]
U.S. House Jan. 6 committee: A look at the roles played by Perry, Mastriano
Here’s a look at what the committee said about the role played by Scott Perry and Doug Mastriano in the days leading up to the U.S. Capitol attack:
U.S. House committee outlines how U.S. Rep. Scott Perry pushed to restructure Justice Department
In the days leading up to the Jan. 6, 2020, attack on the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry pushed to restructure the Department of Justice as former President Donald Trump and his allies led efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
U.S. House committee examines efforts to pressure GOP state officials — including in Pa. — to overturn 2020 election
In a Tuesday hearing, the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol showed testimony from House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, and played voicemails left by Trump lawyers who pushed unsubstantiated claims of a fraudulent election.
Jan. 6 panel asks three GOP members of the U.S. House to cooperate in probe
The U.S. House committee looking into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol sent letters Monday to Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama and Ronny Jackson of Texas, asking them to share information about meetings and conversations they had in the days and weeks leading up to the insurrection.