• New photos show Mike Pence hiding in a secure location after he refused evacuate the Capitol on Jan. 6 - and the moment he saw Trump's video praising the rioters

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Vice President Mike Pence is seen holding a phone watching President Donald Trump tell the angry mob at the Capitol to leave as his daughter Charlotte watches on January 6, 2021. January 6th House Select Committee Hearing
    January 6 House Select Committee released photos of Mike Pence during the Capitol attack on Thursday.
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    Pence refused to leave the Capitol even though his life was in danger.
    When a pro-Trump mob took the Capitol by storm, former Vice President Mike Pence was swiftly moved from the Senate chamber January 6th Select Committee Hearing Before being escorted to...
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  • Proud Boy singled out in Capitol Police 'slipping in blood' testimony demands trial delay due to 'publicity'

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, Proud Boys including Joseph Biggs, center in flannel jacket, walk toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump. Carolyn Kaster/AP
    Joseph Biggs was name-dropped 4 times in Officer Caroline Edwards' 'slipping in blood' testimony.
    On Thursday he demanded a four-month trial delay due to the bad publicity.
    Federal prosecutors say he was the first to bust a window and breach the Capitol.
    Proud Boy Joseph Biggs wants his seditious-conspiracy trial delayed until December - because Capitol Police officer Caroline Edwards name-dropped him...
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  • Jan. 6 hearing takeaways: Pence advisor and a conservative legal icon warn US democracy is on the brink

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    A committee exhibit shows former Vice President Mike Pence talking on the phone from his secure location during the riot, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 16, 2022. Susan Walsh/AP
    The January 6 committee's third public hearing painted a picture of American democracy on the brink.
    Two former legal advisers to VP Mike Pence testified in detail about the pressure campaign targeting him.
    A key Trump advisor pushed for the election to be overturned sought a pardon after the Jan. 6...
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  • That 'secret' back channel with Trumpworld the January 6 committee keeps teasing has actually long been the Oath Keepers' defense

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Stewart Rhodes, founder of the citizen militia group known as the Oath Keepers speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington, on June 25, 2017. Susan Walsh/AP
    January 6 House committee members keep teasing they've uncovered a secret MAGA-extremism back channel.
    But the Oath Keepers have long said the "Stop the Steal" organizers invited them to the 2021 rallies.
    In fact, they're building their legal defense on that yet-described "invitation."
    Rep. Jamie Raskin on Thursday became the latest January 6 committee member to tease that upcoming testimony will reveal secret...
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  • John Eastman asked for '1 more relatively minor violation' of election law in wake of Jan. 6 attack: VP aide

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Former Trump legal adviser John Eastman AP Photo/Susan Walsh
    Even after the Capitol riot, John Eastman kept asking former VP Mike Pence to halt proceedings.
    The January 6 committee showed an email from Eastman to Pence's counsel on the night of the attack.
    Eastman, who pleaded the fifth 100 times, asked for a "minor violation" of the Electoral Count Act.
    Former Trump lawyer John Eastman asked former Vice President Mike Pence's counsel to break the law, in writing, on the night of January 6, 2021. In his email at 11:44 p.m. after the US Capitol had been stormed by the pro-Trump mob, Eastman...
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  • Live: Pence advisor says tossing valid 2020 electoral votes would have led to a 'revolution' in US

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    People arrive before a hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 16, 2022. Drew Angerer/Pool Photo via AP
    The House committee investigating the Capitol riot is holding its third public hearing on Thursday.
    A Pence advisor says if the VP threw out electoral votes there would have been a "revolution."
    Jan. 6 committee says it also will soon seek an interview with Ginni Thomas, wife of Clarence Thomas.
    Pence advisor says if the VP threw out electoral votes there would have been a...
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  • House January 6 committee's 'failure' to turn over transcripts is hurting criminal investigations, Justice Department says

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    Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington. Brent Stirton/Getty Images
    Top DOJ leaders said the House January 6 panel's transcripts could be relevant to prosecutions.
    The Justice Department previously requested access to the House committee's transcripts in April.
    The House committee is expected to release the transcripts in September.
    The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol has unnecessarily complicated criminal cases with its "failure" to turn over interview transcripts to...
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  • Trump called Pence 'the P-word' and a 'wimp' during a call before the Jan. 6 attack, according to testimony from White House aides

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    Trump and Pence at a White House event on July 13, 2020. AP Photo/Evan Vucci
    Trump had a "heated," profanity-laden phone call with Vice President Pence on the morning of Jan. 6.
    White House aides told the Jan. 6 panel that Trump called Pence a "wimp" and "the P-word."
    "It was a different tone than I'd heard him take with the vice president before," Ivanka Trump testified.
    Former White House aides testified to the January 6 committee that former President Donald Trump made a profanity-laden call to then-Vice President Mike Pence on the morning of January 6, 2021. "The conversation was...
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