What to expect January 6 hearings day 5:

CNN — Thursday’s hearing before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection turns the panel’s focus toward how former President Donald Trump tried to use the Justice Department to bolster his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Three top officials who led the Justice Department in the final days of the … Read more

Bannon and DOJ don’t want to talk politics or January 6 specifics at contempt trial

CNN — Longtime Trump political adviser Steve Bannon wants to block prosecutors from exploring the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol before the jury at his criminal contempt trial next month. At the same time, prosecutors are trying to prevent Bannon from turning his trial into a “circus atmosphere,” they said Friday. Bannon’s … Read more

Takeaways from Monday’s January 6 hearing

CNN  —  The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol detailed Monday how those around then-President Donald Trump told him he lost the 2020 election – but he refused to listen, turning instead to his attorney Rudy Giuliani to embrace false claims that the election was stolen. The hearing Monday … Read more

Larry Nassar abuse case: Olympic gymnasts Biles, Raisman and Maroney are among dozens seeking $1 billion from the FBI over botched investigation

CNN — Attorneys for more than 90 women and girls who were sexually abused by disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar submitted claims for over $1 billion to the FBI, saying investigators could have ended Nassar’s predation and protected other victims had they not mishandled the case. The claimants include Olympic gymnasts Simone … Read more

Trump campaign told fake electors in Georgia to use ‘complete secrecy and discretion,’ email reveals

CNN — The Trump campaign directed a group of Georgia Republicans to meet in secret and obscure their objectives in an email obtained by federal prosecutors as part of their recent investigation into Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election in several swing states. The email is part of the intensifying Justice Department investigation focused … Read more

CDC mask mandate for travelers no longer in effect following judge’s ruling, official says

CNN — The federal judge in Florida struck down on Monday the Biden administration’s mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods, and the Biden official administration says the order is no longer in effect while the ruling is reviewed. US District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle said the mandate was unlawful because it exceeded … Read more