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Sources: Guilfoyle's $60K Jan. 6 Fee Paid by Charlie Kirk's Group

Publix heiress reportedly ponied up cash used for Guilfoyle's speech to Turning Point Action

(Newser) - Kimberly Guilfoyle was indeed paid $60,000 for her speech introducing fiance Donald Trump Jr. at Jan. 6's "Stop the Steal" rally, as claimed by a member of the House committee leading the hearings about the Capitol riot—but that money apparently didn't come from the Trump...

Jan. 6 Panel Appears Divided Over Criminal Referrals

Members quickly push back on Chairman Bennie Thompson's statement

(Newser) - The leader of the House panel conducting the Jan. 6 hearings seemed to surprise members of his own committee with a statement about former President Trump's fate on Monday. Democrat Bennie Thompson told reporters that the panel won't make any criminal referrals to the Justice Department, reports NBC...

Jan. 6 Panel Asks McCarthy to Appear
McCarthy to House
Jan. 6 Committee: Nope

McCarthy to House Jan. 6 Committee: Nope

House minority leader won't be interviewed

(Newser) - Update: Kevin McCarthy won't be giving the House committee probing the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol what it wants. The House minority leader responded quickly to a Wednesday request from the committee asking for his voluntary cooperation, saying that same day that no, he would not sit...

10 House Lawmakers Recount the Fear of Jan. 6 Riot

"I really thought ... 'We're going to die here'"

(Newser) - Around three dozen Democrats were trapped in the House gallery on Jan. 6, 2020, after the rest of their colleagues had been evacuated, ducking beneath their seats as supporters of then-President Trump laid siege. In interviews with the AP , 10 of the lawmakers who were there described their experiences in...

Lawmakers Agree to Deal to Investigate Capitol Attack

House could vote on proposed bipartisan commission next week

(Newser) - House lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, and it does not include a look at violence alleged to have come from left-wing groups last summer, as some Republicans had hoped. The proposed 10-person commission would focus only on the attack...

Trump Is Now Facing a Lawsuit Over the Capitol Attack

Rep. Bennie Thompson and NAACP's suit also names Rudy Giuliani, white supremacist groups

(Newser) - He was acquitted in his impeachment trial, but Donald Trump now faces threats from the courts in regard to the Capitol riot. On Tuesday, the first such threat from a member of Congress emerged in the form of a lawsuit by Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, reports Politico . The...

Boston Mayor: Tsarnaev Brothers Acted Alone

 Boston Mayor: 
 Tsarnaev Brothers 
 Acted Alone 
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Boston Mayor: Tsarnaev Brothers Acted Alone

Thomas Menino defends shutting city down for manhunt

(Newser) - Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told ABC's This Week that, as far as he knows, the Boston Marathon bombing investigation has not uncovered any suspects other than the Tsarnaev brothers. "All the information I have is they acted alone," he said, according to Politico . He also defended the...

Salahis Say They Won't Testify
 Salahis Say They Won't Testify 

Salahis Say They Won't Testify

Party-crashers turn down House invite; subpoena threatened

(Newser) - Saying “there is nothing further that they can do to assist Congress in its inquiry,” the White House party-crashers turned down an invitation to appear before a House committee tomorrow. That was unpleasant news to the Democrat chairing the panel, who vowed quick action against Tareq and Michaele...

Salahis Invited to Capitol Hill ... Through Front Door

Party crashers haven't been subpoenaed. Yet.

(Newser) - The House Committee on Homeland Security has asked the couple who crashed last week's White House state dinner to testify on Thursday. Tareq and Michaele Salahi have not confirmed that they will appear, and testifying could complicate their plans to auction off the story of how they infiltrated the theoretically...

FEMA Buried Dangers of Katrina Trailers, Reps Charge

Formaldehyde risks ignored in scramble

(Newser) - Democrats on a House committee say the Federal Emergency Management Agency ignored good science in using travel trailers with dangerously high levels of formaldehyde as long-term housing for victims of Hurricane Katrina, CNN reports, adding that FEMA suppressed a report on formaldehyde risks. The emergency agency calls yesterday's accusations "...

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