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A Trifecta of Roles for Leahy: Witness, Juror and Judge in Trump’s Trial

WASHINGTON — As senators barreled down a Senate basement tunnel fleeing the pro-Trump mob storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, Patrick J. Leahy, the chamber’s longest-serving senator, glanced up at the Vermont flag hanging overhead and offered a promise. “Don’t worry, Vermont’s going to be represented,” Mr. Leahy vowed. Shortly after, a law enforcement officer […]

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Pentagon Accelerates Efforts to Root Out Far-Right Extremism in the Ranks

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is intensifying efforts to identify and combat white supremacy and other far-right extremism in its ranks as federal investigators seek to determine how many military personnel and veterans joined the violent assault on the Capitol. In the days since a pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, senior leaders of […]

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Pelosi Holds Back Impeachment Article as House Builds Case

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that House impeachment managers were preparing to prosecute President Trump in the Senate, but she refused to offer a timeline for when they would move forward with a never-before-attempted trial of a former president. At a news conference two days after the House impeached Mr. Trump in […]

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As Circle of Trump Aides Dwindles, a Few Plan to Stay to the End

WASHINGTON — Hope Hicks was so close to President Trump that he heeded her advice last June to defy protesters and march across Lafayette Square for a photo op she staged to project an image of “toughness.” The plan backfired when the peaceful protesters had to be flushed from the square with flash grenades and […]