McConnell endorses bill to prevent efforts to subvert presidential election results
Like a similar bill that passed the House last week, the Senate bill was prompted by the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob seeking to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral win.washingtonpost.com
House passes Liz Cheney-backed election reform bill in Dem push to prevent another Trump ‘insurrection’
The bill is squarely aimed at former President Trump's dispute of the 2020 election results, and would clarify that the vice president's role when counting election results is ministerial only.foxnews.com
Trial opens for QAnon follower who chased officer at Capitol
An Iowa man who was part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol believed a conspiracy theory that law enforcement officers would be arresting “all the corrupt politicians” that day, starting with then-Vice President Mike Pence, a defense attorney told jurors Tuesday. Doug Jensen wore a shirt bearing the letter “Q” to express his adherence to the QAnon conspiracy theory when he joined the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. A viral video recorded by a reporter's cellphone showed Jensen running after a Capitol Police officer who was retreating from a crowd of rioters up a flight of stairs.news.yahoo.com
Congress eyes strongest response yet to Jan. 6 attack
House Democrats are voting this week on changes to a 19th century law for certifying presidential elections, their strongest legislative response yet to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat. The vote to overhaul the Electoral Count Act, expected Wednesday, comes as a bipartisan group of senators is moving forward with a similar bill. Trump and his allies tried to exploit the law’s vague language in the weeks after the election as they strategized how they could keep Joe Biden out of office, including by lobbying Vice President Mike Pence to simply object to the certification of Biden’s victory when Congress counted the votes on Jan. 6.news.yahoo.com
GOP's election-year standing with independents at risk
Sarah Motiff has voted for Sen. Ron Johnson every time his name appeared on the ballot, starting in 2010 when the Wisconsin Republican was first elected as part of the tea party wave. Johnson has downplayed the effort and the certificates were never given to Pence, but Motiff, a political independent, wasn’t convinced.news.yahoo.com
Judge denies Justice Department request to regain access to docs seized from Mar-a-Lago
A federal judge has rejected a request from the Justice Department to allow its investigators to regain access to some documents that were seized by the FBI during its search at former President Donald Trump's Florida residence. Tom Dupree, a former Justice Department official, joined Catherin Herridge to discuss the situation.news.yahoo.com
Mike Pence says the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade doesn't necessarily threaten rights to same-sex marriage and birth control
Pence said he has "enormous respect" for Justice Clarence Thomas, who argued the Court should "reconsider" decisions on same-sex rights and contraception.news.yahoo.com
Mike Pence's former chief of staff chides Trump's lawyers for 'potentially lying' to DOJ: 'There's a difference between playing a lawyer on TV' and 'good legal counsel'
Marc Short criticized Trump's defense team in an interview with Fox News as the former president's lawyers have also been mocked by legal experts.news.yahoo.com
Judge grants Trump's request for special master
Asssociated Press reporter Eric Tucker explains how the recent appointment of a special master has changed the trajectory of the investigation into classified documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in August.news.yahoo.com
Pence aide Marc Short wary of FBI investigation into Trump's handling of White House records — "The Takeout"
"How do we move to a position where we're actually having a raid on the former president's home?...I think there has to be continued transparency on the part of DOJ here," Short said.cbsnews.com
Pence says he didn't leave office with classified material
Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he didn’t take any classified information with him when he left office. The disclosure — which would typically be unremarkable for a former vice president — is notable given that FBI agents seized classified and top secret information from his former boss's Florida estate on Aug. 8 while investigating potential violations of three different federal laws. Former President Donald Trump has claimed that the documents seized by agents were “all declassified."news.yahoo.com
Pence criticizes GOP attacks on Trump search
Former Vice President Mike Pence is imploring fellow Republicans to stop lashing out at the FBI over the search of Donald Trump's Florida home. And Pence is denouncing calls by some of the former president's allies to defund the FBI. (Aug. 17)news.yahoo.com
Pence tells GOP to stop lashing out at FBI over Trump search
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday implored fellow Republicans to stop lashing out at the FBI over the search of Donald Trump’s Florida home and denounced calls by some of the former president's allies to defund the FBI, saying that was “just as wrong” as a push by Democratic activists to shift money from police. Pence also said he would give “due consideration” if asked to testify before the House committee investigating the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.news.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 texts, data deleted from Secret Service, Pentagon phones lead to accusations of cover-up
The hours of witness testimony, reams of documents, immersive graphic displays and sheer astonishment of the revelations from the House select committee hearings investigating the riot that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, may be one of the most compelling stories to come out of the U.S. Congress — but perhaps more compelling has been all the information erased, wiped, deleted and otherwise obscured by members of former President Donald Trump’s administration in the days, weeks and months after the failed insurrection.news.yahoo.com
Wisconsin's Johnson under heat for fake elector revelation
Evidence revealed at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection shows that an aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence’s staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver fake elector votes from Wisconsin and Michigan.
What we know about Trump's actions as insurrection unfolded
Members of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection are holding their first prime-time hearing to share what they have uncovered about then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Pence: Leaked abortion draft opinion helps some '22 hopefuls
Former Vice President Mike Pence says a leaked draft opinion suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark case that legalized abortion nationwide could have favorable impacts for anti-abortion candidates in midterm elections across the country.
Iowa GOP open to non-Trump prospects as 2024 gets underway
Former President Donald Trump’s persistent flirtation with another White House run is doing little to discourage other potential Republican candidates from stepping up their activity in Iowa, the state that will formally launch the nomination process.
AP Was There: The surreal first day of the pandemic
On the day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic, Koloud “Kay” Tarapolsi reflected the views of many people when she told an Associated Press reporter: “If we avoid each other and listen to the scientists, maybe in a few weeks it will be better."
EXPLAINER: How fake electors tried to throw result to Trump
State attorneys general and the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol are digging deeper into the role that fake slates of electors played in the desperate effort by former President Donald Trump to cling to power after his 2020 defeat.
Pence navigates Trump's shadow during New Hampshire visit
Former Vice President Mike Pence visited early-voting New Hampshire, where he delivered a speech railing against President Joe Biden’s handling of the economy, schmoozed with local activists, dropped by holiday parties, shopped at a local bakery and raised money for state Republicans.