New book audio: Trump falsely claimed he gave Kim letters to Archives in 2021

New book audio: Trump falsely claimed he gave Kim letters to Archives in 2021

Washington CNN — Former President Donald Trump falsely claimed he had given the letters he exchanged with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the National Archives last year when he was interviewed by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman for her forthcoming book, according to audio of the interview obtained by CNN. Trump also … Read more

January 6 rioter who formed his own militia sentenced to more than 4 years for assaulting officer

January 6 rioter who formed his own militia sentenced to more than 4 years for assaulting officer

Washington CNN — A Capitol rioter who created his own militia, raised funds, and worked to recruit others to join him in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, was sentenced on Wednesday to 52 months behind bars for assaulting a police officer during the attack. Before handing down his sentence, US District Judge Randolph Moss … Read more

GOP leaders still strive to appease Trump’s base on election denialism

GOP leaders still strive to appease Trump’s base on election denialism

CNN — As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stumps for some of this year’s midterm candidates ahead of what looks increasingly like a showdown with former President Donald Trump in 2024, he’s seemed to be more nimble than most on the Trump tightrope. He’s offered a wink and a nod to the election fraud claims that … Read more

The nightmare scenario for election reform

The nightmare scenario for election reform

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Ghosts of the 2020 election continue to haunt the US system of government. Exorcism. The House and Senate have a path in mind to exorcise the January 6, 2021, insurrection with … Read more

Robert Packer: Man who wore ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt at US Capitol riot sentenced to 75 days in jail

Robert Packer: Man who wore ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt at US Capitol riot sentenced to 75 days in jail

CNN — A Virginia man who was infamously photographed wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt and an “SS” t-shirt inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, was sentenced by a federal judge Thursday to more than two months in jail. Robert Packer pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor trespassing charge in January. Images of Packer inside … Read more

Trump rally highlighting January 6 case of alleged Nazi sympathizer sparks criticism

Trump rally highlighting January 6 case of alleged Nazi sympathizer sparks criticism

CNN — Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a member of the House panel investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, on Sunday called out former President Donald Trump for featuring a speaker during his Saturday rally who highlighted the plight of a January 6 rioter and alleged Nazi sympathizer who was convicted on all five charges he faced … Read more

Pence’s 2024 hopes loom over potential testimony to Jan. 6 committees

Pence’s 2024 hopes loom over potential testimony to Jan.  6 committees

CNN — Key members of the House committee probing the January 6, 2021, insurrection are dialing up pressure on former Vice President Mike Pence – whom pro-Donald Trump rioters demanded be hanged on that dark day – to testify to their committee. Pence would instantly become the investigation’s most high-profile witness and could further expose … Read more

Top House Democrats accuse DHS inspector general of obstructing their investigations into missing Secret Service text messages

Top House Democrats accuse DHS inspector general of obstructing their investigations into missing Secret Service text messages

Washington CNN — Two top House Democrats are accusing the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General of obstructing their investigation into missing Secret Service text messages related to the January 6 Capitol attack, escalating tensions between Congress and the watchdog agency. In a letter on Tuesday, House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and House Homeland Security … Read more

Man who attacked police with poles during US Capitol riot sentenced to more than five years in prison

Man who attacked police with poles during US Capitol riot sentenced to more than five years in prison

A man who attacked police officers with poles during the riot at the US Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to more than five years in prison, matching the longest term of imprisonment so far among hundreds of Capitol riot prosecutions. Mark Ponder, a 56-year-old resident of Washington, DC, said he “got caught up” in the … Read more

Pence to offer roadmap for conservatives in DC speech Monday, a day ahead of Trump’s return to the nation’s capital

Pence to offer roadmap for conservatives in DC speech Monday, a day ahead of Trump’s return to the nation’s capital

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence will sound very much like a White House hopeful looking to lead his party beyond former President Donald Trump when he touts his “freedom agenda” for the Republican Party in a speech in Washington on Monday evening. Pence will deliver remarks about a proposed conservative agenda at the … Read more