Republicans in Congress sought Trump pardons after Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Up to a half-dozen Republicans lawmakers who strongly supported then-President Donald Trump’s false claims of ballot fraud in the 2020 election sought pardons from him in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, according to testimony and evidence presented Thursday at the House select committee investigating the attack. Trump also talked about issuing … Read more

Republicans channel unapologetic trashiness of reality TV

WASHINGTON—At her 224th—and last—briefing as White House press secretary just over a week ago, Jen Psaki had some farewell messages. “People always ask me — and I’m sure you guys get asked this too — about whether Washington is rotten; you know, whether everybody is corrupt here,” she said. “And I, having done this job, … Read more