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Former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee

Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images, FILE(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump's former White House counsel Pat Cipollone was subpoenaed Wednesday for a deposition by the House's Jan. 6 committee. "The Select Committee's investigation has revealed evidence that Mr. Cipollone repeatedly raised legal and other concerns about President Trump's activities on January 6th and in the days that preceded," the committee's chair and vice-chair, Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson and Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney, said in a statement. Cipollone and former deputy White House counsel Pat Philbin met with committee investigators for an informal interview in April. Cipollone had been considering some form of cooperation with the committee, under certain restrictions, ABC News previously reported. The new subpoena comes one day after Cipollone was repeatedly mentioned   ... Read More

New York governor to unveil new gun legislation in response to Supreme Court ruling

Spencer Platt/Getty Images, FILE(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday detailed what is in gun safety legislation she will propose during a special state legislative session scheduled for Thursday.Hochul is set to propose a slew of ideas in response to last week's Supreme Court decision to strike down a state law that had limited the concealed carry of handguns in public to people who had "proper cause." "There's more to do, this is a nationwide crisis. Too many lives are being lost here in New York, but I will not rest, as the governor of this state, until we have done everything in our power to end this gun epidemic once and for all," Hochul said. The   ... Read More

Most who supported bipartisan Jan. 6 commission best Trump in Tuesday’s GOP primaries, runoffs

Jon Hicks/Getty Images, FILE(WASHINGTON) -- Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony before the House Jan. 6 committee Tuesday added a new layer of political consequences for Donald Trump after she detailed a defiant president she said wanted to lead supporters from his rally on the Ellipse to the Capitol even after being warned they were armed. There are political ramifications as well for several vulnerable members of Congress, notably five of the 35 GOP members of the House of Representatives who voted in May 2021 in favor of a bipartisan commission to probe what surrounded the attack on U.S. Capitol and who faced a primary or runoff contest Tuesday night. Of the group of five, four survived, with   ... Read More

Trump White House attorney disputes Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony about handwritten note

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Trump White House lawyer Eric Herschmann is claiming that a handwritten note regarding a potential statement for then-President Donald Trump to release during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was written by him during a meeting at the White House that afternoon, and not by White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News. At Tuesday's Jan. 6 committee hearing, Rep. Liz Cheney displayed a handwritten note which Hutchinson testified she wrote after Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows handed her a note card and pen to take his dictation. Sources familiar with the matter said that Herschmann had previously told the committee that he had penned the note. "The   ... Read More

Key takeaways from Cassidy Hutchinson’s bombshell testimony to Jan. 6 committee

Brandon Bell/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The House Jan. 6 committee's surprise hearing on Tuesday featured highly-anticipated and explosive testimony from someone who was inside the White House both as the Capitol attack unfolded and in the days before. Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top adviser to then-President Donald Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows, spent some two hours divulging details about what went on behind-the-scenes leading up to, during and after the attack. Committee members and even some former Trump staffers hailed the 25-year-old for showing the courage to deliver her testimony publicly. Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said members felt it important to offer her "firsthand" accounts "immediately." "It hasn't always been easy to get that information, because the same people who   ... Read More

Why Democrats spent millions in some GOP primaries — betting they can sway the base

Minko Chernev / EyeEm / Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Colorado voters on Tuesday will choose party nominees in a variety of local and statewide races -- and put to the test a multimillion-dollar plan by left-leaning groups there hoping to gain an advantage in the November midterms by influencing the Republican primaries. Democratic-affiliated organizations have spent millions on political ad contracts to boost pro-Donald Trump candidates in the nominating contests, highlighting the platforms of those who deny the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election while attacking more moderate GOP politicians. It's the latest example of a familiar political plan that isn't just playing out in Colorado: The goal is try and help pick the Democratic opponent -- and in this case,   ... Read More

Money, MAGA and Democratic meddling take center stage in Tuesday’s primaries

Chet Strange/Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE(WASHINGTON) -- As Tuesday's primaries get underway, the influence of big money, the "big lie" and some Democratic groups have meddled in some of the races. Primaries in several states, including Colorado, Illinois and New York, will also be held against the backdrop of the latest -- surprise -- Jan. 6 hearing in the House. Republican candidates remain divided on Donald Trump's evidence-free election denialism across Colorado's congressional and statewide GOP nominating contests, which are further complicated by Democratic efforts to boost the seemingly more right-wing candidates -- assuming those choices would then backfire in the general election. Two GOP politicians are on the ballot in the Republican Senate primary hoping to unseat Democratic incumbent   ... Read More

As Trump rails at Cassidy Hutchinson’s Jan. 6 testimony, other aides vouch for her

Brandon Bell/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Startling testimony on Tuesday from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson before the House committee investigating Jan. 6 drew shock from Donald Trump's orbit as well as support for Hutchinson's character -- and a rebuke from the former president himself. Hutchinson, who worked as a top aide to Mark Meadows, Trump's last chief of staff, was the only witness at a surprise hearing on Tuesday. She testified for nearly two hours about Trump's frame of mind surrounding the 2020 election he lost as well as the events before, during and after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol. Speaking before the House committee under oath, Hutchinson recalled how she had been told that Trump lunged   ... Read More

Jan. 6 hearing witness: Irate Trump grabbed wheel, demanded to go to Capitol

Brandon Bell/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The House select committee investigating the U.S. Capitol attack heard stunning stunning testimony on Tuesday from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top aide to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. She told the committee and an international TV audience that then-President Donald Trump was warned about potential violence and crimes, that he wanted supporters with weapons let into his Jan. 6 rally, and that he then demanded his security detail take him to the Capitol, going so far as to grab the wheel of the presidential limousine, "The Beast." This was the sixth hearing this month investigating what the committee says was the conspiracy by Trump and his allies to overturn the election. Please check back   ... Read More

Surprise Jan. 6 hearing featuring White House adviser signals urgency by the committee

Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol will convene Tuesday afternoon for a surprise public hearing, signaling apparent urgency among members to reveal further findings from their year-long inquiry. The hearing, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET, will see the committee "present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony," the group said in a news release Monday. Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who was a top adviser to Donald Trump's last chief of staff, Mark Meadows, is expected to testify, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Punchbowl News first reported of her scheduled appearance late Monday. It's anticipated that through her testimony,   ... Read More

Former Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson to testify at Jan. 6 hearing, sources say

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who was a top adviser to former President Donald Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows, is expected to testify Tuesday before the Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol attack, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. The committee announced on Monday that a newly scheduled hearing on Tuesday would "present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony" -- but the committee did not say who that witness would be. Punchbowl first reported the news of her scheduled appearance. Through her scheduled testimony, Hutchinson is expected to put a voice to many of the internal White House interactions involving the events of Jan. 6 that have been reported   ... Read More

DOJ seizes phone of former Trump attorney John Eastman as part of election probe, says lawsuit

Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Authorities on Wednesday seized the cell phone of John Eastman, the former attorney for Donald Trump at the center of the House committee's investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, as part of the Justice Department's criminal probe into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, according to a lawsuit filed by Eastman's attorney. In the lawsuit, Eastman's attorney claims that the agents served the warrant on him last Wednesday evening while he was exiting a restaurant. They claim Eastman was frisked and his iPhone was seized, and that the agents made him provide biometric data to unlock his phone. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in New   ... Read More

Supreme Court abortion ruling live updates: Americans can get abortions in Canada: Trudeau

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in a much-anticipated ruling Friday in one of its biggest decisions this term. The court voted 5-4, largely along party lines, to overturn Roe and 6-3, in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which involved Mississippi's ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It appeared that the panel's conservative majority of justices was ready to overturn nearly 50 years of established abortion rights after last month's leaked draft decision indicated as much. Here's how the news is developing. All times Eastern: Jun 28, 12:45 pm Pharmacies limit purchases of Plan B pills Some of the nation's largest pharmacy chains are limiting   ... Read More

States introduce new abortion laws after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: Live updates

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- After the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that guaranteed a woman's right to an abortion, states are taking action. The court's ruling rolled back constitutional protection for abortion rights, giving each state the power to decide. Several states had trigger laws in place that immediately banned abortion if Roe was overturned. Others guarantee the right to an abortion under state laws or their constitutions. Some states are now introducing new laws, emboldened by the Supreme Court's decision. Latest updates: Jun 28, 8:42 pm Nevada governor signs executive order strengthening abortion protections Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed an executive order "ensuring safe access to abortions for women seeking refuge from   ... Read More

Recession isn’t ‘inevitable’ but inflation remains ‘unacceptably high’: Janet Yellen

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A recession is not "at all inevitable" as the Federal Reserve takes increasingly aggressive action to address sharply rising inflation, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday. "I expect the economy to slow," Yellen told "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos. "It's been growing at a very rapid rate, as the economy, as the labor market, has recovered and we have reached full employment. It's natural now that we expect a transition to steady and stable growth, but I don't think a recession is at all inevitable." "Clearly, inflation is unacceptably high," Yellen continued. "It's President [Joe] Biden's top priority to bring it down. And [Fed] Chair [Jerome] Powell has said that his goal is to bring inflation   ... Read More

Biden nominates 3 for Fed board, including first Black woman

Biden nominates 3 for Fed board, including first Black womanBy CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Friday announced the nominations of three people for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, including Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former Fed and Treasury official, for the top regulatory slot and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve on the Fed's board. Biden also nominated Phillip Jefferson, an economist, dean of faculty at Davidson College in North Carolina and a former Fed researcher. The three nominees, who will have to be confirmed by the Senate, would fill out the Fed's seven-member board. They would join the Fed at a particularly challenging time in which the central bank will undertake the delicate task of raising its   ... Read More

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