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Mark Meadows

A former White House aide told the House Select Committee that Mark Meadows, former President Trump’s ex-White House Chief of Staff, incinerated documents in his office after meeting with a House Republican who was part of a broad GOP effort to overturn the 2020 election results, according to a Politico report.

The testimony was obtained from a former Meadows aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, who had already testified that Meadows was warned that Republican plans to overturn the election with sham electors weren’t “legally sound” and that Trump’s January 6 rally could turn violent.

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy

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The leader of House Republicans Kevin McCarthy has responded to his subpoena from the House Select Committee with a lengthy letter from his attorney, arguing, like others have tried and failed before him, that the panel lacks “valid legislative purpose.”

And as for his own discussions with former President Donald Trump—impeached for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last year—those details, McCarthy argues, are not subject to oversight.

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Rep. Lauren Boebert

Days after the massacre at an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school — a horrific shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead — the nationwide clamor for overdue gun control legislation has grown tumultuous. However, Republicans have chosen to mock these calls, and at the forefront is Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).

Boebert, an extremist MAGA Republican and Q-Anon conspiracy theorist, took to Fox News’ Hannity Special to offer a bizarre justification for her refusal to support common-sense gun reforms: The United States didn’t ban planes after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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