The New York Times • Katie Benner • January 22 •
Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting Attorney General
Trying to find another avenue to push his baseless election claims, Donald Trump considered installing a loyalist.
The Washington Post • Dan Lamothe, Paul Sonne, Carol D. Leonnig, Aaron Davis • January 20 •
Army falsely denied Flynn’s brother was involved in key part of military response to Capitol riot
The outgoing Army secretary said it is “incredibly awkward” for Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the brother of retired general Michael Flynn, who has voiced support for the extreme ideology QAnon.
Vanity Fair • Adam Ciralsky • January 22 •
“The President Threw Us Under the Bus”: Embedding With Pentagon Leadership in Trump’s Chaotic Last Week
Throughout the final, frenzied days of the Trump administration, a reporter rode shotgun with the outgoing acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, the man who, under the distracted eye of his commander in chief, became America’s de facto guardian.
The New York Times • Katie Benner, Catie Edmondson • January 23 •
Pennsylvania Lawmaker Played Key Role in Trump’s Plot to Oust Acting Attorney General
The congressman’s involvement underlined how far the former president was willing to go to overturn the election, and Democratic lawmakers have begun calling for investigations into those efforts.
The Washington Post • Annie Linskey • January 20 •
A look inside Biden’s Oval Office
The oval office looks different now that President Biden is its occupant.
POLITICO • Lara Seligman, Natasha Bertrand, Andrew Desiderio • January 21 •
‘We feel incredibly betrayed’: Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate Capitol
Guardsmen were later let back into facilities after an outcry from lawmakers.
The New York Times • Donald G. McNeil Jr. • January 24 •
Fauci on What Working for Trump Was Really Like
From denialism to death threats, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci describes a fraught year as an adviser to President Donald J. Trump on the Covid-19 pandemic.
The New York Times • Erica L. Green • January 24 •
Surge of Student Suicides Pushes Las Vegas Schools to Reopen
Firmly linking teen suicides to school closings is difficult, but rising mental health emergencies and suicide rates point to the toll the pandemic lockdown is taking.
The Washington Post • Spencer Hsu, Tom Jackman, Devlin Barrett • January 19 •
Self-styled militia members planned on storming the U.S. Capitol days in advance of Jan. 6 attack, court documents say
Individuals communicated in real time as they breached the building, talking about hunting for lawmakers to make “citizens’ arrests,” according to new unsealed charges.
The Wall Street Journal • Jess Bravin, Sadie Gurman • January 23 •
Trump Pressed Justice Department to Go Directly to Supreme Court to Overturn Election Results
In his last weeks in office, the former president considered moving to replace the acting attorney general with another official ready to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, people familiar with the matter said.
The New York Times • Alexandra Alter • January 19 •
Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment, in Verse
The youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history read “The Hill We Climb,” which she finished after the riot at the Capitol. “I’m not going to in any way gloss over what we’ve seen,” she says.
The Washington Post • Carol D. Leonnig, Nick Miroff • January 20 •
Trump extended Secret Service protection to his adult children and three top officials as he left office
According to three people briefed on the plan, Trump issued a directive to extend post-presidency Secret Service protection for six months to his four grown children, who were not automatically entitled to receive it.
The New York Times • Astead W. Herndon • January 21 •
Charlottesville Inspired Biden to Run. Now It Has a Message for Him.
The white supremacist rally in 2017 prefigured the rise of right-wing violence in President Trump’s name. Now, as President Biden calls for national unity, residents say it requires accountability first.
POLITICO • • January 19 •
POLITICO Playbook: The Washington Trump leaves behind
And John Roberts tries to wriggle out of the Senate impeachment trial.
HuffPost • HuffPost, Matt Fuller • January 21 •
GOP Rep. Andy Harris Tries To Bring Gun Into House Chamber
Republicans keep complaining about the new metal detectors outside the House chamber. Now we know why.
The New York Times • Maggie Haberman • January 22 •
Giuliani concedes that an associate did ask for $20,000 a day to help Trump post-election.
The New Yorker • Susan B. Glasser • January 19 •
Obituary for a Failed Presidency
One final dispatch from Trump’s Washington.
POLITICO • Josh Gerstein • January 19 •
‘Are you QAnon?’: One Trump official’s brush with an internet cult gone horribly wrong
Some believed he was “Q,” the mythical figure behind an intricate and sprawling conspiracy theory. Here Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a senior Trump intelligence official, shares the story of his ordeal for the first time.
The New York Times • Maggie Haberman • January 20 •
Trump Departs Vowing, ‘We Will Be Back in Some Form’
Defeated and twice impeached, the 45th president used his farewell remarks before a sparse crowd to brag about his record and wish luck to the incoming administration.
The Nation • • January 22 •
The Ignominious Deceits of Congressman Cawthorn
Representative Madison Cawthorn has misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history.