Kyle Cheney

Kyle Cheney


Politics reporter covering 2016 presidential race for @Politico, alum of Boston's @statehousenews kcheney@politico.com

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NEW: DOJ says those “lionizing” Jan. 6 rioters or calling them “political prisoners” are fueling the likelihood of future political violence.

@joshgerstein  @heatherscopeTHOMPSON  lays down a marker — criminal contempt for those who defy committee: "I want other witnesses to understand something very plainly: if you’re thinking of following the path Mr. Bannon has gone down, you’re on notice that this is what you’ll face "

IMPORTANT: As the committee notes, there are *many* subjects lawmakers could ask Bannon about that clearly have no conceivable relationship to 'executive privilege' at all.

HAPPENING NOW: US Capitol Police Officer Michael Riley is in court before Judge Amy Berman Jackson for his arraignment.

NEWS: The full House's criminal contempt vote on Steve Bannon is planned for *Thursday,* multiple House Democratic sources tell us. The latest on contempt from me, @joshgerstein  and @heatherscope 

BREAKING: Lev Parnas guilty on all counts, including conspiracy to make foreign contributions to political campaigns.

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A 40-year friend of a Capitol Police officer reported the officer for disclosing the secure location he evacuated lawmakers to on Jan. 6. The friend believed the officer was aligned with the rioters, per USCP discipline reports obtained by McClatchy.

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BREAKING: The House Foreign Affairs Committee has announced contempt proceedings against POMPEO

NEWS: GAO has concluded that Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli were invalidly appointed and are *ineligible* to serve in their current roles.

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JUST IN: The Senate Intelligence Committee affirms the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia acted to aid Trump in 2016 — and explicitly breaks with the House GOP. "The ICA reflects strong tradecraft," said Burr.

! PELOSI says the acting Secretary of Defense "has to answer for where the National Guard was yesterday."

PELOSI exiting election security briefing this morning says administration is “withholding” evidence of foreign election interference, per pool.

NEW: Geoff BERMAN told Congress today that BARR repeatedly pushed him to resign — starting with a June 18 meeting at a NY hotel and ending with a phone call that night. He refused and Barr announced his resignation anyway BERMAN's opening statement:

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