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Former Trump lawyer Eastman drops lawsuit to block Jan. 6 committee from getting his call logs

His decision came after he said in a separate court filing that federal agents had seized his phone.
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Image: John Eastman Lawsuit
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Rep. Liz Cheney calls for top Trump White House lawyer to testify on his Jan. 6 concerns

Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone worried that if Trump went to the Capitol on Jan. 6, "We're going to get charged with every crime imaginable," ex-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson told the Jan. 6 committee Tuesday.
White House counsel Pat Cipollone listens as President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 29, 2020.
White House counsel Pat Cipollone listens as President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 29, 2020.

In Texas, state-funded crisis pregnancy centers gave medical misinformation to NBC News producers

CPCs have long been accused of providing what experts have called “misleading or false” information to discourage women from getting abortions.
Maleeha Aziz with her husband and daughter.
Maleeha Aziz with her husband and daughter.

U.S. to boost military presence in Europe in response to Ukraine invasion

“The United States and our allies are stepping up, proving NATO is more needed now than it ever has been, and it’s as important as it has ever been,” President Joe Biden said.
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Former Meadows aide: Trump lunged at Secret Service agent, tried to grab steering wheel on Jan. 6

Sources close to the Secret Service and one of the individuals named by Cassidy Hutchinson told NBC News that the head of Trump's security detail and the vehicle's driver were prepared to dispute that account under oath.
Cassidy Hutchinson
Cassidy Hutchinson

Republican Joe O'Dea, who supports some abortion rights, wins Colorado Senate primary

O’Dea beat state Rep. Ron Hanks, a 2020 election denier who opposes abortion without exception, for the right to face Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in November.
Image: Joe O'Dea
Image: Joe O'Dea

Indicted county clerk Tina Peters loses GOP secretary of state primary in Colorado

Former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson will face Democratic incumbent Jena Griswold, NBC News projects.
Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters during the rally at the west steps of Colorado State Capitol building in Denver on April 5, 2022.
Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters during the rally at the west steps of Colorado State Capitol building in Denver on April 5, 2022.

Mississippi GOP Rep. Steven Palazzo ousted in primary runoff

While Palazzo lost to challenger Mike Ezell, Republican Rep. Michael Guest survived a runoff scare after he angered Trump supporters for voting to establish an independent Jan. 6 commission.
Syndication: The Clarion-Ledger
Syndication: The Clarion-Ledger

Secretary Pete Buttigieg addresses chaos in travel industry

NBC News’ Lester Holt spoke to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in an exclusive interview about the challenges the travel industry is facing. High demand, unpredictable weather, and pilot shortages have caused over 20,000 cancellations and 173,000 delays since memorial day. Secretary Buttigieg said that while some of these issues are “long term,” others, such as a realistic schedule, should be delivered right away.
Secretary Pete Buttigieg addresses chaos in travel industry
Secretary Pete Buttigieg addresses chaos in travel industry

Explosive January 6th testimony by Trump White House insider

Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, delivered explosive new testimony in the January 6th hearings today. Hutchinson said another staffer told her there was dramatic physical confrontation inside the presidential limousine. The altercation was between former President Trump and the head of his secret service detail, Bobby Engel, after Trump was told his security would not take him to the Capitol. A source close to the Secret Service tells NBC News the lead agent and the presidential limousine driver are reportedly prepared to testify they were not assaulted and Trump never lunged for the steering wheel.
Explosive January 6th testimony by Trump White House insider
Explosive January 6th testimony by Trump White House insider
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Jan. 6 panel warns of attempts to 'influence' witnesses by Trump allies

In at least two instances, witnesses received phone calls telling them to remain a "team player" and "loyal" and that Trump reads deposition transcripts, Cheney said.
Former President Donald Trump
Former President Donald Trump