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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon pauses to speak with reporters after departing federal court, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Bannon pleads not guilty to contempt of Congress charges

- The Washington Times

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to two counts of criminal contempt of Congress after being indicted for failing to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

This 2018 portrait released by the U.S. Department of Justice shows Connecticut's U.S. Attorney John Durham, the prosecutor leading the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Mr. Durham has obtained the complete FBI investigative file on the bureau’s conclusion that there was no secret internet communication channel in 2016 between then-candidate Donald Trump and Alfa Bank, a large Russian lender controlled by Kremlin-tied billionaire oligarchs. (U.S. Department of Justice via AP)  **FILE**

FBI file disproves Trump-Alfa Bank link

- The Washington Times

Special counsel John Durham has obtained the complete FBI investigative file on the bureau's conclusion that there was no secret internet communication channel in 2016 between then-candidate Donald Trump and Alfa Bank, a large Russian lender controlled by Kremlin-tied billionaire oligarchs.

In this file photo, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gen. Milley has insisted there was “a significant degree of intelligence” indicating the Chinese military was on alert for a U.S. attack in October 2020 in the hectic run-up to the November U.S. presidential election, a claim disputed by civilian defense officials who served in the Trump administration. (Rod Lamkey/Pool via AP)  **FILE**

Milley war-scare calls to Chinese general questioned

- The Washington Times

President Trump and his closest aide insist they were never informed of intelligence in late 2020 suggesting China's military was prepping for a surprise U.S. attack, information that prompted the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to launch private, back-channel diplomacy to de-escalate supposed war tensions.

In this file image from video, Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 27, 2020. (House Television via AP)  **FILE**

Republicans slam DOJ ruling on Trump's taxes as politically motivated

- The Washington Times

Republicans on Friday accused the Biden Justice Department of partisanship in ruling that the Treasury Department must turn over former President Donald Trump's tax returns to Congress, while the Biden official who authored the ruling has gone out of her way previously to taunt Mr. Trump publicly.

In this June 29, 2019, photo President Donald Trump, left, poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. China has fast become a top election issue as President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden engage in a verbal brawl over who's better at playing the tough guy against Beijing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

Trump sent 'wrong message' about Xi, Christie says

- The Washington Times

Former Trump ally Chris Christie said Thursday that President Trump sent the wrong message while in office by praising Chinese President Xi Jinping as a "good guy," saying Mr. Xi should have been called out as a human-rights abuser.

In this file photo, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan speaks during a news conference held by Gov. Brian Kemp at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Monday, March 22, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)  **FILE**

Donald Trump cheers Geoff Duncan calling it quits in Georgia

- The Washington Times

Former President Trump is celebrating the news that Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan announced he will not seek re-election. "He was the one who, along with Governor Brian Kemp, stopped the Georgia State Senate from doing the job they wanted to do on the 2020 Presidential Election Fraud," Mr. Trump said in a statement Tuesday. "Duncan's fight against Election Fraud made him unelectable."

In this Wednesday, July 17, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, N.C.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)  ** FILE **

Trump to relaunch Make America Great Again rallies: senior adviser

- The Washington Times

Donald Trump isn't running for office in 2022, but his Make America Great Again rallies are making a comeback. Mr. Trump "has already begun to vet and endorse candidates for 2022, with an eye toward electing not just Republican candidates, but America First Republican candidates," senior adviser Jason Miller told Axios.

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., walks on Capitol Hill after the Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. Trump was accused of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the acquittal gives him a historic second victory in the court of impeachment. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump explain their decision

- The Washington Times

The seven Republican senators who broke with their party and voted to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting a riot said Saturday they felt it was the right thing to do. "Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person," said Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. "I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty."

In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, speaks with reporters in New York after pleading not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme to build a southern border wall. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

Donald Trump pardons, clemency benefit more than 140 people

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress and other allies of him and his family.