Latest from Tom Hamburger

House Oversight Committee chair requests FBI probe of Parler, including its role in Capitol siege

The request is part of a broader inquiry into a site that gained rapid new popularity last year as a freewheeling alternative to Twitter, gaining popularity in particular among conservatives.
  • Jan 21, 2021

NRA to move to Texas, fleeing litigation brought against it by New York state

Move could lead to shrinking or closing the organization’s offices in Virginia.
  • Jan 15, 2021

Trump faces mounting demands to leave office or face impeachment for inciting Capitol mob attack

House Democrats are pushing to impeach Trump a second time before he leaves office under articles charging him with inciting an insurrection and having “gravely endangered the security of the United States” and its institutions.
  • Jan 8, 2021

Cleta Mitchell, a key figure in president’s phone call, was an early backer of Trump’s election fraud claims

Mitchell, a lawyer, is a onetime Democratic member of the Oklahoma legislature who became a Republican.
  • Jan 4, 2021

Trump allies launch desperate final efforts ahead of congressional confirmation of Biden win

Even some of President Trump’s most hardcore backers, however, have abandoned the cause.
  • Dec 29, 2020

Republican attorneys general back NRA in fight against New York effort to dissolve gun rights group

New York Attorney General Letitia James sued the nonprofit group for alleged tax violations and self-dealing.
  • Dec 22, 2020

‘A dark, empty place:’ Public officials face personal threats as tensions flare

Election, government and health leaders are targeted as President Trump fans the flames.
  • Dec 13, 2020

Trump pressures congressional Republicans to help in his fight to overturn the election

The president has enlisted Pence to reach out to governors and other party leaders in key states to see what else can be done to help Trump.
  • Dec 10, 2020

Two Biden Cabinet picks played role in Clinton-era commutation that drew complaints of political favoritism

Xavier Becerra and Alejandro Mayorkas were among several prominent Los Angeles figures who reached out to the White House about a convicted cocaine trafficker.
  • Dec 8, 2020

Conservative nonprofit group challenging election results around the country has tie to Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis

Ellis serves as special counsel to the Thomas More Society, raising questions about the independence of what has appeared to be a separate legal endeavor.
  • Dec 7, 2020