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Rep. Jim Jordan. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Wednesday told a House panel his Jan. 6 phone call with former President Trump took place after the attack on the Capitol, though he waffled on the possibility and timing of other calls.

Why it matters: The Jan. 6 select committee is casting a wide net to try to uncover facts about Trump's involvement in the attack, and Jordan's conversations that day with the former president put him in that panel's crosshairs.

What they're saying: "I talked to the president after the attack. ... I've been clear about that," Jordan told the House Rules Committee while testifying against a resolution to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.

  • Jordan said he "did not speak to the president during the attack," though minutes later conceded that he "may have talked to him before, I don't know."
  • Jordan told Politico in August he spoke to Trump "more than once" on Jan. 6 and that he was "sure" one of those calls took place while he and other lawmakers were huddling in a safe room.
  • "I had nothing to do with any of this," Jordan said on Wednesday.

What's next: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has said the House will vote Thursday on the resolution to hold Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the select committee.

  • The Rules Committee voted 9-4 to approve the resolution, with all Republicans voting against it and all Democrats voting for it.

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Schiff: Jan. 6 panel could decide this week whether to hold Meadows in contempt

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot will likely decide this week whether to hold former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in contempt for failing to appear before the panel, Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

Catch up quick: Meadows is believed to have insight into former President Trump's role in efforts to stop the certification of President Biden's election win.

Felix Salmon, author of Capital
Updated 4 mins ago - Economy & Business

Crypto meets the real world

Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios

The two largest countries in the world seem intent on effectively banning their citizens from participating in crypto, which poses a serious threat to the crypto agenda.

Why it matters: The crypto world is global — but the real world is fragmented into nation-states, each of which claims control of what happens within its borders.

Meadows cooperating with House Jan. 6 select committee

Mark Meadows. Photo: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is cooperating with the House select committee in charge of investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, the panel said Tuesday.

Driving the news: Meadows, who failed to appear before the panel earlier this month, is believed to have insight into former President Trump's role in efforts to stop the certification of President Biden's election win.