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The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has received "significant testimony" to suggest the White House was told to take action during the deadly Capitol riot, the chairperson said on Sunday.

Driving the news: "It's highly unusual for anyone in charge of anything to watch what's going on and do nothing," Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the panel, told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

  • "We want to verify all of it, so when we produce our report and have the hearings, the public will have an opportunity to see for themselves," he added.
  • Asked by host Dana Bash whether this would contribute to a possible criminal referral for then-President Trump's actions on that day, the Mississippi Democrat said: "We don't know ... If there's anything we come upon as a committee that we think would warrant a referral to the Department of Justice, we'll do that."

Of note: The select committee last week asked the Supreme Court to reject Trump's request to block the release of documents and records from his administration.

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Pence: "Tragic" Jan. 6 no reason to scrap filibuster

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Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called the Jan. 6 Capitol riot an attempt to "overturn results of the presidential election that had been certified by all 50 states."

Why it matters: Though the former vice president's op-ed in the Washington Post focuses on rebutting filibuster reforms, these are also the most public statements Pence has made about the post-election narrative and the attack as an effort to interfere with President Biden's victory.

Scoop: Stephanie Ruhle to replace Brian Williams on MSNBC

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MSNBC will soon announce plans to move morning anchor Stephanie Ruhle to the 11 pm ET hour that Brian Williams turned into an elite destination, two sources familiar with the move tell Axios.

Details: The 9 am ET hour, currently hosted by Ruhle, will become part of MSNBC's flagship morning show, "Morning Joe," which currently runs from 6 am to 9 am ET.

Oath Keepers leader denied bail on Capitol riot sedition charge

Oath Keepers co-founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes. Photo: Susan Walsh/AP

A federal judge ordered Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes to remain jailed Wednesday until trial on charges stemming from the Capitol riot.

Why it matters: The judge said the most prominent far-right figure charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection had access to weapons and his alleged "continued advocacy for violence against the federal government" gave credence to prosecutors' view that, if released, Rhodes could endanger others.