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Screenshot: MSNBC

Former President Trump is enduring a brutal streak of new legal exposure and losses in court, as he adapts to life without the immunity of the Oval Office.

The latest ... It turns out it's not OK to use the White House as a stage for the Republican National Convention:

  • A top watchdog found that 13 senior Trump officials, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, violated ethics law and helped create "a taxpayer-funded campaign apparatus within the upper echelons of the executive branch."
  • A federal judge last night rejected Trump's request to block the National Archives from turning over documents sought by the House select committee investigating Jan. 6.
  • The committee has subpoenaed 16 former Trump aides over the past two days, including former senior adviser Stephen Miller, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and campaign adviser Jason Miller.
  • A second grand jury has been empaneled in New York's criminal investigation of the Trump Organization (NBC News).
  • An Atlanta district attorney is moving toward convening her own grand jury in an investigation of Trump's attempts to overturn the election in Georgia (N.Y. Times).

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Updated Dec 2, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Jan. 6 panel approves contempt referral for Trump DOJ official

Former acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Clark in October 2020. Photo: Yuri Gripas-Pool/Getty Images

The Jan. 6 Select Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to recommend holding former Trump Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark in contempt of Congress.

Driving the news: The committee offered Clark another chance to give his deposition this weekend before finalizing the measure.

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Omicron dashboard

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

  1. Health: Coronavirus variant surveillance varies widely by state — Omicron cases confirmed in 5 U.S. states America probably won't lead the effort to understand Omicron.
  2. Vaccines: Omicron adds urgency to vaccinating world — Omicron fuels the case for COVID boosters — Moderna loses patent battles tied to COVID vaccine — Pfizer could have vaccine data for children under five by end of 2021, CEO says.
  3. Politics: Nevada to impose insurance surcharge on unvaccinated state workers — New Jersey GOP lawmakers defy statehouse COVID policy — Oklahoma sues Biden administration over Pentagon vaccine mandate — Omicron travel bans are sign of what's to come.
  4. World: WHO: Delta health measures help fight Omicron — COVID cases surge in South Africa in sign Omicron wave is coming — Germany approves new restrictions for unvaccinated people.
  5. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.
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Prosecutors charge parents of Michigan school shooting suspect

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The parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven other people at a Michigan high school have been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter, according to court documents.

The latest: Lawyers for James and Jennifer Crumbley told the Detroit News they are "returning to the area to be arraigned," after law enforcement officials announced a search for the Crumbleys had been initiated.