Democracy is dependent on the good faith of people in power. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s new staff report shows how fragile fidelity stands as a bulwark against anti-democratic efforts.
The House select committee on the Jan. 6 attack has set out to uncover an enormous amount of information with significant obstacles to overcome in the process. With so much to cover in such little time, one committee investigation won't be enough to answer all the unresolved questions.
In the House of Representatives, the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol is getting ready to begin its work, but the committee finds itself in an odd position.
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FBI Director Christopher Wray says that the bureau’s internal guidelines prevented it from looking at social media posts announcing the planned attack on the Capitol. But the guidelines say nothing of the sort.
The Senate Rules and Administration Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee conducted a joint probe, and this week, they released their own joint report on the events of Jan. 6. The document is both a useful record and profoundly incomplete.
Several court battles show the tension between the administration’s desire to break with the Trump years and the Justice Department’s other institutional interests.