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.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee released an interim report on former President Trump’s efforts to use the Department of Justice to overturn the 2020 election. The report is based on documents as well as interviews with former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue and former U.S. Attorney Byung Jin Pak, among other department officials.
Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action and Federal Rights Holds Hearing on Executive Privilege
A subcommittee of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing on congressional oversight and executive privilege. Members will hear the testimony of four scholars and experts on the subject.
Justice Department Authorizes Former Trump Officials to Testify Before Congress, Rejects Executive Privilege
Letters to six former Trump Justice Department officials permit them to provide information to Congress about the department’s role in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
On Wednesday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Kristen Clarke to be the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.
On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection, domestic terrorism, and other threats. The committee will hear testimony from Christopher Wray, director of the FBI.
You can watch a livestream of the hearing here or below:
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold the fourth hearing in its series of hearings on the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a second hearing on oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. The committee will hear testimony from Sally Yates, the former deputy attorney general and former acting attorney general.
You can watch a livestream of the hearing here and below:
Senate Judiciary Committee Examines the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and Coronavirus-Related Suits Against China
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Coronavirus, and Addressing China’s Culpability”—and the proceedings demonstrated that this corner of foreign relations law has become a political lightning rod.
On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz about his recent report reviewing four FISA applications and other matters related to the FBI's investigation into whether members of the Trump Campaign coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. A livestream of that hearing is available through CBS News here and below.