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Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on 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:

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

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.

The Russia Connection

Livestream: Justice Department Inspector General Testifies Before Senate Panel

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.

The Russia Connection

Livestream: Attorney General Barr Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Attorney General William Barr will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at a hearing regarding the Justice Department's investigation into election interference in the 2016 election.

His prepared testimony is available here.

Watch the testimony below (via the Washington Post).

Congress

Livestream: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Attorney General

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. to consider the nomination of Jeffrey A. Rosen to be the next deputy attorney general. The livestream is available here. Rosen's prepared testimony is available here and below.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Livestream: Attorney General Nominee Bill Barr Testifies Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Former attorney general William Barr, President Trump's nominee to head the Justice Department, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on his nomination.

Barr's prepared testimony is available here.

Watch the testimony below (via the Washington Post):

U.S. Supreme Court

Day 1 of Brett Kavanaugh Hearings: Documents Delayed and Documents Denied

A kerfuffle erupted in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday over the committee’s access to a series of documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush White House. The conflict concerned the withholding of material under an implied assertion of executive privilege and the relevance of the documents in question. There are a few different caches of documents and different reasons why senators do not have access to them.

U.S. Supreme Court

Judge Brett Kavanaugh on National Security: A Reader’s Guide

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin hearings Sept. 4 on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kavanaugh would replace the high court’s most frequent swing vote, retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, a change that many expect would shift the court significantly to the right.

The Russia Connection

Video and Testimony: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing: 'Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online'

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on "Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online: Working with Tech to Find Solutions" at 2:30 p.m. EST on Oct. 31. The hearing consisted of two panels.

The first panel included:

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