Hours of questioning and testimony enriched the factual record and offered insight into how lawmakers and security officials hope to fix the vulnerabilities that enabled the Jan. 6 attack.
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Senate Armed Services Committee: United States Special Operations Command and United States Cyber Command
On Thursday March 25, 2021 at 9:30 a.m., the Senate Committee on Armed Services will hold a hearing on the U.S. Special Operations Command and the U.S. Cyber Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal 2022 and the Future Years Defense Program.
The notice and takedown system rejected in 1997 might be a way forward.
Testimony last week from former Capitol security officials raises important questions about the FBI’s performance of its own function.
On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee will hold a joint hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The committees will hear testimony from Robert Contee III, acting chief of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department; Steven Sund, former chief of Capitol Police; Michael Stenger, former Senate sergeant-at-arms and doorkeeper and Paul Irving, former House sergeant-at-arms.
Congress needs to clearly establish the Senate’s role in fact-finding during impeachment and define the procedure as a constitutional, not a legal, process.
The overriding question in the pending trial is whether the Senate trial will be the occasion for a seminal judgment on Trump’s conception of the office of the presidency.
Could Congress build a kind of distributed truth commission on the back of a system that already investigates misconduct in every important agency in the federal government: the network of inspectors general?
Congress may soon consider whether or not to create a Bureau of Cyber Statistics. They should do so in a manner that gives the new bureau sufficient authority and capability to create a new, effective federal statistical agency. The implementing legislation will need to resolve several practical questions, which we review here.
The former president’s lawyers push back on the House managers’ claim that Trump incited the Jan. 6 insurrection at the capitol and argued that the Senate has no authority to try a former president.