House lawmakers subpoena ex-DOJ official over alleged attempts to interrupt Trump-Biden power transfer

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside the Capitol as police clear the building with tear gas, in Washington, January 6, 2021. Stephanie Keith | Reuters The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot subpoenaed former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark on Wednesday, citing evidence he tried to disrupt the post-election transfer … Read more

Capitol police chief set to brief Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell, McCarthy on rally for jailed Jan. 6 rioters

Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee | Getty Images Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger is set to brief congressional leaders about the security plans being made for an upcoming rally in support of rioters who were jailed during the deadly Jan. … Read more

Watch live: Police officers testify in Jan. 6 select committee’s first hearing on Capitol insurrection

[The stream is slated to start at 9:30 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] The House select committee investigating the deadly pro-Trump invasion of the U.S. Capitol will kick off its first hearing Tuesday with testimony from four law enforcement officers who responded to … Read more

Senate Republicans block bill to create commission to probe pro-Trump Capitol insurrection

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters after the Senate Republican lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 18, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Senate Republicans on Friday blocked a bill that would create an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, as Democrats and the GOP … Read more

Why content moderation costs billions and is so tricky for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others

After the riots at the Capitol on January 6, debate is swirling over how platforms moderate content and what is protected as free speech. It’s a messy and expensive process, with Facebook spending billions to review millions of pieces of content every day. While TikTok directly employs content moderators, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube outsource most … Read more

Dominion’s $1.3 billion election suit against MyPillow’s Lindell is ‘definitely not the last,’ CEO says

Dominion Voting Systems, a primary target of baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, will “definitely” file more lawsuits against those who pushed those false claims, the company’s CEO said Tuesday. CEO John Poulos, whose company filed a $1.3 billion defamation suit a day earlier against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, confirmed that more legal … Read more

‘I’m tired of talking about Trump’: Biden steers clear of ‘the former guy’ in Covid relief pitch

President Joe Biden tried to avoid dwelling on his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, as he delivered a public-facing sales pitch for Congress to quickly pass his massive coronavirus relief bill. “I’m tired of talking about Donald Trump. I don’t want to talk about him anymore,” Biden said Tuesday night during a CNN town hall … Read more

McConnell votes for acquittal, but then says there’s ‘no question’ Trump is responsible for riot

Minutes after voting “not guilty” in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the former president is clearly to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. “There’s no question” that Trump “is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” McConnell said just after the Senate acquitted Trump of … Read more

Cheney holds on to House GOP leadership position amid furor over impeachment vote

Liz Cheney (R-WY) departs after a House Republican Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 3, 2021. Joshua Roberts | Reuters Liz Cheney, the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House, held on to her title as House GOP conference chair during a secret ballot held on Wednesday. Three sources told NBC News the secret ballot … Read more

FBI investigating woman said to have stolen Pelosi’s laptop during Capitol riot to sell to Russia

US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 15, 2021. – Pelosi tasks retired general Russel Honoré with the security review after US Capitol riot on January 6. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via … Read more