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Capitol riot probe must uncover everything that happened at Trump White House on Jan. 6, Cheney says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) delivers an opening statement during the opening hearing of the U.S. House (Select) Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg |......

Democrats prep a somber yet TV-ready first hearing in Jan. 6 probe

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The four officers will be dressed in their uniforms to testify, despite appearing in a personal capacity. Questions to them will be limited and interwoven with video footage. And members are restricted to one round of back-and-forth, ensuring the hearing......

Sunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Caroline Vakil Ongoing talks between lawmakers to reach a bipartisan infrastructure deal ahead of an informal Monday deadline and drama surrounding the House select committee to probe the Jan. 6 insurrection are expected to dominate the Sunday show circuit.  Democrats and Republicans......

Department of Justice not opening Michigan nursing home probe

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Lansing — The U.S. Department of Justice says it’s not opening a civil rights investigation into Michigan nursing homes after requesting information from the state last yearamid intense scrutiny during the COVID-19 pandemic. In August, when former President Donald......

Covid: China rejects WHO plan for second phase of virus origin probe

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“We hope the WHO would seriously review the considerations and suggestions made by Chinese experts and truly treat the origin tracing of the Covid-19 virus as a scientific matter, and get rid of political interference,” Reuters quoted Mr Zeng as saying. BBC – For more and to sign up click......

Australian regulator to probe Amazon.com, eBay and other online markets

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SYDNEY, July 22 (Reuters) – The Australian antitrust regulator on Thursday kicked off an inquiry into the local units of Amazon.com Inc, (AMZN.O) eBay Inc (EBAY.O) and other online markets to ensure fairness in a sector where sales have soared through the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission......

Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe; GOP vows boycott

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision the Republican denounced as “an egregious abuse of power.” McCarthy......

Republicans abandon Capitol riot probe after Pelosi rejects Jordan, Banks

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WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday withdrew his five nominees to serve on the special committee probing the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of them. Pelosi had earlier rejected Representatives......

FBI agent at center of Whitmer kidnap probe assaulted wife after swingers’ party, authorities say

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here An FBI agent at the center of the plot to kidnap and kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is accused of jumping on his wife in bed and smashing her head against a nightstand after a dispute stemming from a swingers’ party, according......

McCarthy taps Jim Jordan, 4 other House Republicans to serve on Jan. 6 committee to probe pro-Trump riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol on February 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday picked five House Republicans to......

Trump official misled Congress about census citizenship question – probe

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks during the third annual U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott/Pool WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – A watchdog agency found that former Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross misrepresented the reasons for wanting to add a citizenship......

Bill Ackman rejigs Universal deal after regulators probe SPAC plan

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To buy up to 10% of Vivendi’s Universal via hedge fund Had planned to buy the stake through a SPAC Investors, regulators questioned the use of a SPAC PARIS, July 19 (Reuters) – Billionaire investor Bill Ackman will buy up to 10% of Vivendi’s (VIV.PA) Universal Music Group through his......

Lordstown Motors confirms DOJ probe into SPAC deal and preorders

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Workers install door hinges to the body shell of a prototype Endurance electric pickup truck on June 21, 2021 at Lordstown Motors’ assembly plant in Ohio. Michael Wayland / CNBC Embattled electric vehicle start-up Lordstown Motors has confirmed the Justice......

U.S. plans to reward up to $10 million in ransomware probe

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. plans to reward up to $10 million in ransomware probe – CBS News Watch CBSN Live As ransomware attacks increase, the U.S. government is offering a huge reward for information about those behind cyberattacks. Jeff Pegues reports. Be......

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