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  • March 02, 2021
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on the current threat environment, Nov. 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.

If you thought Capitol Hill was done questioning authorities about what happened during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot attacks, guess again. Lawmakers were back at it this week with a new round of questioning. 

It’s Mabinty, with the day’s top news. Let’s get to it. 

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He said, she he said

At a Senate hearing Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray described an ominous warning the night before the Capitol riots about the prospect for extreme violence as “raw, unverified uncorroborated information” — but claimed that the bureau’s report was shared extensively with Capitol police and other authorities across the country.

But wait: Last week, former U.S. Capitol Police chief Steven Sund told a separate Senate committee that the intelligence never made it to him and others before the attack that left five dead, including Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick.

whether there was a homicide investigation.affect the production timeline. Also on Tuesday, vaccination centers were to start receiving some of the 3.9 million doses of JJ vaccines, which received emergency use authorization on Saturday. That’s the entirety of its current inventory.

  • Twenty-one Republican governors and one Democrat are taking aim at a key component of Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill.

The news you might have missed but need to know: 

  • The Supreme Court’s conservative justices voiced skepticism about a Democratic effort to roll back voting restrictions in Arizona in a case with nationwide implications for how states balance concerns about ballot security and discrimination. 
  • The U.S. imposed new sanctions on Russia Tuesday in response to the poisoning and continued detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
  • Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, died Monday, his family said. He was 85.

and not racist) today. — Mabinty 

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