Archive for Hearings

Hearing on Modernizing the Library of Congress

Courtesy of C-SPAN. This hearing falls in line with the Library’s digital strategy plan.

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The First Redacted Transcripts of the Closed Door Impeachment Hearings Made Public. More to Follow.

In an effort to provide transparency in a contentious atmosphere, the first transcripts of the closed meetings have been made public. The first released is that of the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch; the second released is that of Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State Ambassador P. Michael McKinley. Further releases will be available at this site – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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The Bill Authorizing the Impeachment Investigation of President Trump

Here is the full text version of the bill; this Washington Post article offers context for this next step in the impeachment process.

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Robert Mueller’s Testimony Before Congress

For those who are interested, the two separate hearings will be broadcast on C-SPAN where they will be permanently housed as well as an unofficial (but normally quite accurate) transcript of each session will be made available.

Since election security figures so prominently in his report (redacted version here), there are some worthy sites one should look at:

Campaign and Election Security Policy: Brief Introduction; The Designation of Election Systems as Critical Infrastructure; Election Security: Issues in the 2018 Midterm Elections (CRS)

Elections: Observations on Voting Equipment Use and Replacement (GAO)

SECURING U.S. ELECTION INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROTECTING POLITICAL DISCOURSE (House Committee on Oversight and Reform)

Election Security | Cybersecurity: What Legislators (and Others) Need to Know (NCSL)

Election Security (EFF)

Election Security (NPR)

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U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Testify before the Senate on Security Threats

All the major security chiefs appeared before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee to give their fact-based evaluations of security threats that the president has downplayed of late. They are of the opinion that these threats have not been eradicated but still present grave threats. The more than two-hour session, along with a searchable transcript, is available here through C-SPAN. A summary of these various testimonies can be found here.

Here is but one of the president’s tweets in response to his chiefs’ opinions. This Washington Post piece examines the president’s views that are far different than what his intelligence chiefs believe.

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Online Primary Sources for American History: Supreme Court Nomination Hearings

This Senate Committee on the Judiciary page has complete transcripts of all the hearings back to 1971 with the notable exception of Robert Bork, who, while nominated, was rejected by the committee; his hearings are here. And while official transcripts are not yet available for the Brett Kavanaugh hearings (that could take a couple of years), here are videos of the proceedings.

Numerous blog entries with multitudinous links can be perused for additional information.

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Online Primary Sources for American History: The Nomination Hearings of Clarence Thomas

With the heated controversy over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, it might do well to refresh our collective memories and re-visit an eerily similar process – the hearings on Clarence Thomas; videos of the hearings are also available. Here is an overview of this contentious hearing.

For those unfamiliar with the Supreme Court nomination process, many CRS reports provide ample elucidation.

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