Recognizes Congress members who advance the cause of innovation through technology
A who’s who of the technology industry gathered for the Consumer Technology Association’s annual Digital Patriots Dinner in a stunning setting at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington last night.
The event, which donates all proceeds to the CTA Foundation to advance the use of technology for senior citizens and the physically disabled, honored four members of Congress “who champion innovation to drive economic growth and better our world,” in the words of CTA president/CEO Gary Shapiro.Read more
From freshman backbencher to a driving force in the Russia–Trump investigation, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) has come a long way in four years.
Since entering Congress in 2013, the fresh-faced 36-year-old has been chosen to steer the party’s millennial outreach campaign, and he earned a seat at the leadership table this year as co-chairman of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
But it’s Swalwell’s role as a junior member of the House Intelligence Committee that’s getting the most attention.Read more
Russia’s attack on our democracy is of the utmost seriousness. An independent commission is the only way to ensure there is no repeat in the future
By Eric Swalwell
It’s time for an independent commission to investigate Russia’s attack on our democracy.
Sadly, the two branches of government with jurisdiction to get to the bottom of what happened have betrayed their solemn duty of exercising independence. The window to act – to find out what happened and whether any Americans were complicit, and to implement reforms to avoid another attack – is closing fast.Read more
Pelosi: 'Today is a great day for our country'Read more
JUDY WOODRUFF: The drama on Capitol Hill today wasn’t just on the health care front. As we reported earlier, the House Intelligence Committee descended into further division over its Russia investigation.
Hari Sreenivasan has that.
HARI SREENIVASAN: There were new and more serious fractures today on the Intelligence Committee. It’s investigating Russian meddling in last year’s election, and alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Now the very direction of the probe itself seems in question.
Here for some more on this is one of the committee’s Democratic members, Representative Eric Swalwell of California.Read more
WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the FBI is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election and whether there was collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.
“I can promise you we will follow the facts wherever they may lead,” Comey assured the House Intelligence Committee.Read more
The Director of the FBI James Comey has taken the unprecedented step of revealing that the agency is investigating possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government.
WASHINGTON — The two Californians who lead their parties on the House Intelligence Committee framed starkly different interpretations of FBI Director James Comey’s blockbuster announcement Monday that his agency is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin’s government.
Comey’s revelation marked the first time the agency had publicly confirmed not just the existence of a probe, but whether then-candidate Donald Trump’s aides were connected to what Russian officials were allegedly doing. He gave no details whom the probe’s targets were and offered no timeline for how long the investigation would take.Read more