U.S. Justice Dept. employees to testify about political meddling, House panel says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Justice Department employees will testify to Congress next week about political influence on law enforcement activity, including one who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, the Democratic-controlled panel said on Tuesday. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the two career employees, John Elias and Aaron Zelinsky,…

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House panel to hold election-security hearing with Facebook, Google, Twitter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top officials from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter Inc will appear before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a hearing on foreign influence and election security, the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee announced on Tuesday. The remote hearing will discuss the technology industry’s actions since the 2016 U.S. elections, state-sponsored disinformation…

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Trump to sign police reform executive order on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that will seek to improve how police officers treat African Americans and others by improving credentialing, training and mental health resources, administration officials said. The order comes after Trump has struck a strict “law and order” tone in his response to…

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