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Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images

The House select committee in charge of investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot announced late Thursday that it had received "thousands of pages of documents" in relation to the investigation.

Driving the news: On Aug. 25, the committee sent requests to federal agencies asking them to preserve records and documents that contained information related to the attack. The panel gave the agencies a Sept. 9 deadline to hand over the materials.

  • The panel also reached out to social media outlets and other companies to turn over relevant materials, Reuters reports.

What they're saying: "These records supplement the material we’ve received from other House Committees related to their earlier probes of Jan. 6," the panel said.

  • The committee said it's aware that the National Archives, which handles presidential records, was in the process of reviewing former President Trump's documents that were part of the request.
  • The panel did not provide any details of what the documents exactly contained.

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Oct 24, 2021 - Technology

Scoop: Facebook exec warns of "more bad headlines"

Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios

In a post to staffers Saturday obtained by Axios, Facebook VP of global affairs Nick Clegg warned the company that worse coverage could be on the way: “We need to steel ourselves for more bad headlines in the coming days, I’m afraid.”

Catch up quick: Roughly two dozen news outlets had agreed to hold stories based on leaked materials from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen for Monday publication — but the embargo fell apart Friday night as participating newsrooms posted a batch of articles ahead of the weekend.

Jan. 6 committee examining Capitol riot financing, Facebook's role

Bennie Thompson. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the Jan. 6 select committee, told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that the committee is "working with" Facebook to obtain requested information and that it is examining the financing that went into the Capitol riot.

Why it matters: In August, the committee issued record requests from social media companies, including Facebook, regarding the lead-up and day of the insurrection. Thompson said the committee is in the process of negotiating with Facebook and other platforms for certain information.

White House delays release of JFK assassination documents

Honor guard place a flag over the casket of President John F. Kennedy during his funeral service on Nov. 25, 1963, at Arlington Cemetery. Photo: National Archive/Newsmakers

The White House announced Friday that it would delay releasing additional documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, citing the "significant impact" of the pandemic on the agencies staffed with reviewing the release.

Driving the news: As a result of the pandemic-related delays impacting those responsible for reviewing the redacted files, the National Archives recommended temporarily certifying "the continued withholding of all of the information certified in 2018" and directing "two public releases of the information that has" ultimately "been determined to be appropriate for release to the public.'"