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Partisan squabbling takes over Diamond and Silk hearing

Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlate speaking with a flag behind him
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Pro-Trump online personalities Diamond and Silk repeatedly clashed with lawmakers at a Thursday hearing and claimed that they had not received money from the Trump campaign, despite campaign finance records that show otherwise.

The big picture: The hearing became a tug-of-war between Democrats concerned about Russian election interference and Republicans who wanted to debate ideologically driven censorship on Facebook.