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Photo: Kevin Dietsch via Getty Images

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the House will move forward with investigating the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, AP reports.

Why it matters: The Senate last month failed to advance a bill that would create a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Capitol riot. Pelosi's comments come after military officials and FBI Director Christopher Wray testified earlier Tuesday on the Jan. 6 events.

What she's saying: Pelosi met with several committee chairs prior to the hearing and said after that the final form of the probe is "to be determined," per AP.

  • "Whether we have a commission today, tomorrow or the next day over in the Senate, or not, the work of the committees will be very important in what we’re seeking for the American people — the truth," Pelosi said.
  • "We can’t wait any longer," she added. "We will proceed."

The big picture: A Senate report released last week found that Capitol Police intelligence began gathering data on plots to breach the Capitol last December, but failed to convey the threats to USCP leadership, rank-and-file officers or federal law enforcement agencies.

  • President Biden has opposed appointing his own commission to investigate the insurrection. White House officials told Axios he is allowing Pelosi to take the lead.
  • Two in three Americans — including the majority of moderate and liberal Republicans — favor creating a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly attack, per a May SurveyMonkey poll for Axios.

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Biden steps into the breach

Sen. Joe Manchin heads to a meeting with President Biden today. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

President Biden ramped up the pressure on his fellow Democrats Wednesday, calling a series of lawmakers to the White House in the hope of ending infighting and getting them in line.

Why it matters: Divisions within the party are threatening to derail Biden's top priorities. After several weeks of letting negotiations play out, the president is finally asserting his power to ensure his own party doesn't block his agenda.

FBI director: Afghanistan withdrawal could provide "safe haven" for terrorist groups

FBI director Christopher Wray speaking at a House briefing on Tuesday. Photographer: Greg Nash/The Hill/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

FBI director Christopher Wray said on Wednesday that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan could lead to the region becoming "a safe haven" for terrorist groups again.

What he's saying: "We are, of course, concerned that there will be an opportunity for a safe haven to be re-created there, which is certainly something we’ve seen in the past," Wray said during a House Homeland Security Committee briefing.

FBI director: Domestic terrorism cases have surged since 2020

Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Sept. 21. Photo: Greg Nash/The Hill/Bloomberg via Getty Images

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before a Senate committee Tuesday that the agency's domestic terrorism caseload has "exploded" in size since spring of 2020.

Why it matters: The Jan. 6 Capitol riot refocused attention on the issue of domestic terrorism and security, but Wray's testimony points to a trend that pre-dates the insurrection.