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Rep. Liz Cheney speaking during a committee hearing in October. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has interviewed more than 150 people since its creation, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told Politico Thursday.

Why it matters: Cheney's comments indicate the Jan. 6 select committee's actions throughout its extensive probe have largely taken place outside public view, Politico notes. The comments may also ease concerns about the pace of the investigation.

What she's saying: “We’ve had, actually, over 150 interviews with a whole range of people connected to the events, connected to understanding what happens, so that just gives you a sense," Cheney told Politico.

  • "It is a range of engagements — some formal interviews, some depositions … There really is a huge amount of work underway that is leading to real progress for us," she added.

The big picture: Though some witnesses, including Steve Bannon, have refused to comply with subpoenas from the committee, other key witnesses have quietly provided reams of evidence to investigators, reports Axios' Zach Basu.

  • Former President Trump, claiming executive privilege, sued to block the National Archives from turning over documents requested by the committee.
  • President Biden, however, has denied Trump's request to assert executive privilege over those records.

What's next: A federal judge is set to hear oral arguments for Trump's executive privilege claim on Thursday.

Go deeper: Former lawmakers seek to block Trump's efforts to shield Jan. 6 records

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Nov 30, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Meadows cooperating with House Jan. 6 select committee

Mark Meadows. Photo: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is cooperating with the House select committee in charge of investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, the panel said Tuesday.

Driving the news: Meadows, who failed to appear before the panel earlier this month, is believed to have insight into former President Trump's role in efforts to stop the certification of President Biden's election win.

3 hours ago - Health

Meta removes over 600 accounts linked to COVID disinformation effort by China

Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

Meta announced Wednesday it has removed over 600 Facebook and Instagram accounts linked to a Chinese influence operation that claimed the U.S. was pressuring the World Health Organization (WHO) to blame COVID on China.

Why it matters: Though Meta said the network was unsuccessful, it marks yet another COVID disinformation campaign instigated by China in an effort to discredit the U.S.

Stacey Abrams launches second campaign for Georgia governor

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Stacey Abrams, voting rights activist and former 2018 candidate for Georgia governor, is running for the position again in 2022. Abrams would be the first Black female governor in the country.

Why it matters: Abrams caught national attention in 2018 by narrowly losing an election to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in a state held firmly by the GOP for nearly two decades.