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Roger Stone, former adviser and confidant to President Trump. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Trump's longtime political ally Roger Stone has refused to provide documents requested by the Senate Judiciary Committee and has invoked his Fifth Amendment right in declining to testify, the panel's top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, said Tuesday.

The backdrop: This comes after Trump praised Stone, a target in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, for having “guts" by refusing to testify against him. Stone has come under scrutiny for possibly acting as an intermediary between the Trump 2016 campaign and WikiLeaks, allegations that he denies. Feinstein said the committtee was seeking "communications related to hacked emails, communications with Russian hackers or Wikileaks, and communications with the Trump campaign." But Stone's attorney argues that the request is "far too overbroad, far too overreaching, far too wide ranging."

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Sen. Ted Cruz led the group of Republicans who opposed certifying the results. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Google will not make contributions from its political action committee this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the presidential election, following the deadly Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Several major businesses paused or pulled political donations following the events of Jan. 6, when pro-Trump rioters, riled up by former President Trump, stormed the Capitol on the day it was to certify the election results.

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Why it matters: McConnell rolled over Democrats unapologetically, and kept tight control over his fellow Republicans, while in the majority. But he's showing equal skill as minority leader, using political jiujitsu to convert a perceived weakness into strength.