It’s been 9 months because the Capitol assault, and we nonetheless don’t have true accountability. Consultant Adam Schiff and the remainder of the Jan. 6 Home choose committee are issuing subpoenas to key witnesses, together with Steve Bannon, Dan Scavino and two “Cease the Steal” rally organizers. “Nobody is off the desk,” Schiff says.
However in a political ecosystem that’s outlined partially by the unfold of misinformation and polarization on platforms like Fb and the ability of right-wing media retailers like Fox Information and One America Information Community, how a lot will a congressional investigation really transfer the needle on a democracy in danger? Particularly when the hassle — billed as bipartisan — has solely two Republican members?
On this dialog, Kara Swisher presses Schiff on the Jan. 6 committee’s skill to result in change and its efforts to subpoena key witnesses. As Swisher factors out, “Issuing subpoenas is one factor, however getting folks to conform is one other” — and that’s proving tougher as Donald Trump advises allies to defy the committee. Additionally they focus on the Fb whistle-blower Frances Haugen, how Schiff needs Mark Zuckerberg would have replied to questions concerning the platform’s position in amplifying polarization and whether or not Trump will run in 2024. And Schiff displays on the previous president’s nicknames for him.
(A full transcript of the episode will likely be accessible noon on the Instances web site.)
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“Sway” is produced by Nayeema Raza, Blakeney Schick, Matt Kwong, Daphne Chen and Caitlin O’Keefe, and edited by Nayeema Raza; fact-checking by Kate Sinclair, Michelle Harris and Kristin Lin; music and sound design by Isaac Jones; mixing by Carole Sabouraud and Sonia Herrero; viewers technique by Shannon Busta. Particular because of Mahima Chablani.