FBI Capitol warning, Facebook turns on Trump, family separation, Chinese COVID-19 tests

This week's best document-based investigative journalism

FBI report warned of ‘war’ at Capitol, contradicting claims there was no indication of looming violence

The Washington Post citing an internal FBI situational information report.

“As of 5 January 2021, FBI Norfolk received information indicating calls for violence in response to ‘unlawful lockdowns’ to begin on 6 January 2021 in Washington. D.C.,” the document says.

Facebook Turned on Trump After Warnings That ‘Business as Usual Isn’t Working’

The Wall Street Journal citing internal reports and an Instagram presentation.

Facebook’s platforms were aflame, the documents show. One Instagram presentation, circulated internally and seen by the Journal, was subtitled “Why business as usual isn’t working.”

Trump and Aides Drove Family Separation at Border, Documents Say

The New York Times citing notes from two meetings.

During a meeting with Mr. Sessions on May 11, 2018, the attorney general told the prosecutors, “we need to take away children,” according to the notes. Moments later, he described Mr. Trump as “very intense, very focused” on the issue, according to one person taking notes.

Chinese Covid-19 Tests Were Pushed by Federal Agencies Despite Security Warnings

The Wall Street Journal citing internal documents.

In the virus' early days, BGI Group or people trying to distribute its products approached at least 11 states in a sometimes aggressive push to get the products into government-run laboratories or set up entire labs, according to people who received the approaches and documents.


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