The Morning Dispatch: January 6 Committee Gets Rolling

Happy Monday! We may not have gotten the Kanye West album we were promised on Friday, but we did get Ted Lasso Season 2 and the Olympics. Two out of three ain’t bad.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Department of Justice wrote a letter to GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin over the weekend announcing it will not be conducting a civil investigation into the handling of nursing home coronavirus cases by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The department also will not investigate fellow Democratic Govs. Gretchen Whitmer and Tom Wolf for similar policies.

  • In response to the Biden administration’s recent warning to companies about doing business in Hong Kong, the Chinese Communist Party sanctioned seven people, including former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Carolyn Bartholomew, chair of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

  • At least 113 people in western India are dead following landslides and flooding sparked by heavy monsoon rains. Officials say about 100 people remain missing.

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