US congressional hearings have been turned from a vital part of democracy into a partisan weapon

Once upon a time, public congressional hearings were a means of helping Americans better understand the workings of their government. But the Trump administration and its alt-right allies, aided by the power of the internet, is distorting their role, turning them into fodder for misinformation instead.

US attorney general Jeff Sessions testifies today (June 13, 2:30pm EDT) in front of the Senate intelligence committee. It’s the latest in a series of hearings to examine the evidence that...


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