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How Oversight Committees Lost Their Way

From Benghazi to the coronavirus, Congress has created oversight committees to investigate. But what do they actually do? David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the original intent of oversight investigations, how they’ve evolved over half a century, and whether the fact-finding efforts behind the grandstanding move the needle. His article is headlined “Investigating Oversight.”