Jan. 6 committee demands tons of records — including any attempts by Trump 'to remain in office after January 20'
The bipartisan U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has just ordered a massive trove of documents and information from several federal agencies and departments, including the White House, the Dept. of Defense, and the DOJ. Included in that request is information about any discussions on invoking the Insurrection Act, martial law, and "All documents and communications concerning possible attempts by President Donald Trump to remain in office after January 20, 2021."
It is also seeking information related to dozens of former President Donald Trump's top advisors and close family members, including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump, Jr., Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, and many more.
NBC4 Washington Investigative Reporter Scott MacFarland reports:
ALERT: US House Select Jan 6 Committee sends sweeping requests for records to federal agencies... including to US Justice Dept\n\nSeeking: Agency communication before Jan 20 w/ M Meadows, S Powell, R Giuliani, J Ellis\n\nDocuments about possibility of invoking "Insurrection Act"pic.twitter.com/uutcxDTYs3— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1629906183
He adds that the "Committee is also requesting:"
"All documents & communications from November 3, 2020, through January 20, 2021, relating to the use of martial law. All documents and communications from November 3, 2020, through January 20, 2021, relating to defying orders from the President"
"From November 3, 2020, through January 20, 2021, all documents and communications relating to the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution."
"All documents and communications relating to instructions to stop or delay preparation for the transition of administrations"
** Also flagging this: \n\nCommittee seeks from Archives any White House "Documents and communications referring or relating to QAnon, the Proud Boys, Stop the Steal, Oath Keepers, or Three Percenters concerning the 2020 election results"— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1629907167
From the Defense Dept. the Committee is requesting: "All documents and communications concerning possible attempts by President Donald Trump to remain in office after January 20, 2021."
MORE: Committee also asks Pentagon for records about:\n\n"Possible attempts by President Donald\nTrump to remain in office"\n\nMartial law\n25th Amendment\nCharles Flynn\nKash Patel\nNational Guard deployment on Jan 6pic.twitter.com/PiwC9DzV9C— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1629906661
MacFarlane also notes the Committee is requesting records from dozens of Trump advisors and family members:
ALERT: Jan 6 Committee also seeks sweeping sets of White House records from National Archives\n\nJan 6 - White House visitor logs\n\n"Documents.. regarding movements of the President on Jan 6"\n\nAnd documents/communications relating *in any way* to the following people ====>pic.twitter.com/Zfd0jBbEEv— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1629907062
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