Jan. 6 committee demands tons of records — including any attempts by Trump 'to remain in office after January 20'

Jan. 6 committee demands tons of records — including any attempts by Trump 'to remain in office after January 20'
President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at a September 11th Pentagon Observance Ceremony Wednesday, Sep.11, 2019, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

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:


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"

and

"From November 3, 2020, through January 20, 2021, all documents and communications relating to the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution."

and

"All documents and communications relating to instructions to stop or delay preparation for the transition of administrations"

More:


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."


MacFarlane also notes the Committee is requesting records from dozens of Trump advisors and family members:


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