House committee plans to seek phone records in probe of January 6, including from members of Congress

Written by admin on August 25th, 2021

[Video and Article] [Issues: Insurrection, Investigating all involved, Justice]

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The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot is poised to send notices to various telecommunications companies requesting that they preserve the phone records of several people, including members of Congress, multiple sources tell CNN.

Preserving communications records is the first step in an investigatory process that could eventually lead to witness testimony. The notices are set to go out as soon as this week and provide the first window into the kinds of information the committee plans to pursue…

Democrats have also accused some of their GOP colleagues of interacting with individuals who stormed the US Capitol prior to the attack…

“I can tell you that we’ll look at everything that will give us information on what happened on January 6,” Thompson said. “We will look at all records at some point.”…

The scope and purview of the committee’s work was part of what led to Republicans revolting over the concept of an independent bipartisan commission, but the select committee will likely be more expansive than the independent commission Republicans blocked in the spring.

The resolution empowering the Select Committee provides no specific limitations as to what it can and cannot investigate, leaving it up to the Committee to impose its own guard rails and narrower focus.

Initial plans involve compiling massive amounts of data, documents and eventually compelling testimony from a wide swath of potential witnesses, including members of Congress, former members of the Trump administration, and some of the hundreds of rioters who have been charged with assaulting the Capitol that day…


Questions:
The rumors are that many members of Congress were involved in the insurrection, do you think that is the case?  If so, how many Republicans do you think could be implicated?  If any lawmakers were involved, what should happen to them?  Do you think that some lawmakers might be worried?  Republicans are already threatening revenge for the investigation, but why?  If they haven’t done anything wrong, why are they so upset?  If no members of Congress were involved in the insurrection, does that mean that the Republicans are coving for Trump?

 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/23/politics/january-6-house-committee-phone-records-members-of-congress/index.html

 

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