Seven House committees launched a sweeping investigation Thursday into the federal government’s handling of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol — fueled by thousands of Donald Trump supporters who backed his false claim that the 2020 election was stolen — and the intelligence and security breakdowns that preceded it.
In letters to 16 agencies across the Executive Branch and Congress, the panels asked for all communications sent between agency officials regarding Congress’ Jan. 6 session, when lawmakers certified Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. The requests demand all relevant documents and messages from Dec. 1, 2020, to Jan. 20, 2021.
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NEW: Seven House committees are asking for all internal WH and Executive Branch communications from Dec. 1-Jan. 20 regarding the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.
They’re also asking for the same docs from the DC government and Capitol Police. https://t.co/48M32mSMeo
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) March 25, 2021