Tag Archives: Bennie Thompson

J6 Committee To Make Criminal Referrals To The DOJ

CNN reports: The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol has decided to make criminal referrals to the Department of Justice, the panel’s chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, told reporters Tuesday. Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, said the committee has not narrowed down the universe of individuals who may be referred. Asked whether Thompson believed any …

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Thompson Urges More Protection For Elected Officials

The Hill reports: Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, called on federal agencies and law enforcement to redouble their efforts to protect officials in the aftermath of the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “From Charlottesville to January 6, armed attackers sought to …

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Jan. 6 Panel To Release Final Report Before Midterms

Mediaite reports: Rep. Bennie Thomson (D-MS) confirmed the House select committee investigating the Jan 6. Capitol attack will release its final report before the upcoming midterm elections. The committee’s final public hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday, but it was postponed as millions of Floridians braced for the landfall of Hurricane Ian. The storm made a second landfall in South …

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Jan. 6 Committee To Hold Public Hearing On Sept. 28

ABC News reports: The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill will hold another hearing next week, the group’s chairman said, suggesting that it could be the last time they convene publicly. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., told reporters at the Capitol that the committee will hold its final hearing on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. …

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Dems Accuse DHS Watchdog Of Hindering Riot Probe

The New York Times reports: The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog, who is under criticism for his handling of an investigation into missing Secret Service text messages around the time of the Capitol attack, is refusing to cooperate with congressional demands, even blocking his employees from testifying before Congress, two top Democrats said on Tuesday. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, …

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Jan. 6 Committee To Share Depositions With DOJ

The Hill reports: The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol has “formalized” a process for sharing information with the DOJ as the department ramps up its own probe into the deadly riot. Chair Bennie Thomspon (D-Miss.) said the DOJ will now be able to obtain copies of depositions from the committee, abandoning an earlier demand …

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Jan. 6 Committee Chair Tests COVID+, Mild Symptoms

NBC News reports: The chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Bennie Thompson, said Tuesday that has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing “mild symptoms.” “I am continuing to follow CDC guidelines and will be isolating for the next several days,” the 74-year-old Mississippi Democrat said in a statement he …

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Thompson: Final Two Jan. 6 Hearings Will Be Delayed

The Hill reports: Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the committee, told reporters Wednesday that the committee would hold off on the two final hearings it had planned for this month. Thursday’s hearing will continue as planned. “We’ve taken in some additional information that’s going to require additional work. So rather than present hearings that have not been the …

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Thompson: Rioters Interacted With GOP House Reps

Politico reports: Rep. Bennie Thompson, chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, said his panel has evidence of interactions between members of the House and the rioters that day but not necessarily of a significant nature. “We have a lot of information about communication with individuals who came,“ Thompson (D-Miss.) told host Jonathan Karl on NBC’s …

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Riot Committee Chair: Subpoenaing Trump On Table

The Wall Street Journal reports: The House’s select committee probing the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump won’t hesitate to subpoena members of Congress or Mr. Trump and will try to enforce the subpoenas in court if necessary, said the panel’s chairman. “Anybody who had a conversation with the White House and officials …

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Dem Rep Sues Trump And Giuliani For Conspiracy

CNN reports: Former President Donald Trump and attorney Rudy Giuliani are being accused of conspiring with the far-right groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers to incite the January 6 insurrection in a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court by the Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee that cites a post-Civil War law designed to combat violence and …

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