House Democrats demand MAGA riot documents from the White House, the FBI and other agencies on Jan. 6
House Democrats demand MAGA riot documents from White House, FBI and other agencies on Jan.6 – forcing Biden team to decide whether to exercise executive privilege claims that would protect Donald Trump
- Six committee chairmen and three sub-committee chairmen signed up for the effort
- They wrote to the White House, the FBI, the Director of National Intelligence, the Interior Department, and other agencies
- Also wrote the head of the National Archives – which now controls the Trump administration
- Comes after Nancy Pelosi’s plan for a two-party committee stalled
A group of powerful House Committee chairpersons fired a sweeping request to the White House and top federal agencies for documents related to the Capitol riot – forcing the Biden administration to decide whether to file claims that support the Trump’s conduct. government.
Among the signers are some of the same panel chairs, such as House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff and Oversight Chairman Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who laced the Trump administration with document requests, to little success.
Now they want a slew of federal agencies to hand over documents and information from the weeks leading up to the riot – an event that led to Trump’s impeachment for “ inciting insurrection, ” which resulted in his acquittal in the Senate.
A group of chairmen of House Democratic committees has written to the White House and the heads of agencies looking for documents’ related to the Electoral College’s vote counting on January 6, 2021, or the potential for demonstrations, violence or attacks in the National Capital Region on or around January 6, 2021 ‘
They want documents and communications that are being “received, prepared, or sent” by the FBI in connection with the counting of election votes on January 6 – about possible demonstrations or violence. They are also seeking FBI documents in the wake of the riot – amid a public opinion from a top Justice Department official on whether rioters should be charged with sedition.
A similar request went to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, out of concern at the three hours it took to send the National Guard to protect the Capitol on January 6.
The move comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan for a two-pronged riot committee to investigate the matter stalled.
They want the Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines, to hand over threat assessments, intelligence reports and intelligence assessments.
The document requests went to the heads of top agencies who may have information about the January 6 riot
Lawmakers who headed leading research panels have signed it
House Intelligence Chair Rep. Adam Schiff, who struggled to get information out of the Trump administration, was one of the signatories
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, also seeks information from government agencies
Upon request, information is sought from the executive office of the president
President Joe Biden will have to decide whether to assert rights or provide information
A letter to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain seeks documents in the executive office of the president and vice president regarding electoral college votes counting on January 6, 2021, or the potential for demonstrations, violence, or attacks in the National Capital Region on or around January 6, 2021. ”
The document requests are not in the form of a subpoena and will likely kick off negotiations between Congress, which has gone to court to assert its oversight authority during the Trump administration, and the Biden-led agencies.
When DailyMail.com asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki about documents and information shortly after Biden took office, she referred questions to the archives. Requesting documents through that agency can take years – although the White House and Congress can order it to hand over information.