Nancy Pelosi’s House panel tasked with investigating the events of Jan. 6th has requested a host of documents from the Trump administration, giving White House record keepers two weeks to submit them.
The Hill reports:
“The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol is examining the facts, circumstances, and causes of the January 6th attack. Our Constitution provides for a peaceful transfer of power, and this investigation seeks to evaluate threats to that process, identify lessons learned and recommend laws, policies, procedures, rules, or regulations necessary to protect our republic in the future,” Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) wrote in the letter sent to the agencies.
According to the committee, the requests to the National Archives “demands a wide range of White House records of the previous administration.”
The letters were delivered as Thompson said earlier this week that the panel would ask communications companies to turn over records for hundreds of people, including lawmakers.
“We have quite an exhaustive list of people. I won’t tell you who they are, but it’s several hundred people that make up the list of people we are planning to contact,” he said Monday.
Rep. Adam Schiff said the panel has considered using a subpoena to obtain the documents if they are not handed over in time.