House launches formal investigation into Trump Admin & the Capitol attack

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Seven House committees send letters to 16 federal agencies, requesting all communications between agency officials about January 6. The committees are investigating the Trump administration’s handling of the insurrection at the Capitol and the decisions that were made leading up to the attack, dating back to December 1.

The unusually broad committee review comes as Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been unable to secure bipartisan cooperation to launch an independent commission to review the federal government’s handling of the attack, which left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer. The Justice Department has since charged more than 300 people with breaching the Capitol, including dozens who they allege conspired to violently halt the Electoral College certification.


The White House, National Archives, Justice Department, FBI, Pentagon, National Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Interior, U.S. Park Police and the intelligence community all received information requests.

Members of the committee also sent letters to the Architect of the Capitol, the Capitol Police, the House and Senate Sergeants at Arms, and the Washington, DC government and police department.

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