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Republicans plot ‘revenge’ against January 6 committee

According to a recent report by Axios, Republicans are plotting “revenge” against the Democrats’ partisan January 6 committee.

“Key House Republicans are threatening to subpoena Jan. 6 committee records if the GOP regains a majority next year — an escalation in the party’s efforts to undermine the inquiry’s findings,” Axios reported. Wednesday.

“While Republicans are eager to move beyond what happened on January 6, 2021, many want to use a GOP-controlled majority to frame their own narrative of what happened that day. — and also raise questions about the January 6 committee’s work and expenses,” the report said.

A senior GOP aide on the House Administration Committee told Axios, “When Republicans regain a majority, we will exercise our oversight responsibilities, including subpoena power to review all transcripts and information to which the committee has access in order to identify the truth.”

Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN) has already requested documents from the Department of Homeland Security to investigate allegations made by former White House aide and committee witness Cassidy Hutchinson, according to a report. of the federalist.

Hutchinson gave sensational testimony at a hearing last week on June 28, claiming former President Donald Trump threw himself at a steering wheel and a Secret Service agent in an attempt to join supporters protesting on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021.

However, establishment media reported soon after that his alleged sources had disputed his accounts and would be willing to deny his accounts under oath.

Hutchinson also claimed that she spoke to then-White House counsel Pat Cipollone on the morning of Jan. 6 at the White House and that he told her to make sure Trump didn’t go. not at the Capitol. However, Cipollone was not at the White House that morning, according to the Federalist.

“All senior Trump White House officials know that Cipollone was not in the White House that morning, so this conversation could not have taken place,” a source told The Federalist. “In the absence of Cipollone, Pat Philbin replaced Pat [Cipollone] this morning.”

The banks sent a July 1 letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas requesting White House surveillance logs and videos to verify which senior staff were in the White House during the times referenced by Hutchinson.

Banks also sent a letter to Cipollone – who is now due to testify before the committee on Friday – asking what time he was at the White House on January 6, 2021.

He gave the two men until the end of this week to respond.

House Republicans are planning a number of different investigations if they take over the House in November, which is widely expected.

“The base is looking for blood on subpoenas,” a House GOP aide told Axios. “A lot of it will depend on how far McCarthy wants to go.”

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