Justice Dept. tells former Trump admin. officials that they can answer questions from Congress about efforts by President Trump or department officials to challenge, stop the counting or overturn the results of the presidential election.
Jeffrey Rosen, who was acting attorney general after William Barr stepped down, is among the officials being allowed to testify.
02:31The DOJ is informing the former officials that while the department typically resists such congressional inquiries and even asserts executive privilege, this one is different, according to one of the letters sent to Jeffrey Rosen, who was acting attorney general after
William Barr stepped downin late December.“The extraordinary events in this matter constitute exceptional circumstances warranting an accommodation to Congress in this case,” the letter to Rosen said. It added that the White House agrees, and that “President Biden has decided that it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege” on this issue.
Sen. Richard Durbin, the Judiciary Committee chairman, welcomed the department's approval.“The Committee has been pushing DOJ for this waiver for months. Now that we have it, we’ll proceed to interview relevant witnesses ASAP so we can get to the bottom of this plot to enlist DOJ in Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election,” he headtopics.com
said in a tweet.The letter was sent by Bradley Weinsheimer, a senior career Justice Department official who was elevated to his position by Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump's first attorney general.Many of these former officials were earlier given approval to testify about the Justice Department’s planning for and response to the Capitol riot. “That authorization remains in effect,” the letter said.
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Opinio | Rallies in support of Jan. 6 rioters will foretell our future
Rallies in support of Jan. 6 rioters will provide clues to America's future.
Stop playing games with those who have conspired and incited a riot,insurrection,coup or whatever you want to call it but follow thru with holding them accountable for their criminal acts
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