Justice Department says former Trump DOJ officials can testify in congressional Jan. 6 probe

The Justice Department has sent letters to six former Trump DOJ officials telling them that they can participate in Congress' probe into the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

7/27/2021 11:33:00 PM

The Justice Department has sent letters to six former Trump DOJ officials telling them that they can participate in Congress' probe into the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

The Justice Department has sent letters to six former Trump DOJ officials telling them that they can participate in Congress' probe into the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

.Earlier, those attorneys who had been asked to testify had said they would need authorization from the Justice Department, sources told ABC News.Pool/Yuri Gripas-Pool/Getty Images, FILEDeputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen holds a news conference at the Justice Department on Oct. 21, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

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"Department attorneys, including those who have left the Department, are obligated to protect non-public information they learned in the course of their work," reads the DOJ's letter, which was sent Monday and reviewed by ABC News."For decades and across administrations, however, the Department has sought to balance the Executive Branch's confidentiality interests with Congress's legitimate need to gather information. The extraordinary events in this matter constitute exceptional circumstances warranting an accommodation to Congress in this case."

MORE: Cheney slams GOP critics, calls Jan. 6 committee investigation 'deadly serious'The letter was sent to former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia B.J. Pak, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby Christine and former Associate Deputy Attorney General Patrick Hovakimian, all of whom were requested as witnesses by House Oversight Committee. headtopics.com

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And may DOJ follow through when many refuse...

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Watch live: Police officers testify in Jan. 6 select committee's first hearing on Capitol insurrectionHomeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., will speak at the start of the hearing on the pro-Trump Jan. 6 Capitol riot.