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Thu May 12, 2022, 01:30 PM

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas 5 Republican Representatives

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol issued subpoenas on Thursday to five Republican members of Congress, including Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, who had refused to meet with the panel voluntarily.

The committee’s leaders had been reluctant to issue subpoenas to their fellow lawmakers. That is an extraordinarily rare step for most congressional committees to take, though the House Ethics Committee, which is responsible for investigating allegations of misconduct by members, is known to do so.

The panel said it was demanding documents and testimony from Mr. McCarthy, of California, who engaged in a heated phone call with Mr. Trump during the Capitol violence; Representative Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, who coordinated a plan to try to replace the acting attorney general who had resisted Mr. Trump’s false claims of widespread fraud; Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, who was deeply involved in the effort to fight the election results; Representative Andy Biggs of Arizona, the former leader of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus; and Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama, who has said Mr. Trump has continued to seek an unlawful reinstatement to office for more than a year.

All five have refused requests for voluntary interviews about the roles they played in the buildup to the attack by supporters of the former president who believed his lie of widespread election fraud. The subpoenas come as the committee is ramping up for a series of public hearings in June to reveal its findings. The eight hearings are slated to take place over several weeks beginning June 9, some during prime time in an effort to attract a large television audience.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/us/house-subpoenas-jan-6.html



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Reply Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas 5 Republican Representatives (Original post)
BumRushDaShow May 12 OP
JohnSJ May 12 #1
mcar May 12 #14
JohnSJ May 12 #16
Magoo48 May 12 #24
867-5309. May 12 #31
Achilleaze May 12 #2
underpants May 12 #3
Novara May 12 #4
Steve Canuck May 12 #30
calimary May 12 #35
Historic NY May 12 #5
RussBLib May 12 #19
Chin music May 12 #32
Torchlight May 12 #6
oldsoftie May 12 #7
PSPS May 12 #11
RussBLib May 12 #20
liberalla May 12 #28
oldsoftie May 12 #33
Unwind Your Mind May 12 #36
2naSalit May 12 #8
agingdem May 12 #12
Novara May 12 #15
oldsoftie May 12 #34
2naSalit May 12 #18
agingdem May 12 #23
ancianita May 12 #9
BumRushDaShow May 12 #10
mcar May 12 #13
ificandream May 12 #17
housecat May 12 #21
BumRushDaShow May 12 #22
ificandream May 12 #26
KS Toronado May 12 #27
Traildogbob May 12 #25
KS Toronado May 12 #29
Rhiannon12866 May 12 #37
KS Toronado May 12 #38
Rhiannon12866 May 12 #39
KS Toronado May 12 #40
Rhiannon12866 May 12 #41

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 01:31 PM

1. They will just refuse the subpoenas. Then what will they do?

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #1)

Thu May 12, 2022, 02:59 PM

14. So you think the committee shouldn't have done this?

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Response to mcar (Reply #14)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:03 PM

16. Unless they plan to refer contempt charges against them if they refuse the subpoenas, then yes, I

think it is a meaningless action

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #16)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:42 PM

24. Yes, if they are willing to follow through all the to prosecution, in a timely manner,

I’ll support the entire show, if not, why bother, it’s all horseshit and gunsmoke.

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #1)

Thu May 12, 2022, 04:29 PM

31. I look forward to the committee's sternly worded letters

when they are told to pound sand.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 01:31 PM

2. Paging the Republican traitors

Report to THE COMMITTEE, you treasonous wankers, you.

And none of your damn KGOP whining, you hear. America is sick of Republican whining, as ye shall see.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 01:32 PM

3. Damn. Getting linked to Trump turns bad.

Who’d a thunk it?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 01:33 PM

4. This is more loaded, and for this reason:

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Response to Novara (Reply #4)

Thu May 12, 2022, 04:26 PM

30. Wait a second

Wouldn't that mean voting on it? Its not like the ethics committee can just yeet them outta office.

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Response to Novara (Reply #4)

Thu May 12, 2022, 05:58 PM

35. Get it done.

And when they STILL balk and defy the subpoenas, speak LOUDLY and FREQUENTLY about what that means. And we all know.

It just has to be made obvious to as much of the public as possible.

And repeated! A LOT. Because it’s necessary!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 01:33 PM

5. They probably won't show..

It is important that there is a Grand Jury empaneled at some point, hopefully sooner, to deal with these refusniks.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #5)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:21 PM

19. their Dem opponents should exploit this to the hilt

along with a long, loud, "the 2020 election was not stolen!!" message.

Time to get aggressive. Plenty of time till the midterms to pummel these wannabe fascists.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 01:33 PM

6. Satisfying to hear.

It's a tough job to say "I can't remember all the paper- and e-trails I left behind me" when someone else in the room has them on a flash drive ready to present.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 01:36 PM

7. Big deal. They'll just ignore & nothing will happen.

And maybe we'll get some more damning texts or emails.
Then November.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #7)

Thu May 12, 2022, 02:48 PM

11. That pretty much sums it up. They'll all skate.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #11)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:23 PM

20. just stop it

sure, not many charges yet for bigwigs, but the constant "they will just skate" is pretty demoralizing, and totally speculative.

Try to be positive!

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #20)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:51 PM

28. I agree!



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Response to RussBLib (Reply #20)

Thu May 12, 2022, 05:18 PM

33. I'm pretty positive. But also realistic. They're running out of time

They don't have to wait till EVERYTHING is done if they have good evidence on individual people. CHARGE those people NOW. Then keep on gathering evidence on others.
Because if this becomes another miserable failure then the Trumpers will all say "SEE! They had nothing!"

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #33)

Thu May 12, 2022, 07:34 PM

36. They're not running out of time

The hearings start on June 9. This is all about the drip, drip of information that will bring the average person around to the truth. We here on DU need to remember that the average person doesn’t know a quarter of what we do. They don’t read the news every day like we do.

We have to bring them along to understand. That’s where we are in the process.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 01:41 PM

8. Their testimony is not really needed...

Because nearly everyone else around them has offered theirs. What this move will do is show probable cause for criminal referrals and formulation of GJs if they are not already in place. It's a bolster to any case the DOJ may be bringing. Perhaps simply pro forma.

It also shows that they have made it up the ladder to the inner circle and this is part of the squeeze... just before the public hearings get rolling.

I need to stock up on popcorn.



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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #8)

Thu May 12, 2022, 02:54 PM

12. You're right..

the J6 committee has the info...there's a certain amount of satisfaction in taunting them, and the committee knows damn well that any testimony coming from the loathsome five will be a series of screeching insults, threats, amnesia, taking the 5th..in other words, totally useless except for the optics of belligerent assholes throwing temper tantrums..

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Response to agingdem (Reply #12)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:00 PM

15. I think you're right

This looks like taunting to me too.

I believe they do have the goods.

What this also signals is that they are not afraid of what the seditionist motherfuckers might do to them should they regain power. And to me, that signals they really do have the goods. Like, ironclad goods. Otherwise (you know Democrats), they'd be so afraid of what might happen to them next year if they lose the House that they wouldn't pursue this.

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Response to Novara (Reply #15)

Thu May 12, 2022, 05:19 PM

34. if they have "the goods" then start charging people. Whoever they may be

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Response to agingdem (Reply #12)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:17 PM

18. And why give them the opportunity...

And a platform for their antics?

The only benefit to that is if they commit perjury in the process.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #18)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:38 PM

23. Why not give them the opportunity to "perform"?

plus the committee knows they're not going to testify and that alone makes them look guilty as hell.. what are they afraid of?/what do they have to hide?..except the J6 committee has the info..the staffers and aides, barricaded in a closet, calling loved one to say goodbye on January 6 had them lining up to tell their stories to the committee...remember congress critters are never alone and they are always being recorded...and there's a outside chance that Mo Brooks might honor the subpoena..he's obviously pissed at Trump for not endorsing him..and then there's McCarthy..Burns and Martin's released recording have him looking like a weathervane of a fool...he just might want to the lie his story straight..who knows

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 02:19 PM

9. Here's the Jan 6 Committee's press release page and links to the letters.

https://january6th.house.gov/news/press-releases/select-committee-subpoenas-five-members-congress


Kevin McCarthy's depo -- May 31
Scott Perry's depo -- May 26
Jim Jordan depo -- May 27
Andy Biggs depo -- May 26
Mo Brooks depo -- May 31

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Response to ancianita (Reply #9)

Thu May 12, 2022, 02:46 PM

10. Thank you for posting!



(Scott Perry is a PA rep (PA-10) trying to hide under the radar)

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, 4 other GOP lawmakers subpoenaed in Jan. 6 riot investigation

Updated: May. 12, 2022, 1:31 p.m. | Published: May. 12, 2022, 1:29 p.m.


By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators said Thursday they have issued subpoenas to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers as part of their probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021 attack.

The Jan. 6 panel’s subpoenas for McCarthy, R-Calif., and Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Mo Brooks of Alabama come as the investigation is winding down and as the panel prepares for a series of public hearings this summer.

The committee has been investigating McCarthy’s conversations with then-President Donald Trump the day of the attack and meetings that the four other lawmakers had with the White House as Trump and his aides conspired how to overturn his defeat.

Congressional subpoenas for sitting members of Congress, especially for a party leader, are almost without precedent in recent decades. The panel had previously asked for voluntary cooperation from the five men, along with a handful of other GOP lawmakers, but all of them refused to speak with the panel.

(snip)

https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2022/05/us-rep-scott-perry-4-other-gop-lawmakers-subpoenaed-in-jan-6-riot-investigation.html

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 02:59 PM

13. ...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:17 PM

17. Caption contest.

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Response to ificandream (Reply #17)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:30 PM

21. Mirror on a wall

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Response to ificandream (Reply #17)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:37 PM

22. EarlG might be able to use that!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #22)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:49 PM

26. Great idea.

Sent it to him. Thanks!!

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Response to ificandream (Reply #17)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:51 PM

27. SHOCKED, SHOCKED I tell you

GYM Jordan knows nothing.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:48 PM

25. I'm thinking

Of the 800 plus that HAVE testified and with that, tons of testimony exposing these very same assholes, they have been given a fair chance to dispute it. So now any testimony putting them directly in the crosshairs of plotting and assisting in the coup to overthrow the US Government, is what the indictments must be. You had a fair chance to defend yourselves, so shut the fuck up when DOJ brings charges with all the evidence that was willfully brought to the committee.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 03:58 PM

29. "All five have refused requests for voluntary interviews"

5 of the biggest blabbermouths in the house and they don't want to blabber? AMAZING
Politicians never refuse to get in front of a camera for exposure.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #29)

Thu May 12, 2022, 09:05 PM

37. Exactly! If they have a case, why wouldn't they want to present it??

Obviously that have way, way to much they want to hide - which is even more reason that they need to be forced to answer to the Committee - and thus to the American people!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #37)

Thu May 12, 2022, 09:22 PM

38. Gonna love watching them squirm in front of the committee

especially Gym Jordan, that is if the DOJ can get them seated.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #38)

Thu May 12, 2022, 09:25 PM

39. Oh, yes! He's bound to get all nervous and stumble over his words as he's done before

He's not a good advocate for himself and will likely just dig himself in deeper...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #39)

Thu May 12, 2022, 09:48 PM

40. It'll be a rabbit hole so deep

his political career should be over, maybe his district will allow a Democrat to replace him.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #40)

Thu May 12, 2022, 09:51 PM

41. And that's been way too long in coming, but so very well deserved!

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