It Seems The DOJ Is Watching The Hearings, Who Knew?

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie) breathlessly reports that the DOJ and the January 6 Committee are in… disarray:

The Justice Department on Thursday revealed a deepening rift with the Jan. 6 House select committee, accusing the panel of a “failure” to share its 1,000 witness transcripts…

“The Select Committee’s failure to grant the Department access to these transcripts complicates the Department’s ability to investigate and prosecute those who engaged in criminal conduct in relation to the January 6 attack on the Capitol,” the department wrote in a letter Wednesday, signed by Criminal Division chief Kenneth Polite Jr. and National Security Division head Matthew Olsen, as well as the U.S. attorney for D.C., Matthew Graves.

I’m sure that the DOJ will get all the transcripts it wants once the hearings are over, which I believe is in a couple of weeks. They probably could not get a court date earlier then that.

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7 Responses to It Seems The DOJ Is Watching The Hearings, Who Knew?

  1. It will be curious if this news slows or accelerateds the rate of cooperating witnesses ; Jamie Raskin said yesterday there have been a LOT more people coming forward all of a sudden.

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  2. Ellis Weiner says:

    The letter was written by people named Polite and Graves? Are they drinking in the writers’ room or what?

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  3. genelms says:

    If this reporting is true, the source of the reporting is suspect, perhaps the DOJ should refresh their knowledge of the constitutional separation of powers. I could be mistaken, but I don’t recall the DOJ ever being part of the Legislative Branch.

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    • tengrain says:

      Technically, the DOJ is part of the Executive branch, but that conflict has been at the center of Executive Office from the beginning.



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  4. Stony Pillow says:

    It makes the DOJ moles very angry.

    They can wait. Ten minutes after the Committee delivers, the scanned documents will be on their way to the RNC and Mar-a-Lardo.

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  5. IMRowPog says:

    Hopefully, the committee will jump on the DOJ request with the same sense of urgency that the least objectionable Supreme Court nominee displayed with the committee’s subpoenas!


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