House committee investigating Jan. 6 attack seeks records from Trump White House, other federal agencies

On Wednesday, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol requested documents from Trump administration officials and other federal agencies. Wednesday’s request is the panel’s “first round of demands” as part of its task to determine the cause of the attack and prevent such an event from happening again. The committee issued letters to the National Archives and Records Administration and other executive branch agencies for information related to the riots.

In addition to the records administration, the Jan. 6 committee sought records from the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Interior and Justice, the FBI, the National Counterterrorism Center and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The panel said it’s looking for records that include remarks made during the rally at the Ellipse, calendars, schedules, communications and call logs for Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence, and photographs and other media from the rally, march to the Capitol or violence at the Capitol.

The letters also requested documents from Jan. 6 related to a number of people close to Trump, including first lady Melania Trump; his children Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and their spouses,Jared Kushner, Lara Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle; and current and former advisers including Steve Bannon, Michael Flynn, Hope Hicks, Mark Meadows, Rudy Giuliani and Roger Stone.

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