The January 6th House Select Committee that is currently neck-deep in their investigation into not only the infamous, deadly Capitol attack, but former President Donald Trump’s role in inciting the fatal violence only has about approximately 16 weeks left until the panel dissolves, as midterm elections rapidly approach. But according to recent reporting from POLITICO, the House Select Committee is doubling and tripling down to ensure that they make the most of the limited weeks they have left — meaning, some serious bombshells against the corrupt, scandal-ridden ex-president are likely soon to rock this country to its core.
POLITICO reports, that as the next round of explosive public hearings is set to soon be announced, lawmakers on the J6 Committee are grappling with whether or not they will officially seek testimonies from former Vice President Mike Pence, as well as Donald J. Trump himself. The House Panel also remains in deliberation as to what to do with Trump sympathizing Republican lawmakers who have openly defied the subpoenas issued against them for their testimonies and evidence by the House Committee.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, a prominent member of the January 6th House Select Committee, said, “Each member of the committee has things that he or she really wants to continue to pursue over the next few weeks, based on the work that we did before the recess. People want to make sure that we fortify the democracy against coups and insurrections, political violence, and other efforts to usurp the will of the people.”
It’s undeniable that the House Select Committee has found their investigation to be more complicated in recent weeks, as the bombshell news of the Justice Department’s investigation into Trump’s possible violations of multiple laws and regulations, including the Presidential Records Act and the Espionage Act, broke following the explosive FBI search and seizure warrant raid at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate. It was revealed that Donald Trump had not only stolen multiple boxes of highly-classified documents and materials from the White House and relocated them to his Palm Beach compound upon the end of his presidency, but also that he repeatedly lied to the National Archives and Records Administration when they tried to retrieve said materials from his golf club turned personal residence.
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On top of the bombshell DOJ investigation, the House Select Committee’s investigation has been somewhat overshadowed by the federal Grand Jury probe against Donald Trump in the state of Georgia, in connection to Trump’s scheme to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state: i.e. his infamous call to GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which Trump demanded that the state official “find the votes” he needed to overturn Joe Biden’s election win.
Those investigations have left the J6 Committee under intense pressure to share their transcripts of witness interviews to further assist in the simultaneous probes against Donald Trump and his corrupt actions. House Select Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson has indicated in recent weeks that most, if not all of those transcripts will eventually be made public by the House Panel, though he did not confirm a timeline regarding their release.
As it stands, the House Select Committee has not confirmed a release date for their comprehensive final report. However, Rep. Raskin did recently confirm that the panel has planned “at least two more blockbuster hearings,” one of which will take place this month. The January 6th House Select Committee’s work will soon conclude in the coming weeks, as staffers vacate their positions as part of the traditional transition that comes with the impending midterm elections.
It’s clear at this point that the House Panel intends to make the very most of the weeks they have left — and it’s all but undeniable that it will serve to be detrimental to Donald Trump.
Check out POLITICO’s full report on the matter here.