Capitol attack prosecutors press January 6 committee for transcripts

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2022
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Tensions between the US justice department and the House of Representatives January 6 select committee have escalated after federal prosecutors complained that their inability to access witness transcripts was hampering criminal investigations into rioters who stormed the Capitol.

The complaint that came from the heads of the justice department’s national security and criminal divisions and the US attorney for Washington Matthew Graves showed a likely collision course for the parallel congressional and criminal probes into the Capitol attack.

“The interviews the select committee conducted are not just potentially relevant to our...

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