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January 6 Committee Seeks Information from Republican Rep. Scott Perry

HeadlineDec 21, 2021

The House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection has asked Republican Congressmember Scott Perry to voluntarily submit to an interview. It’s the first time the committee has publicly asked a sitting member of Congress to testify about their role in the plot to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Investigators say Perry met with Trump ahead of the Capitol riot and pushed Justice Department officials to block the election results. 

Meanwhile, The New York Times reports the January 6 committee may refer criminal charges against former President Trump and his allies to the Justice Department. That could include wire fraud charges against Trump and other Republicans who raised millions of dollars off false assertions that the election was stolen, and felony obstruction of Congress charges against those who tried to stop the certification of electoral votes.

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