The January 6 committee wants an initial consultation with a House representative

The House Committee wants to ask GOP Representative Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.


House committee investigating Jan's protest. 6 has turned its attention to another lawyer for the first time, with a request for information from Rep. Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.

Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Said in a letter to Perry on Monday that the two-party team had evidence linking him to incidents involving the US Capitol attacks. Thompson said Perry had been involved in efforts to make former Justice Minister Jeffrey Clark the acting attorney-general in the final months of Trump's administration.

"We have received evidence from many witnesses that he has played a key role in efforts to include Mr. Clark as acting Attorney General," Thompson said, citing former Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and former Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, who were in the case. positions at the end of the tail of former President Donald Trump's term in office.

"Acting Attorney General Rosen and Acting Deputy Attorney General Donoghue have testified on these issues, and we have found evidence that some of Mr. Clark's co-workers were aware of these plans," Thompson wrote.

He further added that the committee had "details" that Perry had "consulted at various times with the White House and other stakeholders on other relevant matters, including allegations that Dominion's voting machines were damaged."

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Perry's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Perry is the first lawyer to be pressured to get information by a committee. Many of Trump's allies and former administrative officials have been summoned to court, including former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who worked in the House before joining the Trump administration.

Perry, a member of the Conservative House Freedom Caucus who joined the Congress in 2013, challenged Pennsylvania voters a few hours after the January 6 riots, along with seven other G O P members of the country's congressional delegation. He has also been involved in the development of electoral fraud ideas in Pennsylvania.

Thompson postponed a meeting with Perry in Jan. 4, giving a letter to meet in the Perry's Pennsylvania district.