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Jan. 6 committee seeks testimony from riot defendants who pleaded guilty

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25.09.2021

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has begun to solicit testimony from the rioters, issuing requests for some defendants to voluntarily provide an account of their decision to travel to Washington and join the angry mob.

Lawyers for multiple riot defendants who have already pleaded guilty say they have received communications from the panel in recent days requesting their clients’ cooperation with the committee, which is led by Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).

"The Select Committee is examining the facts, circumstances, and causes of January 6, 2021, in order to identify and evaluate lessons learned and to recommend corrective law, policies, procedures, rules or regulations," said one such letter, obtained by POLITICO. "As part of that effort, we would like to interview your client, who we understand has accepted responsibility and pleaded guilty."

A spokesman for the committee declined to comment.

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