“Jan. 6 investigation accelerates as it turns toward Trump”


Thompson told POLITICO recently that he hopes to complete the committee’s inquiry this spring, an extraordinarily tight deadline for an investigation of such scope and scale. The panel is attempting to piece together Trump’s pre-Jan. 6 efforts to overturn his election loss, his attempt to mobilize the Justice Department in support of that crusade and the thinking behind his effort to call supporters to Washington on the day Congress gathers to certify presidential election results.

Also on the panel’s to-do list is exploring reforms to the Electoral Count Act that governs that certification process. It’s a huge mandate — but the select committee is clearly taking a different route than comparable congressional investigations as it builds its probe from scratch.

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