Jan. 6 Select Committee Round Up

Ryan Goodman and Justin Hendrix at Just Security have published a “Primer on the Hearings of the January 6th Select Committee.” Helpfully, “[t]he resource is structured around the key prongs of the investigation itself — how the Select Committee has organized its investigative work — which mirror the key prongs of the campaign to overturn the election.”

There were two additional development this week. First, J. Michael Luttig is likely to publicly testify before the Select Committee. As Axios reports, this is key because Luttig, a former judge, is prominent in conservative legal circles and advised Mike Pence that actions to subvert the Electoral College vote being asked of him by former President Trump were illegal. Luttig has written previously why Trump’s efforts to subvert the election pose a threat to democracy. Second, Politico reports that the Justice Department has decided not to prosecute Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino for contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with the Jan. 6 select committee.

Finally, the N.Y. Times is reporting on new evidence that “The day before a mob of President Donald J. Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff called Mr. Pence’s lead Secret Service agent to his West Wing office” to warn him that “[t]he president was going to turn publicly against the vice president, and there could be a security risk to Mr. Pence because of it.”

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