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Schiff: Jan. 6 investigation going ‘straight to subpoenas’ in some cases
[ Editor’s Note: Adam Schiff is smart enough to know that he will be blamed for letting the Jan 6th investigation drag out longer via legal process delays on evidence. Republican Congress persons involved in supporting the insurrection and its subsequent ‘The Steal’ attack will want as much of the truth hidden as possible in the run up to the 2022 elections.
The best news here is that the House investigation committee is turning over everything it is getting to the DoJ so they have it in real time, so it is not stonewalled with endless court appeals challenging the turnover.
This chaos is like Christmas every day for all the attorneys that work at this level, and they are never in a rush to get anything done. Trump’s favorite lawyer has always been “Mr. Delay”… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … September, 2021
The select panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection is preparing to issue immediate subpoenas to witnesses whom the panel expects to resist cooperation, one Democratic member said Tuesday.
“In some cases, we’re making requests we think will be complied with,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters. “In other cases, we’re going straight to subpoenas where we think we’re dealing with recalcitrant witnesses.“
The committee is going to “forgo some of the time-consuming steps” that have dogged previous investigations, Schiff added, Compared with the independent 9/11 Commission two decades ago, he said, the Jan. 6 panel is moving with “great rapidity.”
“And where we do meet resistance, we intend to push back hard and fast,” Schiff added.
Schiff said he also hoped the Biden administration would break from Trump-era practices of fighting efforts by Congress to hold witnesses in contempt if they refuse to cooperate.
The Biden administration’s posture toward the Jan. 6 committee may also help speed up efforts to garner new information, he added, noting that the current Justice Department is unlikely to support what he called “bogus claims of [executive] privilege” by the Trump team.