The DOJ has cleared the way for former Trump officials to testify about the January 6th riot, according to a new report from the NY Times.
The Justice Department will not move to block former Trump administration officials from testifying in investigations related to the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol, according to a letter reviewed by POLITICO.
The letter, which explains the Biden Justice Department’s position on the matter, suggests that former top aides who witnessed the chaotic final days of Donald Trump’s presidency will have DOJ’s blessing to participate in the House’s select committee probe, which is holding its first public hearing on Tuesday morning with the police officers who were assaulted by rioters on Jan. 6.
“In these interviews, you are authorized to provide information you learned” while serving under the former president, reads the letter.
“The letter specifically cites ongoing investigations by the House Oversight and Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee,” the report adds.
Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney was pleased with the decision and said “I am pleased that the Justice Department … has authorized key officials to provide ‘unrestricted testimony’ to the Committee without asserting claims of privilege.”
“I expect prompt cooperation from these witnesses, and I am committed to getting to the bottom of the previous Administration’s attempts to subvert the Justice Department and reverse a free and fair election,” she added.
Justice Department rules Trump officials CAN be asked to testify in upcoming hearings on the January 6 attack https://t.co/sL9uU4FNai
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) July 28, 2021