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Jan 6th Select Committee Set to Issue New Round of “About 20” Subpoenas

Jan 6th Select Committee Set to Issue New Round of “About 20” Subpoenas

January 6th House Select Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson told reporters that he has signed about 20 subpoenas and that they are going out “soon,” possibly by end of the day on Friday, the same day the committee was stonewalled in their interview by former Justice Department official Jeffery Clark, multiple sources tell CNN.

Rep. Thompson would not confirm if former Trump lawyer John Eastman is a part of that group, but said of the next batch of the subpoenas: “Some of the people have been written about. Some of the people haven’t been written about.”

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 27: Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) (R) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) (C), joined by fellow committee members, speak to the media following a hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. Members of law enforcement testified about the attack by supporters of former President Donald Trump on the U.S. Capitol. According to authorities, about 140 police officers were injured when they were trampled, had objects thrown at them, and sprayed with chemical irritants during the insurrection. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Separately Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, who serves as the vice-chair of the committee, told CNN that the panel has also interviewed more than 150 people, indicating that much of its investigation is developing behind closed doors. Cheney said the committee has talked with “a whole range of people,” some in interviews and others in depositions.

Clark, a Justice Department official who was integral to helping Trump in his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, was originally scheduled to meet with the committee last Friday, but his interview was postponed because he had a change in counsel. He was subpoenaed by the committee after failing to voluntarily cooperate with the panel’s investigation. Clark evoked “attorney-client” privilege to duck Committee questions, although the transcript had not been released by press time.

Many of the individuals that the committee has subpoenaed have been granted short postponements as the terms of their engagement with the committee get sorted out.

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