Inquiry into the attack on the Capitol | Republican House of Representatives called to testify

(Washington) New twist in the investigation into the attack on the Capitol: Because of his multiple altercations with Donald Trump that day, House Republican Chairman Kevin McCarthy was granted a restraining order Thursday to testify before the commission responsible for the investigation of the events of January 6, 2021.

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This parliamentary committee, made up of a majority of Democrats, aims to shed light on the exact actions of Donald Trump before and during the storming of the Capitol, which saw thousands of supporters of the former leader march on the seat of the US Congress in an attempt to get confirmation of the to block the election of Joe Biden.

“Kevin McCarthy was associated with President Trump before, during and after the January 6 attack,” the commission explained to justify the injunction.

“Mr. McCarthy also claimed to have had a conversation with the President immediately after the attack, during which President Trump acknowledged some form of responsibility for that attack,” she continued in a statement.

Four other Republicans in the House of Representatives, including Jim Jordan-elect, known for his excesses and staunch loyalty to Donald Trump, are targets of those restraining orders to testify.

The so-called “6. January’s commission has already heard hundreds of witnesses, including Ivanka Trump, the former president’s daughter, and her husband Jared Kushner, both close advisers to Donald Trump while he was in the White House.

She wants to finish her job at all costs before the general elections in November. If the Democrats lose control of the House of Representatives in the vote, the commission risks being dissolved by the Republicans. She plans to hold public hearings in June.

The New York Times also reported Thursday that federal prosecutors are conducting a grand-jury-supervised probe into Donald Trump’s handling of some of his official documents, which he alleges he intentionally neglected or misplaced.

Some of these documents, which have since been found by the National Archives, were presented to the “6. January” handed over.

At the same time, a host of federal agents begin an extensive investigation to find those directly involved in the attack on the Capitol.

To date, around 810 people have been arrested and most charged, according to data released Thursday by the US Department of Justice.

The majority of those involved, who apparently contented themselves with wandering around the building, are being prosecuted for petty offenses such as violating a ban on entry or disturbing public order.

280 defendants pleaded guilty.

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