Republicans in crosshairs of 6 January panel begin campaign of intimidation - 2021-09-06

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F345.png Republicans in crosshairs of 6 January panel begin campaign of intimidation September 6, 2021, Hugo Lowell, The Guardian

Top Republicans under scrutiny for their role in the events of 6 January have embarked on a campaign of threats and intimidation to thwart a Democratic-controlled congressional panel that is scrutinizing the Capitol attack and opening an expanded investigation into Donald Trump.

The chairman of the House select committee into the violent assault on the Capitol, Bennie Thompson, in recent days demanded an array of Trump executive branch records related to the insurrection, as members and counsel prepared to examine what Trump knew of efforts to stop the certification of Joe Biden's election win.

House select committee investigators then asked a slew of technology companies to preserve the social media records of hundreds of people connected to the Capitol attack, including far-right House Republicans who sought to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

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{{cite news | first = Hugo | last = Lowell | title = Republicans in crosshairs of 6 January panel begin campaign of intimidation | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/06/republicans-6-january-investigation-intimidation | work = The Guardian | date = September 6, 2021 | accessdate = September 9, 2021 }}