The committee investigating not only what happened on January 6, but why, is ready to take the next step. That particular step could have members of congress like Josh Hawley, very nervous.
The committee is reportedly going to be notifying telecommunications as early as this week that they want phone records. Specifically, the committee is looking at calls taken or made during around the time of the capitol riot. These telecommunications companies will be told to preserve all records of communications during that time.
Preserving communications records is the first step in an investigatory process that could eventually lead to witness testimony. The notices are set to provide the first window into the kinds of information the committee plans to pursue.
Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, who serves as chairman of the Select Committee, has said that he hopes to issue subpoenas by the end of August. Thompson also has signed off on a broader investigative strategy that will serve as a guide for the panel’s work going forward, according to a source familiar with the planning document.
On social media, many users following the story pointed out Josh Hawley could be among those targeted. Hawley has been held up as someone who aided the insurrection on January 6. There is a now-famous picture of the Missouri Senator walking past the group earlier in the morning, with a fist raised.
He was also one of the senators who pushed forward with a challenge to the 2020 Presidential Election after the literal smoke had cleared post-riot.
Josh Hawley & Company Put On Blast
A report from CNN said that members of congress will absolutely be involved in the telecommunications sweep.
While it remains unclear which members’ records the committee is interested in, several Republican lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, have acknowledged speaking to then-President Donald Trump by phone on January 6. In an interview with CNN on Monday, Thompson confirmed the committee was poised to send letters to telecom companies but also indicated they would be sent to social media companies, though he declined to name which ones.
White House Involvement
Some members of Congress have admitted to speaking to former President Donald Trump during the insurrection. Some others have said he talked to them while it was going on.
Just what was said and by whom is still a mystery. There have been reports Trump continued to push to challenge the election. Most believe he urged members of congress to help the rioters.
It appears that the committee will find out sooner or later just what people like Josh Hawley and Jim Jordan might have talked about. That has some targets quite concerned about what will be found out.
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