January 6 committee formally requests testimony from GOP officials

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On Jan. 6, the House Select Committee requested interviews with three Republican congressmen on Monday, saying the trio had information about efforts to challenge the 2020 election results.

The three Republicans are Representatives Andy Biggs of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama and Ronny Jackson of Texas. The select committee said each of the three members of Congress had communicated with former President Donald Trump about his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. They also spoke with Trump about planning rallies and protests in the prospect of the storming of the US Capitol on January 6, according to the committee.

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“The select committee has learned that several of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the facts, circumstances and causes of January 6,” said committee chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and vice- President Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. , said in a statement. “We urge our colleagues to join the hundreds of people who have shared information with the select committee to shed light on what happened on January 6.”

“The select committee is seeking information from members of Congress, including those who participated in meetings at the White House and had direct conversations with President Trump before and during the attack on the Capitol and those who were involved in planning and coordinating rallies on and before January 6,” the statement continued.

The offices of Biggs, Brooks and Jackson did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s requests for comment.

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Rep. Andy Biggs speaks during the House Judiciary Committee tagging of the Articles of Impeachment against President Trump on December 11, 2019.
(Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Image)

The demands come weeks after former first daughter and senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump testified before the committee. Her husband, former senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, also testified. They are the most senior Trump administration officials to have cooperated with the committee so far.

The committee is charged with investigating the events leading up to the pro-Trump storming of the US Capitol in early 2021. Members have called for testimony more recently to shed light on a 7.5-hour gap in White House phone records on January 6.

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The gap extended from 11:17 a.m. ET to 6:54 p.m. ET on the day of the riots, essentially encompassing the event.

The committee has previously recommended that the House of Representatives detain two former Trump officials, Daniel Scavino Jr. and Peter Navarro, for contempt of Congress.

Neither man cooperated with calls to testify.

Thompson argued the men should face criminal charges for continuing to dodge testimony.

“They’re not deceiving anyone. They’re obligated to comply with our investigation. They refused to do so. And that’s a crime,” Thompson said in March.

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