Republican lawmakers call Rep. Schiff, ask Capitol police for info on arrests of Colbert show staffers

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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., sent a letter to the U.S. Capitol Police Chief on Monday, requesting information about how a group of employees of CBS “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” was able to access a Maison office building last Thursday.

The group of seven were arrested at around 8.30pm at the Longworth House office block and charged with unlawful entry.

Earlier in the day, they conducted interviews with members of the Jan. 6 select committee, including Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla, and Rep. Jake Auchincloss, D-Mass.

Seven staff members for CBS "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" were arrested at the Longworth House office block last Thursday.
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Seven staff members of CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested last Thursday at the Longworth House office building.
(Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)

They were eventually escorted out of the Cannon House office building where the January 6 panel conducted their hearing because they lacked the proper press credentials.

HOW COLBERT SHOW STAFF GOT OUT OF TWO OFFICE BUILDINGS

Sources tell Fox News that an Auchincloss aide let them back into the House office buildings around 4:00 p.m. and they were left unattended for several hours.

Later that evening, members of the Capitol Police found them taping comedy skits near the office of Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., a source said.

From left, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Speaker Bennie Thompson , D-Miss., listen to the first public hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.

From left, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Speaker Bennie Thompson , D-Miss., listen to the first public hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Now Reps. Jordan and Davis are asking Capitol Police for all reports, witness statements, surveillance footage and photographs related to the arrests.

“These individuals have been arrested and charged with trespassing after causing a ‘trouble’ at the offices of several Republican members, including ‘banging’ on their office doors,” Jordan and Davis wrote to the UCSP chief. , J. Thomas Manger.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Longworth House Office Building, in Washington, DC on APRIL 19.  (Photo by Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 19: Longworth House Office Building, in Washington, DC on APRIL 19. (Photo by Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

The letter calls Rep. Adam Schiff: “Individuals would have had access to the building through Rep. Adam Schiff, a member of the House Select Committee to Investigate January 6, and Rep. Jackie Auchinloss.”

A CBS spokesperson told Fox News last week that “the interviews on Capitol Hill were authorized and pre-arranged by the congressional aides of the members interviewed.”

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A Capitol Police spokesperson said additional charges may be possible after consultation with prosecutors.

Fox News’ Adam Sabes contributed to this report.

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