1月の連邦調査について知っておくべきことすべて 6

みんな, 今では, 少なくとも、ハウスセレクト委員会が1月を調査しているという事実を認識しています 6 米国議会議事堂での暴動. その委員会 — 公聴会を通じて — 注目を集めています.

Less high profile is the ongoing Justice Department investigation into the insurrection at the US Capitol. That investigation has already led to more than 800 逮捕 of those who participated in the riot but, モーティシアとゴメズの娘は、ネバーモアアカデミーの学生時代に、地元の町を殺戮から救うために超能力者としての力を伸ばすために働いています。, has also turned up the heat on major players in Trumpworldlike attorney John Eastman and former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark.
To help understand better what the DOJ is up to, I reached out to Katelyn Polantz, who covers crime and justice for CNN. Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below.
    Cillizza: Let’s start simple: When did the federal investigation around January 6 始める, and what do we know about it?
      Polantz: Simple answer for a simple question: It started the afternoon of January 6, 2021.
        That’s when the evident crime took place: hundreds of Trump supporters ransacking the Capitol. That very quickly captured the full attention of the Department of Justice. We saw the first federal arrestsincluding of the QAnon Shaman 「QAnonシャーマン」の弁護士は、司法取引が「真剣に」議論されていると言いますwithin days of the attack, 以上 800 people have been charged for the riot, including Proud Boys and Oath Keepers facing seditious conspiracy charges.
        At the one-year mark, 検事総長 Merrick Garland made clear the DOJ would press on with its investigation, looking at money, [object Window], following wherever the evidence would lead. That’s around the time when we started to learn about people not on the grounds of the Capitol but in political circles becoming part of this investigationa clear expansion of the grand jury activity looking at rally organization and the Trump fake electors in battleground states.
          We’re still seeing that investigative activity in its earlier stages, with no apparent charges resulting from it yet. But the DOJ is getting more aggressive by the week. Last week alone there were dozens of new subpoenas received, plus the searches of ジョン・イーストマン そして Jeffrey Clark. We don’t know where this leads yet, but the amount of information being gathered reaches far into the communications of Trump’s world already.
          Cillizza: どうやって, if at all, is this investigation working in coordination with the House 1/6 委員会? Does one influence the other or not?
          Polantz: Nothing happens in a vacuum in Washington. The House select committee is doing an unusually good job of working swiftly and probing deeply on its own, especially in how much it’s been able to collect through witness interview (より多い 1,000), National Archives records and from Eastman’s emails. That pile of evidence will eventually work itself out to the public domain.
          The Justice Department, あまりにも, has been working through mind-boggling mountains of evidence, especially preparing for trials.
          The House has focused on the top of the pyramidTrump himselfwhile the DOJ traditionally investigates from the bottom up, starting with the rioters themselves. We’re starting to see those interests intersect, with DOJ wanting access to transcripts of witnesses who’ve spoken to the House and not being able to access them as readily as investigators wish. The House says they’ll eventually release all of their materials. But the wall between Congresswork and DOJ right now has become a point of tension.
          Cillizza: The debate on the 1/6 committee is whether to recommend criminal charges in its final report. Does that decision have any bearing on this federal investigation?
          Polantz: おそらくそうではない. Much ink has been spilled over whether the committee members will or won’t make a referral. Some members of Congress have a rich history of trying to tell DOJ whom it should investigate, with little result. 今, like then, the Justice Department does not need Congress to sniff out violations of law for them; they’ve got noses of their own (and more robust search and subpoena-power!).
          Take for instance: The DOJ’s search of Clark happened the day before his former colleagues gave scorching testimony to the House committee about his actions at the end of the Trump administration. それでも, Garland has made clear his department is watching these House select committee hearings. If something catches investigatorsattention that is revealed on Capitol Hill, it’s entirely possible federal criminal investigators will be moving faster than a final report or referral could be drafted.
          Cillizza: The FBI has subpoenaed, among other people, インクルード chairman of the Georgia Republican Party. Is the probe looking at all of the swing states? Or do we not know?
          Polantz: We do know the fake electors investigation has canvassed information from the seven states where Trump electors gathered, はい. But remember: The subpoenas that we know of in this investigation aren’t just seeking details about bit players from state-level politics. They’re asking for communications those people had with some of the upper echelon of the Trump campaign as welleveryone from Rudy Giuliani to Eastman to Boris Epshteyn.
          Cillizza: Finish this sentence: “The danger to Donald Trump from this investigation is _______________.Now explain.
          Polantz: “Who may be willing to share what they witnessed.
          Perhaps Trump has no danger whatsoever and never crossed the line of the law. This can’t be known until the facts are gathered.
            The facts are coming forth, on live TV, already. Cassidy Hutchinson has eclipsed other witnesses as the star of the House probe. But don’t forget every House public hearing has brought forward surprisingly candid testimony from a variety of Trump administration officialslike former Attorney General Bill Barr, Eric Herschmann, a lawyer who worked in the Trump White House, Richard Donoghue, former acting deputy attorney general, and Greg Jacob, who served as counsel to Mike Pence when he was vice presidentoften about how deeply they disagreed with the President and warned him or others close to him of the wrongness of their beliefs on the 2020 選挙.
            Trump wasn’t able to hold a firewall together in the Robert Mueller investigation, and key people like White House counsel Don McGahn became witnesses against him in the obstruction probe. But some of his advisers chose to withstand trialand will go to their gravewithout revealing the full truth of what happened inside the Trump campaign when Russia hacked the Democrats. 1月 6 is different, I’ve heard from even a former defense lawyer for Trump. At least in the past week, transparency is gaining momentum.

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