The committee will meet with DOJ staff next week.
Last week, after a January 6 committee meeting, Congressional Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS02) told reporters at the US Capitol that he is not sure if there will be a public hearing in August and that the subject of the next hearing has not been determined as of now.
Thompson said he expected subpoenas to be issued soon. When asked how many subpoenas to expect, he said, “Quite a lot.”
Watch the interview below via CNN’s Manu Raju’s social media post.
After meeting with the committee on January 6, Thompson told us the panel would send out “quite a few” subpoenas soon, but declined to specify when they would be issued or who would be the target.
Says Justice Department Decision “Eases” Talking to Former Trump Justice Officials pic.twitter.com/oDkUTiYjjq
– Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 30, 2021
House Democrats on the committee are optimistic about getting testimony from former Trump officials.
President Joe Biden’s Justice Department has allowed the committee to freely seek witness statements by promising not to prevent former Trump administration officials from testifying.
Congressman Thompson stated that the Justice Department decision “makes it easier” to speak with former Trump Justice officials.
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