The GOP has long had concerns about the scope and scale of the work of the select committee investigating the events of January 6th, 2021, and they might be on to something.
That’s because the closer we get to the 2022 midterms, the deeper the committee gets into the Trump inner circle. What was once billed as a committee seeking to discover the truth about an insurrection on federal property is now trying to dig up dirt on Trump’s extended family.
And now they may even be trying to get ahold of the former President’s personal phone records.
The chairman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol said the panel is considering subpoenaing former President Donald Trump’s personal phone records to help fill-in a more than seven-hour gap in White House telephone logs on the day of the riot.
And, in an even more telling bit of wide-berth lunacy, at least one member of the committee seemed to think there was no limit to their mission.
“All that’s up for discussion,” Representative Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrats, said. He said there are “some other options” as well that he refused to detail.
Of course, as the 2022 and 2024 elections loom, there is little doubt that the tidbits gleaned from such an invasive probe could be used to sway the general public, regardless of whether or not that information is germane to the January 6th investigation.