J6 Committee Says Major Trump Administration Figure is Now Cooperating with Probe
The January 6th committee has long had a bit of a reputation problem, stemming largely from their unwillingness to adopt a truly bipartisan team and their continued proclivity for working in the shadows of the political machine.
Many Americans have had a hard time taking the group seriously, particularly after Nancy Pelosi arbitrarily barred a number of GOP lawmakers from serving on the committee, for no reason other than their loyalty to Donald Trump. This revealed the committee’s true purpose: Damaging any hope that the 45th President still had about also becoming the 47th President.
And, as for keeping the American people in the dark, this week saw a tremendous revelation about just who the committee has gotten their claws into.
The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection has been having conversations with former Attorney General William Barr, the committee’s chairman said Sunday.
“To be honest with you, we’ve had conversations with the former attorney general already,” Rep. Bennie Thompson told CBS’ Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” when asked if the committee would go to Barr. “We’ve talked to Department of Defense individuals. We are concerned that our military was part of this big lie on promoting that the election was false.”
The Mississippi Democrat continued, “So, if you are using the military, to potentially seize these voting machines, even though it’s a discussion, the public needs to know, we’ve never had that before.”Advertisement - story continues below
Thompson’s remarks came in response to a question regarding text of a draft executive order that had been presented to then-President Donald Trump in December of 2020 to have the secretary of defense seize voting machines in battleground states.
The level of public trust in the committee has already begun to wane heavily in recent weeks, and discovering that some of the most powerful testimony that they’re gathering is coming behind closed doors, away from the eyes of We The People, certainly isn’t going to turn that around.