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Monday, January 02, 2023

House Republicans are eyeing a new rule to keep hold of the host of records generated by the Jan. 6 select committee during its broad inquiry into the attack on the Capitol.




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...The proposed rules package says the panel must send the documents to the House Committee on House Administration by Jan. 17.

- - - The package also orders the Archivist of the U.S., who leads the National Archives, to return any records it received by Jan. 17. ...

- - - A spokesperson for Republicans on the House Rules Committee did not immediately respond to a question about the intent behind the change....

The Jan. 6 panel has publicly released some of the evidence, such as interview transcripts, related to its sprawling report.

- - - Current House rules require the Committee on House Administration to turn over records to the House clerk, who then sends them to the National Archives, the Los Angeles Times reports.

- - - Those same rules also require the Archives to hold the records for at least 30 years, but sensitive records can be held for up to 50 years, per the L.A. Times....

Looks like the incoming Republicans want to bury the evidence that the January 6 Select Committee has accumulated. Why would they do that?

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-01-02 04:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hope the J6 committee has copy's and or thumb drives stored safely.

#2 | Posted by a_monson at 2023-01-02 07:55 PM | Reply

LAMP @ #1

"Why would they do that?"

Projection! ~ They think the J6 Select Committee is doing the same thing they would do if they were in charge ~ hide any evidence that would exonerate Donald Trump.

Molehills they can turn into mountains, so to speak.

In yet another act of desperation, McCarthy also plans to appoint a sub-committee to investigate "Joe Biden's Weaponizing of the DOJ."

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2023-01-03 01:17 AM | Reply

Hope the J6 committee has copy's and or thumb drives stored safely.

The best way of protecting information is to put it in the public domain as they have done with some of the transcripts. Also, send copies to major news outlets (foreign and domestic), historians, etc. I am sure that DOJ has all of the information it needs where it will be safe unless a republican wins the WH in 2024.

#4 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2023-01-03 05:07 AM | Reply

Cockroaches hate light.

#5 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2023-01-03 09:18 AM | Reply

Jesus, but they're pathetic.

#6 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2023-01-03 09:23 AM | Reply

The LA Times has a more detailed explanation of what shenanigans McCarthy is up to if he wins the Speakership of the House.

Not all the documents uncovered by the J6 Committee were released to the public. Some were ultra sensitive and thus belonged in the Archives for the next 30 years

Pelosi has already issued to order to start the process. Chairperson Thompson says it's already underway.

McCarthy plans to have a vote to have all those documents, including the ultra-sensitive, returned to the House.

Bad idea considering McCarthy's ravenous appetite for hatred and revenge. Lord help this country if the House ever lets that animal out of his cage.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2023-01-03 09:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is exactly what innocent people would do...right Republicans?

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2023-01-03 11:06 AM | Reply

"House GOP Zeroes in on Jan. 6 Panel Documents"

It's Chapter 11 in the Republican tome You Had No Right To Discover My Wrongs!.

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2023-01-03 11:09 AM | Reply

Did any of you even read the article? It is the Democrats wanting to bury the documents immediately by sending the to the Archives where they will be locked down for 30 years. , it's the Republicans who want to stop the transfer to the Archives so they can be released publicly.

#10 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2023-01-03 11:16 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

The only "shenanigans" I see here are that both sides will cherry pick which documents are publicly released to suit their narratives. The Democrats have already done that. Now the Republicans will do the same.

#11 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2023-01-03 11:20 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Don't give us that "both sides" crap, the Republicants are responsible for 1/6 you idiot.

#12 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-01-03 12:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

One thing I don't understand in our so-called "free" country is the keeping of documents under wraps. Examples are the Kennedy Assassination, 9/11, and the war in Iraq.

#13 | Posted by wolfdog at 2023-01-03 04:47 PM | Reply

#12. If that's true than all the documents will show it. So why don't you want us to see them for 30 years? Idiot.

#14 | Posted by fishpaw at 2023-01-03 08:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 2


Aaaaaaaand Roswell!!! Plus the dozens (hundreds?) of other incidents involving UAPs. Especially those that took place at the military bases operating nuclear missile silos.

#15 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2023-01-03 08:43 PM | Reply

LYD you are such a boundlessly vapid little -----. The only "both sides" you understand is the inside and the outside of your own --------.

#16 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2023-01-03 09:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

quick, fire up the fax machine, ready the 100 copy machines,
batten down the hatches and fire all the cannons!

but seriously...

you would think after the Muller Investigation Fiasco,
they would have learned the lesson about REDUNDANT COPIES AD INFINITUM!

#17 | Posted by earthmuse at 2023-01-04 03:19 PM | Reply

There are no rules in the House right now without a speaker to enforce those rules. Release the documents publicly, save for classified info.

#18 | Posted by ND_Perspective at 2023-01-05 12:49 PM | Reply

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