(PresidentialHill.com)- In the final stage of their performance, the January 6 Select Committee notified the White House that they cannot maintain the confidentiality of anonymous witnesses, according to The Daily Wire.
Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Vice Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) wrote to the special counsel to President Joe Biden, Richard Sauber, that they “fully share” a “concern for the safety, security, and reputations” of these witnesses as Republicans take control of the lower chamber. The December 30 letter asserted a relationship between the committee and the White House where those who gave “important information” would be revealed.
The effort to protect personnel information will no longer be exercised beginning after the first week of January.
The Select Committee began investigating the Capitol riot of January 6 which many Democrats consider an insurrection and a threat to democracy. The committee released its final report last month which reportedly detailed how Trump and his allies tried to overturn the 2020 election results. The report spans 845 pages and is based on over 1,000 interviews.
The committee then recommended to the Justice Department that Trump be prosecuted. The report claims that Trump and his allies engaged in at least 200 attempts to pressure officials in states that he allegedly lost to “find” votes, according to CNN.
Kenneth Chesebro, a “pro-Trump” lawyer was reportedly identified as the architect of the fake electors plot. He sent a memo to then-Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani to claim that the president of the Senate, Vice President Mike Pence, can choose which slate of electors to choose and count on January 6.
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff is also reportedly calling for the DOJ to criminally prosecute Trump on three charges such as “insurrection, obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy to defraud the federal government.” The last charge refers to Trump’s attempt to appoint a different slate of electors during the certification of the 2020 election.