"Those who can get out in front of the January 6 mess are doing so. Members of the January 6th committee are interviewing Trumpís Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and are negotiating with Trumpís Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as well. As legal analyst Joyce White Vance noted: ďAt this point, itís becoming a race to get to testify in front of the January 6 Committee.Ē
Vance explained: ď[Representative] Liz Cheney said during last weekís hearing that the dam is breaking. Prosecutors recognize that moment in a long-term investigation. Itís when the bad guys realize they have lost and begin to try to cut their losses."
Tonight, Kyle Cheney reported in Politico that the January 6th committee is handing 20 witness interviews over to the Department of Justice, and yesterday, we learned that the Department of Justice has obtained a warrant to search the phone of John Eastman, who wrote the memo outlining the plan for Vice President Mike Pence to refuse to recognize certified electors for President-elect Joe Biden.
Today, Katelyn Polantz and Evan Perez of CNN reported that a former Department of Justice staffer who worked with Jeffrey Clark, the man whom Trump considered installing as attorney general to further his attempt to overturn the election, has been fully cooperating with the Department of Justice. The staffer is Ken Klukowski, and he has turned his electronic records over to the Justice Department.
Perez and Polantz also reported that prosecutors from the Department of Justice are planning court fights to get former White House officials to testify about Trumpís actions around January 6." *