Jan.6 select committee refutes McCarthy’s claim that the Justice Department cleared Trump of any role in the insurgency – .

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“(McCarthy) suggested, based on an anonymous report, that the Justice Department concluded that Donald Trump did not cause, instigate or provoke violence on January 6,” the statement said. “When this anonymous report was first published, the select committee interviewed executive power agencies and congressional committees involved in the investigation. We have received responses and information from the entities concerned, and it has been made clear to us that reports of such a finding are without merit. ”

The statement by committee chair Bennie Thompson and vice chair Liz Cheney calls for McCarthy’s comments to KGET-TV this week, where he suggested Trump had played no role in coordinating the insurrection.

“This is where law enforcement comes in. The FBI investigated this. The Senate brought back bipartisan committees. And you know what they found – that there is no implication. But it’s purely political in the way Nancy Pelosi handled it, ”McCarthy, a Republican from California, said in the interview with KGET.

McCarthy and many other Republicans used a Reuters report that claims the FBI found “little evidence” that the January 6 riots were coordinated. CNN has not independently confirmed this report.

The committee making it clear that Trump has not been cleared of any wrongdoing related to January 6 makes it clear that the former president and his allies remain at the center of their investigation.
“We will continue to pursue all elements of this investigation in a non-partisan and thorough manner. We also remind Minority Leader McCarthy of his statements after January 6, including his House statement on January 13 – which are inconsistent with his recent comments, ”Saturday’s committee statement continued.

A week after the insurgency, McCarthy told the House that: “The President bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters. … He should have immediately denounced the crowd when he saw what was happening. These facts require immediate action. by President Trump. “


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