Rep. Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonSunday shows preview: Omicron surge continues; anniversary of Jan. 6 attack approaches Key Trump adviser Bernard Kerik hands Jan. 6 panel trove of documents Jan. 6 committee hoping to issue interim report by summer: report MORE (D-Miss.) on Sunday said the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has asked the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, D.C. for information as part of its probe.
Former President TrumpDonald TrumpOne in three Americans say violence against government sometimes justified: poll Seven most vulnerable governors facing reelection in 2022 Sunday shows preview: Omicron surge continues; anniversary of Jan. 6 attack approaches MORE’s team reportedly gathered at the hotel, which is located near the White House. Congressional investigators have zeroed in on what occurred at the hotel war room in the time leading up to the Capitol riot.
Asked by co-host Dana BashDana BashHarry Reid, political pugilist and longtime Senate majority leader, dies House Republican, Democrat say political environment on Capitol Hill is ‘toxic’ 10 Democrats who could run in 2024 if Biden doesn’t MORE on CNN’s “State of the Union” about the “makeshift war room” at the Willard Hotel, Thompson said on Sunday the hotel “has been asked to provide information for us.”
Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiTwo Georgia election workers sue OAN, Giuliani over election fraud claims The truth of Jan. 6 is coming to light — accountability will fall to the courts Officials from Georgia secretary of state’s office interviewed by Jan. 6 panel: report MORE, former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik and lawyer John Eastman were all at the hotel war room, according to The New York Times.
Kerik, who was an adviser to Trump, has provided the House committee with a trove of documents, in addition to a “privilege log,” which outlined materials he would not hand over to the panel, according to Politico.
The committee subpoenaed Kerik in November, citing a Jan. 5 meeting at the Willard Hotel with Giuliani, Eastman and former Trump White House strategist Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonMan who told Biden ‘let’s go Brandon’ goes on Bannon’s podcast, touts Trump Jan. 6 panel signals interest in whether Trump committed crime Meadows contempt vote poses thorny questions for DOJ MORE.
Thompson, the Jan. 6 panel’s chair, in a letter to Kerik noted reports that the former New York City official paid for the rooms and suites at the hotel, which “served as election-related command centers,” and worked with Giuliani to investigate claims of voter fraud and boost “Stop the Steal” efforts.
Thompson on Sunday said “part of our work is to try to get access to the records on that day, who paid for it.”
“Bernie Kerik is significant,” he added.
In a letter to Thompson dated on Friday, Kerik’s attorney said his client “never participated in any effort to knowingly promote false claims” and “very much wants to cooperate with your committee and any investigators who are truly willing to move ahead swiftly and get to the truth.”
Thompson also said on Sunday that the committee will explore subpoenas for Republican Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanThe Constitution isn’t working More appropriate nominees for ‘Person of The Year’ Sunday show preview: Omicron surges, and Harris sits for extensive interview MORE (Ohio) and Scott PerryScott Gordon PerryJan. 6 panel seeks sit-down with Jim Jordan New York House Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by National Industries for the Blind – Biden calls for omicron concern, but not panic MORE (Pa.) if they don’t cooperate with the panel’s investigation.
–Updated at 9:54 a.m.