Capitol attack committee requests cooperation from key Republican trio

The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack asked three Republican members of Congress to assist the inquiry into the events of January 6 on Monday, as it seeks to establish the extent of their roles in Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

The panel sent letters requesting voluntary cooperation to Mo Brooks, Andy Biggs and Ronny Jackson – three House Republicans who strategized ways to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election win or appeared to have connections to elements of the Capitol attack.

Congressman Bennie Thompson, the chair of the select committee, told the Guardian last week that the panel wanted to conduct interviews with Republican members of Congress involved in Trump’s efforts so that it could consider their testimony for its report in September.

The panel opted against issuing subpoenas compelling their testimony in the first instance, since that could cause them to attack the inquiry altogether whereas an informal interview might at least yield some information, according to sources close to the matter.

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