The Jan. 6 committee wrapped up its fifth listening to this thirty day period. Listed here are some of the leading headlines.

Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and other congressional Republicans sought pardons from then-President Donald Trump after the 2020 election, according to email messages and testimony revealed by the Jan. 6 Property pick committee on Thursday.

The committee confirmed an email that Brooks despatched to the White Household on Jan. 11, 2021, with the issue line of “pardons.” 

“President Trump asked me to send you this letter. This letter is also pursuant to a request from Matt Gaetz,” the e-mail claimed. “As these, I recommend that president give typical (all purpose) pardons to the pursuing teams of folks,” which provided one particular group of “every congressman and senator who voted to reject the electoral college or university vote submissions of Arizona and Pennsylvania.”  

Former Trump White Household lawyer Eric Herschmann reported that Gaetz asked for a pardon. “The general tone was, we may possibly get prosecuted since we had been defensive of, you know, the president’s positions on these matters,” Herschmann stated.  

“The pardon that he was speaking about, requesting, was as wide as you could explain,” Herschmann claimed.

John McEntee, a further Trump aide, informed the committee in a deposition job interview performed at Thursday’s listening to that Gaetz had told him he’d asked for a pardon. “He advised me he’d questioned Meadows for a pardon,” McEntee claimed.

McEntee extra that he also read conversations about a blanket pardon. “I experienced listened to that mentioned,” he mentioned.  

Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former White Home main of employees Mark Meadows, reported at a Dec. 21, 2020, White Residence assembly there ended up congressional Republicans who ended up “advocates” for pardons.

“I guess Mr. Gaetz and Mr. Brooks I know experienced both of those advocated there be a blanket pardon for users associated in that conference and a handful of other associates that weren’t at the December 21st meeting as the preemptive pardons,” Hutchinson stated. “Mr. Gaetz was personally pushing for a pardon.” 

Hutchinson also testified that Perry, who played a essential position connecting DOJ formal Jeffrey Clark to Trump, experienced sought a pardon, as properly as Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Louie Gohmert of Texas.

Questioned by committee investigators if Perry questioned for a pardon to Hutchinson right, she mentioned, “Yes, he did.”  

Hutchinson also testified that she experienced listened to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene had “asked for a pardon from (deputy White Residence counsel Patrick) Philbin,” but that she mentioned she did not hear it directly.

Rep. Jim Jordan, Hutchinson said, experienced not questioned for a pardon but “more for an update on whether or not the White Property was going to pardon associates of Congress.” 

“Mr. Gohmert requested for a single as nicely,” Hutchinson claimed.

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