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US Justice Department Seeks Transcripts From Jan. 6 Panel

  • Committee said it’s premature to hand over documents
  • DOJ is conducting federal investigation of assault on Capitol
The Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C.

The Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C.

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg
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The Justice Department has requested access to transcripts of interviews conducted by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.

The committee and department officials haven’t yet reached an agreement that could help advance a long simmering federal investigation into efforts to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election, according to Representative Bennie Thompson, the Mississippi Democrat who chairs the panel.