Adam Schiff Makes Weekend Pledge To Reveal Trump’s Jan. 6 Secrets


Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a member of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot, outlined in a recent interview how the panel is “getting a pretty full picture” of the January 6 and election-related matters that they’ve put under scrutiny. In other words, former President Trump and those around him who’ve participated in the desperate push to shield certain pieces of information from investigators probably have reasons to worry, because it sounds like riot committee investigators have been tentatively successful with getting over certain hurdles of Trump’s obstruction. The committee has heard from over 500 people, and they’ve received hundreds of pages of records from Trump’s administration that he’d tried to keep secret — and the rounds of public hearings that are under development haven’t even started yet.

Inherent in Schiff’s remarks is resolve to keep the investigation going until the truths that it’s after have been revealed and fleshed out. It’s a notion similar to recent comments from Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the vice chair of the riot panel. Amid criticism of her participation in the committee from fellow Republicans, Cheney insisted in a recent article that those “who do not wish the truth of Jan. 6 to come out have predictably resorted to attacking the process—claiming it is tainted and political. Our hearings will show this charge to be wrong. We are focused on facts, not rhetoric, and we will present those facts without exaggeration, no matter what criticism we face.” Schiff, meanwhile, commented as follows:

‘We have multiple sources of information, and we’re pursuing all of them to put together a complete record of, what was [Donald Trump] doing, what was he not doing, tragically, in what I think is a historic dereliction of duty second to practically none. So we have multiple sources of information, and we use them as a cross-check on other information we receive to piece together what was going on — not just with the former president, but with others in his campaign, on his White House staff, in the communications arena. And we’re getting a pretty full picture.’

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The committee’s recent actions include a subpoena for Peter Navarro, a former Trump White House staffer who was closely involved in efforts to overturn the outcome of the last election. The panel also apparently met this past Friday to deliberate over the next steps for uncooperative witnesses, including Rudy Giuliani. Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said in recent days that the committee also has “more subpoenas to issue,” although he did not specify the anticipated targets when making those remarks. The committee’s investigation, as Schiff noted, includes the issues that led up to the January 6 attack, such as the months-long promotion by Trump and others of lies about the election. Relatedly, those who’ve spoken to the riot committee include Trump administration press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.