Congressman Jamie Raskin, a member of the January 6 selection committee, said he believes the investigation will reveal the whole truth about the uprising.
“America will be shocked and amazed at what we all came to learn this year,” he told CNN.
Raskin, who called the uprising “a coup” organized by former President Donald Trump, said the committee had not yet made a decision on whether to subpoena former Vice President Mike Pence if he did not commit himself. willing to speak to the committee.
“He has a lot to be proud of. He is a constitutional patriot. He stood up for the Constitution,” Raskin said.
“We’ve subpoenaed a lot of people for the testimony we need. The Supreme Court has said Congress has the power to subpoena anyone we want to get the information we need to operate, ” he said.
Raskin also said that former Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham “named a lot of names I’d never heard of before” and “identified some investigative minds that never occurred to me” during the conversation. story he had with her prior to her interview yesterday with the Commission.
Grisham’s meeting with the committee yesterday came after former White House aide and chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump spoke by phone with committee member Raskin, who encouraged her to meet with the panel. .
When asked about the large amount of documents and records that have been turned over to the commission, Raskin said the committee is “hoping to connect the number of dots with different levels of activity” and find out “how activities of the former president’s inner political entourage combined with violent extremist groups in the country brought to Washington”.
Raskin’s daughter, Tabitha, was with him at the Capitol on January 6 of last year – and he said she hasn’t been to the building since.
“It’s part of my mission to fight for an America where Tabitha and every young person feel safe in the United States Congress. And this is a building we should be proud of around the world. world, must be where he said.
CNN’s Jamie Crawford contributed to this post