The committee didn’t point out which transcripts could be a part of the preliminary tranche supplied to the Justice Division. Nonetheless, prosecutors just lately deposed two high aides to former Vice President Mike Pence — Marc Quick and Greg Jacob — who each had beforehand interviewed with the choose committee. It’s probably their committee interviews could be of excessive curiosity to Justice Division investigators.
The urgency of evidence-sharing between the choose committee and Justice Division has appeared to escalate in latest weeks, because the division has extra publicly pursued proof associated to Trump’s inside circle.
On Wednesday, Assistant U.S. Lawyer Thomas Windom — who’s main the investigation of efforts to deprave the transition of energy through false presidential electors — revealed that he had obtained a search warrant to comb via a telephone seized from John Eastman, an legal professional who helped develop Trump’s technique. Final month, FBI brokers additionally raided the house of Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Division official who was a key determine in Trump’s effort to stress state legislatures to nominate pro-Trump electors in states received by Joe Biden.
Though prosecutors have been asking since April to entry the complete set of Jan. 6 committee transcripts, a choice to provide them en masse might create untold issues in a whole lot of prosecutions associated to the riot on the Capitol. Prosecutors are obligated beneath longstanding precedents and procedures to share proof with defendants which will bear on their instances.
Some defendants within the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol have already sought to delay their trials in anticipation of a public launch of the choose committee’s transcripts. Thompson has repeatedly indicated that almost all, if not all, of the committee’s transcripts can be made publicly obtainable ultimately, although he has supplied no timeframe for that to happen, and the committee has more and more indicated that it plans to proceed its investigation via the top of the 12 months.