January 6 committee sends letter to GOP Rep. Scott Perry, asking to interview him

The House select committee investigating the deadly January 6 riot has asked GOP Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania to voluntarily sit down for an interview -- the first known effort by the panel to talk to a lawmaker about helping former President Donald Trump in his efforts to undermine the election. The committee is not yet issuing a subpoena for Perry's testimony. Instead the panel is sending a letter to formally request Perry's cooperation. Perry, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, is the first lawmaker to receive such a letter from the committee.
The letter, released Monday, marks a significant step in the investigation and underscores how the panel is zeroing in on Trump's closest allies on Capitol Hill. "At this time, the Select Committee seeks your voluntary cooperation," wrote Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, who chairs the committee. In the letter, the committee says it wants to discuss Perry's attempted effort to install former Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark as acting attorney general.
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