Capitol Riot Panel withdraws from push to grab RNC data

The House special committee investigating last year’s Capitol riots is no longer pressing for the Republican National Committee to turn over documents ahead of next month’s scheduled public hearings.

In a filing Sunday, House attorneys said the timeline set by a federal appeals court “makes it clear that the information at the heart of this case … cannot be obtained, analyzed and used by the select committee in the public hearings scheduled for the next some.” weeks.”

“This information may therefore only be useful for additional hearings later this year and/or for a subsequent final select committee report recommending legislative action,” they wrote.

The committee first subpoenaed software company Salesforce in February over email dates between Election Day 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021 — noting that the RNC’s messaging and fundraising efforts during that time contradicted the then-president’s claims Donald Trump reinforced over voter fraud.

The RNC responded by filing a lawsuit against the committee in early March, calling the request an “unconstitutional excess.”

However, their efforts to block the request were thrown out earlier this month after a federal judge found the subpoena was not “excessive”.

The committee first subpoenaed software company Salesforce in February over email dates between Election Day 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021.
The committee first subpoenaed software company Salesforce in February over email dates between Election Day 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci, file
Violent insurgents loyal to President Donald Trump stand outside the US Capitol in Washington January 6, 2021.
Violent insurgents loyal to former President Trump stand outside the US Capitol in Washington January 6, 2021.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file
The RNC responded by filing a lawsuit against the committee in early March, calling the request an
The RNC responded by filing a lawsuit against the committee in early March, calling the request an “unconstitutional excess.”
AP Photo/John Minchillo

The RNC quickly appealed the decision and a three-judge panel issued an injunction preventing the committee from obtaining the records and setting a timeline for arguments to take place over the coming weeks.

“The Special Committee is considering the information it now has and may receive regarding efforts by multiple organizations to knowingly disseminate false statements alleging that the 2020 election was stolen,” the Special Committee’s legal team wrote.

“However, the select committee recognizes that the Salesforce documentation will not be available within the timeframe required for use in its hearings. The select committee is no longer searching Salesforce documentation on a very accelerated schedule, and the select committee will continue to assess its need for information on these and other related topics as additional material may become available from other sources.”

Lawyers for the panel have said they are trying to resolve the legal dispute over the RNC records by the end of August.

The first in a series of public committee hearings is scheduled for June 9.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/30/capitol-riot-panel-backs-off-push-to-snag-rnc-data/ Capitol Riot Panel withdraws from push to grab RNC data

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