Claudia Grisales

The Democratic-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol issued a scathing statement saying ex-Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark appeared before the panel on Friday but failed to cooperate.

Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said Clark failed to answer questions from the panel about former President Trump and efforts to get the Justice Department to investigate false 2020 election claims. Thompson noted that Clark's former DOJ supervisors have appeared before panel.

Updated November 22, 2021 at 6:40 PM ET

The Democratic-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has issued subpoenas to a few dozen individuals, including former Trump administration officials and organizers behind the Jan. 6 rally held before the deadly siege.

Lawyers for the Democrat-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack told a federal judge on Thursday that President Biden — not former President Trump — is in the best position to decide what records can be released to the panel.

Last month, Trump sued the committee and the National Archives agency to stop the panel from acquiring his presidential records tied to the Jan. 6 attack.

As Democrats in Congress tried to make sense of Tuesday's election results, members of the party's moderate wing on Wednesday said they warned their colleagues of potential election losses by holding up the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.

The Democratic losses, in Virginia and elsewhere, were especially poignant for Tim Kaine and Mark Warner — both former Virginia Democratic governors and now senators. They say they issued warnings to their colleagues.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a criminal contempt report against Steve Bannon, an ally of former President Donald Trump, for defying a subpoena from a House panel probing the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The 229-202 vote in the Democratic-controlled chamber was largely along party lines, with nine GOP members joining Democrats.

It followed a day of contentious debate, with Democrats and Republicans trading barbs.

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