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Justice Department has asked Jan 6 committee for witness transcripts, report says

Federal prosecutors have asked the House of Representatives committee investigating the 6 January 2021 attack on the Capitol to provide transcripts of witness interviews and depositions taken by committee members and staff, according to a New York Times report.A “person with knowledge of the matter” told the Times committee chairman Bennie Thompson has not reached any agreement with Attorney General Merrick Garland or other Justice Department officials regarding what, if any, documents will be provided.But the department has been in communication with the panel since 20 April, when Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite and District of Columbia US Attorney...
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Justice Department Asks Jan. 6 Committee for Transcripts to Help With Criminal Investigation

Click here to read the full article. The Justice Department has asked the Jan. 6 committee to turn over transcripts of interviews it has conducted, signaling that Attorney General Merrick Garland’s probe into the attack on the Capitol could be intensifying. The New York Times reported the news on Tuesday, noting that the committee was made aware last month that interviews it had conducted “may contain information relevant to a criminal investigation we are conducting,” as Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite and U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves wrote to the committee. Polite and Graves requested the panel “provide to us transcripts of...

Justice Department sues Stephen Wynn to register as foreign agent

May 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday sued former casino magnate Stephen Wynn to register as a foreign agent. Wynn in 2017 pushed then-President Donald Trump and members of his administration to cancel the visa or otherwise remove a Chinese businessman seeking asylum in the United States at the request of China's government and Sun Kijun, who served as China's vice minister for public security at the time, the lawsuit states.

Steve Wynn sued by Justice Department

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued casino mogul Steve Wynn Tuesday to force him to register as a lobbyist in connection with his 2017 efforts to obtain a diplomatic favor long sought by Chinese authorities. The lawsuit comes almost a year after the department told Wynn to register under...

Justice Department sues Steve Wynn, ex-casino magnate and mega-donor, over lobbying Trump for China

The Justice Department sued former longtime casino tycoon Steve Wynn on Tuesday to compel him to file as a foreign agent for allegedly lobbying former President Donald Trump on behalf of China in 2017, when he was Trump's hand-picked Republican National Committee finance chairman. The Justice Department asked Wynn to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in 2018, 2021, and April, and took action now because he repeatedly refused to do so.