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Questions relating to the riot on January 6, 2021 during which the United States Capitol was stormed. Use with the [united-states] tag.

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What happens if a US president is found to have engaged in insurrection after taking office?

The January 6 Committee's investigation has resulted in them referring former president Donald Trump to the Department of Justice on multiple charges. This referral is not legally binding and the DoJ ...
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Have the January 6 hearings had a significant impact on the attitudes of Trump supporters?

The public hearings of the January 6 Committee have exposed many details about Donald Trump's actions and behavior in trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election. But I can easily imagine that ...
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Why so much hearsay testimony in the January 6 Committee hearings?

During the public hearings of the January 6 Select Committee, we've heard quite a bit of hearsay testimony from witnesses. For instance, in the June 16 hearing, Mike Pence's Chief of Staff Greg Jacobs ...
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What progress has the US House's January 6th Select Committee made on drafting changes to the Electoral Count Act of 1887?

Towards the end of Face the Nation's What comes next in the Jan. 6 hearings (06:36) CBS News' Robert Costa ends his list of questions he'd like answered with (my transcription aided by computer ...
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Are there limits to what the Jan 6 House Select Committee can share w/ US DOJ due to the methods and ways it was collected?

I can't remember it exactly now, but a few months ago I'd read about the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack collecting some information or testimony that felt to me like the ...
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First day a 2022 US congress could vote to shut down Jan 6th commission? How quickly after could the commission be effectively curtailed or shut down?

After about 02:36 in the CNN video Retired generals warn an insurrection could succeed next time, Seung Min Kim, Washington Post White House reporter says (my transcription): ...and obviously this ...
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Is it justified for one party to dominate in a panel that is commissioned to investigate a national matter? [closed]

The House Jan-6 investigation committee consists of 9 house representatives, 7 are Democrats, only two are Republicans. Note that the original plan called for 10 members with half from Democrats and ...
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What is the purpose of the House investigation of what happened at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th 2021?

What is the overall purpose of the House investigation of the events that occurred at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021? Is this investigation being conducted to decide whether new Articles ...
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Isn't the January 6 Commission redundant considering the investigative powers of existing agencies?

President Biden has control over all federal agencies, several of which have investigative/police powers; he could order them to investigate anything. So what is the point of the National Commission ...
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