Select Committee Requests Information from Representative Perry

Dec 20, 2021

Bolton, MS—Chairman Bennie G. Thompson today announced that the Select Committee has requested that Representative Scott Perry of Pennsylvania provide information for the committee’s investigation into the violence of January 6th and its causes. In a letter to Rep. Perry requesting that he meet with the Select Committee, Chairman Thompson detailed information in the committee’s possession tying Rep. Perry to events surrounding January 6th, including his involvement in efforts to install former Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark as acting Attorney General.

Chairman Thompson wrote, “We have received evidence from multiple witnesses that you had an important role in the efforts to install Mr. Clark as acting Attorney General.  Acting Attorney General Rosen and acting Deputy Attorney General Donoghue have provided evidence regarding these issues, and we have received evidence that others who worked with Mr. Clark were aware of these plans.  We are also aware that you had multiple text and other communications with President Trump’s former Chief of Staff regarding Mr. Clark—and we also have evidence indicating that in that time frame you sent communications to the former Chief of Staff using the encrypted Signal app.  Mr. Clark has informed us that he plans to invoke his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination in anticipation of a deposition to be conducted by the Committee.  When Mr. Clark decided to invoke his 5th Amendment rights, he understood that we planned to pose questions addressing his interactions with you, among a host of other topics.

“In addition, we have information indicating that you communicated at various relevant times with the White House and others involved in other relevant topics, including regarding allegations that the Dominion voting machines had been corrupted.”

Chairman Thompson’s letter to Rep. Perry can be found here.

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