Jan. 6 Panel Interviews Bill Barr

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, on Sunday said the panel has spoken to former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr regarding a draft of an executive order by the Trump administration that would have deployed the National Guard to seize voting machines.

Last week, Politico published a draft of the order that would have directed national defense forces to seize voting machines. The order was never issued and the Jan. 6 committee had declined to comment on the documents at the time.

Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Thompson was asked by host Margaret Brennan if the panel intended on speaking with Barr regarding the drafted order.

“Well, yes we do. To be honest with you, we’ve had conversations with the former attorney general already,” said Thompson.

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