A push to finish the report comes as Trump’s Twitter is restored. Old tweets re-populated, including those that became important to the investigation.
With six weeks left before the end of the year, the Jan. 6 Select Committee is racing to wrap up its investigation.
“It is almost Thanksgiving, and the Committee turns into a pumpkin the end of December,” said Rep. Zoe Lofgren.
Republicans are set to take over the House majority next year, and three members of the Committee aren’t returning for the next Congress.
With their remaining time, the members need to finish their final report. But they have to do so without hearing from former Vice President Mike Pence, who they hoped would voluntarily testify.
“It was disappointing with the former vice president, who like others before him, sadly said I can’t share this information with the American people and Congress, but I could write a book about it. That’s very disappointing,” said Rep. Adam Schiff.
They also won’t hear from former President Donald Trump, who has defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. But pursuing a contempt of Congress charge might not be possible.
“We have very limited options, and even where we have held people in contempt, we’re only batting 50% with the Justice Department and a willing to willingness to enforce it,” said Schiff.
The final report will instead rely on the hundreds of other interviews and thousands of pages of documents, all information that will be publicly released.