The following article, Judge Denies RNC’s Bid to Keep J6 Committee Away from Fundraising Info, was first published on Flag And Cross.
The Republican Party has long feared that the January 6th select committee would continue to expand the scope of their investigation to the point that the entire ordeal was nothing more than an anti-GOP fishing expedition.
This has been especially true as the 2022 midterms approach, and the Democrats face what a majority of experts believe will be an entirely uphill battle.
In an effort to prevent such an unacceptable wide berth from taking shape, the RNC has sued the block the J6 committee from delving into the group’s fundraising information…but to no avail.
A federal judge overnight rejected a lawsuit brought by the Republican National Committee against the committee probing the Jan. 6 attack that had sought to block the panel’s effort to obtain fundraising information and other data related to attack on the Capitol.
The decision could impact multiple other lawsuits brought by various allies of former President Donald Trump who have sued to block the Jan. 6 committee from obtaining their records from telecommunications companies.
The judge left little room for argument, despite being a Trump appointee.
Judge Tim Kelly, a Trump appointee, rejected arguments by the RNC that the Jan. 6 committee does not have a valid legislative purpose, and further bolstered the panel’s legitimacy by rejecting Republican arguments that the panel’s makeup is flawed.
Referencing the Jan. 6 committee’s request for records from Nov. 3, 2020, to January 6, 2021, Kelly in his decision wrote “that two-month window is plainly relevant to its investigation into the causes of the January 6 attack.”
The committee has yet to reveal any blockbuster information, likely saving their long-awaited public hearings for closer to the midterms – once again reiterating the clandestine duality of their existence.
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