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Adam Schiff: Jan. 6 committee will 'scrub' evidence before final report

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said that the Jan. 6 committee will have to "scrub" some evidence from its final report before Republicans take over the House next year.

In an appearance on CNN's State of the Union, Schiff discussed the activities of the House Jan. 6 committee, on which he sits. CNN host Dana Bash reminded Schiff that Ohio Republican Jim Jordan will be made head of the Judiciary Committee in a few months and has promised to go through all the evidence left out of the final report. Asking if all evidence will be made public, Schiff insisted there will be transparency — to a point.

"The evidence will all be made public," Schiff said. "Now, we will have to make sure that we scrub that evidence for personally identifiable information, that the evidence that we provide protects people's security, it doesn't put them at risk. So, there are things that we're going to have to do along those lines."

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Renewed doubt has been cast on the committee after several staffers expressed their grievances over the direction it was headed, fueled by concerns about Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). Due to her influence, they claimed, the committee's focus was too much on former President Donald Trump's actions during the riot, while findings examining intelligence and law enforcement failures were going to be excluded from the final report entirely.

Schiff rejected the characterizations, saying Cheney has performed well on the committee.

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"I have never viewed it that way. And I think her role on the committee has been indispensable. I have tremendous respect for her and for Adam Kinzinger," Schiff said, referencing the only other Republican on the committee. "They have shown a lot of courage and backbone, something in very short supply in the GOP these days. So the committee would not have been the same without both of their participation, and I have nothing but respect for both of them."

 

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