Jan. 6 panel asks GOP Rep. Scott Perry to turn over info

The House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has asked Rep. Scott Perry (R-Penn.) to meet with the committee and turn over information, a remarkable request that stops short of subpoenaing a sitting lawmaker.

The move follows prior reports that found Perry to be a central figure in former President Trump’s efforts to pressure the Department of Justice to act on his baseless claims of election fraud. That includes introducing the president to Jeffrey Clark, a mid-level Justice Department employee that Trump once weighed installing as attorney general.