Tensions rise between DOJ, Jan. 6 panel

The Justice Department has asked the committee to share some of its materials, sending a letter noting that some of its work “may contain information relevant to a criminal investigation we are conducting.”

But the committee has said it won’t directly turn over what it’s got, suggesting it would provide only a more narrow level of assistance.

It’s the latest sign of inter-branch tension between the two investigations which, despite their overlapping interests, have stressed their independence of one another.

Jeff Robbins, an attorney now in private practice who has served as both a federal prosecutor and a Senate investigative counsel, says while both branches are seeking accountability over the events surrounding Jan. 6, each entity has different goals in mind.