Jan. 6 panel to seek information from Willard hotel

Rep. Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonAlex Jones says he invoked Fifth Amendment 'almost 100 times' before Jan. 6 panel Democrats ask for information on specialized Border Patrol teams The Hill's Morning Report - US warns Kremlin, weighs more troops to Europe MORE (D-Miss.) on Sunday said the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has asked the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, D.C. for information as part of its probe.

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul MORE’s team reportedly gathered at the hotel, which is located near the White House. Congressional investigators have zeroed in on what occurred at the hotel war room in the time leading up to the Capitol riot.

Asked by co-anchor Dana BashDana BashNYC mayor says he will reinstitute modified plainclothes police anti-gun unit Sanders says Biden can't count on him to support 'almost any' spending package compromise Sanders says Republicans are 'laughing all the way to Election Day' MORE on CNN’s “State of the Union” about the “makeshift war room” at the Willard Hotel, Thompson said on Sunday the hotel “has been asked to provide information for us.”

Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Press: Newt says lock 'em up – for doing their job!  Are the legal walls closing in on Donald Trump? MORE, former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik and lawyer John Eastman were all at the hotel war room, according to The New York Times.

Kerik, who was an adviser to Trump, has provided the House committee with a trove of documents, in addition to a “privilege log,” which outlined materials he would not hand over to the panel, according to Politico.

The committee subpoenaed Kerik in November, citing a Jan. 5 meeting at the Willard Hotel with Giuliani, Eastman and former Trump White House strategist Steve BannonSteve BannonThe Armageddon elections to come Are the legal walls closing in on Donald Trump? House has the power to subpoena its members — but does it have the will? MORE.

Thompson, the Jan. 6 panel's chair, in a letter to Kerik noted reports that the former New York City official paid for the rooms and suites at the hotel, which “served as election-related command centers,” and worked with Giuliani to investigate claims of voter fraud and boost “Stop the Steal” efforts.

Thompson on Sunday said “part of our work is to try to get access to the records on that day, who paid for it."

"Bernie Kerik is significant,” he added.

In a letter to Thompson dated on Friday, Kerik’s attorney said his client “never participated in any effort to knowingly promote false claims” and “very much wants to cooperate with your committee and any investigators who are truly willing to move ahead swiftly and get to the truth.”

Thompson also said on Sunday that the committee will explore subpoenas for Republican Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanAre the legal walls closing in on Donald Trump? Biden: A good coach knows when to change up the team House has the power to subpoena its members — but does it have the will? MORE (Ohio) and Scott PerryScott Gordon PerryHouse has the power to subpoena its members — but does it have the will? Jan. 6 committee asks Ivanka Trump to sit for interview GOP's McCarthy has little incentive to work with Jan. 6 panel MORE (Pa.) if they don’t cooperate with the panel's investigation.

--Updated at 9:54 a.m.