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The US House of Representatives' committee to investigate the storming of the Capitol begins its work on Tuesday

The US newspaper, "Washington Post", said that the House Select Committee to investigate the riots and the storming of the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump on January 6 will begin its work this week in light of a cloud of controversy that threatens to derail the investigation.

Republican leaders, who announced a boycott of the committee after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week rejected two of their selections to participate, threatened GOP leaders that there could be consequences for anyone who engages with Democrats, but as of Sunday, two have agreed to Do it anyway, and Pelosi has hinted that there may be others.

It's not clear when the list might be completed, and the Democrats who run the committee still have to formulate specific plans or timelines for their investigation, according to the newspaper.

However, on Tuesday, four police officers -- two from the Capitol Protection Squad and two from the Metropolitan Police -- are scheduled to give their first public testimony before the select committee. They are expected to testify about their experiences of physical and verbal abuse on January 6, as they try to protect the Capitol from a large crowd of protesters determined to halt congressional efforts to certify the results of the 2020 Electoral College and declare Joe Biden the next president of the United States of America.

Their stories will be familiar to those who have followed the fallout from the riots through related congressional investigations, ongoing federal court cases, and the second impeachment trial of Trump. The four gave interviews about their experience. Some even joined in lobbying members of Congress to create an independent commission to examine the attack - an attempt that failed this spring.