The Choose Committee to Examine the January sixth Assault on the US Capitol has alerted the Division of Justice to a telephone name made by Donald Trump to a witness that they believe could have been an try and affect testimony.
On the conclusion of Tuesday’s three-hour public listening to, Rep. Liz Cheney, the committee’s vice chair, shocked observers when she introduced she had “another merchandise” to share earlier than departing.
Cheney stated Trump tried to make a phone name to an unidentified witness following the explosive June 28 listening to by which Cassidy Hutchinson, a former prime aide to Trump chief of workers Mark Meadows, testified the previous president knew the Jan. 6 crowd was armed and harmful and have become enraged when his safety brokers wouldn’t permit him to affix them on the Capitol.
Cheney didn’t identify this witness however stated they’d not but been heard from within the public hearings.
“That particular person declined to reply or reply to President Trump’s name, and as a substitute alerted their lawyer to the decision,” Cheney stated. “Their lawyer alerted us, and this committee has provided that info to the Division of Justice.”
“Let me say another time: We’ll take any efforts to affect witness testimony very critically,” Cheney added.