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Jan. 6 committee notifies DOJ that Trump tried tampering with certainly one of its witnesses, Cheney says


Vice Chair U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) speaks during a public hearing of the U.S. House Select Committee to analyze the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 12, 2022.

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The House select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 revealed that it told the Department of Justice that former President Donald Trump contacted certainly one of its witnesses who hasn’t publicly testified yet.

“After our last hearing. President Trump tried to call a witness in our investigation. A witness you’ve not yet seen in these hearings,” Rep. Liz Cheney, the vice chair of the committee, said on Tuesday.

“That person declined to reply or reply to President Trump’s call and as an alternative alerted their lawyer to the decision. Their lawyer alerted us. And this committee has supplied that information to the Department of Justice,” she added.

A spokesman for Trump didn’t reply to requests for comment.

The Tuesday hearing marked the newest round of testimony that depicts Trump as a president determined to hold onto power after the conclusion of the 2020 presidential election — irrespective of the price to American democracy.

The committee showcased fresh testimony from several key witnesses, including former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who told the panel’s investigators that they repeatedly told Trump the election wasn’t stolen and it was time for the president to concede.

Trump has continued to make false claims concerning the 2020 election two years after he lost to President Joe Biden. Trump has yet to rule out one other run for president in 2024.

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