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Mike Pompeo Discussing Testimony With Jan. 6 Committee: Reports


Mike Pompeo, a former Trump administration secretary of state, reportedly is in talks to testify before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, based on news reports.

The Jan. 6 committee’s pursuit of Pompeo shows the panel is searching for more information from former President Donald Trump’s inner circle because it continues probing events resulting in the riot and efforts to overturn the election.

Pompeo stuck with Trump even after the Capitol riot. He called out Twitter over its decision to ban the previous president from the platform, and criticized those that sought to distance themselves from Trump after Jan. 6, based on NBC News.

“While I believe all of us think the violence that took place within the place where you all work within the Capitol was tragic, I’ve watched people walk away from this president already,” Pompeo told a bunch of House Republicans days after the riot. “They usually aren’t listening to the American people. Not remotely.”

Pompeo also has been mentioned within the Jan. 6 committee’s public hearings. Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former chief of staff Mark Meadows, told the committee Pompeo reached out to Meadows following the riot to tell him of discussions inside the Cabinet of invoking the twenty fifth Amendment to remove Trump from office.

Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday the panel has several interviews coming up.

“We anticipate talking to additional members of the president’s Cabinet,” Cheney said. “We anticipate talking to additional members of his campaign.”

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