Democratic California Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a member of the Jan. 6 Committee, questioned Sunday why the Department of Justice (DOJ) has not subpoenaed former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson.
In an interview with “Meet The Press,” Lofgren questioned the DOJ, saying that they have the power to subpoena Hutchinson and that the Jan. 6 committee is not a part of the DOJ and is a legislative committee. Lofgren was specifically asked about a New York Times report that said DOJ officials were shocked by Hutchinson’s testimony.
We are not part of the Department of Justice. Our legislative committee is. They are able to subpoena Ms. Hutchinson. They could also subpoena Mrs. Hutchinson. Lofgren stated in an interview that she was surprised the police had not subpoenaed Ms. Hutchinson.
” What are they doing there? Lofgren said that they have more opportunities to enforce subpoenas and are better than the legislative committee.
ICYMI: @RepZoeLofgren (D-Calif.) tells #MTP she’s surprised the Justice Dept. Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide, has not been subpoenaed.
Rep. Lofgren: “It’s obvious she’s being intimidated, people are trying to discredit her.” pic.twitter.com/JxoWMm9sFR
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) July 4, 2022
Hutchinson made headlines after testifying before the Jan. 6 committee, where she claimed former President Donald Trump lunged for the steering wheel in an effort to reroute the car to the Capitol where protesters were gathering. According to Secret Service sources, her claims have been denied. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Text Messages Show Cassidy Hutchinson Referring To January 6 Committee As ‘BS’)
Hutchinson also claimed she wrote a letter displayed by Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney during the hearings. A letter written by Chief of Staff Mark Meadows read, “Anyone entering the Capitol without the proper authority should leave immediately.” Eric Herschmann later claimed that he wrote the letter. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Republicans Claim Rep. Zoe Lofgren Broke House Rules With 1,939-Page Report On Capitol Riot)
Hutchinson called the committee “bs” in a text message obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller.