Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney said Tuesday that ex-President Donald Trump had contacted a witness following a hearing of the Jan. 6 Select Committee.
Cheney was the Vice Chair of the Select Committee. She stated in her closing statements that Trump had contacted a witness whose testimony is not public. Cheney said that Trump attempted to influence the testimony of a witness by making contact. She also stated that information regarding the phone call was passed to DOJ (Department of Justice).
After our last hearing, Trump attempted to call a witness as part of our investigation. This is a witness that you haven’t yet seen at these hearings. The person who declined to respond to Trump’s calls instead alerted his lawyer. Cheney stated that their lawyer alerted them and that the committee had provided this information to Department of Justice.
The DOJ did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller’s request for confirmation that it received a referral from the committee. (RELATED: Jan. 6 Committee Member Zoe Lofgren Wonders Why DOJ Hasn’t Subpoenaed Cassidy Hutchinson)
“We will take any effort to influence witness testimony very seriously,” Cheney added.
The Jan. 6 Select Committee previously held testimony that stated its witnesses had been contacted. One witness reportedly received a message before testifying in which they were assured that “he knows you’re loyal, and you’re going to do the right thing when you go in for your deposition.” Several outlets later reported that former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who testified in-person before the committee on June 28, received that message.
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