Liz Cheney dropped the biggest bombshell of the latest January 6 hearing right at the end
"After our last hearing, President Trump tried to call a witness in our investigation."
There was a lot of important information presented during Tuesday’s January 6 committee hearing. But Liz Cheney offered what was probably the most newsworthy tidbit in its closing moments.
During her final statement, Cheney revealed that following the committee’s previous hearing last week, former President Trump actually tried to call a witness to the committee’s investigation. She said:
After our last hearing, President Trump tried to call a witness in our investigation, a witness you have not seen in these hearings. That person declined to answer or respond to President Trump’s call and instead alerted their lawyer to the call. Their lawyer alerted us, and this committee has supplied that information to the Department of Justice.
Let me say one more time: We will take any effort to influence witness testimony very seriously.
You might recall that Cheney presented evidence last month that Trumpworld figures were trying to tamper with witnesses.
It’s unclear whether the committee plans to tell us more about Trump’s call — or for that matter if Attorney General Merrick Garland, who committee members have publicly criticized for his inaction, would even be up for trying to do anything about it — but it’s also notable that just moments before Cheney’s statement, Jamie Raskin said the committee’s next hearing “will be a profound moment of reckoning for America.” So it appears more bombshells are in store.
Here are a number of other things that stood out to me from Tuesday’s hearing.
Trump’s calls with Steve Bannon also look pretty bad
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