Jan. 6 committee members concerned Trump allies trying to intimidate witnesses

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Jan. 6 committee members concerned Trump allies trying to intimidate witnesses

WASHINGTON — Jan. 6 committee members revealed at the end of Tuesday s hearing that they are concerned that the allies of former President Donald Trump are trying to intimidate witnesses who are cooperating with the special House panel.

Most people don't know that attempting to influence witnesses to testify untruthfully presents serious concerns. We will be discussing these issues as a committee and carefully considering our next steps, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. At the end of the hearing, a statement was made.

The committee frequently asks witnesses whether they have been contacted by any former Trump administration or campaign officials who tried to influence or influence their testimony, according to Cheney, the top Republican on the panel. The panel found two examples of potential witness intimidation, according to Cheney.

The first was a phone call from a Jan. 6 witness who described receiving and reading a description of what they said to me is, as long as I continue to be a team player, they know that I am protecting who I need to protect, and I ll continue to stay in good graces in Trump World.

They reminded me a number of times that Trump does read transcripts and just to keep that in mind as I proceeded through my depositions and interviews with the committee. A second witness, according to Cheney, received a phone call before her deposition: Someone let me know you have your deposition tomorrow, according to Cheney. He knows that you are loyal, and you're going to do the right thing when you go in for your deposition. One former top Trump official tweeted that it could be a serious problem for Trump, as a result of the allegations of witness tampering.

The Press is going to focus on some sensational revelations from today: guns, grabbing a secret service agent, etc. Mick Mulvaney, Trump's former acting chief of staff, tweeted the implied charge of witness tampering.

The former President has a serious problem if there is hard evidence. The Jan. 6 panel has interviewed more than 1,000 witnesses, received more than 140,000 documents and is following up on 471 tips received through the committee's tip line.