Trump redoubles his call for Liz Cheney to be prosecuted

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On Sunday, former President Trump redoubled his push to have former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) prosecuted over allegations that she and other members of the Jan. 6 committee deliberately withheld testimony and details of their investigation into the former president’s actions. during the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection.

Trump, on Truth Social on Sunday, published an article by former Trump administration aide Kash Patel. published in The Federalist last week, in which Patel claimed that Cheney and the House January 6 committee “suppressed evidence” about the former president’s authorization of National Guard troops during the January 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.


Cheney applauded On Sunday, in response to Trump’s calls for her to be jailed on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, she wrote: “Hi Donald: You know these are lies. He has had all of the grand jury and J6 transcripts for many months. He is trying to stop 1/6 of his trial because his VP, WH attorney, WH aides, campaign and DOJ officials, etc. will testify against him. You are afraid of the truth and you should be.”

Cheney served as vice chairman of the House committee on Jan. 6 and emerged as one of the former president’s most outspoken Republican critics. He has repeatedly blamed Trump for allegedly inciting the riots.

Cheney lost her three-term House seat to Rep. Harriet Hageman, her Trump-backed rival, during the 2022 primary in Wyoming, where Trump maintained broad support among voters.

The back-and-forth comes nearly a week after House Republicans published a new report over the Jan. 6 Capitol attack in an attempt to discredit Congress’ initial investigation into the Capitol insurrection and clear Trump of any wrongdoing as he seeks re-election.

The report, authored by the House Administration Committee’s oversight subpanel, accuses the now-disbanded Jan. 6 select committee of embarking on a partisan witch hunt to harm the former president.

The report included a detail about how the driver of Trump’s car on Jan. 6 questioned the testimony of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who previously claimed that Trump tried to take control of the car and drive toward the Capitol. She told the audience that she heard in a story from others that Trump had “lunged” toward the wheel after his speech near the White House in an apparent attempt to drive toward the Capitol on Jan. 6.

the nameless The driver told the committee.However, Trump “never grabbed the steering wheel” and said he “didn’t see him… lunge to try to get into the front seat.”

Republicans have seized on the driver’s testimony and how the committee did not release it sooner as additional fuel for their argument that Trump’s actions on Jan. 6 should be exonerated.

A copy of the transcript of the driver’s testimony, reviewed by The New York Timesindicated that the host backed up Hutchinson’s details about Trump’s insistence on joining his supporters at the Capitol.

Triumph He currently faces four felonies. for his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, although the trial has been delayed while the Supreme Court weighs whether the former president’s actions on January 6 fall under presidential immunity. Trump has argued that he cannot be prosecuted because he was working as president at the time.

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