“We certainly hope you’ll agree to attend voluntarily,” Cheney said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” But the commission is well prepared to consider a subpoena if it does not. I hope you don’t get to that.”
The text messages sent by Jenny Thomas were among thousands of documents related to the January 6 rebellion that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows handed over to the House Select Committee to investigate the attack before he passed them on. Suddenly stop cooperating with the committee in December.
In some comments, Jenny Thomas fervently appealed to Meadows for help overturning the results of the 2020 election. She wrote on November 10, 2020: “Help this great president stand firm, Mark.” “Most people know that Biden and the left are trying to commit the greatest heist in our history.”
She pushed her text messages to Meadows, which was revealed in the spring Calling her husband to step down of the Supreme Court cases related to the 2020 elections. They also renewed a push from some Democrats for a Supreme Court Code of Ethics.
Lawmakers have assured that their work will continue through the summer, even after a The hearing was last Thursday Six weeks of televised testimonials culminated.
“The gates have opened,” Representative Eileen Luria (D-Va) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” noting that Thursday’s prime-time hearing was expected to be the last hearing when the committee initially planned for the summer. “But many witnesses came forward.”
Cheney said the committee has several interviews scheduled in the coming weeks, including with more former members of Trump’s cabinet and campaign.
Lawmakers still focus on gathering information from the Secret Service, which the Commission recently summoned Following reports, the agency deleted the text messages from January 5 and January 6, 2021, after they were requested by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General.
Among what was revealed from Thursday’s session was that Vice President Mike Pence’s security personnel begin to fear for their lives As the Capitol attack developed, some even called their families to say goodbye, according to witness testimony.
Cheney said she was particularly disturbed by developments regarding the Secret Service, noting that Secret Service agents had been protecting her for eight years when her father, Dick Cheney, was vice president.
“We’ll get to the bottom of the matter,” Cheney said, adding that those watching the hearing should be aware of “the really serious and serious threat the Vice President was facing. Certainly, the clients who were protecting him did a tremendous service that day.”
On “Fox News Sunday,” Cheney said the committee expects testimony from Anthony Ornato, the former deputy chief of staff for White House operations, and Robert Engel, a Secret Service agent who was Trump’s chief of security. Cassidy Hutchinson, a former Meadows aide, testified that Ornato told her that Trump had indulged in anger toward Engel. While in the presidential limo on January 6 after informing Trump that he will not be taken to the Capitol.
Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) said on ABC’s “This Week” that he remains confident. In Hutchinson’s testimony he said the commission would “open doors wide” to hear those allegedly questioning her testimony.
“What we have is a very credible witness to Cassidy Hutchinson, talk about what I heard,” he said.
“Cassidy Hutchinson would go down in history as a hero, and she never sought that out,” Kinzinger added. “She is just a young woman who speaks the truth with more courage than the vast majority of men in politics today.”
Committee members haven’t uttered words about what they see as Trump’s dereliction of duty. But Cheney confirmed Sunday that the committee has not yet made a decision on whether to refer Trump to the Criminal Justice Department. She said earlier this month Multiple criminal referrals for Trump were possible.
“I’m sure hope in Hell [the Justice Department] “We have a criminal investigation at this point with Donald Trump,” Luria said. “I don’t have direct knowledge of the status of their investigations, but what I can say is that I can say the Department of Justice is closely monitoring our hearings.”
Kinzinger said he believed there was evidence of crimes committed by Trump, and expressed hope that the former president would be prosecuted.
He added that he was concerned about the precedent he would set if the Justice Department did not prosecute him even if it had enough evidence to do so — and he had a message for those who still believed Trump’s baseless claims that the 2020 election had been stolen.
“Ladies and gentlemen, especially my Republican friends,” he said, “your leaders have largely been lying to you.” “They know very different things from what they tell you. They know the election was not stolen, but they will send fundraising requests, they will take your money from you, and they will use you to stay in power. You are being mistreated.”
Naomi Nix and Laura Riley contributed to this report.
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