As Republican Party pariah Liz Cheney made clear Tuesday in her opening remarks at the House’s investigation into the attack on the Capitol, lawmakers must get to the bottom of the events surrounding the insurrection or it will “remain a cancer on our Constitutional republic, undermining the peaceful transfer of power at the heart of our democratic system.“ Specifically, Cheney insisted that the House select committee must not only determine “what happened here at the Capitol” but what Donald Trump was up to as well, saying, “We must also know what happened every minute of that day in the White House—every phone call, every conversation, every meeting leading up to, during, and after the attack.”
Now, if Trump was (trigger warning here) still in power, his administration would no doubt refuse to allow anyone who had any contact with him on January 6 to testify before the committee, asserting executive privilege. But luckily for Congress, the country, and the humanity, Trump isn’t in power anymore.
Per The Guardian:
Who might Thompson’s committee want to talk to and what kind of questions might they ask? In addition to Rosen, The Washington Post suggested several people of interest on Tuesday:
There are also people like Representative Jim Jordan, who admitted on Tuesday that he’d spoken with Trump on January 6, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who we know had a chat with the then president on that fateful day, despite the fact that he‘d now like to pretend the whole thing never happened.
Unfortunately, as Politico points out, members of Team Trump have some experience being asked, and later, subpoenaed to testify before Congress, and are likely already planning how to stonewall any and all attempts to assist the committee:
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