House committee members said Sunday that more witnesses have emerged since last week’s blockbuster testimony by White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson – as Rep. Liz Cheney acknowledged that the panel has filed a lawsuit against the former president. Can make a criminal reference. Donald Trump.
Rep. Adam Kinsinger (R-Ill.) Called Hutchinson’s appearance before the House Select Committee last Tuesday “impressive to many.”
“It happens every day. Every day, we meet new people who come forward and say, ‘Hey, I didn’t think maybe this part of the story that I know is important, but now While you guys are talking; I’m watching these plays here, ”Kinzinger said CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Host Dana Bash asked if the Americans would hear from new witnesses.
“Yes. There will be – there is. There will be more information. And keep watching,” Kensinger confirmed.
The committee announced a surprise hearing last Tuesday to hear the testimony of Hutchinson, a senior aide to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Among his explosive claims, Hutchinson told lawmakers that in a fit of rage, Trump tried to grab the steering wheel of his limousine when Secret Service agents told him they could not take him to the Capitol on January 6, and then Trapped in the throat of one of them. Her agent. I
He also said that Trump had asked the Secret Service to allow his supporters to attend the “Stop the Steel” rally in Alps earlier this day, even though he knew some of them had weapons. Yes, to try to get the crowd bigger.
“They’re not here to hurt me. Take f-ing mags.” [magnetometers] Let my people come in. They can march from here to the capital, ”he recalled the 45th president.
Chinese, said Republicans at the top of the committee ABC News ‘This Week’ It is possible that the committee will make a criminal reference to the Justice Department against Trump.
“Ultimately, the Department of Justice will decide. Is armed and sends mobs to attack the capital, “said Wyoming’s Chinese. In an interview aired on Sunday.
When host Jonathan Carl asked Cheney, the committee’s deputy chairman, if a criminal reference was possible, he replied, “Yes.”
Cheney, who is running against a challenger in Womming’s Republican House primary next month, said people need to be held accountable for what happened on January 6.
“I think it’s a huge constitutional threat if a president can get involved in this kind of activity and, you know, the majority of the president’s party looks far away or we decide as a country, you know. “We’re not really going to do that. We’re taking our constitutional responsibilities seriously. I think that’s a very serious threat,” he said.
Both Cheney and Kensinger supported Hutchinson’s allegations that he made claims about Trump.
Initial reports, citing unnamed sources, said the Secret Service had denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Trump’s intelligence have been made more than once. However, other reports said that Secret Service agents heard about the motorcycle collision that day.
“The committee will not see its role being assassinated by anonymous sources and by men claiming executive privileges. And so we are awaiting additional testimony under oath on a wide range of issues,” Cheney said. ۔
Asked if the panel had information to substantiate Hutchinson’s testimony, Cheney said he had “significant evidence on all issues, including the president’s outrage.”
Kensinger noted that while Trump and his allies disagreed on his testimony about the former president’s access to the steering wheel, no one said he did not want to go to the capital or that he was armed with his supporters. Didn’t know it happened. I
He said those who called Hutchinson a liar should testify under oath as he did. I
“But we will definitely say that Cassidy Hutchinson testified under oath. We find it credible,” Kensinger said. “And anyone who wants to show contempt for it must appear in person and testify under oath, not through ‘anonymous sources’ – quote unquote — and possibly not an anonymous source.” Due to.”