Lofgren: Many witnesses from the Jan.6 panel are former Trump officials

Rep. Zoe lofgrenZoe Ellen Lofgren A Congressional Committee Is Rejecting Partisanship To Protect State Votes Balance / Sustainability – Presented By Southern Company – China’s President On Video For Equilibrium / Sustainability Climate Conference – Presented By Southern Company – What A Leading Biologist Says Will Save to humans MORE (D-Calif.) He said Saturday that many of the roughly 200 witnesses interviewed by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill are former Trump officials who have volunteered to provide information.

During a interview with CNN Jim AcostaCNN’s James (Jim) Acosta Acosta Labels Tucker Carlson January 6 series ‘Proud Boy porn’ Schiff says viewing Bannon with criminal contempt ‘is a way to get people’s attention’ NIH director pleads with Evangelicals to ‘Look at the Evidence’ on Vaccines MORE, Lofgren said some officials needed a subpoena to “cover up,” while others came go ahead on your own.

Pressed on whether officials who have spoken to the committee worked in the Trump White House, for the former president’s campaign or in the vice president’s office, Lofgren, who is a member of the Jan.6 committee, declined to provide details. saying only that the testimony has provided “important insights” and has raised additional questions.

“Let me not be so specific, but let me say that there have certainly been people, part of the Trump administration, who have spoken with us and given us important information that has led us to ask more questions,” Lofgren told Acosta.

The select committee investigating the January 6 attack has been working for months to uncover information about the planning behind the protests before the riots, and what top administration officials, including former President TrumpDonald Trump Trump Tells Former Aide Navarro to ‘Protect Executive Privilege’ in House of Representatives’ COVID-19 Investigation Jan.6, Panel May See Influence from Bannon Impeachment Texas Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson announces his retirement at the end of term MORE, they were doing as the protesters stormed the Capitol.

CNN previously reported that at least five former Trump administration staff members had spoken with the committee, including Alyssa Farah, who served as director of strategic communications and assistant to the president during the Trump administration.

Zofgren told CNN earlier in the week that the panel has already interviewed hundreds of witnesses, received nearly 25,000 documents and has more than 200 tips from its hotline.

The committee is especially interested in hearing testimony and receiving documents from Trump’s former adviser. Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin Bannon Jan. Panel 6 can see influence from prosecutors for Bannon’s indictment, defense disagreeing on pace of Bannon Bannon contempt trial to plead not guilty to contempt charges MORE and former chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Meadows Jan. 6 Panel May See Influence of Bannon Prosecution After a Year of Blatant Ethics Violations, Congress Must Reform Corruption Laws The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by ExxonMobil – Gosar Censored as Republican Drama Unravels intensify MORE.

Bannon was indicted by a federal grand jury earlier this month on two counts of contempt of Congress after failing to comply with a committee subpoena, and Meadows did not appear for his deposition last week.

Lofgren said Saturday the committee is interested in whether Meadows used a private cell phone on Jan.6 to communicate with others and where those records are.

“We would like to know about your use of a private cell phone and what happened to that cell phone and if those records have been seized by the National Archives as required by law,” Lofgren said.



Reference-thehill.com

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