Multiple criminal referrals of Trump possible, Cheney says
“What kind of man knows that a mob is armed and sends the mob to attack the Capitol and further incites that mob when his own vice president is under threat?' Cheney said on ABC's 'This Week.'
In an interview with ABC on July 3, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) emphasized that the aims of the House committee investigating Jan. 6, 2021, are not political. (Video: The Washington Post)Cheney went on to express grave concerns about the idea of Trump running as the GOP presidential nominee for a third time.
“Millions of people, millions of Republicans have been betrayed by Donald Trump. And that is a really painful thing for people to recognize and to admit, but it’s absolutely the case,” Cheney said. “And they’ve been betrayed by him, by the big lie, and by what he continues to do and say to tear apart our country and tear apart our party.”
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Cheney says January 6 committee could make multiple criminal referrals, including of TrumpThe House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection could make multiple criminal referrals, including of former President Donald Trump, the panel's vice chair, Rep. Liz Cheney, said in an interview broadcast Sunday. Ha!! They wont do it!! Does that lower inflation or gas prices Trump is irrelevant now focus on things that we need please There was no insurrection. CNN lying again.
Liz Cheney touts Jan. 6 evidence, says Trump criminal referrals possibleCheney said Sunday that the Department of Justice 'doesn't have to wait for the committee to make a criminal referral' to decide to prosecute Trump. Then why even do this whole (literal) production? Seriously. she's out for blood 💪 She is 💯 % right!
Jan. 6 Panel Could Make Criminal Referral Against Trump, Cheney RevealsAfter a shocking week in which a former White House aide gave bombshell testimony about Donald Trump’s unhinged behavior the day of the Capitol riot, the Jan. 6 committee said criminal referrals—even one against the former president—haven’t been ruled out The jan6 committee are TRUMP HATERS. They staged much of jan6 to make Trump look bad. They know he is able to run an WIN again, so they will do ANYTHING to keep him off the ballot in 2024. Oh wait, I am sure you have him this time. What is this now, 20 times you got him. It’s hysterical. Rep. Cheney and Rep. Schiff are not imperial in this. If they were,they would only make recommendations leave everything to the Department of Justice to decide to them to push it.
Not prosecuting Trump for Jan. 6 would fuel a 'much graver threat,' Liz Cheney saysThe Justice Department should not avoid prosecuting Donald Trump in relation to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack if a prosecution is warranted, Rep. Liz Cheney said in an interview with ABC News' 'This Week' co-anchor Jonathan Karl. Why doesn’t she prosecute her murdering war criminal father too😂 well no crimes were found. She like stalin tries to use government to silence the opposition. 😏
Rep. Liz Cheney: More than one criminal referral against Trump is possibleRep. Liz Cheney said it is possible the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol will make a criminal referral against former President Donald Trump. I like how she says 'possible' when the criminal referrals were already been written up before the hearings started. FatBoloney Your law suits North Korea Obama kenya ised it
Liz Cheney: 'I haven't made a decision' about 2024 presidential run'I'll make a decision about ’24 down the road.' She’d lose big to Trump. No question. The GOP will split between DeSantis and Cheney and the Democrats will sweep Congress and reclaim democracy.
ArrowRight “The Justice Department doesn’t have to wait for the committee to make a criminal referral,” Cheney said on ABC’s “This Week.(CNN) "We'll make a decision as a committee about it," the Wyoming Republican told ABC News when asked about the prospect of referring Trump for prosecution and saying"yes" when asked whether a referral of Trump was possible.Donald Trump 's actions on January 6, 2021.12:48PM ET Alex Wong/Getty After a shocking week in which a former White House aide gave bombshell testimony about Donald Trump’s unhinged behavior the day of the Capitol riot, lawmakers on the Jan.
” “And there could be more than one criminal referral.” Cheney emphasized that the committee’s aims were not political, but also that the Justice Department should not refrain from prosecuting Trump out of concerns about political optics if the evidence warrants criminal prosecution.Liz Cheney perfectly captured the choice Republicans now have to make on Donald TrumpThe panel investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol has been split on the issue of criminal referrals, even as members are in wide agreement that Trump committed a crime when he pushed conspiracies about the 2020 election. In an interview with ABC on July 3, Rep." "Ultimately the Justice Department will decide that. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo."We may well as a committee have a view on that," she said.) emphasized that the aims of the House committee investigating Jan.” “We may well as a committee have a view on that,” Cheney noted.
6, 2021, are not political.Cheney's remarks come days after explosive testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who recalled being told of Trump's anger when informed by his Secret Service detail he couldn't accompany protesters to the Capitol on January 6.. (Video: The Washington Post) “I think it’s a much graver constitutional threat if a president can engage in these kinds of activities, and the majority of the president’s party looks away, or we as a country decide we’re not actually going to take our constitutional obligations seriously,” Cheney said. Advertisement Cheney went on to express grave concerns about the idea of Trump running as the GOP presidential nominee for a third time. But two Secret Service sources told CNN that stories had circulated about the incident -- including details that are similar to how Hutchinson described it to the January 6 committee. “I think there’s no question, I mean, a man as dangerous as Donald Trump can absolutely never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again,” Cheney said. Above, Cheney delivers remarks during the fifth hearing on the January 6th investigation on June 23. The Republican Party, she said, could not survive if Trump were its 2024 presidential nominee."The committee's not going to stand by and watch her character be assassinated by anonymous sources and men claiming executive privilege," Cheney said.” Schiff toed the same line in an interview with CBS’ Margaret Brennen, arguing Trump should not escape responsibility for the attack on the Capitol regardless of how politically difficult it could be to charge him.
“Millions of people, millions of Republicans have been betrayed by Donald Trump. And that is a really painful thing for people to recognize and to admit, but it’s absolutely the case,” Cheney said."Cheney said the committee had evidence corroborating Trump's fury at being told he couldn't go to the Capitol on January 6.. “And they’ve been betrayed by him, by the big lie, and by what he continues to do and say to tear apart our country and tear apart our party.” The interview was Cheney’s first since the Jan."You will continue to see in coming days and weeks additional detail about the President's activities and behavior on that day. 6 committee began holding public hearings, and it was taped days after Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, about Trump’s actions — and inaction — on the day of the Capitol attack. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) told CNN Sunday, however, that the committee plans to continue introducing previously unreported stories.
Advertisement testified last week that Trump knew that some of his supporters were armed but urged them to march on the Capitol anyway, and that he was reportedly indifferent to the mob’s threats to hang Vice President Mike Pence.Instead, she said they were intended to ensure the American people have an accounting of what happened that day, even as she acknowledged there wasn't a"single thing" she's learned that made her less concerned about Trump returning to the White House. “What kind of man knows that a mob is armed and sends the mob to attack the Capitol and further incites that mob when his own vice president is under threat? When the Congress is under threat?” Cheney said. “It’s very chilling.CNN has previously reported that Trump is anxiously mulling when, exactly, he should announce a 2024 presidential run -- a decision that has become even more pressing as he tries to reclaim control of his image following the spate of damaging revelations by the January 6 committee.” Trump and his allies have since sought to discredit Hutchinson , but Cheney said she was “absolutely confident” in the former White House aide’s testimony. Hutchinson also testified last week that Trump was “irate” when he was told he would not be able to travel to the Capitol with his supporters after his speech on the Ellipse, and that she was told Trump lunged at his security detail in anger while inside the presidential limousine.While she refused to rule out a presidential bid of her own, she said her focus was currently elsewhere.
Advertisement When asked if the committee had additional evidence to corroborate Hutchinson’s testimony, Cheney said the committee had “significant evidence about a whole range of issues, including the president’s intense anger” inside the presidential limo. Cheney pointedly suggested that anyone who was denying Hutchinson’s version of events testify before the committee under oath as well."And I'll make a decision about '24 down the road. “What Cassidy Hutchinson did was an unbelievable example of bravery and courage and patriotism in the face of real pressure,” Cheney said. “The committee is not going to stand by and watch her character be assassinated by anonymous sources and by men who are claiming executive privilege.” Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified on June 28 about President Donald Trump’s actions surrounding the Jan.
6 Capitol attack. (Video: JM Rieger/The Washington Post, Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), the only other GOP member on the Jan. 6 committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that more witnesses have come forward since the hearings began, including since Hutchinson testified.
Advertisement “I don’t want to get into who, or any details,” Kinzinger said. “ Every day we get new people that come forward and say, ‘Hey, I didn’t think maybe this piece of a story that I knew was important.’” The Jan. 6 committee had already interviewed two people who were inside the presidential limo at the time of Trump’s reported outburst: Robert Engel, former head of Trump’s Secret Service detail, and Anthony Ornato, who coordinated physical security at the White House. On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Rep.
Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), a member of the Jan. 6 committee, said Ornato’s memory “does not appear to be as precise” as Hutchinson’s but hesitated when asked whether Ornato had given his testimony to the committee under oath. Rep. Adam B.
Schiff (D-Calif.), another member of the Jan. 6 committee, said Sunday that he could not go into detail about what Engel and Ornato had previously shared with the committee but that committee members would be interested in having the two men return to “shed light” on what happened inside the presidential limo. Advertisement The committee, he added, was also “in discussions” with lawyers for Pat Cipollone, former White House counsel, whom the committee has interviewed before but would like to bring back for further testimony. Hutchinson testified last week that Cipollone had warned of the legal risks for Trump if he were to go to the Capitol on Jan.
6. “But the most important thing is: There doesn’t appear to be any dispute over the fact the president was furious that he could not accompany this armed mob to the Capitol,” Schiff said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “That doesn’t seem to be disputed by anyone except Donald Trump, who has, as we’ve seen in the past, no credibility at all.” Schiff said he agreed with Cheney that there could be multiple criminal referrals made of Trump to the Justice Department and that it would do far more damage to the country if Trump were not investigated out of a concern for further political division. Advertisement Schiff warned that if the Justice Department were to take the position that it could not investigate or indict a former president, that would elevate Trump to become someone who is above the law.
“That’s a very dangerous idea that the Founders would have never subscribed to — even more dangerous, I think, in the case of Donald Trump,” Schiff said. “Donald Trump is someone who has shown, when he’s not held accountable, he goes on to commit worse and worse abuses of power.” The Jan. 6 committee is continuing to explore any connections between the Trump White House and far-right white nationalist groups that participated in the Capitol attack, he said. “Our next hearing will be focused on the efforts to assemble that mob on the [National] Mall: Who was participating, who was financing it, how it was organized, including the participation of these white nationalist groups like the Proud Boys and Three Percenters and others,” Schiff said.
“I think we’ve gotten some answers, but there’s still a great deal we don’t know that we’re going to find out.” Nick Miroff contributed to this report. The Jan. 6 insurrection The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection is holding a series of high-profile hearings this month.
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