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‘Trump World’ Witness-Tampering Accusations Get Jan. 6 Panel’s Attention

  • Jan. 6 committee provides examples of attempts to influence
  • One witness was urged to remain in Trump’s ‘good graces’
Liz Cheney speaks during the hearing in Washington, D.C., on June 28.
Liz Cheney speaks during the hearing in Washington, D.C., on June 28.Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

The House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol is considering presenting evidence to the Justice Department about potential witness-tampering by allies of former President Donald Trump, Chairman Bennie Thompson said after a blockbuster hearing Tuesday. 

The Mississippi Democrat said the committee is weighing potential criminal referrals on the alleged attempts to influence witnesses called before the panel “along with a lot of other things.”