US Capitol attack investigation will proceed with new witnesses, Cheney says

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The panel investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol plans to deepen its investigation in the coming weeks, with more questions from Donald Trump’s cabinet and campaign aides as well as service members. Interview more members. The committee’s vice-chairman said on Sunday.

“We’re not done yet,” Representative Liz Cheney, one of two Republicans on the US House of Representatives select committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union” program.

Over six weeks over eight hearings of testimony from former White House officials and Trump, the panel portrayed the former president as responsible for the attack on Capitol Hill in an attempt to stay in power after his 2020 election defeat. The hearing also outlined efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the election results.

The committee has yet to decide whether to recommend a criminal investigation of Trump’s conduct to the US Justice Department, Cheney said, “but it is certainly something that we are looking into.”

(by James Oliphant and Kanishk Singh)


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