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Trump rang White House support staffer talking to Jan. 6 committee: Report

From left, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., staff counsel Dan George, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., staff counsel Candyce Phoenix, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., sit on the dais as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 12, 2022. (G3 Box News Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite/G3 Box News

Trump rang White House support staffer talking to Jan. 6 committee: Report

Abigail Adcox

July 13, 10:56 PM July 13, 11:25 PM

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Former President Donald Trump attempted to call a member of the White House support staff who was cooperating with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot.

Trump contacted the unnamed staffer, whom he did not have regular communication with while at the White House, after Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified before the committee earlier this month, sources told CNN.

TRUMP TRIED TO CALL FORTHCOMING WITNESS AFTER LAST JAN. 6 HEARING, CHENEY SAYS

The staffer had the ability to corroborate portions of Hutchinson’s testimony under oath based on their position in the White House. This person was concerned about Trump’s call and informed their attorney.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the panel’s vice chairwoman, initially revealed during Tuesday’s public hearing that Trump had tried to contact a witness talking with the committee after its last meeting on June 28 but did not provide further information. Information about the contact has been turned over to the Department of Justice.

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“Let me say this one more time: We will take any efforts to influence witness testimony very seriously,” Cheney said.

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