October 3, 2022

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney announced Tuesday at the committee’s seventh hearing on Jan. 6 that former President Donald Trump called a witness into the investigation after his last hearing on June 28.

“After our last hearing, President Trump tried to call a witness in our investigation — a witness you haven’t seen at these hearings,” Cheney said in her closing remarks. “This person refused to answer or respond to President Trump’s call, but instead brought the call to the attention of their attorney. Your attorney alerted us.”

Cheney said the committee supplied that information to the Department of Justice. She then issued a stark warning to anyone who might be interfering with witnesses.

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

Cheney had previously said that the committee had received evidence of witness tampering in its investigation. During the sixth hearing on June 28 when former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified, the committee showed excerpts of statements from witnesses alleging that they had been contacted by someone who tried to influence their testimony.