Liz Cheney says Ginny Thomas may be subpoenaed by the committee on January 6th

Rep. Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican who serves as the committee’s vice chair, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday that the “State of the Union” committee was speaking with Thomas’ counsel.

“We certainly hope she will agree to come forward voluntarily, but the committee is fully prepared to consider a subpoena if she doesn’t. I hope it doesn’t come to that. I hope she comes forward voluntarily,” Cheney said. “So it’s very important that we talk to her, and as I said, I’m sure she’ll agree to do that voluntarily, but if she doesn’t I’m sure we’ll think about a subpoena.”

The committee has asked Thomas, a conservative activist, to meet with the committee and provide relevant documents for the investigation. The group includes email correspondence between Thomas and John Eastman, former President Donald Trump’s campaign lawyer, as well as texts between him and Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. The texts show Thomas urging Meadows to continue the fight to change the results of the 2020 presidential election. Eastman and Meadows are the subject of the committee’s investigation.

Thomas’ lawyer said in a letter He told a House select committee last month that he didn’t believe there was enough basis to talk to Thomas.

No decision has yet been made on Trump’s criminal recommendations

Cheney said the committee had not decided whether to pursue criminal recommendations against President Donald Trump, but said he believed Trump violated the oath of office and that it was “absolutely something we’re looking at.”

“Donald Trump’s violation of his oath of office, the violation of the Constitution that he engaged in, I think is the most egregious misconduct by any president in the history of our country. As I said, the committee has not yet decided whether or not to make criminal recommendations. We take that very seriously. And, I will also say that the Justice Department is certainly focused on what we see publicly in what is the largest criminal investigation in America. But I have no doubt that the president of the United States is unfit to be the next president.”

Cheney said he believed it too No Secret Service texts “Deeply disturbed.”

“I also know that what we’ve seen over the last several weeks, based on what’s happened over the last several weeks, is very troubling,” he said. “We’ll get to the bottom of it.”

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Cheney on his future

Cheney said his work on the Jan. 6 committee was “one of the most important things I’ve ever done professionally,” telling Tapper that even if he lost his upcoming run for re-election because of his committee work, it was “out of the question.” Still worth serving in it.

He called his primary race “certainly the most extraordinary moment in American politics.”

I will also say this, I will not lie, I will not say untruthful things in the matter of elections,” he said. “My opponents certainly do it for the sake of being elected … If I have to choose between maintaining a seat in the House of Representatives or protecting the constitutional republic and making sure the American people know the truth about Donald Trump, I’m going to choose the constitution and the truth every day.

This story has been updated to include more from Cheney’s interview.

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