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January 6 Committee Appears To Have Evidence Trump Helped Fund Witness Tampering

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol has been following the money and appears to have found evidence that failed, one-term former president Donald Trump helped fund witness tampering, according to a member of the committee.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) was interviewed by CNN host Anderson Cooper on Wednesday evening and was asked:

“The messages shown by Vice-Chair Cheney at the end of yesterday’s hearing seemed to open the door to potential witness tampering. Is the committee in possession of more messages along those lines? Has that evidence been shared with the Justice Department?”

Congresswoman Lofgren replied:

“Let’s just say, we’re concerned.

“As you know, in a prior hearing, we talked about the hundreds of millions of dollars that the former president raised. Some of that money is being used to pay for lawyers for witnesses and it’s not clear that that arrangement is one that is without coercion potential for some of those witnesses.”

She then added:

“So, let’s just say this. It’s a concern and anyone who is trying to dissuade or tamper a witness should be on notice that that’s a crime and we are perfectly prepared to provide any evidence we have to the proper authorities.”

While we’ve thought for months the crime Trump would be charged with in relation to his actions to stage a coup on Jan. 6 might be seditious conspiracy, it now looks like he’s also facing being referred by the Select Committee to the Justice Department for witness tampering, too.

There are more hearings planned next month, and the list of crimes committed by Trump is likely to grow. Things are looking bad for Donald, and it’s way past time for him to be charged, tried, and locked up.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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