Liz Cheney drops bombshell — and suggests Trump 'was personally involved in the planning of January 6th'

Liz Cheney drops bombshell — and suggests Trump 'was personally involved in the planning of January 6th'
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Liz Cheney

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Tuesday issued a scathing assessment of former President Donald Trump and ally Steve Bannon's decision to stonewall the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attacks on the United States Capitol.

After dismantling Bannon's claims that he is protected by executive privilege from testifying before the committee, Cheney speculated that Trump and Bannon have very personal reasons for not wanting any testimony to go forward.

"Mr. Bannon's and Mr. Trump's privilege arguments do appear to reveal one thing, however: they suggest that President Trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of January 6th," she said. "And we will get to the bottom of that."

Cheney also cited Bannon's statements on January 5th in which he seemed to anticipate that violent mayhem would break out the next day as Congress worked to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.

"All hell is going to break loose tomorrow," Bannon said.

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