Although former President Donald Trump and certain allies of his have fought the investigation into the events of January 6 by the House committee looking into the matter, the inquiry is continuing to move forward. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who is on the committee, has now revealed that the panel has interviewed over 150 people as its investigation has proceeded. The entire list of those questioned by the committee wasn’t immediately clear, but the group has been after testimony from individuals involved in the Women for America First rally that provided the jumping off point for the Capitol riot, among other things.
NEW: GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, vice chair of the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack, tells CNN that the committee has interviewed more than 150 people
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Cheney said that the committee has spoken with “a whole range of people connected to the events, connected to understanding what happens,” adding that the work has involved “a range of engagements — some formal interviews, some depositions… There really is a huge amount of work underway that is leading to real progress for us.” There are some notable names known to have spoken to the committee already, per reporting, including former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and ex-Trump communications official Alyssa Farah. The committee is pursuing testimony from other, high-profile figures like former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows — whose personal notes about the events of January 6 are among the hundreds of pages of documents that Trump is trying to keep from the riot committee with a recent lawsuit.
Cheney is one of two Republicans on the riot investigation committee, and although she has faced steep criticism from Trump and the bulk of the GOP over her opposition to the former president’s lies about the election and incitement of the Capitol violence, she is running for re-election. The other Republican on the riot investigation committee, Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, is not running for re-election, but he also has redistricting with which to contend, making winning as a Republican in his district more difficult.