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Former DOJ Officials Testify at January 6 Committee’s Fifth Public Hearing

June 24, 2022

Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) delivered a closing statement at the conclusion of the January 6 Select Committee’s fifth public hearing Thursday. The hearing focused on the efforts of former President Donald Trump and former Department of Justice Official Jeffery Clark to pressure the DOJ to help overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Witnesses at Thursday’s hearing included among others, former acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen, former acting deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue and former Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel. Cheney, Vice-Chair of the Select Committee began her statement by thanking those who testified at Thursday’s hearing.

Rep. Liz Cheney

Cheney closed by saying that the former president abused his supporters’ trust.

Rep. Liz Cheney

Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who is the Chairman of the Select Committee, said that due to new evidence, the committee may add several additional public hearings. The Select Committee will resume public hearings in July.

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