She is on a mission!
Following weeks of public hearings, vice-chair of the Jan. 6 Select Committee, Liz Cheney, indicated in a Sunday (July 3) broadcast of ABC’s “This Week” that the panel may make a criminal recommendation.
When asked by the network’s chief Washington correspondent, Johnathon Karl, whether the information uncovered by the panel sufficiently demonstrated former President Donald Trump should be criminally prosecuted, Cheney revealed that it was a possibility that the panel would make such a recommendation.
In response to the question regarding criminal prosecution, Cheney said, “Ultimately, the Justice Department will decide that,” before noting that the committee also has “a view on that.”
She then recalled some of the most damning information to emerge from the hearing, adding, “if you just think about it from the perspective of, what kind of man knows that a mob is armed and sends the mob to attack the Capitol and further incites that mob when his own vice president is under threat when the Congress is under threat?”
After Karl pressed about the possibility of the panel making the recommendation, Cheney admitted it was possible but stressed that the Department of Justice didn’t need to wait for the panel’s recommendation to make a decision on prosecuting Trump.
Her remarks about Trump’s alleged actions on Jan. 6, which she referred to as “chilling,” comes after former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson made startling claims about the former President.
Hutchinson’s credibility has been called into question following reports the United States Secret Service would deny her account of Jan. 6.
But Cheney, pointing to Hutchinson’s testimony, was adamant the former White House side is credible, stating, “I am absolutely confident in her credibility. I’m confident in her testimony.”