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January 6 Committee Recommends Contempt Charge for Former Trump DOJ Official

HeadlineDec 02, 2021

The House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection voted Wednesday to recommend criminal contempt charges against former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark for defying a congressional subpoena. But the committee agreed to delay a vote by the full House after Clark agreed to be interviewed again by the January 6 panel.

Meanwhile, Wyoming Republican Congressmember Liz Cheney on Wednesday warned former President Trump he will face criminal charges if he lies to the committee. 

Rep. Liz Cheney: “Any communications Mr. Trump has with this committee will be under oath. And if he persists in lying then, he will be accountable under the laws of this great nation and subject to criminal penalties for every false word he speaks.” 

Congressmember Cheney is among just 10 House Republicans who voted for Trump’s impeachment after the Capitol assault. Last month, Wyoming’s state Republican Party voted to stop recognizing Cheney as a party member, citing her anti-Trump votes. 

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