Trump Attacks Cheney Over WaPo Report Jan. 6 Panel Staff Frustration

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Former President Trump attacked outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), vice chairwoman of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, over a recent Washington Post article that said the committee’s staff is frustrated with its Trump focus in the panel’s unreleased final report.

The committee is due to culminate its lengthy investigation on January 6 with a long-awaited report on its findings – but History of the Washington Post said a number of anonymous current and former staffers were “angry and disillusioned” with how much of the draft report they said was dedicated to the former president.

Trump on Truth Social mocked the Post’s headline, which read: “Jan. 6 panelists angry at Cheney for focusing so much of report on Trump.”

“This is the headline in The Washington Post and those who know Chaney [sic] are not surprised because she is a complete PSYCHO, has no regard for the truth of what really happened, and is angry that the people of the great state of Wyoming put her out to grass in a record defeat, Trump says. wrote on Truth Socialwith reference Cheney’s loss in her state’s Republican primary earlier this year.

“She blames me for this, but she only has herself to blame,” Trump said.

But a spokesman for Cheney hit back at The Washington Post’s story, telling the magazine that Cheney’s and the panel’s decision to address Trump was justified because of Trump’s involvement in the Jan. 6 riot. The spokesman also suggested that some of the criticism was due to some material submitted by staff being left on the cutting room floor while the committee read the report.

6 January the committee voted unanimously to impeach Trump last month and thereafter issued the formal summonsand shares 19 areas of inquiry it hoped to address with the former president’s testimony.

“In short, you were at the center of the first and only effort by an American president to overthrow and prevent the peaceful transfer of power, ultimately culminating in a bloody attack on our own capital and on Congress itself,” the panel. lawmakers wrote in their letter to Trump.

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