Liz Cheney points out that it’s still possible the January 6 committee will ask Trump for testimony

Liz Cheney points out that it’s still possible the January 6 committee will ask Trump for testimony

Liz Cheney points out it’s still possible the Jan. 6 committee will ask Trump for testimony, saying it’s “crucial” that he answer questions “under oath.”

  • Rep. Liz Cheney spoke with ABC News Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl for This Week, which airs Sunday
  • said Cheney There’s still a chance the Jan. 6 committee will have former President Donald Trump as a witness
  • She added that she didn’t want to “get by” the committee, but promised that all Trump interactions would be under oath
  • Cheney, who serves as vice chair of the Jan. 6 special committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, said she still hopes former Vice President Mike Pence will testify
  • She lost the primary on Tuesday to Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman

GOP Rep. Liz Cheney told ABC News Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl that it’s still possible the Jan. 6 committee will testify for former President Donald Trump and vowed that his interactions with the committee “would be under oath”.

Cheney appeared in a preview of Sunday’s ABC’s This Week, where she was asked head-on if Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence had been called to testify.

Cheney, who serves as vice chair of the Jan. 6 special committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, said Pence said he would consider testifying.

Then Karl Cheney asked, “What about Trump?” and she pointed out that it remains a possibility.

“I don’t want to make any announcements about that this morning. So let me just leave it there,’ she said.

When pressed further, Cheney said she didn’t want to “get past the committee,” but promised that all Trump interactions would be under oath.

GOP Rep. Liz Cheney told ABC News Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl that there’s still a chance the Jan. 6 committee will have Trump as a witness

Cheney appeared in a preview of Sunday's ABC's This Week, where she was asked head-on if Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence had been called to testify.  Pictured: Trump and Pence speaking from the Rose Garden in April 2020

Cheney appeared in a preview of Sunday’s ABC’s This Week, where she was asked head-on if Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence had been called to testify. Pictured: Trump and Pence speaking from the Rose Garden in April 2020

‘Yes. I mean, I don’t want–again, I don’t want to get in front of the committee deliberations on this,” Cheney said to Karl. “I think it’s very important, as I said at the first hearing or the second hearing, you know, his interactions with our committee will be under oath.”

Cheney also told Karl that she still hinted to Pence earlier this week that he would consider testifying in the near future. She added that talks are ongoing with his legal team.

“I hope he understands how important it is for the American people to know every aspect of the truth about what happened that day,” Cheney said.

Cheney, who serves as vice chair of the Jan. 6 special committee investigating the attack on the Capitol (pictured), said Pence said he would consider testifying

Cheney, who serves as vice chair of the Jan. 6 special committee investigating the attack on the Capitol (pictured), said Pence said he would consider testifying

Cheney said she didn't want to

Cheney said she didn’t want to “get past” the committee, but promised all interactions by Trump (pictured with Pence in 2020) with the committee would be under oath

“You see, he played a pivotal role on January 6th. If he had given in to the pressure Donald Trump was putting on him, we would have had a much worse constitutional crisis,” Cheney added.

“And I think that, as he has expressed, he clearly has concerns about executive branch privileges, which, you know, I respect very much. I think it’s, you know, a hugely important constitutional issue in terms of separation of powers.’

She continued, “I believe in executive privilege. I think it’s important. But I also think that if the country has been through something this bad, everyone with information has an obligation to come forward. So I would hope that he will.