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Cheney warns Trump: Any lies under oath 'subject to criminal penalties'

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 2021-12-02

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W yoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, vice chairwoman of the House select committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, issued a warning to former President Donald Trump amid his posturing that he wanted to debate members of the committee: Lie, and there will be criminal penalties.

Cheney made the comment in a statement before the committee voted to recommend that the House hold former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark in contempt of Congress and refer him for criminal prosecution.

“President Trump continues to make the same false claims about a stolen election, with which he has misled millions of Americans. These are the same claims he knows provoked violence in the past. He has recently suggested that he wants to debate members of this committee,” Cheney said.

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“This committee's investigation into the violent assault on our Capitol on Jan. 6 is not a game. When this committee convenes hearings, witnesses will be called to testify under oath,” she continued. “Any communication 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.”

Cheney was ousted from her No. 3 House Republican leadership position largely because of her vocal criticism of the former president in the aftermath of Jan. 6.

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She is one of two Republicans to sit on the committee, both of whom were appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had chosen five Republicans to sit on the committee, but Pelosi vetoed two of his picks, leading McCarthy to pull the rest of them.

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I Nuke Hurricanes
12-02

This astonishing jump in falsehoods is the story of Trump’s tumultuous reign. By the end of his term, Trump had accumulated 30,573 untruths during his presidency—averaging about 21 erroneous claims a day. What is especially striking is how the tsunami of untruths kept rising the longer he served as president and became increasingly unmoored from the truth. Trump averaged about six claims a day in his first year as president, 16 claims day in his second year, 22 claims day in this third year—and 39 claims a day in his final year. Put another way, it took him 27 months to reach 10,000 claims and an additional 14 months to reach 20,000. He then exceeded the 30,000 mark less than five months later.Should expect criminal charges then..

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POP!
12-02

Psst,come here please I have something to tell you, you're not the president anymore you are a private citizen with all the rights & responsibilities as everyone else ,are we clear? now please sit down and raise your right hand ,GEEZ🤠

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Dr. Bud
12-02

This woman is a serious person. She is the only person to let Trump know he is not above the law. Love this woman, she is as strong as it gets. Wyoming should be proud of her.

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