At least five employees of the Trump administration have spoken to the committee on Jan. 6: CNN

At least five former members of the Trump administration have spoken to a select committee of parliament investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, according to a report from CNN.

The five people all spoke voluntarily after lawyers working with the committee contacted directly via email or text, according to CNN.

The committee has reportedly contacted a number of former employees, ranging from those at the junior level to people who were more senior.

Some of those who have been contacted have spoken voluntarily to the committee, while others have declined the invitation or ignored the message, CNN reported.

The network did not reveal which former Trump employees have been sitting for talks with the committee.

Sources told CNN that the request for their testimony is not necessarily related to the committee’s interest in what happened on January 6, adding that lawmakers appear to be trying to gather information about incidents within the West Wing before, during and after the riot.

When The Hill arrived, a spokesman for the committee declined to comment.

The report that Trump officials have voluntarily communicated with congressional investigators comes as the committee’s investigation intensifies.

The House voted to keep former White House strategist Stephen Bannon in contempt of Congress last week after he refused to comply with a committee summons.

Committee chairman Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon Thompson shows Sunday – Democrats’ spending plan in the spotlight January 6 committee chairman: “No question” The Capitol riot was a deliberate attack. Abuse of executive privileges reveals that our system of checks and balances is on life support MORE (D-Ms.) and Vice-Chairman Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyJuan Williams: Trump Kills American Democracy January 6 Committee Chairman: ‘No Question’ The Capitol riot was a deliberate attack. (R-Wyo.) Also announced earlier this month that former chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Meadows Democrats say GOP lawmakers involved in Jan. 6 should be expelled Report: Rally organizers say GOP lawmakers worked on Jan. 6 protests Three key people behind the scenes in the Jan. 6 investigation MORE and Kash Patel, the former chief of staff to then-Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, has been “engaged” with the panel.

CNN also reported this weekend that Alyssa Farah, who served as director of strategic communications and assistant to the president, has spoken to Republicans on the panel in a voluntary capacity. She has sat in several meetings with congressional investigators, sources told the network.

Farah resigned from his position in the White House in 2020.

Former President TrumpThe Donald TrumpYoungkin ad shows a mother pushing to get ‘Beloved’ banned from her son’s curriculum. The White House rejects Trump’s latest claim to executive privileges. Democrats say GOP lawmakers involved on Jan. 6 should be expelled MORE suffered another blow in connection with the inquiry on January 6, when the White House announced that it rejected several of his claims of executive privilege on documents requested by the congressional panel.

As a result, the White House instructed the National Archives to provide the committee with Trump-era documents.


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