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Jan. 6 panel raises concerns about possible Trumpworld witness tampering

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The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection warned on Tuesday about efforts to pressure witnesses into providing false or untruthful testimony, pointing to possible examples of intimidation campaigns that raise "significant concern."

Why it matters: The warning came after a former top aide to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows gave damning testimony tying former President Trump directly to the attack.

What they're saying: "The easy course is to hide from the spotlight and to deny what happened," Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), vice chair of the panel, said at the committee's sixth hearing before sharing: "we have evidence of one particular practice that raises significant concern."

She then read aloud one example in which a witness described phone calls from people interested in their testimony.

The big picture: Hutchinson, who was Meadows' most trusted aide, has been a crucial witness for the committee.

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