WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump tried to call a White House support staff member who was speaking with the House committee reviewing the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on Capitol Hill, a source close to NBC told NBC News. News on Wednesday.
CNN first reported that the witness works at the White House.
The committee’s vice chair, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, said Tuesday that Trump tried to call a witness involved in the committee’s investigation but did not identify the individual.
She described the recipient of Trump’s attempted call as someone “who has yet to be seen at these hearings.”
“That person refused to answer or respond to President Trump’s call and instead alerted his attorney to the call. His attorney alerted us,” Cheney said.
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