Cheney Calls Trump A Liar, Is She Right?

Liz Cheney Responds to Trump’s January 6 Accusations, Calls Him Liar

Liz Cheney, the former Republican representative from Wyoming, recently responded to allegations made by former President Donald Trump. Trump had demanded Cheney’s prosecution, accusing her of hiding evidence and testimony in the investigation of the January 6 Capitol attack. Cheney countered Trump’s assertions on X (previously known as Twitter), emphasizing that merely shouting falsehoods does not make them factual.

Trump’s outburst on Truth Social was a reaction to a piece in The Federalist by Kash Patel, a former Trump aide, who asserted that Cheney and the January 6 committee had concealed evidence of Trump’s approval to deploy National Guard troops during the Capitol insurrection. Cheney refuted these claims, asserting that Trump and his legal team have had access to the necessary documents and testimonies for some time.

Cheney, having served three terms and acted as the vice chair of the January 6 committee, has been a vocal critic of Trump within the Republican Party. She has consistently held him accountable for the Capitol riots. Her political career faced a setback when she was defeated by Trump-endorsed Harriet Hagemen in the 2022 primary elections.

This dispute unfolds as House Republicans recently issued a report aiming to undermine the initial Congressional investigation into the January 6 attack and to exonerate Trump of any misconduct prior to the upcoming election. This new report criticizes the previous committee’s investigation as biased and detrimental to Trump.

Additionally, the report challenges prior testimonies, such as that of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, regarding Trump’s behavior on January 6, based on a contradicting account from Trump’s driver.

Trump is currently facing four felony charges related to his attempts to contest the 2020 election results and his involvement in the January 6 events. His trial is on hold as the Supreme Court deliberates on whether his actions on that day are shielded by presidential immunity, with his defense arguing that his presidential role renders him immune from prosecution for those actions.