Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney despises Donald Trump.
She’s one of only two Republicans hand-picked by Nancy Pelosi to serve on her sham January 6 Committee.
But Liz Cheney could be in major legal trouble after she got caught telling this one big lie.
According to a report in The Federalist, Liz Cheney has been lying to witnesses by claiming that she is the ranking GOP member on the January 6 Committee.
But there is no ranking GOP member on the Committee because Nancy Pelosi blocked the entire list of Republican nominations.
And Liz Cheney is now facing an investigation for her claims.
The irony is that Liz Cheney recently attacked Jim Banks for calling himself the ranking Republican on the Committee.
But rumors are now circulating that Liz Cheney is telling witnesses that Republicans will be present for interviews and that GOP witnesses will be represented by John Wood, a long-time friend of the Cheney family.
“John Wood works for the Democrat Party, just like Liz Cheney, who was appointed by Pelosi and is not the Ranking Member of the Select Committee,” Jim Banks told reporters. “She is misleading witnesses, before they testify under penalty of law, about the motives and the position of the person questioning them.”
According to House rules, both the majority and opposition Party must have representation on the Committee, which is supposed to obey the following rules:
“Consultation with the ranking minority member shall include three days’ notice before any deposition.”
“A deposition shall be conducted by any member or committee counsel designated by the chair or ranking minority member of the Committee that noticed the deposition. When depositions are conducted by committee counsel, there shall be no more than two committee counsel permitted to question a witness per round. One of the committee counsel shall be designated by the chair and the other by the ranking minority member per round.”
Based on the rules, a misrepresentation to witnesses is potentially a blatant violation of Committee rules.
“If this was a real investigation, that’d land you in jail for prosecutorial misconduct,” Jim Banks said of the false representation. “Fortunately for Liz, this is a sham investigation.”
Never-Trumper Adam Kinzinger, who has been outspoken in opposition to President Trump’s claims of election irregularities in 2020, is the only other Republican to serve on the nine-person Committee.
So there is no opposition Party representation on Pelosi’s Committee unless the investigation somehow finds Cheney is the ranking Republican and Democrat-appointed Vice Chair.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.