Liz Cheney
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Two sources told CNN that former President Donald Trump attempted to call a former White House support staffer who was testifying at the Jan. 6 House committee, corroborating a charge first brought up by committee vice chair Liz Cheney (R-WY).

The staffer was not in regular contact with Trump and was uncomfortable about the attempted call, the sources said.

The staffer told their lawyer about the incident.

According to the sources, the call was placed after former Trump administration aide Cassidy Hutchinson gave startling testimony to the committee, alleging that Trump had lunged at the clavicle of a Secret Service agent who would not let him go to the Capitol on January 6 and had also attempted to grab the presidential limo’s steering wheel.

The White House staffer was likely to be asked to corroborate some of Hutchinson’s claims by the committee.

The issues was first brought to light by Cheney who said that Trump “tried to call” a committee witness who “declined to answer or respond” to the call and instead spoke to their lawyer.

The committee forwarded the staffer’s claim to the Justice Department.

"We will take any effort to influence witness testimony very seriously," Cheney said.