Mnuchin is interviewed by the committee on January 6 as the investigation into the Trump Cabinet deepens, according to sources

 Mnuchin is interviewed by the committee on January 6 as the investigation into the Trump Cabinet deepens, according to sources

Mnuchin is interviewed by the committee on January 6 as the investigation into the Trump Cabinet deepens, according to sources

According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the House select committee looking into the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 is trying to get testimony from an increasing number of members of the former President Donald Trump's Cabinet.


Former Trump Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who reportedly spoke with then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the potential of using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, recently had a recorded interview with committee investigators, the sources claimed.

John Ratcliffe, a former director of national intelligence, and Chad Wolf, a former acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, are two individuals who are now in negotiations with the committee, according to sources familiar with the talks.


Wolf might also comment on Trump's intention to instruct the federal authorities to take election equipment.

The involvement demonstrates that the committee is still looking for more information about what the highest-ranking officials in the administration knew about Trump's actions leading up to January 6 despite its series of dramatic public hearings.


Investigators from the committee are concentrating not only on the 25th Amendment discussions that took place within the Cabinet, but also on the concerns that Cabinet members had about Trump's decision-making following the attack on the Capitol, including his potential conversations with world leaders.

Ratcliffe "didn't want much to do with the post-election era," according to Cassidy Hutchinson, a former senior advisor to Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff at the time, in a court testimony. Ratcliffe, according to Hutchinson "thought that the precedent set for elections, for our democracy, and for the sixth amendment could have hazardous effects. He was hoping that we would give in, you know."

The committee has also indicated a desire to talk with other top Trump officials, such as former national security adviser Robert O'Brien.


A request for comment from ABC did not immediately elicit a response from Mnuchin, Ratcliffe, Wolf, or O'Brien's representatives.


The resignations of former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on January 6 are another topic of concern.


They might join a growing number of government figures who have already assisted committee investigators, including former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, former defense secretary Christopher Miller, and former labor secretary Eugene Scalia. Additionally, Bill Barr, a former attorney general, gave a deposition to committee investigators.

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