Representative Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., said others had also volunteered to testify, but needed a subpoena in order to “cover.” However, Lofgren remained relatively silent, not saying whether they were members of the Trump White House, the Trump campaign, or the staff of former Vice President Mike Pence when pressed by CNN’s Jim Acosta.
When asked if there were people, part of the Trump administration, who spoke to us and provided important insights that led us to more questions, she said, “Let me not be specific, but let me say for sure that there have been people who are White House staff.” This week, in addition to hundreds of witness interviews, the commission received nearly 25,000 documents and obtained more than 200 tips from its information line.
When asked if the commission had concerns about Meadows destroying evidence, Lofgren did not comment on the evidence the commission had, saying, “It would be unfair to say so. But let me just say we would like to know about his use of his own cell phone and what happened to that cell phone.” And whether the National Archives seized these records as required by law.”
“We have a whole team of investigators tracking the money trail and we think we have a very high chance of determining who paid for what, and I think that’s an important thing for people to know,” she said.
It’s been more than 10 months since rioters stormed the US Capitol on January 6 and the House committee investigating the attack still insists it is making progress. But much of the work has been done behind closed doors, and the commission has often given vague assurances that its relentless pursuit of information from a group of witnesses, including close advisers to Trump, is yielding results.