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Liz Cheney Vows ‘Massive Criminal Investigation’ Into Trump’s ‘Assault’ On The US Capitol

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Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, said on Sunday that the Trump impeachment trial is just a “snapshot” and expects “massive investigation” into Donald Trump’s role in inciting the January 6 violent takeover of the US Capitol.

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Cheney, who voted to impeach Trump, if she would also vote to convict the former president of insurrection if she were a U.S. senator.

“I would listen to the evidence,” Cheney said. “The Senate trial is a snapshot. There’s a massive criminal investigation underway. There will be a massive criminal investigation of everything that happened on Jan. 6 and in the days before.”

“People will want to know exactly what the president was doing,” she continued. “They will want to know, for example, if the tweet he sent out calling Vice President Pence a coward while the attack was underway, whether that tweet, for example, was a premeditated effort to provoke violence. There are a lot of questions that have to be answered and there will be many, many criminal investigations looking at every aspect of this and everyone who was involved.”

She added: “We’ve never seen that kind of assault by a president of the United States on another branch of government and that can never happen again.”

Cheney was censured over the weekend by members of Wyoming’s Republican Party over her vote to impeach Trump.

Watch the video below via Fox News.