Cassidy Hutchinson, former Trump White House aide, partners with DOJ probe

The extent of that collaboration is not clear.

The Justice Department declined to comment. A Hutchinson lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

The criminal investigation into the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol and attempts to disrupt the transfer of power between the Trump and Biden administrations is the most extensive in the history of the Justice Department.

The agency has already brought two top officials to Pence before a federal grand jury, a move indicating that the investigation has reached the White House of former President Donald Trump and that investigators are looking at behavior directly related to Trump and his efforts. closest allies to undo the 2020 elections.

Hutchinson has cooperated extensively with the House selection committee’s investigation into the attack on the United States Capitol after making four closed-door statements. She revealed how Trump and his inner circle were warned on Jan. 6 about the potential for violence and how Trump wanted to join the crowd of his supporters at the Capitol.

Her testimony cemented the story the committee was headed for: that Trump instigated and supported the insurgency as part of a desperate coup to steal a second term in office, and that many of his top advisers believed his plans were illegal.
The Justice Department has also contacted other Trump White House officials about the Capitol attack, said Alyssa Farah Griffin, a former White House communications director during the Trump administration.

Farah Griffin, now a political commentator at CNN, told CNN’s John Berman on Wednesday that she had not been contacted by the Department of Justice, but that she “was aware of other White House officials contacted by the DOJ.” and intend to work together”.

“I don’t want to prejudge their announcements, but I think you can put it together based on who testified before the Jan. 6 committee. Again, these are not – these are related but separate investigations and I think DOJ is keeping in the keep an eye on who is coming before January 6 and who might have useful information,” she said.

This story was updated on Wednesday with additional information.

CNN’s Chandelis Duster, Marshall Cohen, Zachary Cohen and Alex Rogers contributed to this report.

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