October 3, 2022

Mike Pompeo met with the group on Tuesday, January 6, the source said


He met with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday January 6 Group, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. The deposition will be conducted almost, the source added.

CNN previously reported on Pompeo’s talks with the committee about his testimony. The committee has also taken a keen interest in former President Donald Trump’s cabinet members, particularly conversations between cabinet members. Emphasizes the 25th Amendment After Jan. 6, the committee’s focus on the Pompeo interview is expected to be on the 25th Amendment, the source said.

Part of the 25th Amendment, which addresses presidential succession, allows a vice president and a majority of the cabinet to vote to remove a president from office “because of his inability to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”

Pompeo served as CIA director during the first year of Trump’s presidency and led the State Department for Trump’s final three years, where he remained a staunch Trump ally and protégé.

The group declined to comment. The New York Times Pompeo’s expected appearance on Tuesday was first reported.

The committee is also expected to listen as the debates on the 25th Amendment focus Doug MastrianoTrump has endorsed the Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, who is expected to appear before the committee on Tuesday.

Mastriano, a key figure in Trump’s bid to overturn the 2020 election, held a mock legislative “hearing” at a hotel in Gettysburg just weeks after the 2020 election, where Trump and his then-attorney Rudy Giuliani made false claims about election fraud. He chartered buses to bring Trump supporters to Washington on Jan. 6, and he briefly took charge of the Pennsylvania state Senate’s partisan “audit” of the 2020 election.

Last week, Mastriano threatened to walk out of a scheduled deposition before the House Select Committee if the committee didn’t agree to his terms, potentially setting up a court battle over his testimony.

In a letter to the committee, his attorney, Tim Parladore, said he would withdraw from the scheduled deposition unless they agreed to specific accommodations. Barlater asks that if the committee publicly releases clips that he believes require additional context, he can videotape the recording, hold the footage in escrow, and release portions of it later.

Several Trump cabinet officials have already met with the group, including the defense secretary Chris MillerAttorney General Jeffrey Rosen and Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. Attorney General William Barr met with the group, but he left the administration before the January 6 uprising.

This story has been updated with additional background information.