Jan. 6 panel alleges Gingrich involvement with Trump, seeks interview
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is asking former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) to voluntarily sit with its investigators, claiming he advised the Trump team in the days after the former president’s loss in the 2020 election.
“You have knowledge and information directly related to our investigation. Information obtained by the Select Committee suggests that you provided detailed directives about the television advertisements that perpetuated false claims about fraud in the 2020 election, that you sought ways to expand the reach of this messaging, and that you were likely in direct conversations with President Trump about these efforts,” the committee wrote in its letter.
According to the panel, Gingrich was in touch with Trump advisors and provided line edits to advertisements run by the campaign following Trump’s loss.