“Chilling moment”: Liz Cheney says she secretly listened to phone call revealing Trump’s Jan. 6 plot

In her soon-to-be published book “Oath and Honor,” former Wyoming representative Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., described the moment she discovered that former President Donald Trump was planning to fabricate the results of his 2020 presidential election defeat as “a very dangerous and chilling moment.” Rachel Maddow of MSNBC presented a passage from the book that described a phone
call in which the legal team representing the former president allegedly discussed the fictitious elector scheme, two days prior to the tragic attacks on the Capitol. Cheney also remarked that former Vice President Mike Pence was cooperating with the plans at that time, and mentioned that Trump’s attorneys were not aware that she was listening in on the discussion.

After the call ended, Cheney fled to the House parliamentarian in an attempt to stop the plan, writing, “Listening to them describe how these fake electors were going to be used and the fact that they anticipated Vice President Pence was going to use them to refuse to count the legitimate electors was certainly a moment of intense concern.”

  1. There were obviously few satisfactory responses to that, Cheney said. Following her observation that Pence “ultimately of course did his duty bravely,” the former lawmaker wrote that she soon discovered he was also addressing the Senate parliamentarian. Pence would later appear before a grand jury that was looking into Trump’s efforts to rig the 2020 election.

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