The committee that's investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 riot is reportedly expanding its probe into former President Donald Trump’s cabinet.

The panel is turning up the heat on members of Trump’s cabinet about the effort to invoke the 25th Amendment to oust him for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, reported New York Daily News. It is said that former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin recently testified to the panel. It was about reports that then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed removing Trump from office in the days following the riot.

Pompeo is also expected to appear before the Jan. 6 committee soon. The former top diplomat has Republican Presidential ambitions. He might not want to publicly discuss any moves he made to cross Trump. The former President remains the most popular leader in the Grand Old Party.

In an interview, Pompeo denounced the committee as a sham. He stopped short of saying that he would snub the panel. He had said that it's been a "monkey court, it’s been a circus, it’s been totally unfair."

Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who quit from a post as envoy for Northern Ireland after Jan. 6, testified Thursday to the committee. The panel is also in talks to gain the cooperation of other former cabinet members like John Ratcliffe. He is said to have backed away from participating in Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.

According to CNN, the interest in the 25th Amendment and activities following the riot came after former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony. She testified last month about a "large concern" that the Cabinet and then-Vice President Mike Pence could try to remove the President from office.

Even after the committee's round of dramatic public hearings, it seems like the panel continues to pursue additional evidence. It is about what the administration's most senior officials knew about Trump's actions surrounding Jan. 6. Apart from the discussions surrounding the 25th Amendment that occurred within the Cabinet, the panel is also focused on Cabinet members' concerns after the attack about Trump's decision-making, reported ABC News. It includes his potential conversations with world leaders.

A video of former President Donald Trump from his January 6th Rose Garden statement is played
A video of former President Donald Trump from his January 6th Rose Garden statement is played as Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testifies during the sixth hearing held by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 28, 2022 in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence related to the January 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol for almost a year, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for Joe Biden. Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images

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