INVESTIGATIONS/LEGAL: “Former President Donald J. Trump’s political organization and his allies have paid for or promised to finance the legal fees of more than a dozen witnesses called in the congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 attack, raising legal and ethical questions about whether the former president may be influencing testimony with a direct bearing on him…

For months, the committee has suggested that Mr. Trump or those close to him might be attempting to influence potential witnesses. Its members have suggested, for instance, that Mr. Trump may have had a hand in the refusal of Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, to cooperate with the investigation.”

-Luke Broadwater, Maggie Haberman, Annie Karni, and Alan Feuer, “Trump Group Pays for Jan. 6 Lawyers, Raising Concerns of Witness Pressure,” nytimes.com, June 30, 2022