Trump Cancels News Conference Planned for Anniversary of Jan. 6 Riot

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WASHINGTON—Former President

Donald Trump

canceled a planned news conference on Jan. 6 as the House select committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol asked Fox News host

Sean Hannity

to voluntarily answer questions about his communications with the White House.

Committee Chairman

Bennie Thompson

(D., Miss.) and Vice Chairwoman

Liz Cheney

(R., Wyo.) said in a letter to Mr. Hannity that their panel had information that the television host had advance knowledge regarding the planning for Jan. 6, 2021, by Mr. Trump and his legal team. The committee leaders also said that “it appears that you were expressing concerns and providing advice to the President and certain White House staff regarding that planning.”

Mr. Trump issued a statement shortly after…

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