The House Commission investigating the January 6 riots is new on Thursday about trying to put pressure on the Justice Department to overturn the defeated 2020 presidential election, according to an aide. I will show you the evidence.
After running out of legal options and being rejected by state and local election authorities, the president looks to the Justice Department to declare the election corrupt, despite the lack of evidence of mass fraudulent voting. I turned to. Of this month.
Former Deputy Attorney Jeffrey Rosen testifies from the Canon Caucus Room at Capitol Hill. Richard Donohue, former Deputy Deputy Prosecutor General. Steven Engel, former Assistant Assistant Attorney.
The Commission has repeatedly replayed a clip from a recorded deposit by former Attorney General Bill Barr, who said he told the president in uncertain terms that the allegations of election fraud were “random.” At some point during the testimony, Barr laughed at how ridiculous some theories were, including those allegedly organized by Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013. ..
Donohue also told Trump that, according to his recorded deposit, he found no evidence to support the allegations of fraud, but said that each time they disprove, one Trump presents another.
“We made it clear to him that much of the information he was getting was false and / or not supported by evidence,” Donohue said in his testimony record.
The Commission is building a case where Trump was at the center of a vast conspiracy that led to the January 6 violence. This is a lie that was transferred months after a Trump mob attacked the Capitol with pipes, bear sprays, and the South Army. flag. Nine people were killed in the assault and its aftermath.
The hearing is the culmination of a year-long investigation into the January 6 violence and the events that led to it. The Commission interviewed more than 1,000 Witnesses and collected more than 140,000 documents. But it continues to accumulate new evidence.
Congressman Bennie Thompson told reporters this week that the committee received “a lot of information,” including documentary footage of Trump’s term for the last few months. He will also speak with Ginny Thomas, a conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, who was in close contact with Trump’s Chief of Staff in the days leading up to the attack on the Capitol.
The Commission said it would resume hearings in July and have at least two sessions scheduled. These hearings detail how militant groups like Proud Boys planned an attack on Congress, and how Trump did not act to stop the violence that occurred on January 6. Expected to explain.