Trump responded with a 12-page letter to the congressional commission investigating his involvement in the attack on Capitol Hill in which he reiterated his false allegations of fraud in the 2020 election and called the investigation a “mock of justice.”
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former president of AmericaDonald Trump ignored his top advisers, including his daughter, who recommended he stop claiming Democrats stole the 2020 election from himdisclosed this Monday the Congressional Committee investigating the 2021 attack on the Capitol.
“Even before the election, Trump decided that, regardless of facts and truth, if he lost the election he would say they were rigged,” he says. zoe lofgrenA Democratic congresswoman from this group, who seeks to shed light on the Republican billionaire’s responsibility in the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Congressional headquarters by her supporters.
The 76-year-old former president has reacted by bypassing this Monday’s investigation a “joke of justice”In a 12-page letter in which he has also reiterated his false allegations of fraud in the 2020 elections.
The Democratic-led panel “tries to divert the attention of the American people,” he writes. “The truth that Americans showed up collectively in Washington on January 6, 2021 to hold their elected officials accountable Clear signs of criminal activity during elections”, he says despite the arsenal of evidence to the contrary.
In the second of a series of hearings after a nearly year-long investigation, the commission on Monday showed videos of the former president’s maneuvers between presidential election night in November and the attack on the Capitol.
Hours after voting closed on November 3, 2020, Joe Biden and Donald Trump They were tied. “It was becoming increasingly clear that the elections would not be decided that night,” declared Ivanka TrumpThe daughter of the former president and one of his closest advisers at the time, in testimony released Monday by the commission.
However, shortly before 2:30 p.m. that day, Donald Trump made a televised statement from the White House. “We have won the election”Even though the investigation was not over, he said.
“It is too early to make such a decision,” he admitted. bill stepianBefore this group of congressmen, the former campaign manager of Republican millionaires.
One of the few who encouraged the President to speak was his personal lawyer, rudy giulianiwhich according to an aide of the President who testified before the commission was “apparently drunk”,
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Joe Biden was declared the winner just before 11:30 a.m. on November 7, 2020. On the same day, Donald Trump’s campaign manager attended a meeting with the outgoing president. “We told him that we thought his chances of winning were (…) at the time. there was probably a 5 or 10% chanceBill Stepien detailed.
The president was getting angry and annoyed, Stepian remembered, and He decided to change his team to surround him with people who would support him in the crusade., On 19 November this new legal team held a press conference. Sydney PowellOne of Donald Trump’s lawyers accused Venezuela, Cuba and the Democrats of plotting an election.
With him, Rudy Giuliani denounced “A blasphemous iron curtain of censorship”,
“Disconnected from reality”
Four days later, the Attorney General bill burrow I went to the White House. The two investigated multiple times into alleged election fraud perpetrated by Donald Trump. “It disappointed me, because I said to myself: ‘this is madnessIf he really believes in all this, it means that he has really detached from reality,'” Bill Barr said in his statement on December 14.
The commission said that over the next month, Donald Trump and his allies continued to spread “these lies” about voter fraud to raise funds. His campaign team flooded his followers with dozens of emails and raised $250 million Between election day and January 6, 2021, he revealed.
“The big lie was also a big scam”Fustig Lofgren, best known for working on congressional indictments of three presidents: Richard Nixon, bill clinton You Donald Trump,
“An Attempted Coup”
Call Commission “of January 6th”made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans, will continue to present its findings on its year-long investigation, according to which the former White House tenant has planned. “An Attempted Coup”,
Justice Secretary, Merrick Garlandhas said it follows “all hearings” of that commission and promised on Monday that it would hold all those involved in the events of January 6, 2021 accountable, “regardless of their rank, their status and whether or not they No” is present in the attack on Congress.
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