List of allegations on Donald Trump from Jan 6 hearing
Trump continued to circulate incorrect material claiming the election was rigged despite knowing he had lost the election.
The United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack began its six-part series of hearings on June 9, 2022. The first hearing was scheduled for the evening and was televised live during prime time. During the first hearing, the committee presented a seven-part plan employed by Donald Trump in his failed attempt to rig the 2020 presidential election and retain power, an effort that culminated in the attack on the Capitol on January 6. In addition to including evidence from a documentary filmmaker and a Capitol Police officer, they discussed the Proud Boys’ involvement in the attack and showed a video of the assault. The second hearing was centered on evidence showing that Trump continued to circulate incorrect material claiming the election was rigged despite knowing he had lost the election and hearing from numerous members of his closest circle that the charges of fraud were without foundation. The third hearing focused on how Trump encouraged Vice President Pence to arbitrarily disregard electoral votes and rig the results. Election officials who were under duress to alter the results in their counties testified during the fourth hearing, and the committee found that “Trump had a direct and personal role in this attempt.” In July 2022, there will be at least two hearings. The two July hearings will discuss the violent extremist mob’s attack on Congress and offer proof that Trump did nothing for three hours to disperse the group, according to Representative Bennie Thompson, chair of the committee.
Donald Trump gave efforts to rig the U.S. presidential election in 2020 culminated on January 6, 2021
Donald Trump’s efforts to rig the U.S. presidential election in 2020 culminated on January 6, 2021, when a crowd of his followers attacked the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. A bill to establish a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the incident that was modeled after the 9/11 Commission was passed by the House of Representatives, but it was defeated in the Senate owing to a Republican filibuster. A select committee of seven Democrats and two Republicans was then established by the House. The investigations by the select committee include hearings. The committee panel noted that Donald Trump promoted a seven-part plot to sabotage a free and democratic election. The committee’s chairman, Bennie Thompson, claims that “January 6 was the capstone of an attempted coup, a brazen attempt to topple the government, as one rioter phrased it shortly after January 6″… Violence did not occur by chance. It stands for Trump’s final and last-ditch effort to prevent the transition of power. Trump “lied to the American people, ignored all evidence refuting his false fraud claims, pressured state and federal officials to throw out election results favoring his challenger, encouraged a violent mob to storm the Capitol, and even indicated support for the execution of his vice president,” the committee claimed.
Members of the panel cited a ruling from a federal district court in which Judge David O. Carter stated that Trump “certainly” broke two federal laws and staged a “coup in quest of a legal theory.” Cheney read a portion of the Court’s judgment, which stated: “The peaceful transfer of power would have been permanently terminated, undermining the Constitution and American democracy, if Dr. Eastman and President Trump’s scheme had been successful. The Court worries that January 6 will happen again if the nation does not make a commitment to looking into the incident and seeking justice for those involved.” All Americans were urged to read the entire opinion by Cheney. Trump’s initiatives, according to Cheney, are a part of a “complex seven-part plan” that would be revealed during the committee hearings.
Donald Trump claimed there was fraud in the elections, but there was no such proof
Several video recordings of earlier testimony were given by the committee, and they showed that several in Trump’s inner circle advised the president he had lost, and there was no proof of widespread fraud: Jason Miller, a key adviser to the Trump team, testified that Trump was told internally that he had lost the election. Miller claims that Matt Oczkowski, the campaign’s chief analytics adviser, informed Trump “in pretty direct words” that he would lose not long after the election. Alex Cannon, a lawyer for the Trump campaign, stated that he told White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in November 2020, just after the election, that there was no proof of significant voter fraud. Meadows responded, “So there’s no,” Cannon claimed. Regarding Trump’s desire to spread the idea that “the election was stolen,” attorney general Bill Barr said: “I told the president, that was crap.” Ivanka Trump reportedly “accepted” Barr’s evaluation.
Presidents should hurry to issue pardons
Cheney noted that a hostile environment of unlawful activities within the Oval Office had led White House counsel Pat Cipollone and his legal team to threaten resignation. Then, another video clip was played in which Jared Kushner called Cipollone’s worries “whining.” In his testimony, Kushner stated that completing as many presidential pardons as possible was his main “priority at that time.” Additionally, Cheney said that Republican members of Congress Scott Perry and others had “sought Presidential pardons for their roles in seeking to overthrow the 2020 election.”
A Capitol attack was shown in a video on January 6
A compilation of the attack’s video, which was made public by the committee and shown during the first hearing. The committee played a video showing the mob storming the Capitol and engaging in police combat, much of it previously unseen by the general public. About 200 Proud Boys were seen spearheading the assault on the Capitol in the opening moments of the film. Later pictures portrayed a violent outburst, and the audio of Trump later declaring was overlaid with “the presence of love. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen.” The movie had timestamps to show the timing because the attack lasted several hours. During the live hearing, documentary filmmaker Nick Quested testified; that on January 6, he spent time with the Proud Boys.
Trump’s supporters attacked a Police officer until he was badly injured on January 6
Caroline Edwards, a Capitol Police officer who was critically hurt on January 6 while defending the Capitol from the Proud Boys’ initial assaults and throughout the ensuing mob violence, also testified in person. “I don’t know if violence was a plan, but I do know that they weren’t there to attend the rally since they had already departed the rally by the time the president had started his speech,” Quested said in testimony about joining the Proud Boys at the National Mall at 10:30 a.m. Then, according to Quested, they took some pictures as they strolled around the Capitol and noticed a lone police officer at the barricades by the Peace Circle. Chairman Thompson noted that the Proud Boys selected that barricade and penetrated it around the same time President Trump urged the rally attendees to march to that same site, implying that they were conducting reconnaissance to identify security gaps. He continued, “Whether the attack on the Capitol was planned and coordinated is currently a key question. What you saw was the result of a well-organized and planned effort. It was the fruition of months of work led by President Trump.”
Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, claimed that the White House pressured him to say that Trump had ordered the National Guard to respond on January 6 even though it was Pence who really delivered the order in videotaped evidence when Pence asked for the National Guard. On January 6, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted that the National Guard had been “ordered” to respond by former president Trump. It’s still unclear why the White House tried to give Trump false credit for mobilizing the National Guard. The fact that Pence gave the command was always known. On the day of the attack, acting defense secretary Christopher C. Miller had made a public declaration to that effect. He was subsequently asked if Pence was “acting as commander in chief” as a result. Miller testified before Congress in a like manner on May 12, 2021, before the House Select Committee was established.
Trump warned Pak that he would be removed if he gave testimony against Trump
B. J. Pak, a former U.S. attorney for Georgia’s Northern District, gave testimony. Days before the attack on January 6, Pak left his job. He later revealed to the Senate Judiciary Committee that the White House had warned him that Trump would remove him if he did not publicly announce that his office had discovered election fraud in Georgia. In the absence of any proof of widespread fraud, longtime Republican election lawyer Ben Ginsberg spoke on the inadequacy of Trump’s claims. Former Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt gave testimony. As the first network to pronounce Biden the winner in Arizona in the 2020 election, Fox News dismissed Stirewalt in January 2021 after he maintained his journalistic judgment. Republican Al Schmidt, a former city commissioner for Philadelphia, gave testimony. He had angered Trump by keeping quiet about how rigged the city’s election results were.
After receiving death threats, he announced his resignation in 2021. Bill Stepien was summoned to testify but canceled when his wife became pregnant. His attorney was then supposed to make a statement on his behalf but failed to do so. Longtime Republican operative Stepien joined Trump’s 2016 campaign, later rose to the position of White House political director, and then, two months before the 2020 election, was named Trump’s campaign manager. Despite a staff report concluding that the claims regarding the voting machines were untrue, he participated in the Stop the Steal initiative and circulated misleading information about them. In response to a subpoena, Stepien gave the committee a deposition in December 2021.
The committee played videotaped testimony in fragments
Rudy Giuliani, according to Trump aide Jason Miller, was “certainly inebriated” on election night when he suggested to Trump that he fabricated his victory. Bill Stepien, a member of the Trump campaign, declared that he disagreed with Giuliani’s counsel in this case: “Voting results were still being tallied. It was much too early to make a declaration of that nature.” Stepien claimed that there were two camps among Trump’s advisers regarding this issue, with Stepien placing himself on “Team Normal.” Barr’s testimony was shown in more videos. The absurdity of some fraud allegations, such as the “Italygate” conspiracy theory, which contends that compromised satellites controlled by Italy were used to attack voting machines, and the claim that former Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez had orchestrated an election fraud scheme despite having passed away seven years earlier, occasionally caused him to lose control of his laughter. According to Barr, the president never “exhibited a hint of interest in what the actual facts were,” and if he truly believes this stuff, he has “become divorced from reality,” he added. Barr chuckled when Dinesh D’Souza’s most recent movie 2000 Mules was mentioned, mocking its fictitious claims of widespread electoral fraud. Chris Stirewalt described in his testimony how Trump’s statistical prospects of victory decreased as the vote count came to a close.
In the fourth session, the false claims of election fraud at Trump’s “direct request.” was discussed
The fourth session looked into a plan to refuse and send certified Biden elector slates back to seven crucial states that had Republican-controlled legislatures, whereas the third hearing concentrated largely on attempts to persuade Pence to erroneously certify Trump as the winner. The RNC helped by organizing the phony slates of electors for Pence to certify, capitalizing on the false claims of election fraud at Trump’s “direct request.” The Pence Card was the name given to the idea, which was advocated by Trump attorney John Eastman. Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, said that Trump had phoned her about aiding in the scheme’s advancement; Eastman also took part in the call, which was part of a video deposition produced by the committee. Brad Raffensperger, the secretary of state for Georgia, testified that his office investigated hundreds of allegations of voter fraud but didn’t discover any widespread fraud that could have altered the outcome of the election.
The former president’s second impeachment was based on Raffensperger’s phone call with Trump. In the end, he discovered just 74 ballots from individuals who were prohibited from casting a ballot due to criminal convictions, as well as four votes cast in memory of deceased voters. Votes from minors or unregistered voters were nonexistent. (Biden won the Georgia election by a margin of 11,779) Additionally, testifying was Raffensperger’s deputy, Gabriel Sterling. Additionally, he claimed that on January 6 morning, Andy Biggs, a congressman from Arizona, called him and asked him to reverse the Arizona results. Trump claimed in a statement issued just before the committee hearing that he and Bowers privately agreed in November 2020 that the Arizona election was rigged and stolen, but Bowers directly refuted Trump’s claim during the hearing while being sworn in. Bowers claimed that Giuliani said to him, “We have numerous hypotheses. We simply lack the supporting evidence.”
Trump instructed Donoghue to “just say it was corrupt and leave the rest to the Republican legislators and me.”
Just days after departing attorney general Bill Barr declared there was no meaningful evidence found that may have influenced the election, Rosen and Donoghue resisted Trump’s efforts to have the Justice Department announce election fraud had been found. During his testimony, Donoghue claimed that on December 27, then-president Trump instructed him to “Just say it was corrupt and leave the rest to the Republican legislators and me.” On December 31, Trump hurried back to Washington, D.C., from his Florida Mar-a-Lago estate to convene an urgent meeting at the White House, where representatives from the Justice Department were invited. At one point, Trump alleged that the election had been rigged and voting equipment had been compromised. Why don’t you guys confiscate these machines? Trump afterward demanded. According to Richard Donoghue, DHS experts had already conducted an investigation and found “nothing incorrect with the voting equipment… and no factual basis to seize devices.” Then, after shouting, “Get Ken Cuccinelli on the phone,” Trump insisted that it was his duty as the deputy secretary of homeland security to grab voting equipment. Cuccinelli was informed, “You’re not performing your job.” Jeffrey Rosen stated in front of the public during the hearing that the Department of Justice lacks the legal jurisdiction to take voting machines and that he never told Trump that the Department of Homeland Security could do the same.
Sean Hannity criticized the Capitol Police for failing to protect the U.S. Capitol Building and stop mob violence
Following a “contentious” meeting between Clark, Attorney General Rosen, and Deputy Attorney General Donoghue in reaction to this suggested letter, Donoghue reprimanded Clark for what he described as the US Justice Department’s interference in the outcome of a presidential election. Clark then tried to take control of the Department of Justice so he could send the letter himself after Rosen declined to send it. On Carlson’s broadcast, he repeatedly made unsubstantiated allegations regarding FBI involvement, claiming that federal agents were responsible for inciting the Violence during the riots on January 6. The January 6 House Select Committee meeting, according to Sean Hannity, was a “boring… Hollywood production,” and he criticized the Capitol Police for failing to protect the U.S. Capitol Building and stop mob violence.
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