Trump releases letter to Jan. 6 committee ranting about its investigation

Spread the love

Former President Donald Trump on Friday launched a letter to Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairman of the House choose committee investigating the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021, after the panel voted to subpoena Trump over his position within the riot.

In the 14-page letter — which features a 10-page appendix and images of the gang at his rally that preceded the assault — Trump rants about the committee’s investigation and repeats false claims about the 2020 election. But the previous president didn’t say whether or not he would adjust to a subpoena.

“Dear Chairman Thompson, THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2020 WAS RIGGED AND STOLEN!” the letter begins, earlier than launching right into a litany of complaints and grievances.

Referring to the bipartisan panel as a “Committee of extremely partisan political Hacks and Thugs whose sole perform is to destroy the lives of many hard-working American Patriots,” Trump explains that the purpose of his letter is to categorical his “anger, disappointment, and criticism that with [sic] the entire a whole lot of tens of millions of {dollars} spent on what many contemplate to be a Charade and Witch Hunt. …

Former U.S. President Donald Trump at the microphone under a cloudless sky.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a marketing campaign rally in Mesa, Ariz., on Oct. 9. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

“Despite robust and highly effective requests, you haven’t spent even a brief second on inspecting the huge Election Fraud that occurred in the course of the 2020 Presidential Election, and have focused solely those that had been, as involved American Citizens, protesting the Fraud itself,” Trump writes. “Those who dedicated the Fraud, thereby having created the Crime of the Century, go unblemished and untouched, however those that fought the Crime have suffered a destiny that was unthinkable simply a short while in the past. …

“The Unselect Committee has perpetuated a Show Trial the likes of which this Country has by no means seen earlier than,” Trump provides. “It is a Witch Hunt of the best degree, a continuation of what has been happening for years. You haven’t gone after the folks that created the Fraud, however reasonably nice American Patriots who questioned it, as is their Constitutional proper. These individuals have had their lives ruined as your Committee sits again and basks within the glow.”

The letter, which was launched a day after the committee’s 10th and potentially final public hearing, didn’t straight deal with Thursday’s presentation, together with the dramatic video exhibiting congressional leaders — together with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — sheltering in an undisclosed location as a violent mob of Trump’s supporters stormed by the halls of the Capitol.


Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chair of the House Jan. 6 committee, speaks to the media on Thursday after the committee voted to subpoena Trump. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

In the footage, Pelosi and then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., are seen on the peak of the violence, calling varied Trump administration officers to ask for assist from federal legislation enforcement and requesting that they deploy the National Guard.

In his letter, Trump claims that he “absolutely approved” National Guard troops to be current on the Capitol earlier than Jan. 6, however that Democrats, together with Pelosi, refused the authorization.

On the screen, President Donald Trump, at the microphone with a bank of U.S. flags behind him, with the members of the panel at their seats beneath.

A video of Trump performs on the committee’s listening to on Thursday. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

However, there isn’t a document of Trump authorizing National Guard troops to be on the Capitol earlier than the assault, and no evidence that Democrats denied such a request.

Christopher Miller, who was serving as appearing protection secretary on the day of the riot, testified to the committee that Trump by no means gave an order to have National Guard troops prepared.

Read viral Also:

[catlist id=100371 numberposts=5]

Spread the love