“Even before the election, Mr. Trump had decided, regardless of the facts and facts, that if he lost the election, he would call it fraud,” said Joe Lofgren, a Democrat elected member of the commission. The Republican millionaire is responsible for the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Congress by his supporters.
After nearly a year of investigation, a panel of elected officials has provided a detailed account of the former president’s maneuvers between the presidential election evening and the attack on Capitol Hill.
Trump’s lawyer ‘intoxicated’
Just hours after the poll ended on November 3, 2020, Joe Biden and Donald Trump were strangled. “It is clear that the election will not be decided that night,” Ivanka Trump, the former president’s daughter and one of her closest advisers at the time, told the commission on Monday.
However, just before 2:30 a.m., Donald Trump appeared in front of American television from the living rooms of the White House. “Honestly, we won the election,” he says, even though the numbers are still going up.
Bill Stephen, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, told a panel of elected officials that “such a decision is too soon.”
Who was one of the promoters of the President’s attitude that evening? His personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, testified before the commission that, according to one of the president’s advisers, he was “clearly intoxicated.”
The ‘angry’ president
On November 7, 2020, just before 11:30 a.m., Joe Biden was announced the winner. On the same day, Donald Trump’s campaign manager attended a meeting with the outgoing president. “We told him we thought he had a chance to win at this point (…), maybe a 5 or 10% chance,” explained Stephen.
The president “became more and more angry”, Mr. Says Stephen. The leader decides to change his ranks to surround himself with the people who support him in his crusade.
On November 19, this new legal committee is holding a very confusing press conference. Sidney Powell, one of Donald Trump’s lawyers, accused Venezuela, Cuba and Democrats of plotting the election.
On his side, Rudy Giuliani denounced it as “an iron curtain of censorship”. Under the heat of the spotlights, a brown liquid, hair dye, begins to drip into her temples.
Four days later, Attorney General Bill Barr visits the White House. “It was a bit embarrassing,” the minister said in a video aired by the commission on Monday.
He said that on several occasions, the two had jointly investigated the alleged election frauds put forward by Donald Trump. “Nonsense”, according to the Minister of Justice who resigned on December 14.
Next month, the commission argued that Donald Trump and his entourage would continue to tell “these lies” about election fraud in order to collect donations. He flooded his supporters with dozens of emails a day, revealing that his campaign team would raise $ 250 million between Election Day and January 6, 2021.
Joe Lofgren, a well-known elected official known for his work in the criminal press before the three presidents, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton … and Donald Trump, slammed the “big lie as a big scam.”
The former White House tenant has once again denounced the parliamentary inquiry, calling it a “witch hunt” that, according to him, “insults the United States.”
During the four upcoming hearings, the commission, known as “January 6”, will continue to present its findings on the year of the trial, which will put Donald Trump at the heart of an “attempted conspiracy”.
U.S. Justice Secretary Merrick Garland vowed to abide by the commission’s “all investigations” on Monday, January 6, 2021, during Capitol’s storm of “their status, their status and their presence, no matter what”.
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