Washington — The January 6th Commissionwill take viewers to the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon. If the then presidentDonald Trumppromoted a politically appointed person who was ready to support the false allegations of fraudulent elections, the leaders threatened to resign.
The Commission's fifth hearing will focus on the former President's efforts to harness the legal power and authority of the former President in an attempt to overturn the 2020 elections.
In line with the message confessed by the Commission, the hearing was mainly due to the integrity of the few people who confronted Trump and refused to go with him, of American democracy. Plan to retain power that is expected to show how tradition survived.
Three former Justice Ministry officials who rejected Trump at the time testify live. Jeffrey Rosen, Deputy Attorney General. Richard Donohue, Deputy Attorney General. Stephen Engel headed the Legal Advisory Office of the department.
All three attended a meeting in the Oval Office on January 3, 2021, three days before the attack on the Capitol. .. Clark had already concluded that there was no fraud on a scale that would affect election results, but Clark was ready to "overturn the department's findings if he was appointed." An aide to the committee on the 6th of March told reporters at a conference call. Wednesday.
If Trump fired Rosen, Clark sent a "fraudulent letter urging the state legislature to withdraw their certificate that Joe Biden had won those states." Probably, the aide said.
"Again, President Trump just failed here because a team of senior Justice leaders stood up and threatened to resign rather than help the president overturn the democratic process." Said the aide.
Trump wanted to arrange the Department of Justice in different ways to secure his second term. In a hearing, the aide pressured Trump to file a proceeding in the department in connection with his re-election campaign in which he tried to challenge Biden's victory in court in the wake of the November election. Said to explain. The Commission also details how Trump wanted to appoint a special counsel to investigate the case of election fraud — a request rejected by the authorities.
The hearing will start at 3 pm. Expected to last about 2 hours with ET. More hearings are planned for July, focusing on Trump's actions when the mob attacks the Capitol. The rest of the schedulefor
appears to be in flux, but new information and leads entering the Commission's chipline following the first hearing on June 9th. Partially for.
One of the new evidences the Commission is currently investigating is footage shot by British filmmaker Alex Holder during the campaign. The video includes an interview with Trump and his family, along with then Vice President Mike Pence. The panel may accentuate the footage in future hearings.
Trump did not testify in front of the committee and was not expected to do so, but he used his megaphone to undermine the work on the panel. He blamed the members for selectively editing his testimony and making it look unattractive. "This is a one-sided witch hunt," Trump said in a speech last week in Nashville, Tennessee.