The Fifth General Inquiry into the January 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of the former president sought to draw attention to the “turbulent period” in the judiciary. , The Republican Party, during its last days in office, sought to ‘bend’ that organization that had defended its independence from the White House for years.
Evidence sought to show that Trump not only used external advisers to publicize allegations of baseless electoral fraud, but also sought to use the powers of federal executive branch agencies.
Among the witnesses was Jeffrey Rosen, the attorney general who acted during the attack on the U.S. Capitol, and there was a tense confrontation in the Oval Office where Trump recommended the appointment of a lower-level official, Jeffrey Clark, to replace him. Allegations of election fraud.
Trump’s plan is an “attempt” to use the judiciary for his own political gain, argued Benny Thompson, a Democrat and chair of the commission of inquiry.
“Donald Trump not only wanted a judicial inquiry. He wanted the judiciary to help legitimize his lies, appointing a special prosecutor who basically considered it election fraud,” Benny Thompson explained.
An hour before the investigation began, a source close to the Associated Press (AP) revealed that federal agents had searched Jeffrey Clark’s home this week.
A U.S. attorney’s spokeswoman confirmed Clark’s police presence in Virginia, but did not confirm whether they were involved in the case.
Jeffrey Clark’s name was mentioned at the beginning of the trial and Republican Congressman Adam Kinsinger called him a judge whose only qualification was loyalty to Trump.
Jeffrey Rosen, in a written statement prepared for the committee and published by the AP, noted that the judiciary has not received any evidence of fraud that could affect the outcome of the election and, therefore, has not participated in any Trump campaign efforts to eliminate it. The government insists on a formal transfer of power.
Last week, the panel already issued video statements to former Attorney General William Barr, who criticized Trump’s fraud allegations and resigned for failing to convince the then president.
Thursday’s session later focused on what’s next when Barry’s deputy Rosen takes over the judiciary and immediately finds himself surrounded by demands for Trump’s action.
This is the fifth hearing of the month organized by the Commission of Inquiry, which has put forward arguments to show to the American public that its attempts to avoid defeat led directly to violence on Capitol Hill.
The deadly attack on the United States Capitol came after Donald Trump’s baseless allegations of election fraud, and the president appealed to a crowd of supporters to block Joe Biden’s certificate of election victory.
Actor Sean Benn caught the attention of the media when he attended the trial this Thursday, explaining that he participated as a “citizen”.