Jan. 6 panel to implicate Trump in fake elector plot, Schiff says -Breaking
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By Sarah N. Lynch
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol in January 2021 will present evidence that Trump had been involved in a failure to submit fake voters to reverse the 2020 election. This was a crucial lawmaker stated on Sunday.
“We will prove the president’s participation in this scheme,” Adam Schiff, Democratic Congressman, stated on CNN’s State of the Union.
He said, “We’ll also show more evidence of what his lawyers thought about the scheme and show brave state officials who said that they would not support this plan to call legislatures into session again or decertify Joe Biden’s results.”
Schiff made these comments as Democrats prepare to hold their fourth hearing Tuesday regarding the investigation of the Jan. 6th 2021 attack on Trump and Trump’s involvement in trying to stop Congress from awarding Biden an election win.
The evidence that Trump has provided could be vital in the ongoing criminal investigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ), into the fake election plot.
Interview conducted by Lisa Monaco with CNN in January.
In March, the non-profit watchdog group American Oversight published copies https://www.americanoversight.org/american-oversight-obtains-seven-phony-certificates-of-pro-trump-electors of the phony electoral slates, which had been assembled by groups of Trump supporters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Multiple media outlets reported that the DOJ had convened a grand jury to subpoena documents and witnesses as part of its probe.
The DOJ demanded that the House Select Committee return transcripts from interviews it conducted with witnesses last week. In a letter, they stated that these transcripts might be useful in ongoing criminal investigations or prosecutions.
According to the letter, the failure of the committee to hand them over “complicates” the ability of the department to prosecute and investigate criminal behavior.
When Schiff was asked about Sunday’s letter, Schiff stated that the separate government branches don’t usually allow each other to “rifle through” the files of the other.
He added, however, that “When the Justice Department requests for specific things…We work with them, we will work here with them.”