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Capitol storming: Commission takes aim at Trump's attempts to 'corrupt' justice

Capitol Assault: Commission takes aim at Trump's attempts to “corrupt” justice

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The House of Commons Inquiry into the Capitol Storming Thursday takes aim at Donald Trump's attempts to push the Justice Department to support his false claims of voter fraud around Joe's presidential election Biden.

The nine elected – seven Democrats and two Republicans repudiated by their party – will highlight the billionaire's efforts to “bribe the most important body (of the state) for law enforcement, the Department of Justice, so that 'he supports his attempts to overturn the election,' committee chairman Bennie Thompson said at the end of the fourth public hearing on Tuesday.

Former acting minister Jeffrey Rosen, former acting deputy minister Richard Donoghue and senior ministry official Steven Engel will be the witnesses for this fifth hearing.

Jeffrey Rosen

The commission will look into Mr. Trump's pressure on the department to officially declare the election rigged and to launch federal lawsuits parallel to those launched by the president's lawyers.

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She will also return to the tensions within the ministry in the days preceding January 6, 2021, when the defeated president had faced an internal revolt while trying to install one of his relatives at the head of the 'institution.

Mr. Rosen was appointed after the resignation of Minister Bill Barr in December 2020, but found himself at the center of efforts by Trump who, to cling to power after his electoral defeat, wanted to install Jeffrey Clark.

This mid-level official, who had embraced the theories pushed by the president on a rigged election, was to overrule the department's findings that found no evidence of fraud that could have changed the outcome of the November ballot.< /p>

Jeffrey Clark was also to intervene on behalf of the ministry to refuse to certify the result of the election in the key state of Georgia, where Joe Biden had won with only 12,000 votes in advance.

But Jeffrey Rosen, Richard Donoghue, Steven Engel and White House lawyer Pat Cipollone threatened to resign during a meeting with Donald Trump on Jan. 3, warning they would take top federal prosecutors with them across the country. country.

Bill Barr, though a loyal supporter of Donald Trump, considered in his testimony before the commission that the allegations of electoral fraud were “nonsense” expressed by a man “detached from reality”.

Bill Barr

La Committee of Inquiry announced Wednesday that two additional sessions would be held in July.

Congress adjourns on July 4 for two weeks.

“The Committee continues to receive new evidence that is important for the investigation,” explained a parliamentary source.

She particularly wants to watch hours of film by documentary filmmaker Alex Holder, who had had access to Mr. Trump and his relatives, before and after January 6.

After a year of investigation, the commission wants to present its conclusions before the end of the summer, placing Donald Trump at the heart of “an attempted coup” which culminated in the assault by hundreds of his supporters on the Congress building in Washington on January 6, 2021, as elected s certified the victory of Joe Biden.

The images of chaos in and around the Capitol had gone around the world and shook American democracy for a few hours.

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