The committee is meeting for the third time this month on January 6 to uncover evidence that its investigators are claiming to have uncovered a conspiracy by former President Donald Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 elections.
On Thursday, June 16, the selection committee will focus on how the scheme specifically targeted former Vice President Mike Pen and how longtime conservative lawyer John Eastman helped the 45th president move forward on this agenda by promoting unconstitutional legal theories as the nation approached a deadly uprising. until The U.S. Capitol, which killed several people and injured hundreds.
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Today’s hearing begins at 13:00 ET. Two additional hearings are still scheduled for 21 and 23 June. Both should be on air at 13:00 ET. On Thursday morning, the committee had not yet announced whether / when it would schedule the sixth hearing, as originally scheduled after the postponement last week. Times are subject to change.
Witness J. testified on Thursday. Michael Lutig, a former judge whose legal advice Pens took into account, ruled that he could not unilaterally stop the count.
According to his remarks, Lutig will tell lawmakers that the legal framework presented to Eastman’s former president, Donald Tramp, was complete and that the alternative voter’s gambit was doomed from the outset.
‘Since their inception, the legal arguments behind the effort to cancel the 2020 elections have been: in this contexta little more than captivating and frivolous, perhaps suitable for academic debate in the classroom, but only insidehas served as an adviser to the President of the United States in his efforts to cancel the presidential election, an election which he had lost fairly and honestly and which there was no evidence of fraud to date. , ”Says Lutig.
Inaugural announcement by J. Michael Luttig on June 16, 2022, at Daily Kos Scribd
“The law is not a presidential toy or judges to use to transform the world into the image they want.
This is the position of Greg Jacobs, an adviser to former Vice President Mike Penn, who explained how he and Pence from December 2020 to January 2021 “analyzed the various one-sided theories of vice president power that were presented to us, and we explained the reasons for those theories. does not comply with the Satversme and the law.
Gregory Jacob made Daily Kos notes on Scribd
Jacob said the vice president’s legal team was fully prepared to refrain from any challenge to the constitutionality of the voter census law by reviewing “every record of the vote count in our nation’s history, the controversial 1876 election history, and the election commission.” which was created to resolve it, the Elector Census Act of 1887 and its legislative history, as well as all sections of the law written on the constitutionality of the Elector Census Act.
Jacob argued that no one could ever blame Pens for not knowing what the laws were and what his authorities were doing or not.
The Committee’s position on drafting legislation or amending existing legislation, such as the Voter Census Act, so that there could be no “recurrence on 6 January”, is again shared with Jacob.
“The new statutes will not change anything if we do not first bring up our citizens and hold our leaders firmly committed to our constitution and the rule of law. That means you always follow them, even if it hurts, you stand up for them, even if it pays, “he wrote.
By proposing to the committee to consult Alexander Hamilton’s “ancient” words, federalist no. 68, Jacob quoted the founder:
“The constitution does not make the appointment of the president dependent on any pre-existing male bodies,” which he warned could be subject to “kabbalah, intrigue and corruption,” Jacob said. He also warned that any meeting of the body in one place to elect a president would be subject to “heat and fermentation” that could “lead to a society with unusual or violent movements”.
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Updates from the opening announcements by President Benny Thompson and Vice-Chair Lisa Cheney.
They form the basis today, making it clear how Trump tried to thwart a peaceful transfer of power by forcing Penza to agree to a scheme he knew was not legal, according to Mark Shore, chief of staff for VP Pensa.
Short told committee members in a video that Trump was told that Eastman’s strategy was not legal.
Pitt Agillar, a member of the January 6 committee, said today that the public would hear more about Penn’s coping with public and private pressure that eventually “caused a fever on January 6”.
“We’ll also hear that Trump knew there was a violent crowd in the Capitol area when he said on Twitter that Pens didn’t have the courage to do what he had to do,” says Agillar.
The committee is now presenting the witnesses.
Lutig was deeply concerned about Eastman’s plan to cancel the election with Trump and did not speak on Thursday, giving testimony on Thursday: Trumping for US presidency on January 6 would be an equivalent revolution.
Trump’s lawyer Pets Chippolon said John Eastman’s strategy was “unfounded,” Mark Short testified in a video deposit.
Shorts also said Trump’s lawyers agreed with Pensa’s team about Pensa’s interpretation that the vice president had no right to choose the current president, as Eastman said, and Trump was told so much.
In another clip of White House counselor Eric Hersman’s testimony, Hersman told the committee that by clearly informing Eastman that violence would follow if his theory flew.
“There has been violence in the history of our country to protect the republic.”
The committee also presented the texts sent from Fox News chief Sean Hannith to Trump’s former chief of staff by 6 January.
Hannia was worried.
He was worried about the “next 48 hours” and the bad things that would come if a White House lawyer rescued and effectively killed the plan.
The committee played a series of clips from witness testimony, including one from Rudy Julian today, as witnesses emphasized how intensely John Eastman’s proposals were to Pens and that Pens was tense to meet Trump’s wishes.