Trump Threatens ‘Appropriate Action’ Against Jan. 6 Committee

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Former President Donald Trump connected Monday said helium “may bring due action” against the Jan. 6 Committee.

The statement, issued done the Save America governmental enactment committee (PAC) and shared connected Trump’s Truth Social account, came arsenic portion of an announcement astir a suit helium brought against CNN, alleging defamation.

It is unclear whether Trump was threatening to bring ineligible enactment against the Jan. 6 Committee, oregon thing else.

A spokesperson for the Jan. 6 Committee did not instantly respond to a petition for remark connected Trump’s threat.

In his connection connected Monday, Trump said of the Jan. 6 Committee: “notwithstanding overwhelming evidence, they REFUSED to analyse the monolithic Presidential Election Fraud which took place, but lone analyse and harass the radical and Patriots who complained and asked questions astir it.”

He added: “The rigging and stealing of our Presidential Election was possibly The Crime Of The Century, and look astatine what is happening to our Country now!”

Trump besides said that the committee has “refused to acknowledge” that helium had “recommended and authorized thousands of troops to beryllium deployed to guarantee that that determination was peace, safety, and information astatine the Capitol and passim the Country.”

“That connection of National Guard was rejected by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Mayor Bowser of Washington, D.C.-the instrumentality requires their request, they failed to marque one, and successful crook failed the Country,” Trump added.

Former Pentagon main of unit Kash Patel previously noted that Trump authorized up to 20,000 National Guard troops for usage successful D.C. oregon elsewhere connected Jan. 6, 2021, but the usage of those troops was aboriginal rejected by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the U.S. Capitol Police.

Patel explained successful an EpochTV documentary published successful July called “The Real Story of Jan. 6”  that Trump respective days earlier Jan. 6 had authorized arsenic galore arsenic 20,000 Guard troops for usage connected the day. But Bowser and Pelosi rejected the request.

Background

The Jan. 6 Committee was formed aft the Democrat-majority House narrowly voted successful its favour connected June 30, 2021. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had initiated a resolution to make the committee to probe the breach of the Capitol connected Jan. 6, 2021.

The nine-member committee has been criticized for its evident partisanship, successful portion due to the fact that the lone 2 Republicans connected the panel—Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.)—are some known for their beardown absorption to Trump.

Republican leaders have denounced the Jan. 6 Committee, saying it wasn’t formed according to House rules, due to the fact that Pelosi had selected Kinzinger and Cheney after having refused to seat Reps Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.), who were chosen by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to beryllium connected the panel.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), the House Republican Conference chair, alleged successful June that the committee “does not service immoderate existent legislative oregon oversight purpose.” She had besides previously accused the Jan. 6 sheet of being a governmental limb “used to screen up for Nancy Pelosi’s failures.”

The Jan. 6 committee, connected its website, describes Jan. 6, 2021, arsenic “one of the darkest days of our democracy,” erstwhile “insurrectionists … launched an battle connected the United States Capitol Complex that resulted successful aggregate deaths, carnal harm to implicit 140 members of instrumentality enforcement, and panic and trauma among staff, organization employees, press, and Members.”

Pence Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) preside implicit a Joint league of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results aft protestors stormed the Capitol earlier successful the time successful Washington connected Jan. 6, 2020. (Erin Schaff/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

Lawmakers that time had gathered for a associated league of Congress to number and certify the electoral votes related to the 2020 statesmanlike election. It was temporarily interrupted erstwhile a sizable radical of protesters entered the gathering and its surrounds. Outside were thousands of different mostly peaceful protesters who had gathered successful Washington connected the time to explicit concerns astir predetermination integrity.

Trump protagonist Ashli Babbitt was determined to person died from homicide connected Jan. 6, having been changeable and killed by Lt. Michael L. Byrd, a Capitol Police officer.

Another decease progressive a pistillate successful her 30s, Rosanne Boyland. The D.C. aesculapian examiner ruled her decease arsenic an mishap from a cause overdose. But video unsealed successful December 2021 showed that Boyland was crushed and trampled erstwhile the assemblage of protesters was pushed retired of a passageway successful the Capitol building. She was past repeatedly struck by a constabulary serviceman arsenic she laic unconscious.

Another 3 radical died of what were yet determined to beryllium earthy causes that coincided but were unrelated to the protests successful Washington and the Capitol breach itself.

One of them was Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick who died connected Jan. 7; helium was initially believed to person died owed to injuries caused by protesters but was yet determined to person died owed to a stroke. The different 2 radical were men successful their 50s who died connected Jan. 6 owed to hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

As of aboriginal October, much than 900 radical person been dealt charges by the Justice Department nether the Biden administration, accusing them of having committed national crimes connected Jan. 6, 2021. About 400 of them person pleaded guilty. Juries person convicted 8 Jan. 6 defendants aft trials. None of the defendants who had assemblage trials were acquitted of immoderate charges.

Joseph M. Hanneman contributed to this report.

Mimi Nguyen Ly

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