Ahead of Thursday’s third hearing, it was established that Donald Trump knew he had lost the election. The next question is whether he Famous in a demonstrable way that it was illegal to try to cancel the election?
Yes. Yes, he did. Trump knew it was illegal two days before he tried to call a legitimate election.
Adviser to then-Vice President Greg Jacob testified that Eastman had confessed to then-President Trump on January 4 that the rigging of the election was illegal.
“Did John Eastman ever admit to the president that his proposal would violate the Census Act?”
“I believe he did it on the fourth.”
The full transcript of this moment:
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney: “What exactly did President Trump know, when exactly did President Trump know that it would be illegal for Mike Pence to refuse to count the vote?” Here is an example of testimony given by one of the witnesses before us today. The Vice President’s Chief Adviser. “
Question in testimony to Greg Jacob: “Did John Eastman ever admit, as far as you know, to the president that his proposal would violate the Census Act?”
Greg Jacob: “I believe he did it on the fourth.”
Cheney: “It was January 4, two days before the attack on Congress. Second point, please hear testimony today about all the ways President Trump has tried to put pressure on Vice President Pence, including Donald Trump’s tweet at 2:24 p.m. condemning Vice President Mike Pence when President Trump already knew that in Capitol is a violent revolt.
In future hearings, you will hear witnesses who were present at the White House present in the West Wing that day. Today we focus on the serious efforts of Mike Pence, who is determined to keep his oath.
Donald Trump knew for sure, without apology, two days before the attack, that what he was trying to do was illegal.
This is the blow to any attempt to defend Trump that he was so “out” (as many around him say) that he did not know. I would also suggest that if he is so out of touch with reality and the law, he obviously should not run for the Republican Party and run for office again.
“Trump knew he had lost the election in 2020, so he was watching a scheme to undo the will of the American people. When the vice president refused to agree, he unleashed a violent mob against Pence in the Capitol, “the commission said on January 6, before the hearing.
Donald Trump has tried to pressure former Vice President Pence to agree to an illegal scheme to repeal the 2020 election. illegal – is vital for the future.
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