Donald Trump calls the Jan. 6 commission an “afterthought to” distract America from President Biden’s failings and says an attack on the Capitol would never have happened “if the executives had done their job”
- Trump said the Jan 6 inquiry was an attempt to ‘distract’ from Biden’s crises
- In a statement Monday, he said the violence at the Capitol would not have happened if the “responsible people” had acted on the intelligence
- And he said a whistleblower’s evidence of police failure meant the ‘partisan hearings’ had to stop
- Lawmakers approach Trump and his associates with subpoenas and requests for documents
Former President Trump hit back at the Jan. 6 search warrant on Monday, saying it was an attempt to distract Americans from President Biden’s failings and saying the attack on the Capitol would never have happened had the warnings of the United States been followed. intelligence services were followed.
Lawmakers are increasing pressure on Trump, subpoenaing his closest associates and asking for documents from the White House.
Members of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol now say they will prosecute anyone who refuses to cooperate.
“The highly partisan Unselect Committee is just an afterthought to distract America from the massive failures of Biden and the Democrats,” Trump said in an emailed statement.
“What happened to the Capitol would never have happened if those responsible had done their job and looked at the intelligence.
“They left the officers on the ground, just like Biden left the Americans in Afghanistan. Instead of holding bad leaders to account, the Democrats are going after innocent staffers and attacking the Constitution.”
Former President Donald Trump demanded the halt of the “partisan hearings” in a Monday night message citing whistleblower evidence that the Capitol Police’s shortcomings likely contributed to the Jan. 6 events.
Hundreds of Trump supporters raided the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as lawmakers tried to confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election
Critics were quick to point out on social media that those responsible on January 6 were also Trump himself.
But the former president pointed to reports that a US Capitol Police whistleblower wrote to congressional leaders last month criticizing agency heads for failing to share intelligence and not doing enough to support troubled officers.
Why is the just-released January 6 Whistleblower Report ignored by the mainstream media? “Based on the report of this high-ranking Capitol Police official, these partisan hearings must stop immediately,” Trump asked, reiterating his well-known complaint that the investigation amounted to a witch hunt.
In fact, the details of the whistleblower’s complaint have been reported extensively by major news outlets since they were revealed by Politics last week.
The 16-page letter accuses Sean Gallagher, the acting chief of uniformed operations for the Capitol Police, and Yogananda Pittman, the assistant chief of police for protection and intelligence operations, have deliberately chosen not to assist officers who are under attack.
“A lot has changed since January 6,” said a police spokesman in response to the allegations.
“While there is more work to be done, many of the issues described in the letter have been resolved.”
Former Trump aide Dan Scavino condemned reports that he was trying to avoid a subpoena.
Tear gas is released into a crowd of protesters, with one of them waving a Confederate battle flag that reads “Come and Take It” during fighting on Jan. 6.
Scavino criticized the media, suggesting that the Jan. 6 commission leaked disparaging information about him after a lawsuit server was finally able to deliver legal documents to Mar-a-Lago, where the Trump aide says he spent six days in the past six months. time.
FACT: The dangerous and false story that I’m trying to avoid or evade a subpoena is a disgrace. I can only wonder where it came from and what their purpose was,” Scavino tweeted Sunday night,” he tweeted, adding a curious face emoji.
‘NOT ANY attempt was made to contact/serve me while I was in Mar a Lago for 6 days, or at home in NY for 8 days afterwards!’ He wrote.
Last week, former White House strategist Steve Bannon said he would not cooperate with a subpoena because he said Trump had “executive privilege.”
“I stand behind Trump and the Constitution,” he told DailyMail.com
The committee specifically wants to know whether Trump is trying to persuade members of Congress not to certify the 2020 election, his whereabouts on the day of the Capitol riots, and any other communications his administration had in the days leading up to the violent rally. on January 6