Despite the brakes and poisoning, the truth continues to surface about the day when American democracy trembled on its foundations. The House committee responsible for investigating the attack on Capitol Hill by Donald Trump supporters on January 6 issued a series of subpoenas (subpoenas) to the addresses of more than a dozen people involved in organizing the congressional gathering. In addition, she hopes to hear from the former head of the presidential government Speeches by Mark Meadows, his deputy and social network expert Dan Scavino, and senior defense official Cash Patel.
Although he left the White House in 2017, former strategist Steve Bannon has also been assigned. But he announced that he refused to respond positively to the subpoena, as Donald Trump recommended to his entourage. “We will not allow any witnesses to ignore legal prohibitions or ring the bell. We will quickly review the possibility of criminal prosecutions for obstructing the work of Congress.”, warned the elected Democrat Bennie Thompson (Mississippi) and his Republican colleague Liz Cheney (Wyoming), who are at the head of the commission, composed of seven Democrats and two Republicans.
Until the 2022 midterm elections and the possible changes in the House majority to support the Republican Party, Donald Trump is fully interested in pushing the committee to paralysis. His lawyers justified the instructions given to the former advisers by defending the executive privileges of the former president. This is a recognized principle, and its outline is quite vague, so it can protect the confidentiality of any exchanges between the head of state and his advisers. However, Joe Biden authorized the transmission of a series of specific files related to Donald Trump’s actions to the Commission of Inquiry on January 6. The White House intends to study the requirements for documents on a case-by-case basis. This caution is understandable. By weakening the scope of administrative privilege, Joe Biden may one day regret it if it is cancelled at his expense.
Donald Trump’s three-stage strategy
As the chairman of the Judiciary Committee and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin (Illinois) explained on CNN, Donald Trump’s strategy after the ballot box failure must be analyzed in three stages: legal recourse , All failed; then pressure was put on the Department of Justice and the Attorney General to promote the idea of working with the states that the transmission of the Electoral College results should be interrupted; finally, the last step included encouraging his supporters to rush into the Capitol on January 6. , In order to actually block the certification that is in progress on the day.
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