Select Committee Hearing #5

The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection presented more facts on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Trump’s efforts to unduly influence state legislators and election officials.

Witnesses:
• Jeffrey A. Rosen, Former Acting Attorney General
• Richard Donoghue, Former Acting Deputy Attorney General
• Steven Engel, Former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel

The Select Committee tells how Trump’s pressure campaign stretched to every level of government, including the federal agency charged with the enforcement of our laws.

When Trump’s efforts failed to overturn the election, he sought to replace Jeffrey Rosen, the Acting Attorney General, with a lawyer who he believed would inappropriately put the full weight of the Justice Department behind the effort to overturn the election.

White House call logs obtained by the Select Committee show that by 4:19 pm on January 3, the White House had already begun referring to Jeff Clark as the Acting Attorney General.

Hearing 6 is meant to detail how Trump summoned a violent mob and directed them, illegally, to march on the U.S. Capitol, and how he failed to act to stop those same people as they invaded the Capitol building.

Follow the progress at january6th.house.gov.

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