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Trump blasts Jan. 6 report, doubles down on claims that 2020 election was stolen

Former President Donald Trump ripped the House Jan. 6 committee’s weighty remaining report by calling the panel’s investigation a “witch hunt” and doubling down on his claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

In an announcement on his social media platform Truth Social, Mr. Trump mentioned the 18-month probe by the Democrat-led House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol failed to handle what he mentioned had been the true causes of the riot.

“The highly partisan Unselect Committee Report purposely fails to mention the failure of Pelosi to heed my recommendation for troops to be used in D.C., show the “Peacefully and Patrioticly” phrases I used, or research the rationale for the protest, Election Fraud,” he wrote. “WITCH HUNT!”

The panel launched its extremely anticipated, 845-page summation of occasions main as much as the January 2021 assault on the Capitol late Thursday in its parting shot earlier than the committee is dissolved beneath a Republican-led House subsequent Congress.

After holding a collection of public hearings over the summer time, the committee outlined intimately its account of what the lawmakers say was Mr. Trump’s plan to overturn the 2020 presidential election and spur a mob of his supporters to storm the Capitol as Congress met to certify the outcomes.

The report pins the blame for the Capitol assault squarely on the previous president and gives what outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, calls a “clarion call to all Americans: to vigilantly guard our democracy and to give our vote only to those dutiful in their defense of the Constitution.”

The findings accuse Mr. Trump of disseminating false allegations of election fraud associated to the 2020 presidential contest, pressuring state and native election officers within the wake of the election, summoning his supporters to Washington on Jan. 6, and inciting violence by his supporters on the Capitol.

“None of the events of January 6th would have happened without him,” the committee concludes within the report.

Mr. Trump, nonetheless, stays unbowed by the report and has signaled he stays unwilling to again down from his claims that the election was stolen.

“The government of the United States changed our Election Result, and it just doesn’t get any worse than that,” Mr. Trump wrote on Truth Social Friday. “Just look at the damage that’s been done to our Country, and the World, in the last two years – it’s incalculable. TRUMP WON!!!”

Before releasing its report, the panel really helpful in its remaining public continuing that federal prosecutors pursue fees towards the previous president for inciting the assault on the Capitol by the pro-Trump mob, obstructing an official continuing of Congress, conspiracy to defraud the federal government, and making false statements on pretend presidential electors.

Mr. Trump mentioned the transfer was supposed to derail his 2024 marketing campaign for the White House, however predicted the transfer wouldn’t hurt him.

“What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger,” Mr. Trump mentioned in an announcement. “These folks don’t get it that when they come after me, people who love freedom rally around me. It strengthens me.”

He mentioned Democrats “are out to keep me from running for president because they know I’ll win and that this whole business of prosecuting me is just like impeachment was — a partisan attempt to sideline me and the Republican Party.”

Mr. Trump additionally mentioned Monday that he “pushed for 20,000 troops to prevent violence on Jan. 6 and that I went on television and told everyone to go home.”

While Mr. Trump was concerned in discussions earlier than Jan. 6 in regards to the National Guard response, he didn’t difficulty any orders for troops earlier than or through the rioting. He issued a video assertion about three hours after the assault started, urging supporters to go dwelling.

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