45th President Donald J. Trump issued an email statement on Monday saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democrats are “responsible” for the events that ultimately unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Last week, Trump said the Committee is “corrupt” and “nothing but a cover up” for Pelosi, adding that she did not “properly secur[e] the Capitol with Soldiers or the National Guard” ahead of him delivering a speech to thousands of his supporters, gathered at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., as previously reported by The Freedom Times.
“There would have been no January 6, as we know it, if Nancy Pelosi heeded my recommendation to bring 10,000 Soldiers, or the National Guard, into the Capitol,” 45th President Trump said from his “Save America” PAC.
“End the Unselect Committee January 6th Witch Hunt right now,” he urged. “Pelosi and the Dems are responsible!”
Trump was asked by Sean Hannity on Fox News last month if he had authorized the request for 20,000 troops in the lead-up to the protests.
“One hundred percent, and attested to by many people. And they turned it down. Nancy Pelosi turned it down, and she is in charge of the Capitol,” Trump responded. “They run the Capitol, the security of the Capitol. If you had 10,000 or 20,000 or even 5,000 soldiers wrapped around the Capitol, you would have had no January 6 as we know it”. Continued Below
“They run the Capitol, the security of the Capitol. If you had 10,000 or 20,000 or even 5,000 soldiers wrapped around the Capitol, you would have had no January 6 as we know it,” the 45th President added.
Liz Harrington, Trump’s spokesperson, tweeted a screenshot of the 45th President’s email statement:
Pelosi and the Dems are responsible!"
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) February 7, 2022
At the same time, Judicial Watch is challenging an attempt by the U.S. Capitol Police to block their federal lawsuit to gain access to video and emails related to the Capitol protest.
Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit under the common law right of access after the Capitol Police refused to provide any records in response to a January 21, 2021 request, according to a February 1 press release.
Congress, via the police department, is arguing that the videos and emails being sought are not matters of public record and that there is no public interest in their release. Furthermore, the body is claiming that sovereign immunity prevents citizens from suing for their release, Just The News reported.
“The Pelosi Congress (and its police department) is telling a federal court it is immune from all transparency under law and is trying to hide every second of its January 6 videos and countless emails,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The hypocrisy is rich, as this is the same Congress that is trying to jail witnesses who, citing privileges, object to providing documents to the Pelosi rump January 6 committee.”
(Related: Trump: ‘Why Is Crazy Nancy Pelosi & Her Files, Which Reportedly Have Been Largely Destroyed & Deleted, Not Under Investigation?’)
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