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Adam Schiff: The 1/6 Committee Has Information Linking Trump To The Attempted Election Coup

According to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has information which directly ties former President Donald Trump to attempted 2020 election coup.

Schiff was a guest on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and was asked by Maddow:

“It appears from a discussion in the recent deposition that there was White House metadata on that letter to Georgia officials suggesting that the letter to those Georgia officials might have originated in the White House, that this might not be just a Jeff Clark problem, it might be a Trump White House problem. Is that your understanding of that situation? Are those the implications of that metadata? Do we have this the right way around?”

That letter, you may recall, specifically urged Georgia election officials to appoint new electors who would then overturn the results of the balloting in the Peach State.

Schiff told Maddow:

“I think that you do on the basis of what the committee has disclosed about the questions we posed to Mr. Clark, that there was metadata indicating a White House role of some kind or communication through the White House of some kind. This is exactly why we need these witnesses to testify so we can understand what part of this plot to overturn the election was the White House involved in, what part was the president personally involved in, what expectation was there that the last-ditch effort might involve violence against the Capitol to delay or obstruct the certification of the elector results?”

If that metadata connects the White House to actions to overturn the election and the storming of the Capitol, it would prove that as president Donald Trump was using his powers to subvert the will of the American people so he could remain in office, which is a crime and could also disqualify him from ever holding any federal office in the future. His plans for a 2024 presidential run would be over.

If the Jan. 6 committee does indeed uncover evidence of Trump’s alleged attempt to subvert democracy, the Justice Department needs to act decisively and charge the ex-president with crimes against the United States.


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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