January 6 Committee: Trump Is Part of 'Criminal Conspiracy'
Committee said former President helped to orchestrate the plot
The United States House Select Committee on January 6 claims President Donald Trump and lawyer John Eastman were part of a "criminal conspiracy" to overturn the 2020 election.
The allegations were made in a court filing on Wednesday.
As CNN reported:
Former President Donald Trump and a right-wing lawyer were part of a "criminal conspiracy" to overturn the 2020 presidential election, the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot alleges in a court filing Wednesday.
The filings are aimed at trying to convince a judge to allow the panel access to emails from lawyer John Eastman, who is claiming attorney-client privilege.
The Committee said he helped to orchestrate the plot.
The lawyers for the House wrote in the 61-page court filing on Wednesday:
"Evidence and information available to the Committee establish a good-faith belief that Mr. Trump and others may have engaged in criminal and/or fraudulent acts, and that Plaintiff's legal assistance was used in furtherance of those activities," they said.
Trump said they trying to prevent the certification of an improper election, thereby defending democracy, not trying to subvert it.
As Breitbart noted:
The January 6 Committee has used congressional subpoena power to obtain the private emails and bank records of people who were nowhere near the Capitol riot and were engaged in constitutionally protected activities, such as representing the Trump campaign in court or engaging in ordinary protest.
Joe Biden boasted during the 2020 campaign they had recruited hundreds of lawyers to fight the election result in the vent they lost, which the Committee now considers a crime when done by Trump.
Earlier this year, Biden said Trump stoked the riot at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, because the "web of lies" spread to "prevent" the peaceful transfer of power.
Biden said Trump "sees his own interest as more important than America's."
Biden reflected on the deadly attack, saying that "the will of the people was under assault."
"Our Constitution faced the gravest of threats," Biden said.
"Outnumbered in the face of a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police, the National Guard, and brave law enforcement officials saved the rule of law."
"Our democracy held. We, the people, endured. We the people prevailed," Biden said.