Former President Donald Trump (AFP / Robyn Beck) at a campaign rally in Florence, Arizona on January 15, 2022
Increasingly as a candidate, he has suggested that if Donald Trump is re-elected president he could pardon those who attacked Capitol Hill, which is a response to a parliamentary inquiry into a political inquiry.
The former president’s remarks at a meeting in Texas this weekend caused a stir in his party as well.
“If I contest and I win, we will treat those who were on January 6 fair,” he said of his supporters who occupied the seat of the U.S. Congress during his second meeting in two weeks.
If prosecutors had done “anything illegal” in the investigation of his affairs and his person before promising “the biggest demonstration ever seen from Washington to New York via Atlanta”.
One of these inquiries, conducted by a parliamentary committee with a democratic majority, seeks to shed light on his responsibility for the January 6, 2021 attack on Congress by his supporters. And gradually draws a picture of the president who has used it all. Trying to cling to power means that it is at its disposal.
– Paste Papers –
Like this draft executive order of the White House (never signed), it ordered the country’s highest-ranking military official to seize election machines across the United States, which came into the hands of the Commission.
Or, as The New York Times revealed Monday evening, Donald Trump instructed his lawyer to contact the Department of Homeland Security, and – again – to control popular machinery at the center of ridiculous conspiracy theories. Trump camp.
US Congress (AFP / Stefani Reynolds) in Washington on January 19, 2022
After hearing more than 400 witnesses, a parliamentary committee is now examining more than 700 pages of documents, some of which were deliberately torn by Donald Trump … and glued together by his staff.
In these hundreds of archives, some of the information “believed to be hidden by the former president” is reassuring to the officials elected as the chairman of this commission.
However, there is not much secrecy in Donald Trump’s intentions.
He confirmed in a statement this weekend that “defeating the presidential election” is the goal of the Republican millionaire.
“So much fraud and abuse,” he lashed out at the poll, believing the wave of red hats still stole him.
To find out how far Donald Trump dared to go in his crusade, the so-called “January 6” commission has launched a series of saponings in the entourage of the former real estate boss. One of them has already been charged with refusing to testify.
The panel of elected officials is moving at full speed, with Republicans eager to release its work ahead of the mid-term election that promises to be a “red wave” and bury the work of the parliamentary inquiry.
– War chest –
Donald Trump is also looking at his winning party and seems to be setting himself up for the next deadline: the 2024 presidential election. On Monday evening, he appeared as a candidate more than ever, boasting of having a war chest of more than $ 122 million. An unprecedented amount for the former president.
“They hate that I broke all records,” he said, accusing the media of not wanting to cover up his successes. Or have to rely too much on his disappointments.
Supporter of Donald Trump (AFP / Mark Felix) at a rally in Conroe, Texas on January 29, 2022
But there are still tough obstacles for him to compete for the White House.
Even if his party wins the November assembly election, Donald Trump will have to face the gaze of his conservative colleagues, some of whom are beginning to distance themselves radically.
One of his closest allies, Senator Lindsay Graham, quickly called the former White House resident’s presidential pardon promises “inappropriate.”
Conservative tenant Mitch McConnell and the Republican leader in the Senate opposed it Tuesday.
At the same time, many officials elected from his camp have been working for weeks on a bill specifically designed to prevent any election from being turned upside down. Or history stumbles.
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