On Saturday night, former President Donald Trump called on his followers to make massive protests in multiple cities if prosecutors acted against him. He also said he would pardon those charged on January 6, 2021.
“If these radical and vicious racial prosecutors do something wrong or illegal, our country and our elections are corrupt,” he said in Conroe, Texas. I read and told the audience at the rally from the teleprompters on either side of his podium.
A few minutes later, he raided the Capitol building and claimed that the assaulted believers were not treated “fairly” when police entered. They forgive. “
Trump’s well-known lie-filled 80-minute performance of being “stolen” for reelection from November 2020 was notable for numerous references to various investigations into him.
“They are trying to put me in jail,” he said. “These prosecutors are vicious and scary people. They are racists and they are very ill. They are mentally ill. They are my by the Supreme Court and most other courts. I’m chasing me without protection of my rights. “
Attorney General of New York, Letitia James, is conducting a civil investigation into his family business, and a district attorney in Manhattan is conducting a criminal investigation.
Meanwhile, a district attorney in Fulton County, Georgia, to focus on Trump’s attempt to force state officials to “find” enough votes to overturn the loss to Democrat Joe Biden in 2020. , Appointed a special grand jury.
And while the January 6 House Selection Committee is subpoining more and more former and current Trump aides to determine his exact role at the event of the day, the Justice Department said. Last week we confirmed that we were investigating at least one element of Trump’s plan. Fake Trump “Voters” In the state where Biden won.
The Trump White House and campaign advisors at the time openly demanded fraudulent slate to give Vice President Mike Pence the ability to declare Trump a winner and cite competing slate as a reason to give him a second term. Did.
Pence, but Refused to go with me Instead, it actively thwarted fake voter plans by creating a new language to ensure that fake slate was eliminated.
A year ago, Trump became the first US president to refuse to peacefully hand over power to his successor. He spent weeks attacking the legitimacy of the lost November 2020 contest. Hours after polls were over and Biden was supposed to be the winner, Trump said he really won the “landslide” and his victory was “stolen” from him. These falsehoods continued in a series of unsuccessful proceedings disputing the results in a few states.
After the Electoral College voted on December 14 and officially announced Biden’s victory, Trump instead elected Trump to his own Vice President during formal parliamentary certification of the January 6 election results. We turned our attention to the final plan to put pressure on us to pass.
Trump asked his followers to come to Washington that day and told the thousands of people who appeared that he had to go to the Capitol to intimidate Pence to do what Trump wanted. .. “When you catch someone in a scam, you are allowed to follow very different rules,” Trump said.
When the Vice President did not bid for Trump, a crowd of supporters attacked the building and chanted “Hang Mike Pence.” The riots killed five people, including a Capitol police officer, and four other police officers committed suicide in the coming weeks and months.
The House of Representatives impeached Trump for inciting the attack, but all Senate Republicans, except seven, led by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, chose not to convict him.
This article was originally HuffPost It has been updated.