Trump hits back at Jan. 6 ‘Charade and Witch Hunt’ in scorching letter: ‘I did my job long ahead of time’

by Summer Lane

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President Trump took a sledgehammer to the ongoing narrative of the Jan. 6 Committee surrounding the so-called insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in 2021. On Friday, he released an unflinchingly assertive 14-page letter addressed to the committee after the partisan panel voted to subpoena the 45th president.

It is unclear if the subpoena has actually been issued yet, per Axios.

In a scorching letter titled “PEACEFULLY AND PATRIOTICALLY,” Trump lambasted the committee’s failure to investigate nationwide election fraud claims. He eviscerated the “two-tier system of Justice in the United States” and pointed out that “a Majority of people in our Country say that the Presidential Election of 2020 was determinatively dishonest…”

President Trump also hit back at claims that he in some way incited the massive crowds at the Jan. 6 event to violence. He swiftly noted that he had recommended and authorized “thousands of troops to be deployed to ensure that there was peace, safety, and security at the Capitol and throughout Washington, D.C. on January 6th because I knew, just based on instinct and what I was hearing, that the crowd coming to listen to my speech, and various others, would be a very big one, far bigger than anyone thought possible.”

He added, “The massive size of this crowd, and its meaning, has never been a subject of your Committee, nor has it been discussed by the Fake News Media that absolutely refuses to acknowledge, in any way, shape or form, the magnitude of what was taking place. In fact, for such a historic event, there are very few pictures that accurately show the event, or how many people were really there.”

Photos of the Jan. 6 event included in Trump’s letter to the committee

Trump also drew attention to the Department of Defense’s timeline, which “shows that National Guard troops could have easily been present at the Capitol before January 6th and that I fully authorized this recommendation and request.”

Further, the president stated:

“Why the failure to act or use this ready force? Had even a small percentage of National Guard or fencing been there, there would have been no problem, January 6th would have been just another date. I did my job long ahead of schedule. Some people call it good instinct, but the troops were ready to go. Nancy Pelosi and Muriel Bowser didn’t do their job, they didn’t like the look of soldiers, and sadly your Committee refuses to say anything about it, because if they did, it would be clear that I did everything correctly, and that is not what the Committee wants to see…The troops were ready to go, and you refuse to even discuss this subject. Why?”

Trump’s letter comes on the heels of devastatingly incriminating video footage released this week showing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., threatening to “punch” President Trump in the face on Jan. 6, 2021.

Pelosi’s hot mic moment revealed threatening rhetoric

“I hope [Trump] comes,” Pelosi stated. “I’m gonna punch him out! This is my moment. I’ve been waiting for this—for trespassing on the Capitol grounds. I’m gonna punch him out and I’m gonna go to jail and I’m gonna be happy.”

Trump called the committee’s televised hearings a “Show Trial” and creamed them for the lack of due process, cross-examination, and refusal to bring forth evidence of election fraud.

“The people of this Country will not stand for unequal justice under the law, or Liberty and Justice for some,” the 45th president added. He reminded the committee that “Election Day is coming.”

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