President Trump this week released a statement fighting back against the House Select Committee investigating the events that took place on Jan. 6 at the Capitol.
Trump contested the idea that what happened on Jan. 6 was an “insurrection.” He countered that the real “insurrection” occurred during the 2020 election.
“The insurrection took place on November 3, Election Day. January 6 was the Protest!” said the 45th president.
Trump filed a lawsuit this week to stop the House committee from obtaining documents, claiming “executive privilege.” The lawsuit struck back hard at the committee, blasting it as an “illegal fishing expedition.”
“The Committee’s request amounts to nothing less than a vexatious, illegal fishing expedition openly endorsed by Biden and designed to unconstitutionally investigate President Trump and his administration. Our laws do not permit such an impulsive, egregious action against a former President and his close advisors,” the lawsuit states.
The war between Trump and the committee took another turn on Thursday when the House voted to recommend a contempt charge against President Trump’s former advisor and campaign CEO, Steve Bannon.
The House committee on Monday issued a report recommending the house find Bannon in contempt.
The report alleges that Bannon “appears to have played a multi-faceted role in the events of January 6th, and the American people are entitled to hear his first-hand testimony regarding his actions.”
The 45th president released a statement earlier this month claiming that the Jan. 6 committee had launched a “witch hunt” against him and those closest to him.
He once again made the claim that the true insurrection took place on Nov. 3, not Jan. 6.
Trump wrote: “The Unselect Committee of partisan Democrats, and two very weak and pathetic RINOs, should come to the conclusion after spending many millions of dollars, that the real insurrection happened on November 3rd, the Presidential Election, not on January 6th — which was a day of protesting the Fake Election results.”
Among those who support bringing in Bannon for questioning is ‘RINO’ Rep. Liz Cheney who is one of only two Republicans serving on the House committee after House GOP leadership decided to boycott it.
Trump had harsh words for the Wyoming representative who he called “a smug fool,” adding that “the great State of Wyoming, together with the Republican Party, fully understands her act. To look at her is to despise her. Hopefully, she will continue down this unsustainable path and she will soon be gone!”
The war of words between President Trump and Rep. Liz Cheney can be expected to continue as the Jan. 6 committee continues its quest.