President Donald Trump shredded the Jan. 6 probe in an interview on Wednesday and urged lawmakers to investigate “the real insurrection” that he argues was the 2020 presidential election.
“The insurrection took place on November 3,” Trump told Just the News‘ John Solomon in an exclusive interview, referring to Election Day. “That was the insurrection, when they rigged the election, the big insurrection, the real insurrection, really the crime of the century.”
Trump further questioned why his attorneys advised him to invoke executive privileges to block testimony and documents from reaching the Jan. 6 commission when “we did nothing wrong.”
“I’m mixed because we did nothing wrong,” Trump claimed. “So I’m sort of saying why are we hiring lawyers to do this? I’d like to just have everybody go in and say what you have to say.”
“We did nothing wrong. They did something wrong. The investigation should be on the election of November 3, on the presidential election of 2020. That’s what the committee should be set up for. And that should be a select committee, not an unselected committee,” he added.
The 45th president reaffirmed his efforts to continue investigating the 2020 presidential election, saying, “We are pressing it, and we’re going to continue to press it,” he promised, referring to his efforts to investigate voter fraud claims.
“And a lot of very good people say, ‘Sir, we should think to the future. Think to the future.’ I said, ‘Well, you’re not going to have a future if you don’t solve the past. And we don’t want the same thing to happen in 2022 and 2024.”