Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said the White House 1/6 committee had metadata about the letter to the Georgia election officials trying to get them to overthrow the election.
The 1/6 committee has metadata that apparently links the White House to the letter sent to officials in Georgia asking them to reverse the election. This is great because it possibly means that candidate Trump used the presidency to reverse an election. pic.twitter.com/ZOm8hluctx
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) 9 December 2021
Rachel Maddow asked Schiff: “It appears from a discussion in the recent precipitation that there was white house metadata on that letter to Georgia officials indicating that the letter to Georgia officials could have arisen in the white house, that this may not just be a Jeff Clark problem, it might be a trump card white house problem. Is this your understanding of that situation? Are these the implications of that metadata? Do we have it the right way round?
Schiff replied, “I think you’re on the basis of what the committee has revealed about the questions we stated to Mr Clark that there was metadata indicating a White Huse role of some kind or communication by the White Huse of any kind. This is exactly why we need these witnesses to testify so we can understand which part of this plot to overthrow the election the White House was involved in, what part was the president personally involved in, what there was expectation that the last attempt may involve violence against the Capitol slow down or hinder the voter certification results?”
If the data connects the White House with the coup, then it is proof that Trump not only used his campaign to try to overthrow the election, he abused the power of the presidency to try to overthrow the election.
The ongoing criminal investigation of Trump in Georgia is related to an attempt by an elected official to use their office to interfere in the outcome of an election.
Trump using his office to turn down an election is a crime against the United States.
The 1/6 committee apparently has a lot more information that Trump and his allies are aware of, and they might be able to trace the coup straight to the former president.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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