Jan. 6 panel to implicate Trump in fake election plot, says Schiff

The US House panel investigating the January 2021 attack on the US Capitol will present evidence this week that former President Donald Trump was involved in a failed attempt to submit fake voter lists to void the 2020 election , a key lawmaker said Sunday.

“We will show evidence of the president’s involvement in this scheme,” Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff, D-California, House Select Committee member, said on “State of the Union.” from CNN.

“We will also show again evidence of what his own attorneys have come to think of this scheme, and we will show brave state officials who stood up and said they would not go along with this plan of recall the legislatures in session or withdraw their certification of the results for Joe Biden,” he said.

Schiff’s comments came as the Democratic-led committee prepares to hold its fourth public hearing Tuesday into their investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack and Trump’s role in trying to prevent Congress from certifying the Biden’s election victory.

The evidence against Trump could potentially be crucial in an ongoing criminal investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the alleged fake voter conspiracy.

In an interview with CNN earlier this year, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco confirmed that the department had received referrals for lists of bogus alternative voters that had been sent to the National Archives, and said prosecutors were reviewing them.

In March, the nonprofit watchdog group American Oversight released copies of the fake voters rolls , which had been assembled by groups of Trump supporters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The DOJ has since convened a grand jury to subpoena witnesses and documents as part of the investigation, multiple news outlets reported.

Jamie Raskin, another Democratic member of the panel, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that new information and tips keep coming in.

“There are still people passing information to the committee,” he said. “We know things this weekend that we didn’t know last weekend.”

Last week, the DOJ renewed a request that the House Select Committee turn over transcripts of its interviews with witnesses, saying in a letter that those transcripts could be relevant to ongoing criminal investigations and prosecutions.

The committee’s inability to turn them over “complicates the department’s ability to investigate and prosecute those who have engaged in criminal acts,” the letter said.

Asked about the letter on Sunday, Schiff said the two separate branches of government generally don’t allow each other to “scan” through each other’s records.

However, he added: “When the Department of Justice asks for things specifically… We work with them, and we will work with them here.”

Trump, meanwhile, continued to peddle false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. On Friday, he lashed out at former Vice President Mike Pence, saying he “didn’t have the guts to act” and dismissing the 2020 election results.

On Sunday, Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans serving on the committee, said he received death threats against him, his wife and their baby.

“This threat that came in, it was mailed to my house,” he told ABC’s “This week.”

“We got him a few days ago and he’s threatening to execute me and my wife and five-month-old child. I’ve never seen or heard of anything like that,” he added.

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