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[WATCH] Bill Barr Spoke With Jan 6th Committee

[WATCH] Bill Barr Spoke With Jan 6th Committee

Former Attorney William Barr has met with the January 6th House Select Committee, panel chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson told CBS News on Sunday.

The surprising admission came during an appearance on “Face the Nation” on Sunday in response to a question as to whether or not the committee would seek Barr’s cooperation along with members of the military.  “To be honest with you, we’ve had conversations with the former attorney general already,” Rep. Bennie Thompson told CBS’ Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation.”

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Thompson also shared that the Committee “has information that between the Department of Justice, a plan was put forward to potentially seize voting machines in the country and utilize Department of Defense assets to make that happen.”

Aside from that bombshell bit of information, Rep. Thompson also spoke about the current scandal regarding fake electors trying to overturn the election results in key battlegrounds states where Trump lost. Republicans had publicly pressured then-Vice President Mike Pence to reject official slates of electors to allow Republican state lawmakers to offer an alternate group of electors backing Donald Trump. Pence rejected that plea.

It was recently revealed that Trump’s former lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, spearheaded the effort to overturn the election results in specific battleground states by sending falsified letters signed by the so-called “fake electors.” The panel will share any evidence of potential crimes aimed at pushing phony Republican electors in states won by Democratic President Joe Biden to Attorney General Merrick Garland. Giuliani and three others on his legal team all received subpoenas from the Committee last week. “If we … determine specifically individuals who did this, we will make the referral to the Justice Department,” Thompson said. We are concerned that documents have been filed saying they were individuals responsible for conducting and certifying elections and they’re not. And when you falsify documents, in most instances, that’s a criminal act.”

 

Asked if he knew who orchestrated the effort to keep Pence from certifying Trump’s loss, Rep. Thompson said the committee had received related information from documents recently handed over by the National Archives and was reviewing them. Thompson also said the panel was concerned about a draft Trump executive order, reported by Politico, that would have called on the U.S. military to seize election equipment, although the order was never issued.

Watch Rep. Thompson’s full interview, below.

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