The January 6th Committee has now subpoenaed several attorneys who used the court system to advance false claims of election fraud. The furtherance of these conspiracy theories helped Donald Trump promote the lie that the election was “stolen,” and in turn to encourage his supporters to show up in the nation’s capital to steal it back.
The House Select Committee indicates that these individuals will be asked to testify about their roles in promoting these unsupported claims, and their contact with the then-President, as a part of the investigation into the attack on the Capitol Building, Congress, and Democracy.
We expect these individuals to join the nearly 400 witnesses who have spoken with the Select Committee as the committee works to get answers for the American people about the violent attack on our democracy.https://t.co/VKDrf4aRjQ
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) January 18, 2022
While some Trump insiders have already made efforts to dodge their legal duty to respond to a Congressional subpoena, on this round, at least one of the called witnesses says she’s ready to talk to Congress — but there’s a caveat.
Sidney Powell, one of the attorneys who has already faced sanctions and lawsuits for election disinformation, says she can’t wait to speak to Congress — where she plans to use her time to advance the same election fraud claims she was entirely unable to support in court, despite filing case after case.
A statement posted to Powell’s Telegram account suggests she thinks she’ll be controlling the direction of the conversation with Congress:
“Ms. Powell…looks forward to providing the Committee with significant evidence in support of the election fraud statements and claims she presented on behalf of the electors and clients she represented…Ms. Powell looks forward to appearing before the Committee to answer questions, walk through the evidence, and present a full picture of the fraud and other misconduct that took place during the 2020 election…”
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