The first public hearing held by the January 6th Committee has produced another revelation — verification that multiple Republican legislators sought pardons between January 6th and Donald Trump’s exit from office.
There have been rumors since before Trump left office regarding his pardon power, ranging from stories that he sought to pardon himself and his family, and that various others sought pardons for their roles in the January 6th events.
Now the January 6th Committee reveals that they’ve heard testimony confirming that many legislators sought pardons from Trump.
Here’s Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) telling what the committee uncovered.
Rep. Perry and multiple Republicans sought presidential pardons for the roles in trying to overturn the election according to Cheney pic.twitter.com/VDPUnkajfd
— Acyn (@Acyn) June 10, 2022
“Representative Perry contacted the White House in the weeks after January 6th to seek a presidential pardon. Multiple other Republican Congressmen also sought presidential pardons for their roles in attempting to overturn the 2020 election.”
The January 6th Committee reached out to Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) back in Decmber, asking him to testify about events, including Trump’s reported efforts to install a new Attorney General who would support his Big Lie and help him fight to overturn the election outcome.
The Committee has requested that Rep. Scott Perry provide information for the committee’s investigation.See Also
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) December 20, 2021
He was also asked to testify regarding his own involvement and communication with the White House regarding unsupported allegations about Dominion Voting Systems and their machines, specifically falsely claiming that the machines had been ‘corrupted’.
Q-anon followers have claimed that the machines were used to ‘flip’ votes, in order to ‘steal’ the win from Donald Trump. Dominion has sued multiple entities for defamation after they promoted these claims.
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