Donald Trump lashed out at the “pathetic” investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riots after the Congressional Committee held a day of damning testimony accusing the former president of lying to supporters and losing touch with reality when he tried to undo the 2020 elections.
“The January 6 Unselect Committee disgraces everything we consider sacred about our Constitution. If they had real evidence, they would hold real hearings with equal representation,” Twump wrote in a lengthy statement Monday. “They don’t, so they use the illegally created committee to put on a smoke and mirror show for the American people, in a pitiful last-ditch effort to cheat the American public again.”
The message ends ambiguously, with Mr Trump appearing to be teasing a presidential comeback run in 2024.
“This is just an attempt to prevent a man who leads every poll, against both Republicans and Democrats by wide margins, from running for president again,” Trump wrote, before blaming Democrats. inflation and high gas prices.
“The Democrats know I would correct all of this, and they are doing everything they can to stop me, but we are unstoppable,” he continued. “We have to save America.”
the independent has reached out to Donald Trump for comment.
Elsewhere in the 12-page post, Mr. Trump cites debunked conspiracy theories about the 2020 election from the documentary 2000 mulesconservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza.
The movie that is repeatedly debunked by fact-checkers, claims that numerous people were illegally paid in highly controversial states like Georgia and Arizona to collect and fraudulently deposit Democratic votes.
The documentary has no concrete evidence that this actually happened, other than a single unnamed Arizona whistleblower who claimed to have seen what she “assumed” payouts were taking place.
The film also makes extensive use of cell phone geolocation data, which is alleged to keep the ballot “mules” returning to the ballot locations.
Experts say such cell tower data is inaccurate and there are many reasons why someone in a dense metropolitan area like Atlanta or Philadelphia might walk past a polling station for reasons completely unrelated to an election.
“You could use mobile evidence to say this person was in that area, but to say they were at the ballot box is stretching it a lot,” Aaron Striegel, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, told The Associated Press. “There’s always a pretty healthy amount of uncertainty that goes along with this.”
During Monday’s hearings, former Trump administration attorney general Bill Barr was seen laughing out loud at the film’s claim as he reaffirmed that the 2020 election was legitimate.
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