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that we love our country more, that we love her so much that we will stand above politics to defend her, and we would do everything in our power to protect our constitution and our freedom, paid for by the blood of so many. we must love our country so much that we will never yield in her defense. [applause] thank you so much. god bless you. god bless america. [applause] thank you. thank you very much. thank you. [cheers and applause] thank you. >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain seated as our special guests leave the building. thank you again for coming. and we hope to see you at our next event. >> we continue to a second
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portion of the january 6 hearing from earlier this month. members heard testimony from multiple witnesses. one provided detail about the pressure vice president pence was subjected to by president trump. he also took pictures of the complex.
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>> committee will be in order. gentleman from california, mr. aguilar, is recognized. >> i'd now like to turn to the events of january 6th, 2021. which turned out to be a fateful day in our nation's history. despite the fact that the vice president consistently told the president that he did not have and would not want the power to decide the outcome of the presidential election, donald trump continued to pressure the vice president both publicly and privately. as you will hear, things reached a boiling point on january 6th in the consequences were disastrous. in the middle of the night on
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january 5th, into the morning of the sixth, around 1 am, president trump tweeted at the vice president. meaning that the comments in response to the president's tweet would also show up on the vice president's twitter feed. the tweet stated that the vice president could, quote, come through for us and send it back to the states. then, around 8 am on january 6th, president trump again tweeted. this time to say that the vice president could send it back to the states and, quote, we win. in that this is the time for extreme courage.
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mr. short told us during his deposition that the vice president started a meeting on january 6th in prayer. here is what mr. short said. >> -- you arrived at the vice presidents residence? >> as would often be the case, i recall that, knowing it would be an important day, we gathered in prayer. often, that would be something that a staff member would lead, so it would have just been at that time. i believe the vice president, myself, greg and chris, we would have asked for guidance and wisdom, knowing that the
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day was going to be a challenging one. >> mr. jacob, did you go to the vice presidents residence is on the morning of january 6th? >> yes. >> who else was with you? >> marc short, devin o'malley, our communications director, and chris hodge son, our legislative affairs director. >> did the vice president have a call with the president that morning? >> he did. >> were you with the vice president during the call? >> so, we had been -- the vice president had finalized his statement overnight, we were in the process of proving it so that we can get that out. we were told that a call had come in from the president. the vice president stepped out of the room to take that call and no staff went with him. >> the president had several family members with him in the
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oval that morning, for that call. i'd like to show you what today and others told the select committee about that call, along with never before seen photographs of the president on that call from the national archives. >> when i got in, somebody called me and said that the family and others were in the oval. and do i want to come up? so, i went upstairs. >> who do you recall being in the oval office? >> don junior, erik, laura, kimberly. i believe meadows was there. at some point, ivanka came in. >> it wasn't a specific formal discussion, of it was very loose and casual. >> he said at some point there is a telephone conversation between the president and the vice president, is that correct? >> yes. >> when i entered the office, the second time, he was on the
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telephone with who i later found out to be was the vice president. >> could you hear the vice president? we're only heard the presidents and? >> only heard the presidents and. >> at some point, it started off conversational that became heeded. >> the conversation was pretty heated. >> i think, till it became in a louder tone, i don't think anyone who's paying attention to it initially. >> didier or any part of the conversation or just the end of president was speaking from? >> it's also been something to the reported effect of you don't have that someone a courage. type the president said vice president you don't have the courage to make our decision. >> i remember exactly it, was something like that me. you're not tough enough to make
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the call. >> it was a different tone than i had heard. with the vice president before. the mr. trump charity any details about that happen or any details about why that happened in the oval office that morning? >> that her dad had just had an upsetting conversation with the vice president. >> recall anything about that either during the meeting or in the office? >> i don't remember specifically. or think she was uncomfortable about the fact there was obviously that type of interaction between the two of them. >> something to the effect, the wording is wrong. i made the wrong decision for a five years ago. >> the word that she related to the president called the vice presidents, apologize for being impolite, remember what she said her father called him? >> the p-word. >> mr. jacob, how would you
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describe the demeanor of the vice president following that call with the president? >> when he came back into the room, i'd say that he was steely, determined, grim. >> of course, the most dangerous part what donald trump did on january 6th was when he did himself. it will be discussed in detail in a future hearing. our investigation found that early drafts of the january 6th ellipse speech prepared for the president, included no mention of the vice president. the president revised it to include criticism of vice president and then further ad libbed. here's what the president said on january six after his call with vice president present. >> i hope mike is going to do the thing. i hope he's going to do the
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right thing. if mike pence does the right thing, we win the election. all vice president pence has to do is send it back to the state to recertify, we become president, you are the happiest people. i actually, i just spoke to my, i said, mike that doesn't take courage. what takes courage is to do nothing, that takes courage. and then we are stuck with a president who lost the election by a lot. and we have to live with that for four more years. we're just not going to let that happen. mike pence is going to come through for us, if he doesn't, that will be a sad day for our country. they want to recertify their votes. they want to recertify. the only way that can happen as if mike pence agrees to send it back.
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i hope mike has the courage to do what he has to do. i hope he doesn't listen to the rhinos and the stupid people that he's listening to. >> of course, we all know what happened next. the presidents words i had an effect. president trump supporters became angry. when the vice president issued his public letter, the crowd at the capitol erupted in anger. the rioters who had erected makeshift gallows began chanting, hang mike pence. testimony in our investigation has made clear what the target of the rioters ire was, vice president mike pence. the rioters breached the capitol at 2:13 pm.
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let's take a look at what's going on at the white house at this time. we received testimony that presents chief of staff mark meadows was notified of the violence at the capitol by 2 pm and, likely earlier. the testimony further establishes that mr. meadows quickly inform the president and that he did so before the president issued his 2:24 pm tweet criticizing vice president pence for not having, quote, courage to do what needed to be done. here's what the president wrote in his 2:24 pm tweet while the violence at the capitol was going on. here is what the rioters thought. >> he's a trainer, he deserves to burn the rest of them. >> it is all escalated after
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pence. >> pence didn't do it we wanted. >> pence voted against trump. >> that's when all the started? >> yes, that's when the march on the capitol. we've been shot at with rubble bullets, tear gas. [inaudible] that's right, you've heard it here first. mike pence has betrayed the united states of america. [noise] mike prince has betrayed this president and the people of the united states and we will never ever forget. >> it's real simple, pence betrayed us. which apparently everyone knew he was going to do and the president mentioned it like
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five times when he talked. you can go back and watch the presidents video. >> be respectful to him. there are 4 million people coming in. [noise] >> it's only a matter time, justice is coming. >> although the presidents chief of staff mark meadows has refused to testify before this committee, mr. meadows aide, ben williamson and white house deputy press secretary sarah matthews testified that mr. meadows went to the dining room near the oval office to tell the president about the violence at the capitol before the president's 2:24 pm tweet. and future hearings, you'll hear more about exactly what was happening in the white house at that time. here is what some white house staff told the select committee. do you know where you went? >> yes, i followed him down the
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hallway. i followed him into the outer oval corridor, which is the hallway between the oval office hallway and the outer oval section of the office. i followed him into that little corridor hallway. i saw him walk into outer oval. i maybe took a step into outer oval and then left. i don't know where he went outside of that. it looked like he was headed in the direction of the oval office. >> we get all talked about at that point how it was bad and that the situation was getting out of hand. i know ben williamson and i were conferring. we thought that the president needed to tweet something. and wheat something immediately. i think when kayleigh gave us that order of, don't say that anything to the media, i told her that i thought the
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president needed to tweet something. then i remember getting a notification on my phone, i was sitting in a room with roma and then, we all got a notification me. we knew it was a tweet from the president. we looked down. it was a tweet about mike pence. >> i believe i had sent him a text saying that we may have wanted to put out some statement. because the situation was getting a little hairy over at the capitol. and that it was common for, after i would text him, i would just go down and see him in person. you went down to speak with mark meadows after this, what was that conversation? >> very brief, i went down and told him the same thing i hadn't attacks that i could
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recall. i don't remember anything that was said between us, other than i told him that to my recollection, he really got off and left his office. >> our investigation found that immediately after the president 2:24 pm tweet, the crowd both outside the capital and inside the capitol surged. the crowds inside the capitol were able to overwhelm the law enforcement presence and the vice president was quickly evacuated from his ceremonial senate office to a secure location within the capital complex. [noise] >> by 2:24 pm, the secret service had moved vice president pence from the senate chamber to his office across the hall. >> the noise from the rioters became audible.
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at which point we recognize that maybe they had gotten into the building. . >> then president, trump tweeted, mike pence didn't have the courage what's should've been done to protect our country and our constitution. giving states a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. usa demands the truth. >> it was clear that it was escalating and exploiting quickly. then when that tweet, the mike pence tweet was sent out, i remember a saying that that was the last thing that we needed to be treated at that moment. >> the situation was already bad. it felt like he was pouring gasoline on the fire by tweeting that. >> 30 seconds later, rioters already inside the capitol opened the east rotunda door just down the hall. and just 30 seconds after that, rioters breached the crypt.
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one floor below the vice president. >> the secret service could not control the situation and keep do the job of keeping a safe. >> at 2:26 pm, secret service rushed vice president pence down the stairs. >> i think they had been trying to figure out whether they had a clear route to get us to wherever they wanted us to move us to. >> we move pretty quickly down the stairs and through various hallways and tunnels to the secure location. upon arriving there, there was further discussion as whether or not we were going to leave the capitol complex or stay where we were. >> vice president pence and his team ultimately were led to a secure location where they stayed for the next four and a half hours. barely missing rioters a few feet away. >> approximately 40 feet, that's all there was, 40 feet between the vice president and the mob. mr. jacob, you are there seeing
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that for the first time. does it surprise you to see how close the bob was to the evacuation route that you took? 40 feet is the distance from edu roughly. >> i could hear the dan of the riders in the building while we moved. i don't think that they were as close as that. >> make no mistake about the fact that the vice president's life was in danger. a recent court filing by the department of justice explains that a confidential explore meant from the proud boys told the fbi the proud boys would've killed mike pence if given a chance. this witness whom the fbi often referred to as w. one stated that other members of the group talked about things they did that day. they said that anyone they got their hands on they would've killed, including nancy pelosi. that one further stated that members of the proud boys said
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they would've killed mike pence if given a chance. we understand that congressional leaders and others were evacuated from the capitol complex during the attack. we'd like to show you what happened after the vice president was evacuated from the senate. >> select committee has obtained never before seen photos from the national archives that show vice president pence sheltering in a secure underground location as riders overwhelm the capital. at 4:19 pm, vice president pence is seen looking at a tweet the president had just sent, a tweet asking the rioters to leave the capitol. after four and a half hours, spent on working to restore order, vice president return to the senate floor to continue the certification of electors. >> vice president pence was a focus of the violent attack.
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mr. jacob, to the vice president of the capital complex during the attack? >> he did not. >> can you please explain why the vice president refused to leave? >> when we got down to the secure location, secret service directed as to get into the cars. which i did. and then i noticed the vice president had not. i got out of the car that i had gotten into and i understood that the vice president had refused to get into the car. the head of a secret service detailed him and said, i assure you, we're not going to drive out of the building without your permission. the vice president had said something to the effect of, tim, i know you, i trust you, you are not the one behind the wheel. the vice president did not want to take any chance that the world would see the vice
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president of the united states fleeing the united states capitol. he was determined that we would complete the work that we had set out to do that day. that it was his constitutional duty to see through. and the rioters who had breached the capitol would not have the satisfaction of disrupting the proceedings beyond the day of which they were supposed to be completed. >> let me see if i understand us right. you are told to get in the cars. and how many of the vice president staff got in the car as well he did not? >> most of us. >> during our investigation, we received testimony that, while the vice president was in a secure location within the capital complex, he continued the business of government. we understand that the vice president reached out to congressional leaders like the acting secretary of defense and others to check on those safety
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and to address the ongoing crisis. in addition, the vice presidents chief of staff, marc short, made several calls to senior government officials. it is mr. short's testimony regarding his call with representative kevin mccarthy. >> he indicated that he had had some conversation, i don't recall whether it was with the president or someone at the white house, but i think he'd expressed frustration at not taking the circumstances as variously as i should've in that moment. >> so, mr. mccarthy indicated he'd been in touch with someone at the white house and he conveyed to you that they weren't taking this as seriously as they should? >> yes. >> answer yes or no. >> yes. >> okay. >> well the vice president made several calls to check on the safety of others, it was his own life that was in great danger. mr. jacob, did donald trump ever call the vice president to check on his safety? >> he did not. >> mr. jacob, how did vice
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president pence and mrs. pence react to that? >> with frustration. >> mr. jacob, mediately before you and the vice president didn't wear evacuated to a secure location within the capital, you hit send on an email to john eastman, explaining why his legal theory about the vice presidents role was wrong. you ended your email by stating that, quote, thanks to your bowls, it we are now under siege. we will now take a look at that email. doctor jasmyn replied, this is hard to believe, but his reply back to you was the siege is because you and your boss, presumably referring to the vice president of the united states, did not do what was necessary to allow this to be aired in a public way to the american people can see for
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themselves what happened. mr. jacob, later that day you wrote again to doctor eastman, let's show that email on the screen. in that email, you wrote, and i quote, did you advise the president that in your professional judgment the vice president does not have the power to decide things unilaterally? and you ended that email saying, it does not appear that the president ever got the memo. doctor eastman then replied, he has been so advised. he ends his email with, quote, but you know him, once he gets something and his head it's hard to get him to change course, close quote. mr. jacob, when dr. eastman wrote, when he gets something in his head it's hard to get up to change course, did you understand the he in that email to refer to the president of the united states? >> i did.
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>> mr. jacob, did you hear from mr. eastman further, after the riot had been quelled? if so, what did he ask? >> late that evening, after the joint session had been reconvened, the vice president had given a statement to the nation saying that violence was not going to win, freedom winds. and that the people were going to get back to doing their work. later that evening, mr. eastman emailed me to point out that, in his view, the vice presidents speech to the nation violated the electoral count act. that the electoral count act have been violated because the debate on arizona had not been completed in two hours. of course, it couldn't be, since there was an intervening riot of several hours.
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the speeches that the majority and minority leaders had been allowed to make also violated the electoral count act, because they hadn't been counted against the debate time. then, he implored me, now that we have established that the electoral count act isn't without sack sacrosanct of you made it out to be, i implore you one last time, can the vice president do what we have been asking him to do these last two days? suspend the joint session, send it back to the states. >> and we'll show you the text of that email. which doctor eastman wrote, at 11:44 pm on january 6th. so, after the attack on the capitol and after law enforcement had secured the capital, he still wrote, as you described. quote, so now that the president has been said that the electoral count act does not quite so sacrosanct as was previously claimed, i implore you to consider one more relatively minor violation and
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adjourned for ten days to allow the legislature to finish their investigations. so, even after the attack on the capital have been quelled, doctor eastman requested, in writing no less, that the vice president violate the law by delaying the certification and sending the question back to the states. is that correct, mr. jacob? >> it is. >> did you eventually share doctor eastman's proposal with vice president pence? >> not right at that time, because the vice president was completing the work that it was his duty today. but a day or two later, back at the white, as i did show him that final email from mr. eastman. >> what was vice president pence's reaction when you showed him the email where doctor eastman, after the attack on the capital, still asked that the vice president delay certification and send it back to the states?
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>> he said, that's rubber room stuff. >> i'm sorry, he said it's rubber room stuff? >> yes, congressman. >> what did you interpret that to mean? >> i understood it to mean that, after having seen play out what happens when you convince people that there is a decision to be made in the capital, legitimately, about who is to be the president, and the consequences of that ice. that he was still pushing us to do what he had been asking us to do for the previous two days, that that was certifiably crazy. >> we know that the vice president did not to a doctor's been requested because he presided over their completion of the counting of electoral votes late in that evening. >> a number of electors appointed to vote for the president of the united states
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is 538. within that whole number of majority is 270. the votes for president of the united states are as follows. joseph r. biden junior of the state of delaware has received 306 votes. donald j trump of the state of florida has received 232 votes. the whole number of electors appointed to vote for vice president of the united states is 538. within that whole number, a majority is 270. the votes for vice president of the united states are as follows. camilla d. harris of the state of california has received 306 votes. michael our pants of the state of indiana has received 232 votes. the announcement of the data vote by the president of the senate shall be named a sufficient declaration of the person's elected president and vice president of the united
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states, each for the term beginning on the 21st of january, 2021. the other will be gathered with a list of votes on the journal of the senate and the house of representatives. >> mr. jacob, we heard earlier that you and the vice president and the team started january 6th with a prayer. you faced a lot of danger that day. this is a personal question, but how did your faith guide you on january 6th? >> my faith really sustained me through it. down in the secularization, i pulled out my bible, read through it. i just took a great comfort. daniel six was where i went, in daniel six daniel has become
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the second in command of babylon, a pagan nation, but he completely, faithfully serves. he refuses and order from the king that he cannot follow. and he does his duty, consistent with his oath to god. i felt that that was what had played out that game day. >> it spoke to? you >> yes. >> at the end of the day, marc short sent the president a text message with a bible verse, here's what he told the select committee. >> at 3:50 in the morning, when we finally adjourned and headed our ways, i remember texting the vice president a passage from second timothy, chapter four through seven. i fought the good fight, i finish the race, i've kept the faith. >> he started his day with a
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prayer and ended his day with a bible verse. fought the good fight, finish the race, i've kept the faith. white house attorney eric herschmann testified that the next day, january 7th, he received a call from dr. eastman. here is mr. herschmann's account of that call. >> the day after, you just man, i don't remember why he called me. he texted me or called me, wanted to talk to me and he said he couldn't reach others. he started to ask me about something dealing with georgia, preserving something, potentially for appeal. and i said to him are you out of your effing mind.
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i said i only want to hear two words coming out of your mouth from now on, orderly transition. he said, i don't want to hear any other effing words coming out of your mouth no matter what, other than orderly transition. repeat those words to me. we eventually he said, orderly transition. i said, good, john. now i'm going to give you the best free legal advice you're ever getting in your life, get a great effing defense, lawyer you're going to need it. and then i hung up on him. >> in fact, just a few days later, dr. easement rudy giuliani and requested that he be included on a list of potential recipients of a presidential pardon. doctor eastman's emails stated, quote, i've decided that i should be on the pardon list, if that is still in the works. doctor eastman did not receive his presidential pardon.
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so, let's see what doctor eastman did as a result, when he was deposed by this committee. >> it is my fifth amendment right and and a witness against myself. >> did the trump legal team have to prepare a memorandum regarding the vice presidents role in the counting of electoral votes in the joint session of congress on january 6th, 2021? >> yes. >> doctor easement, did you advise a president of the united states or the vice president to reject electors from seven states and declare that the president had been reelected? >> yes. >> doctor eastman, the first sentence of the memo start-up i think seven states have transmitted duels dates of electors to the president of the senate. is that statement, in this mom, our true? >> yes. >> to president trump authorize you to discuss publicly or january 4th, 2021 conversation
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with him? >> yes fifth. >> their position you can discuss in the media, direct conversations you could have the president of the united states, but you will not discuss sides and the same conversation with this committee? >> fifth. >> doctor eastman pled the fifth 100 times. finally, let's hear from a federal court judge, the only one today to his opined on whether the president was involved in criminal activity. page 36 of judge carter's ruling says, quote, based on the evidence, the court finds it more likely than not that the president trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the joint session of congress on january 6th in 2021. page 40 of the ruling says, quote, based on the evidence the court finds that is more likely than not that president trump and dr. eastman dishonestly conspired to obstruct the joint session of
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congress on january 6th, 2021. in page 44, carter eastman and president trump launched a campaign to over turn a democratic election, and action unprecedented in american history. their campaign was not confined to the ivory tower. it was a coup in search of a legal theory. mr. jacob, what would have happened to our democracy if vice president pence had gone along with this plan and certified by donald trump as the winner of the 2020 election? there would've >> been short term and long term effects. the short term i previously described. a constitutional situation, political chaos in washington lawsuits, and who knows what happens in the streets. and you would've had the vice president of the united states having declared that the
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outcomes of these state elections were incorrect. for all of those reasons, there would have been a significant short term consequences. in the long term, we would've established a situation where a vice president would have asserted that one person could have the authority to determine the outcome of an election. which is antithetical to everything in our democracy. it is antithetical to the rule of law. so, it would have been significant impacts, both in the short and long term. judge luttig, in a statement released earlier today euro, that the efforts by president trump to overturn the 2020 election work, quote, the most reckless insidious and calamitous failures in both legal and political judgments in american history. what did you mean by that?
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>> exactly what i said, congressman. >> thank you, judge. thank you, mr. jacob, mr. chairman? i yield back. >> gentlemen -- >> i'm, sorry mister chairman, i want that back. mister chairman, this was a report about harry. a powerful hearing. i'm grateful for your leadership and the leadership of the distinguished vice chair. donald trump knew he lost the 2020 election. you could not bring us all to participate in the peaceful transfer of power. he latched onto a scheme that
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once again he knew was illegal. and when the vice president refused to go along with it, he unleashed a violent mob against him. when we began, i asked how we got to this place. i think the answer to that question starts with the fact that people in positions of power but the political party before their country. it cannot be allowed to continue. i yield back, mister chairman. >> thank you very much. without objection, the chair recognizes the gentleman from wyoming, miss cheney for a closing statement. >> thank you very much, mister chairman, thank you to my colleague, representative aguilar, thank you very much to our witnesses today. thank you for being here with us. we have seen so far in our hearings that president trump knew that his claims of a stolen election were false. you have seen that mike prince
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cannot legally refused to count electoral votes. you have seen white presidents romp did to pressure mike pence into taking illegal action. over the course of our next hearings, you will see information about president trump's efforts, john eastman's efforts, the trump legal team's efforts, to apply pressure to republican state legislatures, state officials, and others. judge carter has recently written, quote, doctor eastman's actions in these few weeks indicate that his and president trump's pressure campaign to stop the electoral count did not and with vice president pence. it targeted every tier of federal and state elected officials. we will examine all of those threats. we will examine the trump team's determination to transmit materially false electoral slates for multiple states, officials of the executive and legislative branches of our government.
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we will examine the pressures put on state legislatures to convene, to reverse lawful election results. an honorable man receiving the information and advice that mr. trump received from his campaign experts and his staff will, a man who loved his country more than himself would have conceded this election. indeed we know that a number of president trump's closest aides urged him to do so. this committee will address all of these issues in greater detail in the coming weeks. mister chairman, i yield back. >> the gentlelady yields back. judge luttig, mr. jacob, our nation owes you a great debt for your knowledge, integrity, and your loyalty to our constitution. you and vice president pence
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are exactly the people our nation needed at a critical time. you had the courage to do what was right. in the weeks leading up to january 6th, many people failed this test when they had to choose between their oath to the country or their demands of donald trump. there were others who, like you, stood tall in the face of intimidation. and put our democracy first. they include the judges -- the bogus claims of the election fraud, the senior justice department officials who stood up to donald trump. and the state officials who we will hear from in our next hearing. we're deeply grateful to your courage and your devotion to our country. there are some who think the danger has passed. that even though there were violence and a corrupt attempt to overturn the presidential
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election, the system worked. i look at it another way. a system nearly failed, and our democratic foundation destroyed. but for people like you, jugular look, i want to give you an opportunity to share your thoughts. on the ongoing threat. even in the career and present danger to our democracy. now -- and other political allies appear prepared to seize the presidents in 2024 if mr. trump or one of his candidates is not elected by the american people. what do you mean by this? mister chairman, i am honored
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beyond words by your words. i was honored on january 6th, 2021. then also honored beyond words. to have been able to come to the aid a vice president, mike pence. i prayed that day just like the vice president prayed that day. i believe we may have prayed the same prayer to the same guy. i prayed that same prayer with my wife this morning before i
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came into these hearings. i have written as, you said, hey, chairman thompson, that today almost two years after that fateful day in january of 2021 that still donald trump and his law allies and supporters are a clear and present danger to american democracy.
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that's not because what happened on january 6th. it's because to this very day, the former president, his allies, and supporters pledge that in the presidential election of 2024 if the former president or his anointed successor as the republican party presidential candidate where do you lose that election says that they would attempt to
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overturn that 2024 election and the same way that they attempted to overturn the 2020 election, but succeed in 2024 where they failed in 2020. i don't speak those words lightly. i would have never spoken those words ever in my life except that that is what the former president and his allies are telling us as i said in that new york times op-ed.
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we are in, i was speaking about the electoral count act of 1880 side of the, the former president and his allies are executing that blueprint for a 2024 in open and plain view of the american public. i repeat, i would've never uttered one single one of those words unless the former president and his allies were candidly and proudly speaking those exact words to america.
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chairman, thank you for the opportunity to appear here today for these proceedings. >> thank you again, judge lena. -- to make recommendations that are informed by other investigative findings, we will be reviewing the views shared by judge luttig and other experts on potential improvements to electoral count acts among a range of other initiatives. i know the information we presented over the last week is shocking. the idea that a president of the united states would orchestrate a scheme to stay in power after the people i voted him out of office.
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we're able to present this information because so many witnesses have cooperated with our probe. the fact is, there are more people with direct knowledge, with evidence, to armory arrive asked again. i ask those who might be on the fence about cooperating to reach out to us. the committee's website address is being displayed behind me january 6th dot there you can view the evidence we presented and our hearings and find a tip line to submit any information you might think would be helpful for our investigation. and despite how you might not think it's important, send us what you think. i think those who have sent us evidence for their bravery and patriotism.
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without objections, members will be permitted ten business days to submit statements for the record. including opening remarks and additional questions for the witnesses. the chair request those in the hearing room remain seated until the capitol police have escorted members from the room. without objection, the committee stands adjourned.
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>> as well as other events related to the u.s. capitol attack and ongoing investigation. the january 6 committee is expected to meet again in july.
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community centers. to give families the tools that they need to do anything. >> c-span is provided as a public service from comcast as well as these other providers, giving you a front row seat to democracy. >> at least six presidents recorded conversations while on -- while in office. >> season one focuses on the presidency of lyndon johnson, you will hear about the 1960 form -- 1954 presidential campaign. and the war in vietnam. not everyone knew they were being recorded. >> certainly the secretary's new, -- knew because they were
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tasked with transcribing the conversations, you will also hear blunt talk. bucks -- >> the number is assigned to me now, and i promise you i won't go anywhere. >> presidential recordings. it is available on the mobile app or wherever you get your podcasts. >> world leaders are gathered in madrid this week for a nato summit. all meeting with the secretary-general, president biden announced plans to increase military presence in europe.


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