Donald Trump was defeated by Joe Biden in the last US presidential elections

The House of Representatives committee investigating the Capitol Hill attack has tried to deconstruct Donald Trump’s pressure campaign on state and local officials to reverse the 2020 presidential defeat.

During the fourth hearing of the month, the panel investigating the January 6, 2021, attack examined how Trump has focused on a few key states, directly urging officials to cancel President Joe Biden’s victory or find additional votes for him. the republican.

These actions were part of a larger scheme that also involved dozens of lawsuits, pressure on Justice Department officials, and eventually lobbying Vice President Mike Pence to reject Biden’s electoral triumph in the Jan. 6 congressional count.

“Pressing public officials to betray their oath was a key part of the playbook,” said investigative commission chairman Bennie Thompson, referring to Trump and allies.

“A handful of election officials in several major states stood between Donald Trump and the fall of American democracy,” he added.

The commission’s hearings held this June follow a year-long investigation and more than 1,000 interviews.

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