The House Select Committee that is currently investigating the infamous, violent January 6th Capitol riot perpetrated by ex-President Donald Trump’s own rabid supporters (as well as specifically investigating Donald Trump’s personal role in the inciting the insurrection) recently made a bombshell development in their probe when a new court filing revealed that the panel is laying out potential criminal charges against Donald Trump and some of his key allies for criminal conspiracy to steal the election.
To cut straight to the point here, it’s a huge deal, if ever there were one, and may finally serve as the catalyst we need to take this man down, for once and for all.
However, in all of the hustle and bustle of the big news, it seems as though one smaller, but equally as important facet of the House Committee’s court filing didn’t garner quite the level of attention it deserves.
In their report on the newest development from the Jan. 6th panel, POLITICO notes that a variety of different exhibits were included in the committee’s recent court filing. Among the documents was a page directly from Donald Trump’s private schedule for January 6th that was recently released to the House Select Committee by the National Archives, after Trump brutally lost the fight against their release. At the top of the then-President’s schedule were handwritten notes that appeared to be in blue permanent marker, listing an 11:20 a.m. call with Mike Pence, as well as a call with then-Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
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Now, the phone calls, schedule, and notes themselves obviously are not any sort of inherently illegal activity. HOWEVER, combined with the rest of the evidence acquired by the House Committee, this extra tidbit here does certainly seem to serve as further evidence that Trump was pressuring his Vice President as well as other key Republicans in swing states to help him overturn the election results up to the wire or the day of the infamous Capitol attack.
MORE: The new documents include Trump’s private schedule for Jan. 6, a document released to the committee by the National Archives. Check out the handwritten notes and the call with Pence.https://t.co/94NuXZFAzs pic.twitter.com/JolIpXkAlE
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) March 3, 2022
We’ll likely never know exactly what took place during those phone calls. But it’s certainly worth noting that the schedule was important to the House Committee. In my opinion, it just serves as further proof that things are getting closer and closer to the point of no return for Donald Trump.
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