The January 6 hearings will focus on Trump’s efforts to pressure government officials to overthrow the election

The select committee on Tuesday, Jan. 6, will testify on Tuesday about how former President Trump launched a campaign to pressure state election officials through lawsuits, political pressure and direct phone calls to overthrow the 2020 presidential election, Representative Adam Kinzinger, (R-Ill.) Said .

Kinzinger appeared on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday to talk about the committee’s work, revealing that he – one of only two Republicans on the panel – and his family had received a death threat several days ago.

The committee will meet next time on 21 June at 1pm to hear from witnesses who saw on their own how the former president’s campaign tried to undermine the certification of Joe Biden as the 46th president.

Tuesday’s forum is likely to highlight testimonies of how former Energy Secretary Rick Perry allegedly texted White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to launch an “aggressive strategy” to keep Trump in office.

Perry’s plan was to get states with Republican leading lawmakers who had not declared a winner to install their own voters who would rule Trump as the winner, according to a leaked text message.

“Why can not [sic] the states of GA NC PENN and other R-controlled state houses declare that this is BS (where conflicts and elections were not printed that night) and just send their own voters to vote and make it go to SCOTUS, “according to the text, which CNN has received.

Former President Donald Trump Jr.’s son was also involved in the gambit, according to texts revealed by the Committee of Representatives.

“Republicans control 28 states Democrats 22 states. Once again, Trump wins,” the president’s son texted to Meadows, “either we have a vote, we control, and we win, OR it is fired to Congress on January 6, 2021. “

At the same time, the Trump campaign began bringing a host of lawsuits to state courts across the country, challenging the poll results. This effort, led in part by former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani, failed almost immediately.

In addition to the trial, the former president called Michigan lawmakers who had confirmed the election and asked them to withdraw their votes. His campaign sought to have Michigan’s voting machines confiscated.

In Georgia, Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger, who oversaw this state’s election, issued the now infamous call from Trump in which he pressured the official to “find” him just enough votes to overtake Biden in the state.

“I just want to find 11,780 votes,” Trump told him on a busy call.

On “This Week,” Kinzinger said he believed the efforts of Trump and his inner circle rose to the level of criminal acts.

“I certainly think the president is guilty of knowing what he was doing, outrageous conspiracy, of being involved in these,” he said.

Kinzinger said next week the testimony will show “how much the president was involved in the run-up to January 6.”

“The president knew what he was doing. There was a plan,” the Illinois Republican said.

Last week, on January 6, the committee heard testimony of pressure on Vice President Mike Pence to halt congressional certification of the election.

There was evidence that Trump in fierce calls to the vice president called him a “slut” and other derogatory terms for not carrying out the plot.

Pence maintained that he did not have the authority to do so.

“He had a chance to be honest historically, but like Bill Barr and the rest of these weak people, and I say it sad because I like him, but Mike did not have the courage to act,” Trump said during a recently speaking to a conservative Christian group.

Another committee member on January 6, rep. Jamie Raskin, (D-MD) said on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning that the ex-president’s statements are tantamount to an admission of guilt.

“He’s basically saying, ‘Yes, I did, and I’m doing it again,’ which is what we’re been saying all along, that if you allow impunity for attempts at unconstitutional takeover, that’s what a coup is. ., then you invite it again in the future, ”he said.

Questions have been swirling about whether the committee will recommend criminal charges or hand over its evidence to the Justice Department for a criminal investigation of the former president.

“I will leave that judgment to them,” Raskin said. “I mean, one of the many things that Donald Trump destroyed during his tenure was the idea that the political branches should respect the independence of law enforcement.”

Kinzinger said local officials in New Mexico recently refused to approve an election because the votes were cast on Dominion voting machines.

Trump campaign officials, including Giuliani, had without supporting evidence claimed that Dominion voting machines had been manipulated to register Trump votes for Biden, a claim that then-Justice Minister William Bar called “bullsh * t.”

Kinzinger, who plans to leave Congress when his term is over, has said there has been a “lack of leadership” on behalf of Republicans.

“My party has completely failed the American people in terms of the truth,” he told Stephanopoulos. “It makes me sad, but it’s a fact.”

Opposing his party has also made him a target, he revealed on Sunday.

“We got it a few days ago and it threatens to execute me, as well as my wife and 5 month old child. We have never seen or had anything like it,” he said, adding that the threat was from his district.

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