The committee established to investigate the attack led by republicans on Capitol on January 6 linked the former president, Donald Trump, to the attack.
According to the investigating committee, they have evidence proofing that Trump and some of his partners “illegally attempted to stop counting the congress votes and engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States” as they tried to change the presidential votes.
Thanks to Joe Biden’s approval, the panel could access important documents. According to the committee, Trump may be facing two counts of election crimes.
They ruled this on Wednesday. They also believe that Trump’s lawyer blocked them from accessing crucial documents containing vital information.
The committee argued that no documents should have immunity under “attorney-client privilege” on the count of fraud exception because counsel by counsel might have propelled the crimes committed by Trump.
“The facts we’ve gathered strongly suggest that Dr. Eastman’s emails may show that he helped Donald Trump advance a corrupt scheme to obstruct the counting of electoral college ballots and a conspiracy to impede the transfer of power.” According to the panel leaders.
However, Charles Burnham, Eastman’s lawyer, argued that Eastman “has a responsibility to protect client confidences, even at great personal risk and expense.”
The panel’s accusations are the first time Trump has been accused of particular criminal acts “y working to disrupt the joint session of Congress on January 6 and by waging a campaign to overturn the results in key states and promote unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud.”
In establishing their case that the former president and his supporters tried to disturb the smooth presidential votes counting and put pressure on mike pence, the former VP, “to manipulate the results in his favor,” the panel named various meetings with “senior white house officials and aides to pence” like the chief of workers and his attorney.
The case is progressing, something not many envisioned after two senior officials leading the case quit last month.