Trump releases manifesto in connection with demand to testify on Capitol assault
Former U.S. President Donald Trump published a 14-page commentary as a reaction to Congress’ demand to testify on the January 6 Capitol assault, but did not specify whether he would comply. The former president posted his memo, which he sent to Congress, on Truth Social.
On Thursday, a special committee of the U.S. House of Representatives ordered Trump to produce documents and answer questions from lawmakers in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol assault investigation.
“This memo is written to express anger and frustration and to point out that hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on a witch hunt. In doing so, despite numerous authoritative inquiries, you have not taken even a second to verify information about massive election fraud during the 2020 presidential election ballot. Instead, you targeted concerned American citizens who chose to protest fraud,” he wrote.
In the document, Trump went on to list what he believed to be voter fraud in Arizona, Wisconsin, Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He also attached photos of his supporters’ rally to the document.
However, Trump does not specify anywhere in the document whether he agrees with the congressional demand for documents and testimony or intends to challenge it.