Trump supporters petitioned White House for clemency after Capitol riots

Trump supporters petitioned White House for clemency after Capitol riots

Trump supporters petitioned the White House for clemency after the Capitol riots

Video testimony of former presidential aide Cassidy Hutchinson at the special committee hearing on January 6, 2021, Washington, DC, June 23, 2022   Trump supporters petitioned the White House for clemency after Capitol riots

The House of Representatives has completed the fifth day of hearings of the special committee investigating the circumstances of the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021

At least five Republican congressmen who backed President Donald Trump at the time petitioned the White House for their pardon after backing Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. This was reported by witnesses who testified on Thursday at the hearing of the special committee of the House of Representatives investigating the circumstances of the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The names of the congressmen surfaced at the end of the fifth day of the hearing, which today investigated the circumstances of how the former president exerted daily pressure on senior officials of the Department of Justice, trying to illegally retain power after losing the election.

Trump tried to replace the acting . Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to Jeffrey Clark, a Justice Department official who supported the ex-president's false claims that he lost the election to Joe Biden due to massive fraud.

This personnel decision was only averted after most Justice Department officials threatened to resign if Clarke was named acting. Attorney General's Attorney General.

At today's hearing, members of the committee heard testimony from Rosen himself, his then-deputy Richard Donoghue, and former Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel, who testified in person, and also viewed video testimony from Trump's aides who worked in the White House.

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During the review of the video testimony, it became known that Republican Congressmen Andy Biggs, Moe Brooks, Matt Geitz, Louis Homert and Scott Perry petitioned Trump for clemency, which would give them immunity from prosecution for their actions prior to January 6 2021 and beyond.

Another Trump supporter in Congress, Jim Jordan, petitioned the White House for clemency, but in this case, Jordan was not pardoned personally, said Cassidy Hutchinson, Assistant to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

Scott Perry previously denied that he had applied for clemency. After the hearing, he released a statement reiterating that he had never asked Trump for a pardon. Mo Brooks acknowledged the appeal to the ex-president, expressing concern about the actions of the Democrats, who, in his words, “offend the judiciary by harassing and imprisoning Republicans.”

Representatives of other congressmen have not yet responded to the request ” Reuters to comment on Hutchinson's testimony.

Trump has not granted any of the above requests.