L'ex segretario alla Difesa ad interim Christopher Miller respinge la colpa di Trump per Jan. 6 Rivolte

“Qualcuno avrebbe marciato sul Campidoglio?, e ha cercato di invadere il Campidoglio, senza il discorso del presidente? Penso che sia praticamente definitivo che non sarebbe successo,” Miller had said during an interview with Vice in March.

I think now I would say that is not the unitary factor at all,” Miller said during testimony at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the Capitol attack. “I have reassessed,” Miller ha detto. “It seems clear there was an organized assault element in place that was going to assault regardless of what the president said.

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Miller’s statement went further in defense of the president than his written opening testimony, where he wrote: “I stand by my prior observation that I personally believe his comments encouraged the protestors that day,” though he added, “I am not in a position to make an official assessment of his responsibility.

rappresentante. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., accused Miller of reversing his stance to favor the former president.

That’s ridiculous,” Miller replied.

You’re ridiculous,” Lynch shot back.

Thank you for your thoughts,” Miller ha detto.

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Miller was testifying to defend the Pentagon’s response as pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol while Congress certified President Biden’s election to the presidency. Some raised questions of delays in deploying the National Guard to the scene.

Under Lynch’s questioning, Miller said that Trump’s speech at the ‘Save America’ rallyclearly offered that they should march on the Capitol, so it goes without saying that his statement resulted in that,” but underscored the difference between marching on the Capitol and assaulting it.

Lynch said that Miller’s answers werenot believable.

You understand how not believable your new testimony, your new version of testimony that was apparently created between the time you wrote your testimony this morning and when you came before the committee today,” Lynch said.

There’s a difference between marching on the Capitol and assaulting the Capitol,” Miller ha detto.

That’s the delineation I’m trying to make, despite the partisan attack that I just was subjected to,” Lui continuò.

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