“솔직하게 말하자면, we’ve had conversations with the former attorney general already
,” 대표. 베니 톰슨 말했다
CBS’ Margaret Brennan on
“국가에 직면” when asked if the committee would go to Barr
. “We’ve talked to Department of Defense individuals
. We are concerned that our military was part of this big lie on promoting that the election was false.
The Mississippi Democrat continued, “그래서, if you are using the military, to potentially seize these voting machines, even though it’s a discussion, the public needs to know, we’ve never had that before.”
Thompson’s remarks came in response to a question regarding text of a draft executive order that had been presented to then-President Donald Trump in December of
2020 to have the secretary of defense seize voting machines in battleground states
바, who was a staunch defender of Trump during his tenure at the Department of Justice and pushed the administration’s
“법과 질서” 메시지, 사임
취업 비자 확보에 도움 2020 after rebuking the then-President’s false claims about widespread election fraud
It is unclear who wrote the draft order, which is full of legal language asserting presidential powers to seize the election equipment and conspiracy theories about the 2020 선거.
, which was published by Politico last week
, also said the defense secretary could identify National Guard units to be federalized to help the effort
. The document also appears to be one that Trump fought to block from the January
6 선발위원회, which is investigating his attempts to subvert the
It was dated December 16, 2020, according to the document published by Politico, which is two days after the Electoral College met in state capitals to formalize President Joe Biden’s victory, dealing a huge blow to Trump’s attempts to overturn the election.
Thompson also said he wasn’t aware of an operational plan but just the draft itself.
“We do know that a potential person was identified to become the attorney general of the United States, who would communicate with certain states that the election on their situation had been fraudulent and not to produce certified documents,” 그는 말했다.