Former US President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at the US Capitol over the congressional investigation into last year’s riots as a “mockery of justice.”
In a 12-page missive, Trump said that instead of focusing on the country’s big problems, the Democratic-led committee is “a kangaroo court, hoping to divert Americans from the great pain they are suffering.”
The former US leader reiterated the same conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, arguing that a congressional investigation earlier in the day was a key factor in motivating his supporters to riot.
“Democrats have crafted a January 6 narrative to stay away from the larger and more important fact that the 2020 election is rigged and stolen,” Trump said in a statement Tuesday.
Trump, who criticized the committee for being unilateral in its approach, said the committee was “mocking justice.”
As part of Monday’s televised hearing, videos of a congressional committee comprising seven Democrats and two Republicans showed videos in which former Trump aides testified that they repeatedly told the president that the election was a widespread fraudulent statement.
“When I went into this and told him how insane some of these allegations were, there was no indication of interest in factual facts,” former US Attorney General Bill Barr said in testimony revealed Monday, comparing Trump’s address to Blizzard. False accusations of playing “Whack-a-Mole” game
The committee concluded its hearing Monday with a video of Trump supporters on January 6, 2021, repeating their fraudulent doctrines in the election, shortly before the crowd descended on the Capitol.
But Trump denied electoral lies in his statement.
“The truth is that Americans showed up in large numbers in Washington, DC … on January 6, 2021, to make their elected officials accountable for the obvious signs of criminal activity throughout the election,” Trump said.