WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump Jr. texted White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows two days after the 2020 presidential election with a strategy to reverse the outcome if Trump’s father lost, CNN reported Friday. .
According to CNN, the text was sent two days before Joe Biden was declared the winner. It reportedly set out strategies that then-President Donald Trump’s team disseminated misinformation about election fraud in the months following, and pressured state and federal officials to aid in that effort.
The Cable News Network reported that Trump Jr.’s text made “specific context for advocating for filing lawsuits and preventing certain swing states from certifying their results.” It also suggested that if those measures don’t work, congressional lawmakers could overrule the election results and vote to keep President Trump in office.
Trump Jr.’s attorney, Alan S. Futerfas, said in a statement to CNN on Friday: “After the election, Dawn received a number of messages from supporters and others. Judging by the date, this message may have come from someone else and was referred to as was forwarded.”
CNN said the Trump Jr text was obtained by a House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol. Last week, the committee interviewed former President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. His virtual testimony is that of the parliamentarian closest to the former president.
Separately on Friday, Ali Alexander, a conservative activist who helped found the “Stop the Steel” movement, asked her to testify to a federal grand jury as part of a wider investigation into the Justice Department’s rebellion. A summon was received.
In a statement through his lawyer, Alexander said the summons was seeking information about the “Save America rally” held in Ellipse — hosted by the pro-Trump nonprofit organization Women for America First. – in which thousands of people took part before a surge. Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.
“I don’t believe I have information that would be useful to them, but I’m cooperating as best I can, I can further reiterate that I’m not a target because I haven’t done anything wrong,” he said. They said.
Alexander volunteered for hours in December before a House panel investigating the rebellion, providing congressional investigators with several documents and information about his communications with lawmakers.
In court documents, Alexander’s lawyers have said he told congressional investigators that he remembered “some phone conversations” with Rep. Paul Goser, R-Ariz., and that he had some with Rep. Text messages were exchanged. In the sequence of the 6 January rallies.
“I didn’t do anything wrong and I don’t have evidence that anyone else planned to commit an illegal act,” Alexander said. “I condemn any person who plans to destroy my permitted program and other permitted events of that day to commit any unfavorable activities on the Capitol grounds.”