Former US President Donald Trump has denied allegations by the investigative committee about the storming of the US Capitol in a multi-page document. Trump accused the committee on Monday evening (local time) of making “justice a laughingstock” and excluding exonerating witnesses.
In the twelve-page letter, which also contains a number of footnotes, Trump repeated his unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud and fantasies of election victory. He accused the Democrats and US President Joe Biden of destroying the country. “The Democrats (…) are doing everything in their power to stop me – but we cannot be stopped,” it said.
At the second public hearing of the committee of inquiry on Monday, several high-ranking people from Trump’s environment had firmly contradicted his allegations of voter fraud. Former government officials and campaign advisors have clearly distanced themselves from Trump’s actions. Ex-Attorney General William Barr and others called Trump’s cheating allegations “insane.” Barr said Trump seems to have increasingly “lost touch with reality.”
To this day, Trump claims without evidence that he was deprived of victory in the 2020 presidential election by electoral fraud. Resistance to the outcome of the election culminated in the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, which the committee of inquiry in Congress is working on.