Thursday 23 December 2021
After storming the US Capitol
Trump ally fails in court
After protesters forcibly entered the US Capitol on January 6, more and more participants were forced to appear in court. Trump adviser Michael Flynn wants to take action against the active investigation committee with a lawsuit – but the request is denied.
Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn has failed in court with a lawsuit against the commission investigating the storming of the US Capitol. A judge in the US state of Florida denied Flynn’s request – and in doing so, an ally of former President Donald Trump wanted to prevent testimony before the commission and the provision of required documents. Flynn is said to be available to answer the committee’s questions, but has so far refused to cooperate and allowed deadlines to pass.
He served as national security adviser in the White House for just over three weeks in 2017. The committee also summoned Trump ally and Republican Representative Jim Jordan on Wednesday. “We know that you communicated with President Trump at least once, and possibly multiple times, on January 6,” committee chair Penny Thompson wrote. The committee wanted to “talk to him in detail” about this exchange.
Were there any strategies to overthrow?
Reports also indicated that Jordan had information about meetings between White House officials and Trump in late 2020 and early January 2021. These were related to strategies by which the result of the 2020 presidential election should be nullified. The commission has already spoken to dozens of witnesses – but some of the summons are rejecting cooperation. So Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist, now has to stand trial in court. The same thing threatens Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows.
Supporters of the then President of the United States stormed the US Congress on January 6. Five people, including a police officer, were killed. Trump had to face impeachment proceedings over the attack because he had previously incited his supporters in a speech. But in the end, he was acquitted.