The government of USA investigate the former president of the country Donald Trump (2017-2021) as part of his investigations into the efforts to illegitimately change the electoral result of the 2020 presidential elections, according to The Washington Post published on Tuesday.
According to the Post, which cited four sources familiar with the investigation, the US Department of Justice is questioning witnesses under oath about conversations with Trump, his lawyers and other of his closest associates between December 2020 and January 2021.
Investigators are trying to get details about the pressure that the former president exerted on his then vice president, Mike Pence, and the instructions he gave his lawyers and advisers about the calls. “false voters”
This same Tuesday it was learned that allies of Trump openly spoke among themselves about preparing “false voters” that they pretended to have been chosen by the polls to give victory in Congress to the conservative politician on January 6, 2021, when the Capitol was taken, instead of the president-elect, Joe Biden.
As published by The New York Times, which cited emails obtained by the US House of Representatives committee investigating what happened on that day, most of Trump’s allies who prepared the strategy of “fake voters” they were lawyers.
“We would send fake voters to (then Vice President Mike) Pence so that someone in Congress can object when the votes start to be counted and demand that the fake voters be counted.”Jack Wilenchik, a lawyer from Phoneix, Arizona, the state Biden won, wrote in one of the emails.
The strategy consisted of sending volunteer supporters of the then president to Congress on January 6 to pose as electors, that is, representatives who arrived in the US capital with the mandate of the polls of their respective states. in favor of Trump.
Once in Congress, Trump’s allied congressmen, presumably Republicans, would fight to have their votes counted, thus giving victory to the conservative politician instead of Biden, who had been legitimately elected at the polls.
Later, in emails, the lawyers stop referring to these volunteers as “false voters” and start calling them “alternative voters”.
On January 6, 2021, a mob of thousands of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol while the process to certify the electoral results of November of the previous year, which led Biden to the Presidency, was taking place within it.