The Select Committee is sending signals to the Justice Department.
Alex Griffing at Mediaite:
On Monday, the Jan. 6 House Select Committee revealed that former President Donald Trump raised over $250 million in emails pushing debunked voter fraud allegations for an “official election defense fund” that the committee found did not exist.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) disclosed the revelation during her closing statement. “Now that we understand the litigation efforts by President Trump and his allies, I would like to present additional action taken by the Trump campaign during this time,” Lofgren began.
“President Trump continued to push the stolen election narrative even though he and his allies knew that their litigation efforts making the same claim had failed. It is worth pointing out that litigation generally does not continue past the safe harbor date of December 14th,” she continued.
“But the fact that this litigation went on, well that decision makes more sense when you consider the Trump campaign’s fund-raising tactics. Because if the litigation had stopped on December 14th, there would have been no fight to defend the election, and no clear path to continue to raise millions of dollars,” Lofgren added.
“Mr. Chairman, at this time I would ask for unanimous consent to include in the record a video presentation describing how President Trump used the lies he told to raise millions of dollars from the American people. These fund-raising schemes were also part of the effort to disseminate the false claims of election fraud,” Lofgren continued, before the committee played a clip.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren tells @jaketapper that Kimberly Guilfoyle was paid $60,000 for introducing her fiancé Donald Trump Jr at Jan 6 rally that immediately preceded the Capitol riot.— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) June 13, 2022
“It’s a grift,” Lofgren said in an interview w/ CNN. Declined to comment on potential crime.