“I remember talking to probably close to a dozen other members at one point or another or their staffs.”.
Both sources say he dangled the possibility of a “blanket pardon” in an unrelated ongoing investigation to encourage them to plan the protests.
They were working on submitting the paperwork and getting members of the House Freedom Caucus to sign on as a show of support.”.
These specific members of Congress were involved in the pro-Trump activism around the election and the electoral certification on Jan. 6.
According to both sources, members of Trump’s administration and former members of his campaign team were involved in the planning.
According to the sources, the members of Congress and their staff advised them to hold rallies in specific states.
“They fucked it up for a lot of people who were planning to present evidence on the House floor. »