Former President Donald Trump issued a video statement on Truth Social Friday blasting the Democrat-led January 6 Committee after it released its report recommending criminal charges to the Department of Justice.
Trump began by pointing out that the American people have been “deceived with lies” during the committee’s investigation into his activities during the protest at the Capitol building on January 6, 2021.
“The committee cut the part of my speech out where I encouraged protesters to make their voices heard peacefully and patriotically. But nobody ever says that,” Trump said, adding that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wisc.) “deliberately omitted” the part of his tweet where he tells protesters to “go home with love and in peace.”
“The real story is what the Unselect Committee did NOT mention in their fake trial. Days before the protest, I urged the deployment of 10,000 to 20,000 National Guard troops to keep the event safe for all involved,” he continued.
“We wanted security. We wanted safety. There was no insurrection, and there wasn’t going to be an insurrection. It was made up by these sick people. Nancy Pelosi and the DC Mayor [Muriel Bowser] refused.”
Trump went on to point out the intelligence community’s role in directing Twitter to censor this information and much more.
“They covered up multiple tweets and they covered up a video – which were censored by Twitter and the FBI – in which I called for law and order and for no violence. And then they pushed an absurd and discredited story in which I supposedly lunged for the steering wheel in an attempt to commandeer a presidential limousine. Think of it.”
Trump also explained how the committee didn’t discuss the rigged 2020 presidential election, the glaring lack of security failures at the Capitol, and “the role of federal informants.”
“Most importantly, the Unselect Committee did not produce a single shred of evidence that I in any way or intended or wanted violence at our Capitol,” he said.
“It’s misinformation. The only thing they’re good at: cheating at elections and misinformation. The events of January 6 were not an insurrection. They were a protest that tragically got out of control in which the left has been weaponizing ever since to censor, spy on, and persecute American citizens.”
“These are sick people. These are Marxists, and they are very dangerous and very bad people,” he added.