Democratic lawyer warns Trump his 12-page Jan. 6 response rant is “admissible in any future trial”

Trump responded to copious witness statements with a rambling statement pushing more election lies

By Sarah Burris

Published June 14, 2022 10:24AM (EDT)

Former U.S. President Donald Trump is displayed on a screen during a hearing by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 09, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Donald Trump is displayed on a screen during a hearing by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 09, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Former President Donald Trump is being mocked and attacked online after issuing a 12-page statement that is partly a typical Trump rant but follows with a case his campaign has made that questions nebulous things like "ballot stuff" and alleges that because ballots were counted after midnight they're fraudulent.

As Democratic election lawyer Marc Elias noted, Trump's lawyers should let him know that statements like these can be used against him in any forthcoming legal proceedings. Typically, lawyers advise their clients to stay quiet and refrain from speaking out.

Former Trump biographer Tim O'Brien pointed out that the statement is perpetuating the "big lie."

But it was Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who responded in real-time as the statement came in. According to the fellow Jan. 6 committee member, Trump's claims about the committee, in particular, are "silly" because the courts have upheld the legitimacy of the committee and its existence.

CNN host Erin Burnett noted that many of the claims cited by Trump are obviously false that even Fox News won't repeat them.

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