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Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), asked by CBS News about a bombshell draft executive order directing the Secretary of Defense to seize voting machines after Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, said: “We’ve had conversations with the former attorney general already. We have talked to Department of Defense individuals.”
“We are concerned that our military was part of this big lie on promoting that the election was false,” Thompson said Sunday morning on Face the Nation.
“So, if you are using the military to potentially seize voting machines, even though it’s a discussion, the public needs to know. We’ve never had that before.”
The draft memo was never formalized or enacted, and it is unknown who wrote it, but it was part of a massive, hard-fought document collection given to the January 6 select committee by the National Archives after the Supreme Court refused to block its release. Trump tried for months to keep his official White House records from being released.
\u201cWe\u2019ve had conversations with the former attorney general already,\u201d Jan 6 Committee Chair @BennieGThompson tells @margbrennan when asked if he will speak with Bill Barr.pic.twitter.com/a4WZpHR04Y— Face The Nation (@Face The Nation) 1642956193