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Trump has good reason to be triggered by Jan. 6 commission: Records request suggests a real probe

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There is so much going on at the moment between the massive spike in COVID due to millions of intransigent holdouts who refuse to get vaccinated and the excruciating events unfolding in Afghanistan that one important story got lost this week: The House January 6th Committee sent letters to eight different government agencies demanding documents and communications regarding administration strategizing to overturn the 2020 election results.

Considering what happened on January 6th and all the open discussions by former President Trump and his allies prior to that date, it's very reasonable to suspect that this evidence exists. But what has surprised people is the sheer scope of their records requests. Here are some examples:

"Documents and communications pertaining to "planning by the White House for legal or other strategies to delay, halt or otherwise impede the electoral count."

"Any documents and communications relating to instructions to stop or delay preparations for transition of administration."

"... communications discussion the recognition of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 Presidential election."

"All documents concerning the potential invocation of the Insurrection Act"

"From November 3, 2020 to the inauguration January 20, 2021, all documents and communications related to martial law."

"All documents and communications concerning Federal law enforcement or military personnel during voting in the 2020 election."

And that's just for starters.

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There are requests for documents going back as far as April of 2020, prompting MSNBC's Rachel Maddow........

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