Jan. 6 committee finds WH metadata on letter pushing Georgia to overturn Trump election loss

Capitol riot investigators have found evidence possibly linking the Trump White House to the Justice Department in efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

A draft letter to Georgia officials urging them to consider an alternate slate of electors contained metadata — data with information about a file — that suggests involvement by the White House, the chief counsel of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot revealed last month. This pronouncement was made during a Nov. 5 deposition after former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark walked out and the chief counsel went on to list the matters that the panel wanted to broach, according to the transcript…

“The White House Communication Agency (WHCA) is a military operation at the White House staffed and run by the Defense Department to keep the Commander-In-Chief always plugged in and informed. They would not originate this letter rather communicate it per instructions of WH staff!” Dean said in a tweet thread.

“This information tells me Clark’s letter was known and circulated within the White House, on WHAC’s secure system, and likely sent to others outside the White House who logged on to the secure system,” he added. “This makes it more likely Trump was aware of it. Clearly it got out of DOJ!”