An image of Donald Trump is shown on a screen as the House select committee tasked with investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol holds a hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington on Monday. Reuters
In a rambling, 12-page missive, Trump said that instead of focusing on the country's larger problems, the Democratic-led panel was "a Kangaroo Court, hoping to distract the American people from the great pain they are experiencing."
The former US leader also reiterated the same conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election that earlier in the day the congressional probe had argued were a key motivating factor for his supporters to riot.
Police clear the US Capitol Building with tear gas in Washington, US on January 6, 2021. File/Reuters
"Democrats created the narrative of January 6th to detract from the much larger and more important truth that the 2020 Election was Rigged and Stolen," Trump, who turns 76 on Tuesday, said in the statement.
Trump, fuming that the committee was one-sided in its approach, said the panel "is making a mockery of justice."
As part of Monday's televised hearing, the congressional panel — which is composed of seven Democrats and two Republicans — showed videos in which former aides to Trump testified that they repeatedly told the president that his assertions of widespread fraud in the election were false.
"When I went into this and would tell him how crazy some of these allegations were, there was never an indication of interest in the actual facts," former US attorney general Bill Barr said in testimony revealed Monday, as he likened addressing Trump's avalanche of false allegations with playing the game "whack-a-mole."
The panel are sworn in to testify as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack in Washington. AP
The committee ended its hearing on Monday with video of Trump supporters on January 6, 2021, repeating his theories of fraud in the election, shortly before a mob descended on the Capitol.
But Trump doubled down on his debunked election lie in his statement.
"The truth is that Americans showed up in Washington, DC in massive numbers... on January 6th, 2021, to hold their elected officials accountable for the obvious signs of criminal activity throughout the Election," Trump said.
The New York Times and NBC, citing sources in the Secret Service, said the head of Trump's security detail, Robert Engel, and the limousine driver were prepared to testify under oath that Trump never lunged for the steering wheel.
The committee won a victory in federal court on Monday when a judge ruled that Trump "more likely than not" committed a felony by trying to pressure his vice president, Mike Pence, to obstruct Congress and overturn his election defeat.
Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives charged him last month with inciting the mayhem inflicted by his followers when they invaded Congress on Jan.6.
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