Lawyers told Trump that pressuring Pence to overthrow election was illegal
Things got heated in the White House when lawyers and a former judge were arguing against Trump’s plan, witnesses told the third hearing into the US Capitol riots.
Trump, Told It Was Illegal, Still Pressured Pence to Overturn His Loss
In its third public hearing to lay out its findings, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack showed evidence that the president knew his order to the vice president was unlawful.
Watch Live: Jan. 6 Investigators Plan to Detail How Trump Pressured Pence to Overturn 2020 Election
The Jan. 6 committee has accused former President Trump of leading a multi-pronged conspiracy to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 contest.