Lawyer Ken Klukowski accused the Home choose Jan. 6 committee of peddling a “false narrative” about him throughout a public listening to final Thursday and has demanded that it launch full transcripts.
Final week throughout the panel’s fifth public listening to, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) indicated Klukowski served as a go-between of types for architects of a plan to “overturn” the 2020 election in favor of then-President Donald Trump. Nonetheless, Klukowski insists he disagreed with the speculation being pushed, to reject electors from battleground states gained by President Joe Biden, and was merely doing his job.
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“The January 6 Committee falsely accused me on Thursday of being a go-between in a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. That accusation is fake each in its broad outlines and its particulars,” he mentioned in an announcement, per Breitbart. “The data produced from these efforts totally contradicts the Committee’s statements concerning my actions, but the Committee has chosen to maintain such data to itself moderately than share it with the general public.”
A key centerpiece of the fifth public listening to was a letter that former Justice Division official Jeff Clark sought to ship to Georgia election officers that maintained that the division uncovered “important considerations” with the state’s election. In the end, high brass within the division refused to signal the letter, and it was by no means despatched.
Cheney instructed that Klukowski helped write the letter for Clark, who was his boss, and labored with Trump-linked lawyer John Eastman, who had formulated most of the authorized frameworks Trump’s inside circle thought-about when searching for to problem the election.
“The committee has additionally discovered that Mr. Clark was working with one other legal professional on the division named Ken Klukowski, who drafted this letter to Georgia with Mr. Clark,” Cheney mentioned, based on NPR. “Mr. Klukowski additionally labored with John Eastman, who we confirmed you at our listening to final week, was one of many major architects of President Trump’s scheme to overturn the election. The Georgia letter that we’ve been discussing particularly talks about a few of Dr. Eastman’s theories.”
Klukowski countered that he had been assigned to work beneath Clark on the time and burdened that the “letter was Clark’s thought, largely dictated or outlined by him.” He added that on the time, he had been beneath the misunderstanding that high brass within the Justice Division, corresponding to then-acting Legal professional Normal Jeffrey Rosen, would approve the letter.
“My function as his subordinate was to commit his dictations and description to writing and fill in authorized citations on the course of my then-boss over the course of a single day,” he mentioned. “I had no data at the moment that neither Normal Rosen nor his deputy had any intention of signing such a letter. Furthermore, I had no data of any purported proof uncovered in DOJ election investigations, nor did I talk with anybody exterior DOJ concerning the letter.”
Moreover, Klukowski underscored that he disagreed with Eastman’s authorized theories concerning the election.
“As I testified to the Committee, I disagreed with John Eastman’s concept on the powers of the Vice President on the January 6 joint session of Congress. My view is — and has all the time been — that, as a result of the Structure specifies that Congress units the date for the Electoral Faculty to solid its votes, any election challenges in court docket, or any direct motion by state legislatures to nominate electors, should occur by December 14, 2020, on the newest,” he mentioned.
The Washington Examiner reached out to Klukowski and a consultant for the Jan. 6 committee for remark.
Klukowski shouldn’t be the primary individual to take situation with the panel’s account of deposition or occasions. Earlier this month, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) blasted the committee for displaying an altered textual content message between him and former White Home chief of employees Mark Meadows. The committee has since apologized for the error. Former Trump spokesman Jason Miller equally accused the committee of exhibiting a clip from his deposition that was taken out of context.
On Monday, the committee introduced an surprising listening to for Tuesday to unveil “not too long ago obtained proof.”