The US House of Representatives Committee investigating the January 6 & nbsp; events in & nbsp; Washington is examining a PowerPoint presentation with & nbsp; & nbsp; the results of the 2020 presidential election, writes The New York Times.
The presentation, titled Election Fraud, Foreign Interference & Options for Jan 6, contains 38 slides. In & nbsp; it, former President Donald Trump is recommended to introduce a state of emergency in the country in order to delay the approval of the voting results. One of the & nbsp; options offered in the & nbsp; instructions & nbsp; & mdash; declare that & nbsp; China and & nbsp; Venezuela gained control of & nbsp; used for & nbsp; vote-counting technology.
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The document was handed over to the committee by Mark Meadows, who held the post of chief of staff of the White House staff in the Donald Trump administration. Meadows's attorney, George Terwilliger, said that & nbsp; that & nbsp; received the presentation by & nbsp; mail and & nbsp; himself didn & nbsp; did nothing with & nbsp;
The author of the presentation is unknown. Phil Waldron, a retired military man and & nbsp; one of & nbsp; activists in & nbsp; favor of protesting the election results, said that & nbsp; sent a file among his associates, but & nbsp; personally Meadows did not & nbsp; sent & nbsp; & mdash; probably it was done by someone from his like-minded people. As the edition notes, a similar document in & nbsp; different variations can be found and & nbsp; in & nbsp; open access. Waldron reported that on January 5 & nbsp; he discussed it with a & nbsp; small group of members of the House of Representatives.
As noted by The Guardian, Meadows received the presentation & nbsp; a day before the storming of the Capitol. According to the & nbsp; publication, the & nbsp; document is recommended to first inform legislators about & nbsp; alleged foreign interference in the & nbsp; elections, introduce a state of emergency, invalidate the results of electronic voting, and & nbsp; then instruct Congress to develop a further action plan in & nbsp; in accordance with the & nbsp; constitution.An alternative scenario assumed the participation of former US Vice President Mike Pence: for example, he could postpone the certification of election results for an examination, and, based on its results, agree to count only paper ballots.
On January 6, Trump supporters broke into the & nbsp; building of the US Congress, where a meeting was being held to & nbsp; approve the results of the presidential election. According to the voting results, Biden won. The protesters did not & nbsp; agree with the vote count, broke through the cordon, seized the Capitol and & nbsp; disrupted the meeting. They were & nbsp; managed to be kicked out of the & nbsp; building only after & nbsp; a few hours. Five people died in the clashes.
Biden accused Trump of & nbsp; inciting the assault. Major social media executives including Twitter, Facebook and & nbsp; Instagram saw the threat of incitement to & nbsp; violence in & nbsp; posts published by Trump shortly before the & nbsp; attack on the Capitol. His accounts were blocked. The Republican said that & nbsp; his disagreement with the & nbsp; election results would & nbsp; prevent the transfer of power. Biden's inauguration took place on January 20 & nbsp;