WGAL Report Cited at Jan 6 Hearing

Susquehanna Valley Congressman Scott Perry and his White House meeting were brought up during the Thursday, January 6, 2021 hearing. The committee said Perry was among a group of Republican lawmakers that met with former President Donald Trump on December 21, 2020 to to talk about annulling the 2020 election. The next day, the commission said, Perry came to the White House with Attorney Jeffrey Clark of the United States Department of Justice. Clark defended the president’s efforts to reverse the election results. The committee cited a WGAL report. We asked Perry about the meeting, and he sent us a statement that read, in part, “For the past four years I have worked with Assistant Attorney General Clark on several legislative issues. When President Trump asked if I wanted to make an introduction, I obliged” Story. Adam Kinzinger, a committee member, also spoke of a text exchange between Perry and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. In one conversation, Perry brought up the timeline to certify voters and the inauguration, saying, “We have to go.” Kinzinger then brought an appeal from Perry to Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue over unfounded Pennsylvania election claims. Kinzinger asked Donoghue who told Perry to call him. that he called on the orders of the president,” Donoghue said. Kinzinger also asked what Perry wanted to talk about. “He wanted to talk about Pennsylvania in particular. He gave me some background on why in particular he doesn’t “I don’t trust the FBI,” Donoghue said. A former White House aide testified that Perry was one of several lawmakers asking for a preemptive pardon. Justice Department officials said they’ve investigated Perry’s concerns about election irregularities in Pennsylvania, but found nothing. Commentary from Perry We have reached out to Perry for comment. A spokesperson said Perry has been addressing Clark’s introduction since January 2021, and he stands by the statement he made at the time: “For the past four years, I have worked with Assistant Attorney General Clark on several legislative issues. Then President Trump asked me to make an introduction, I obliged.” My conversations with the president or the assistant attorney general, as they have been with everyone I’ve interacted with after the election, reiterated many concerns about the integrity of our election, and that those allegations at the very least should be investigated to reassure voters that they have indeed participated in free and fair elections. requested a presidential pardon for myself or other members of Congress. At no point have I spoken to Ms. Hutchinson, a White House planner, nor any White House staff about pardoning myself or any other member of Congress, this never happened.”

Susquehanna Valley Congressman Scott Perry and his White House meeting were brought up for discussion during Thursday, January 6, 2021’s hearing.

The committee said Perry was part of a group of Republican lawmakers that met with former President Donald Trump on Dec. 21, 2020, to discuss undoing the 2020 election.

The next day, the commission said, Perry came to the White House with Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Clark. Clark defended the president’s efforts to reverse the election results.

The committee cited a WGAL report. We asked Perry about the meeting, and he sent us a statement that read, in part, “For the past four years, I’ve worked with Assistant Attorney General Clark on several legislative issues. When President Trump asked if I wanted to make an introduction, I obliged. “

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a committee member, also spoke of a text exchange between Perry and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

In one conversation, Perry brings up the timeline to certify voters and the inauguration, saying, “We need to get started.”

Kinzinger then brought an appeal from Perry to Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue over unfounded Pennsylvania election claims.

Kinzinger asked Donoghue who told Perry to call him.

“I understand the president. At the beginning of the call, Congresswoman Perry told me he was calling on behalf of the president,” Donoghue said.

Kinzinger also asked what Perry wanted to talk about.

“He wanted to talk about Pennsylvania in particular. He gave me some background on why he doesn’t trust the FBI in particular,” Donoghue said.

A former White House aide testified that Perry was one of several lawmakers asking for a preemptive pardon.

Justice Department officials said they’ve investigated Perry’s concerns about election irregularities in Pennsylvania, but found nothing.

Perry comments

We contacted Perry for comment. A spokesperson said Perry has been tackling Clark’s introduction since January 2021 and he stands by the statement he made at the time:

“For the past four years, I’ve worked with Assistant Attorney General Clark on several legislative issues. When President Trump asked me to make an introduction, I was obliged.

“My conversations with the president or the assistant attorney general, as they have been with everyone I’ve interacted with after the election, reiterated many concerns about the integrity of our election, and that those allegations have been met. least be investigated to reassure voters that they had indeed participated in free and fair elections.”

Perry also doubled down by not asking for a presidential pardon:

“I stand by my statement that I have never requested a presidential pardon for myself or any other member of Congress. I have never discussed pardons with Ms. Hutchinson, a White House planner, nor any White House personnel. for myself or any other Member of Congress, this never happened.”

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