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House probe focused on Trump’s mental health and martial law

House probe focused on Trump’s mental health and martial law

Washington, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The trove of documents requested Wednesday by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack shows an interest in former President Trump's mental health and whether he was considering using the military to remain in power, The Hill newspaper reported.
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The Hill newspaper, specialized in Congress issues, addressed the investigation underway on Jan. 6 attacks and other issues.

In addition to seeking records on Trump’s family members and a long list of former aides, the panel is asking the White House and federal agencies to relay any conversations about removing the former president from office and whether he planned to enact martial law.

The committee is zeroing in on the period from Election Day to Inauguration Day and wants agencies to turn over ‘all documents and communications relating to the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,’ which allows the vice president and a majority of Cabinet members to remove the president if they believe he is unfit for office.

Agencies are also asked to relay ‘all documents and communications related to the mental stability of Donald Trump or his fitness for office’ following Jan. 6, when a mob of the Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.

The commission also seeks any resistance that Trump may have faced near the end of his administration, asking manifold agencies for communications ‘related to defiance at the orders of the president.’

Beyond military efforts, the probe tries to find various avenues in which former president tried to use the Justice Department to promote his false claims about 2020 elections.

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