United States House Democratic Caucus Chair, Pete Aguilar, on Sunday, pushed back on arguments by former US president, Donald Trump’s attorney that he wasn’t acting with illegal intent in pushing to overturn the 2020 election.
“Everybody saw exactly what the former president was doing. We saw the attack on the Capitol, the attack on the police officers and the insurrection,” Aguilar, a former member of the House committee that investigated Jan. 6, said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“And so for his lawyers or for him to somehow say that this was just a mistake and bad legal advice is pretty sad at this point.”
Last week, Trump was indicted for the third time. He has pleaded not guilty.
He was criminally charged in a federal investigation into efforts to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump was accused of conspiracy to defraud the US, tampering with a witness and conspiracy against the rights of citizens.
The indictment caps an inquiry into events surrounding the riot two-and-a-half years ago at the US Capitol. Although, the former president denies wrongdoing.
Trump is charged in two other cases: with mishandling classified files and over a porn star’s hush-money payment