Then-Labour Secretary Eugene Scalia wrote a memo to President Trump after the Capitol riots asking if the Cabinet could convene – a more formal appeal than was known. is pre-existing and hints at how Trump’s appointees are trying to confront him after the violence.
On the morning of January 7, 2021, “The most constructive thing I can think of is looking for a Cabinet meeting,” Scalia said in a videotaped interview that the House Select Committee gave. broadcast. “I think trying to work in the administration to stabilize the ship could be of greater value than resigning, then I would be powerless to really influence things in the administration.”
The committee showed his memo to Trump titled “Cabinet Meeting Request”.
The documents said: “I believe it is important to know that while you are President, you will no longer openly question the outcome of an election – after Wednesday, no one can deny that. This is harmful.”
“The Cabinet meeting is also an opportunity for us to discuss how the Cabinet and senior White House advisers, acting in our respective roles, can assist as you make decisions. remains of his Administration,” Scalia’s memo also said.
Scalia also writes that he believes “private citizens” have “serve [Trump] poor on their advice,” according to the document.
Former White House adviser Pat Cipollone also spoke to the committee about the discussion during the Cabinet meeting, and Mark Milley, who is also the chairman of the chief of staff, spoke in his own interview about the concerns of the White House. Cabinet members on Trump’s health.
Scalia did not appear to have raised the possibility that the Cabinet might consider removing Trump from the presidency using the 25th Amendment, although that was raised by members of Congress at the time.
However, a formal Cabinet meeting and the Cabinet make a request of Trump has taken serious steps in the executive branch.