U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania concluded an internal review into his office's potential involvement in the false elector scheme with few answers — finding only that staff members did not know about his former chief of staff's "reported actions," reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"To date, our current chief of staff has not
found staff members to have prior knowledge of Mr. Stroia’s reported
actions," Kelly's press secretary Matt Knoedler said, referencing
Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's claims that former Kelly chief of staff
Matt Stroia had a call with Johnson's team on Jan. 6 about giving them
false elector paperwork from Wisconsin and Michigan.
"Further, Mr. Kelly is unaware of Mr. Stroia’s
reported actions. We have closed the internal review," Knoedler
The conclusion of the three-week internal probe
offered little information about Kelly's alleged involvement in passing false
elector documents to Johnson's team in the hours before Congress was set to
certify Joe Biden's 2020 election victory on Jan. 6, 2021.
Johnson's office told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday that
Johnson chief of staff Sean Riley had a two-minute phone call
with Stroia, who was Kelly's chief of staff at the time, at 11:58 a.m. on Jan.
6 "about how Kelly's office could get us the electors because they had
Kelly has repeatedly denied involvement in the
When asked by the Journal Sentinel if the
investigation found that Stroia had contact with Johnson's office, Knoedler
responded: "I cannot speak to the actions of Mr. Stroia as reported."
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