As mentioned above, the committee published new videos of the attack and excerpts from members of the Trump administration and family. Their testimony, which is punishable by the penalty of perjury, directly reduced the former president’s allegations of widespread voter fraud.
Some parts of the video were played, including statements by Trump administration and campaign officials such as Attorney General Bill Bar, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Ivanka Trump, daughter of the former president and former White House adviser. Trump’s senior campaigner, Jason Miller, also discussed the role of campaigner Matthew Ochkowski, giving Trump an analysis of the results for each county and state.
Trump had lost.
“I was in the Oval Cabinet, and at some point during the conversation Matt Ochkovsky, the chief data officer, was summoned, and he told the president quite rudely that he was going to lose,” Miller said.
During the hearing, Millers sent a report to the MSNBC reporter. He stated that in his next statement to the committee’s lawyers, Trump did not agree that he would lose because of the claims made by his lawyer, Rudi Juliani.
The bar also testified that he had clearly told Tramp that allegations of voter fraud were “nonsense”, which confirms the statements he made in a previously published book.
“I can remember I had three talks with the president, one on November 23, one on December 1 and one on December 14,” Bars said. “I have made it clear that I do not agree with the idea that the election has been stolen and that these things, which I told the President, are nonsense and I do not want to take part in, and that is one of the reasons. I decided to leave when I did.
I observe on December 1, you cannot live in a world where the current administration remains in power based on your opinion, which is not supported by concrete evidence that the election was fraudulent, “he said.
He testified that “there are no grounds for accusations”.
“But they were created in such a sensational way, they obviously affected members of the public that there is this systemic corruption in the system and their votes don’t count, and these machines, controlled by someone else, determined it, and it was complete nonsense. I told them they “It’s crazy and they’re wasting their time on it, and it has done serious harm to the country,” said Bars.
In her deposit clip, Ivanka Trump acknowledged that Barra’s conclusion “affected” her outlook and assumed that the 2020 elections had not been stolen.
“I respect Attorney General Bar, so I accepted what he said,” Ivanka said.
Trump has already abandoned his daughter, saying in a statement Friday that Ivanka was “not involved in viewing or researching the election results.”
“She had long since checked out and, in my opinion, was just trying to honor Bill Bar and his Attorney General (he sucks)!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
Whether Ivanka Trump looked at the election results or understood the data ultimately means very little.
Extensive inspections and reviews of ballot papers were conducted in each battlefield state. U.S. intelligence assessed the security of the 2020 election and found it to be safe and free from widespread fraud. The lawsuit was dismissed following a lawsuit challenging the results.
Voter fraud was not widespread in the 2020 elections.
This did not stop Trump from getting angry at the hearing on Thursday night and the next day. Even now, he continues to pump out his completely unfounded claim that the 2020 elections were “fake.”
Before the witness testified live, the committee also broadcast new videos of the attack. It showed desperate radio communications with officers who were quickly taken over by a swarm of supporters of the former president.
“We can’t hold it, we’ll get too many people. We’re fucked. Look at that scene,” a police officer said, showing thousands of people breaking barriers and breaking walls around him to get inside.
“People are flooding the hallways outside, we have no way out,” another officer is heard on the radio.
The videos also revealed how members of the crowd at Ellipse obeyed every word of Trump, taking his calls to the Capitol seriously. At one point in the video, a supporter of the former president is in the crowd and starts using a bullhorn. She reads Trump’s tweets, in which Pens was criticized for not having the “courage” to cancel the election results.
“All Mike has to do is send them back to the states. WE WIN. Do it, Mike, it’s time for extreme courage! Trump recorded on Twitter on January 6 at 8:17.”
In his speech at the Ellipse, Trump said to the crowd: “Jo if Mike Pen is doing the right thing, we will win the election. All he has to do is be the first or definitely one of the best constitutional lawyers in our country. He has an absolute right to do so. “
He referred to John Eastman, a conservative lawyer who joined him on the scene that day and spent weeks earlier, according to court records, working out a strategy to have Penny overturn the results.
“All Vice President Penn has to do it “It’s to send it back to the states to re-certify it, and we’ll be president, and you’re the happiest people,” Trump said on January 6.
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Next week, the committee will present live testimony from some Pensa officials, including his chief of staff, Mark Short, and attorney Greg Jacob. Former federal judge and former counsel to President Ronald Regan, J.-P. Michael Lutig, who was also an official of the Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia.
A small obligation Frontline In May, Pensa ‘s lawyer called him the morning before the attack and said they needed his help and “very quickly”.
“Somehow we have to get your voice in the country,” Lutig recalled the lawyer said.
Luttig distributed a series of tweets with the help of his son. The thread began to circulate in the news.
On January 6, just before Pence had decided to lead Congress – and Trump spent the morning angrily tweeting at him – Pence made a statement publicly stating his position. He did not have the “unilateral power” to decide which votes could and could not be counted.
Luttings told me Frontline Trump’s attempt to steal the 2022 election was a “Republican plan to steal the 2024 election.”
The committee meeting on Thursday also revealed details of Trump’s support for the songs “Hang Mike Penence” that sounded around the Capitol on 6 January.
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Cheney described the witness’s testimony.
Trump knew of cries for the vice president’s murder.
“Aware of the rebellious chants to hang Mike Pence, the president replied,” Maybe our supporters have the right idea. ”
Mike Pence, Trump said, said he “deserves it”.
The New York Timesciting anonymous sources, reported last month that Mark Meadows was the one who disclosed the information to the committee.
Cheney did not provide further details on Thursday night. More information about Trump’s actions during the 187-minute silence from the White House will soon be revealed.
The committee also circulated information about the pardon requested by Republican lawmakers. Cheney said Thursday night that Pennsylvania Republican Scott Perry had contacted the White House after the uprising and asked for the president’s pardon.
On January 6, committee member Pete Agillar told CNN on Friday morning that there were several Republicans asking for Trump’s pardon. His advisers did the same.
Agillar told CNN:
“We have compiled this information and will share it if it is relevant. It is clear that those who sought pardon immediately after January 6 are indeed asking the question:” What level of behavior did they do if they considered it necessary to ask for and receive pardon? “
Other testimony from Nick Quest, a documentary filmmaker who participated in the Proud Boys before, during, and immediately after the uprising, revealed how the Proud Boys were reconnaissance of the Capitol on the morning of the attack in Washington, DC.
When he and Trumpet spoke with the proud boys on Ellipse, which he estimated to have about 200 to 250 members, he remembered how they suddenly left and made the Capitol area.
“The atmosphere that day was much darker,” Quested said.
He also said he was embarrassed when the proud boys dropped out and went to the Capitol in unison.
“The key question is whether the attack on the Capitol was coordinated and planned. What you witnessed is what a concerted and planned effort would look like,” Thompson said.
Testimony from U.S. Captain Police Officer Caroline Edwards was also the country’s first opportunity to hear from the very first officer allegedly injured in the attack.
Edwards recounted the experience, sometimes with a slight hoarse voice. Moments before the attack, she remembered seeing the proud boy Joseph Bigs leading the crowd. They were in civilian clothes, some had military fatigue. And others wore bulletproof vests.
“They didn’t seem very cohesive, but they were gathered in their clothes,” Edward said.
Tensions began to escalate as a group now recognized by U.S. prosecutors as members of the Arizona branch of the Proud Boys approached her as she stood behind a bicycle rack barrier.
As the band approached Edwards, “Fuck you antifa” was played. Then they started talking to her about her salary and throwing out information about the officers’ salaries.
“I have taken part in hundreds of civil riots. I know when I’m turned into a villain. At that time, I approached my sergeant and declared that the century was not enough. I said: Sarge, I think we need some more people here.
Edwards said she had seen Bigss talk to other people, including the now accused Ryan Samsel.
They approached her and started pushing the bicycle rack in front of her. They beat her in the back of her neck. She was pushed back. Her chain hits the railings. Then she fell.
“My nape cut off the concrete ladder behind me,” she testified.
She was knocked unconscious.
Careful again, she got up and continued on her way. “The adrenaline started,” and she ran to the west front of the Capitol to try to keep the line.
“We did our best, fought for the bike racks and tried to keep them as fast as possible,” Edward recalls.
She also had tear gas.
“What I saw was just a scene of war, it was something I saw in the movies. I didn’t believe my eyes. There were officers on the ground, they were bleeding, vomiting. They had, I think, I saw friends with blood all over “I slipped in people’s blood,” Edward said on Thursday.
“You know, I caught people when they fell, I was, it was, a massacre. It was a mess, ”she continued. “I can’t even describe what I saw. I never thought in my crazy dreams that I would get into the middle of a fight as a police officer. I’ve been trained to detain a few subjects and deal with a crowd, but I’m not trained in combat.