The committee’s presentation on Monday was largely based on the condemnation recorded by former Attorney General Bill Bar, and for good reason: Barra’s testimony revealed some of the most important information that emerged about Trump’s private thoughts and actions after the 2020 elections.
The bar described Trump as “cut off from reality” after defeat. He said, using the recorded video, that his explanations to Trump fell on his ears when he told him that the extensive assessments did not provide any evidence of voter fraud that was significant enough to change the outcome.
The bar said Trump had no “interest” in hearing the attorney general’s truth.
Although Trump’s talks on the rigged elections had already begun in September 2020, Barra’s findings are particularly valuable here, as they give a clearer picture to the public and, more importantly, to prosecutors looking out of place at the Ministry of Justice.
Trump knew what the authentic data revealed, and he continued to spread lies, choosing to support exposed conspiracy theories on everything from suitcases full of stolen ballots to Mack Trucks delivering stolen voices from New York to Pennsylvania in the dark of night. . .
“Boy, if he really believes in the material he has, you know, has lost contact, he’s cut off from reality, if he really believes in these things,” Barr said during the recording.
Bars also said that on election night, Trump “out of the box” actively claimed “big fraud” because, in short, the president did not understand how the “red mirage” in the national election. has historically worked.
Chris Stirewalt, a longtime political editor of Fox News who testified before the committee on Monday, explained.
On election day, the votes are summarized in a table and they move up and down in one direction or another as they enter. Simple enough. And over the past half-century, Stirevalts has shown that more Democrats than Republicans have preferred to vote by mail when it’s time to count, and the presence of these ballots, depending on when they are counted that day, may change what was originally counted. may seem like victory or even defeat.
“You wait and start counting, and it depends on which one you count first, but usually the votes on election day are counted first, and you see Republicans shooting forward. Then there are all the votes that are being sent. by post, the process of rescuing, tying and untying, ”said Stirevalts.
It is so consistent that it has happened in “every election” for decades, he added. And in some states, such as the Pennsylvania battlefield, officials are actually refusing to count votes until all votes have been counted.
“So in every election, of course, in a national election, you expect the Republican to be in the lead, but that’s not really the predominance,” Stirevalts said.
Trump’s insistence on rampant vote fraud “seemed to be based on the dynamics of a large number of Democrat votes at the end of the evening, which changed the number of votes in several states,” Bars said.
“It seems to have been the basis for this widespread claim that there has been a lot of fraud. And I don’t think much about it, because people had been talking for weeks and everyone understood for weeks that this was going to happen on election night,” Bars said.
Trump data continued to refute conspiracy theories about counterfeit voting machines, but controversy had begun. His former campaign manager, Bill Stephen, testified on the re-election front that there were actually two teams: Team Normal and Rudy’s Team. ”.
Stephen did not join the Trump campaign until there were only 115 days left until the election. He arrived at a time when Trump was at the lowest point in his daily average polls, and he described the re-election campaign as structurally unsound.
He corrected what could be corrected, he said:
However, over time, he told the committee that Trump’s legal team was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the way he was handling things. He did not support the same fraud allegations made by Trumpy lawyers Rudy Juliani and Sydney Powell.
“I’ve been doing this for a long time, 25 years. I’ve covered political ideologies from Trump to McCain and Bush to Christ, and in many circumstances I can work for a variety of candidates and politicians,” Stefan said in a pre-recorded session.
However, the situation with Trump was different.
“I don’t think what was going on was definitely honest or professional, and it made me resign,” he said.
Stephen was scheduled to appear in person on Monday, but had to cancel the hearing at the last minute because his wife was about to give birth.
On Monday, reports were also given on the actual appearance of election night at the White House Trump. Stephen took an oath to urge Trump not to declare victory on election night. Other tips for Tramp that evening were hot and hard from “drunk” Rudi Julian, Stephen said.
On Monday afternoon, Juliani denied being intoxicated on election night, a statement from his lawyer, Robert Costello. He called the testimony false and otherwise denied “all the lies of the angry and deceived Ms. Cheney.”
A clip of Trumpet’s former campaign adviser, Jason Miller, was also played during the hearing. Miller said he did not know how drunk Juliani had become on election night, but when the chances of a victory so early were raised, he was not sure he would move so fast.
The committee also presented on Monday the key element behind Trump’s great lies.
The big lies were also a “big trick,” said spokeswoman Zoya Lofgren.
Using allegations of fraud, according to committee evidence and information from a pile of more than 140,000 pages, Trump and his team were able to persuade millions of Americans to donate cash to a legal protection fund that did not actually exist. .
The tramp campaign called it the “Election Protection Fund”, placing the name at the bottom or top of an e-mail and other campaign material alleging widespread voter fraud.
A few days after the 2020 election, Lofgren said the Election Defense Fund had raised $ 100 million in donations to help Trump fight legal battles that he said were based on unsubstantiated allegations.
Other evidence obtained by the committee also suggests that $ 1 million was channeled into a non-profit fund run by Mark Muds, Chief of Staff at Trump, known as the Conservative Partnership Institute. The money originally raised to help Trump divert its legal bills was also donated to the American Institute of First Policy. The nonprofit lab has several former Trump administration officials, attorneys and advisors.
The tramp campaign and its surrogates, Lofgren, said on Monday: “misled donors as to where their funds would go and for whom they would be used.
“So there was not only a big lie, but a big trick. Donors deserve to know where their money is actually going. They deserve better than what President Trump and his team did,” she said.
Proceeds from the marketing explosions, some of which investigative lawyer Amanda Vika said she spent 25 units a day, also helped pay for the rally at Ellipse on January 6. Just over $ 5 million was paid to the person in charge. Company Event Strategies Inc.
Significantly, Trump’s fundraising, which was based on false allegations of electoral fraud, took place well after 14 December, the deadline for all election tender proceedings.
A “left-wing crowd” stole the election, one Trump campaigner said.
Hannah Allreda, who was once involved in Trump’s re-election campaign, told the committee what she thought of a “legal protection fund” with tens of millions of dollars in cash donors.
“I don’t believe there really is a fund called an election defense fund,” Olred said.
The committee also heard testimony from Bjun J. Pack, a former U.S. attorney in Georgia, and Ala Smith, Philadelphia City Commissioner. The two spoke briefly at the hearing, which lasted about three hours.
Paks said that Bar came to him and asked that his first priority be allegations of fraud that Juliani had bought for Tramp. The bar, Paks said, knew it would happen if Paks was drawn in an oval, and he wanted him ready.
Paks testified that he watched videos promoted by Juliani, including a video that Juliani insisted was proof that suitcases had been put in suitcases at the State Farm Arena in Georgia.
A careful examination of the “suitcase” revealed that it was in fact a lock box with wheels for the security of ballot papers.
Pak explained that there was a misunderstanding in the arena that evening. People were mistakenly told they had stopped counting newsletters, and guerrilla pollers were forced to go home. However, the Secretary of State informed those present in the arena that there was an error and that the votes had not yet been counted.
Juliani had publicly stated that the lock box, which he believed was a suitcase for stolen ballot papers, was a “smoking weapon” proving voter fraud.
Former Attorney General Richard Donogue was absent on Monday, but as part of his stance, Donogue can be heard explaining Trump’s response to the “suitcase” conspiracy. Donogue showed a video of Trampam close-up. There was no suitcase.
The scenario was no better in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia City Commissioner Als Smith testified live in Pennsylvania on Monday.
Schmidt was hated by Trump’s workers because he vehemently rejected false allegations of voter fraud and rejected Julian’s claims to Trump’s re-election campaign that a huge number of votes were cast for Baiden.
“Not only was there no evidence of 8,000 dead voters voting, there was no evidence of eight,” Smith said Monday.
Trump used Twitter to accuse Smith of being a media pawn, and on November 11, less than a week after the election, he was named tweeted.
This caused a wave of threats to Smith and his family.
“After the president called me by name on Twitter, calling me the way he did, the threat became much more specific, more open, and included not only my name but also my family members by name and their age, our address, our “Just every detail you could think of,” he said Monday.
One report told Smith that his family would be beheaded.
At its next hearing on Wednesday, June 15, the committee is expected to discuss how the Trumpet scheme turned out to be a replacement for senior members of the Justice Department when they refused to join the plan to distribute an electoral son.
The emphasis will be on Jeffrey Clark, Vice-Chair Lisa Cheney said on Monday. A DOJ official, Clark, was sent to work effectively as Trump’s son when he asked the then Attorney General, Jeffrey Rosen, to send letters to election officials in Georgia and five other states confirming the department had “serious concerns” about voter fraud.
When Rosen disagreed, Clark told him that he could be expelled at Trump’s request. The committee summoned Clark to a summons, but he declined to answer questions. Instead, he exercised his right of fifth amendment to protect the hum from accusation against himself.
The hearing on 15 June is currently scheduled for 10 a.m. ET, but times are subject to change.