House panel heard testimony on ex-president’s attempts to overturn election in specific states
‘I’ve lost my name, I’ve lost my reputation’: Voting official givers testimony at Jan 6 hearings
The 6 January committee yesterday turned its focus to two pivotal swing states for its fourth public hearing, telling the story of Mr Trump’s efforts to personally pressure election officials in Georgia and Arizona to overturn his defeat in their respective states. They gave detailed accounts of how they protected the integrity of the election and emotional testimony about the threats they endured.
One election worker, Shaye Moss, came to tears as she described to the panel how false claims that she was involved in orchestrating fraud left her to face a torrent of abuse and threats that effectively ruined her life.
Meanwhile, it emerged that the committee has subpoenaed previously unseen footage from a documentary filmmaker who had access to Donald Trump and his inner circle around the time of the 2020 election.
In its subpoena to Alex Holder, the committee asks for any raw footage shot from 6 January 2021, that features discussion of election fraud or election integrity or featuring interviews with Mr Trump, his children, or Mike Pence. Mr Holder has agreed.
GOP officials and election workers reveal dramatic cost of Team Trump intimidation
Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election inspired his supporters to undertake campaigns of harassment and threats against state legislators and election officials, including a break-in at the home of a targeted official’s family member, witnesses told the House January 6 select committee on Tuesday.
The panel’s fourth hearing examined the pressure campaign Mr Trump and his allies mounted to convince legislators in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and other swing states to implement a fringe legal theory under which they could replace electors for Mr Biden — who voters chose on election day — with pro-Trump electors, as well as the consequences of the false claims of fraud put forth by Mr Trump and his allies.
Andrew Feinberg and Eric Garcia report for The Independent from Capitol Hill.
‘I’ve lost my name and I’ve lost my reputation — I’ve lost my sense of security all because a group of people starting with number 45 and his ally Rudy Giuliani decided to scapegoat me and my daughter’
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Ivanka Trump wanted father to ‘fight’ election, film shows
New documentary footage shows that Ivanka Trump wanted her father to continue fighting the 2020 election result well into December-contradicting her testimony in the recent 6 January hearings that she quickly accepted Donald Trump’s election loss.
“I think that, as the president has said, every single vote needs to be counted and needs to be heard, and he campaigned for the voiceless,” Ms Trump said of her “take” on her father’s election conspiracies, to a film crew in mid-December, as part of a yet-to-be-released documentary, The New York Times reported.
“And I think a lot of Americans feel very, very disenfranchised right now, and really, question the sanctity of our elections, and that’s not right, it’s not acceptable.”
Josh Marcus has more:
Documentary contradicts Ivanka Trump’s testimony before January 6 committee
Jan 6 panel lawyer urged to run for US Senate seat in Missouri
Republican former US Senator John Danforth and others are urging a former federal prosecutor who is an attorney for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection to make an independent run for Missouri‘s open Senate seat.
Former Republican U.S. Sen. John Danforth and others are urging a former federal prosecutor who now serves as an attorney for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection to make an independent run for one of Missouri’s Senate seats
Trump gets his revenge in Alabama Senate primary as Katie Britt wins
Katie Boyd Britt beat Representative Mo Brooks in the runoff race to win the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama after former president Donald Trump endorsed her.
The former president was quick to take credit for Ms Britt’s victory.
“With the great ALABAMA win by Katie Britt tonight, I am please to announce that WE (MAGA!) are 12 WINS & ZERO LOSSES in US Senate Primary races this cycle”, he wrote on his Truth Social networking platform.
Eric Garcia reports:
Trump bragged about Britt’s victory after he switched his endorsement from Brooks to Britt.
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Trump aides shocked as unseen documentary subpoenaed by Jan 6 committee
Former President Donald Trump‘s aides were reportedly blindsided when the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot revealed it had subpoenaed a documentary filmmaker who had extensive access to Mr Trump and his inner circle ahead of the January 6 insurrection.
British documentary filmmaker Alex Holden had been documenting Mr Trump and his family in the months leading up to the Capitol riot. Mr Holden revealed on Tuesday that his footage was requested by the House January 6 committee.
Graig Graziosi reports.
Many of Mr Trump’s top officials had no idea the documentary was being made
Trump’s ‘playbook’ to overturn election
A House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection is turning to former President Donald Trump’s pressure campaign on state and local officials to overturn his 2020 election loss.
In its fourth hearing this month, the panel is examining how Trump focused on a few swing states, directly urging officials to decertify President Joe Biden’s victory or find additional votes for himself. It was part of a larger scheme that also involved dozens of lawsuits, pressure on Department of Justice officials and, eventually, lobbying Vice President Mike Pence to reject Biden’s win at the congressional electoral count on Jan. 6.
A House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection is turning to former President Donald Trump’s pressure campaign on state and local officials to overturn his 2020 election loss
Senator Ron Johnson aide contacted Pence team to offer alternate Electoral College votes
Wisconsin Sen Ron Johnson wanted to hand-deliver a slate of fake “alternate” Electoral College votes to Vice President Mike Pence on the morning of January 6, according to a new set of text messages revealed by the select committee investigating the Capitol riot.
John Bowden reports:
False electors were part of bid to overturn election
Aide says Mark Meadows wanted to bribe Georgia investigators with ‘a s***load of POTUS stuff’
The Select Committee investigating January 6 has said that they have received text messages suggesting that Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows wanted to send gifts to investigators in the form of “a s***load of POTUS stuff,” in the words of a White House aide, including coins, autographed MAGA hats, and other items.
Gustaf Kilander watched the hearing and reports.
‘White House staff intervened to make sure that didn’t happen’