Fraud allegations: Trump was “unreality”, says William Barr

For its second day of hearings, the committee is attempting to illustrate that on the night of November 3-4, 2020 — the date of the presidential election — Donald Trump was clearly informed by his team that he had no reason to believe the election of had been plagued by massive fraud and he had consciously chosen to spread that lie.

William Barr, who was US Attorney General under Donald Trump, specifically claimed in a video clip that the ex-president was detached from reality with his theory of massive fraud and stolen elections.

I told him his allegations of voter fraud were falsehe added.

The committee investigating the Capitol riot is on the second day of its hearing.

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We didn’t have the numbers

Quote a family emergency, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, who was also scheduled to appear Monday, finally gave up at the last minute. In fact, according to his attorney, Bill Stepien was unable to appear before the committee because his wife is in labour.

The committee therefore presented on Monday excerpts from an interview it had conducted with Mr Stepien prior to his testimony. In that interview, Stepien says he advised President Trump to appear before reporters on election night to say it was too early to declare a winner.

We didn’t have the numbers to win on election night. »

A quote from Bill Stepien, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager

Several video clips of post-election allegations by Donald Trump were shown Monday during the second day of hearings before the committee responsible for investigating the attempted Capitol Hill riot.

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However, the main prospect, Donald Trump, did the opposite of what Mr Stepien advised him, preferring to go the route suggested by his attorney, Rudy Giuliani. He therefore claimed in front of the press that the election had been stolen from him, a claim he had begun to propagate several months before the vote.

The committee, made up of seven Democrat-elects and two Republican-elects, is also trying to prove that between election night and the Jan. 6, 2021 riot, these allegations of cheating by Donald Trump allowed him to amass hundreds of millions of dollars from his supporters. Those funds were supposed to be used for future lawsuits, which was also a lie.

Statistically impossible

Chris Stirewalt, a former political editor at Fox News, was also heard by the committee on Monday. It was Mr. Stirewalt who made the decision on election night to declare Joe Biden the winner in Arizona. And that’s why he lost his job at Fox News, a TV network that’s usually very friendly to Donald Trump.

Mr Stirewalt explained what his decision was based on and how statistically the allegations of massive fraud by Donald Trump are simply impossible.

Former Fox News employee Chris Stirewalt testified Monday before the committee investigating the attempted riot on Capitol Hill.

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The committee has been investigating Donald Trump’s responsibility for the attack on the Capitol by his supporters, who were trying to interrupt confirmation of the victory of Joe Biden, who was convinced of fraud in the 2020 presidential election, for nearly a year.

On Thursday, during its first hearing devoted to presenting its conclusions, the committee again plunged the United States into violence from the attack on the United States Congress on January 6, 2021, and unveiled never-before-seen videos of the attack.

Donald Trump has repeatedly denounced these investigations a witch huntthose after him shame in the usa. His party has already promised to bury his work if he takes control of the chamber in November’s general election.

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