The House choose committee investigating the 2021 Capitol assault held a broadly seen public listening to this week ― and on Saturday morning, it was on Donald Trump’s thoughts.
“Why aren’t the Unselects bringing in the experts, of which there are many, to show how the Election was Rigged & Stolen?” the previous president wrote in a message on his social media platform, Truth Social. (The message was posted twice, apparently by chance.)
Trump didn’t title any of the supposed “experts,” maybe as a result of the U.S. authorized system has repeatedly discovered no convincing proof of widespread voter fraud within the 2020 presidential election, regardless of Trump’s claims.
“The reason can only be that the ‘Committee’ knows it is unable to respond to the facts,” Trump wrote. “They would look like fools on live television. The whole Unselect Scam, just like the RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA HOAX, would be exposed.”
He concluded with a favourite phrase: “WITCH HUNT!”
The former president had additionally gone on a tear Friday morning, after the Thursday night listening to attracted some 20 million viewers.
In a sequence of Truth Social messages, he pushed again in opposition to statements made by his elder daughter, Ivanka Trump, who was proven in recorded testimony admitting that she knew former Attorney General Bill Barr had discovered no proof of widespread fraud, and had accepted it as reality.
Ivanka didn’t know what she was speaking about, her father wrote, as a result of she “had long since checked out” from the White House the place she and her husband, Jared Kushner, served as advisers.
Trump additionally denied that he ever voiced assist for the rioters who broke into the Capitol and assaulted legislation enforcement whereas chanting “Hang Mike Pence,” because the committee’s vice chair, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), mentioned Thursday night time.
The committee is anticipated to carry a number of extra hearings to share what its members have discovered to this point, having interviewed more than 1,000 people . The subsequent listening to is about for Monday morning.
Trump now posts “truths” as an alternative of tweets as a result of he was kicked off Twitter and Facebook within the wake of the lethal assault final yr. His platform, launched earlier this yr, mirrors Twitter in a lot of its performance.
While it billed itself as a free-speech haven unbridled by Big Tech’s content material moderation requirements, Truth Social has reportedly been banning customers who submit data from the Jan. 6 committee this week.