Jan. 6 hearing: Here’s who spoke in closed-door interviews and what they said

Jan. 6 hearing: Here’s who spoke in closed-door interviews and what they said

I’ve had I had three discussions with the president that I can recall. One was on November 23, 1 was on December one and one was on December 14 and I’ve been through sort of the give and take of those discussions. And in that context, I made it clear I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen and putting out this stuff, which I told the President was *** and, you know, I didn’t want to be *** part of it. And that’s one of the reasons that went into me deciding to leave when I did. I observed. I think it was on december 1st, that, you know, how can we can’t live in *** world where where the incumbent administration stays in power, based on its view, unsupported by specific evidence that the election, that there was fraud in the election?

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Jan. 6 hearing: Here’s who spoke in closed-door interviews and what they said

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is holding the first in a series of hearings laying out its initial findings Thursday night, a highly anticipated look at the evidence the panel has been gathering for the last year.

The committee is showing previously unseen video of testimony collected during closed depositions that includes interviews with Trump White House aides, campaign officials and members of Trump’s family.

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Former Attorney General William Barr

The panel played a quip from former Attorney General Bill Barr who testified that he told former President Donald Trump the claims of a rigged election were (expletive).”

“I made it clear that I did not agree with the idea of saying the
the election was stolen and putting out this stuff, which I told the
the president was (expletive),” Barr said. “I didn’t want to be a part of it, and that’s one of the reasons that went into me deciding to leave
when I did.”

Video above: Barr gives video deposition to House select committee investigating Jan. 6 attack

Ivanka Trump

The panel played a video deposition of the former president’s own daughter, Ivanka Trump, who said she “accepted” that AG Barr found no widespread fraud in the 2020 election.

“It affected my perspective. I respect AG Barr, so I accepted what he was saying,” she said.

Jason Miller, former Trump Campaign Advisor

The House select committee played a clip of recorded testimony from ex-Trump adviser Jason Miller stating that then-President Donald Trump was told by the campaign’s lead data aide “in pretty blunt terms that he was going to lose.”

“I was in the Oval Office,” Miller said in his deposition, a clip of which was played at Thursday’s hearing. “At some point in the conversation, Matt Oczkowski, who was the lead data person, was brought on, and I remember he delivered to the President in pretty blunt terms that he was going to lose.”

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Alex Cannon, former Trump campaign attorney

Cannon testified that he told former President Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows by “mid-to-late November” that the campaigns came up empty when it tried to find widespread fraud in key states that Trump lost.

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