Former US president Donald Trump prematurely and falsely declared victory on election night on November 4, 2020
The congressional hearings into the US Capitol assault were set to focus Monday on Donald Trump’s unfounded claims that the 2020 election was stolen, which fueled the anger investigators say led to the deadly insurrection.
Trump started pushing what came to be known as his “Big Lie” around 2:30 am on November 4, 2020, making baseless allegations of fraud and prematurely declaring victory in an election he ultimately lost to Joe Biden by seven million votes.
The defeated former president, his fundraising organization and the Republican National Committee raised a fortune pushing bogus election fraud claims, investigators say.
“We will reveal information about how the former president’s political apparatus used these lies about fraud about a stolen election to drive fundraising, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars between Election Day 2020 and January 6,” 2021, the aide added.
– False claims –
He supervised the “Stop the Steal” effort, the committee says, promoting “certain false claims related to voting machines despite an internal campaign memo in which campaign staff determined such claims were false.”
Some Trump aides reportedly complained directly to the network’s leadership and Stirewalt was fired by what Fox News called a structural re-organization in January 2021.
Pak was pressured by Trump to investigate false claims of election fraud and resigned in January 2021 after learning the then-president planned to fire him.
“That lie continued after the election and ultimately led to this mob assembling and attacking the Capitol.”
Originally published as Capitol riot hearing to focus on Trump’s election fraud ‘Big Lie’