The select committee at its Tuesday hearing revealed video of former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, former White House spokesperson Judd Deere, former Attorney General William Barr and former Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia all testifying that they knew Trump had lost the election after that vote….
“December 14 was the day that the states certified their votes and sent them to Congress. And in my opinion that was the end of the matter. I thought this would lead inexorably to a new administration,” Barr said in video showed by the panel.
Instead, Trump pursued a set of startling and draconian plans to remain in power — from using the military to seize voting machines to appointing fringe attorney Sidney Powell to pursue baseless claims of fraud….
The panel highlighted how adherents to the antisemitic, fringe conspiracy theories of QAnon latched onto Trump’s stolen-election claims, as well as how the extremist Proud Boys and Oath Keepers used Trump’s crusade to fundraise for a violent effort to keep Biden from office.