The House select committee investigating the 2021 Capitol attack held a widely viewed public hearing this week ― and on Saturday morning, it was on Donald Trump’s mind.
“Why aren’t the Unselects bringing within the experts, of which there are a lot of, to indicate 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 accident.)
Trump didn’t name any of the supposed “experts,” perhaps since the U.S. legal system has repeatedly found no convincing evidence of widespread voter fraud within the 2020 presidential election, despite Trump’s claims.
“The explanation can only be that the ‘Committee’ knows it’s unable to reply to the facts,” Trump wrote. “They’d seem like fools on live television. The entire Unselect Scam, similar to the RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA HOAX, could be exposed.”
He concluded with a favourite phrase: “WITCH HUNT!”
Former President Donald Trump repeatedly posts original messages and re-shares content on Truth Social that paints him in a good light.
The previous president had also gone on a tear Friday morning, after the Thursday evening hearing attracted some 20 million viewers.
In a series of Truth Social messages, he pushed back against statements made by his elder daughter, Ivanka Trump, who was shown in recorded testimony admitting that she knew former Attorney General Bill Barr had found no evidence of widespread fraud, and had accepted it as fact.
Ivanka didn’t know what she was talking about, her father wrote, because she “had long since checked out” from the White House where she and her husband, Jared Kushner, served as advisers.
Trump also denied that he ever voiced support for the rioters who broke into the Capitol and assaulted law enforcement while chanting “Hang Mike Pence,” because the committee’s vice chair, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), said Thursday night.
The committee is anticipated to carry several more hearings to share what its members have found to date, having interviewed greater than 1,000 people . The subsequent hearing is about for Monday morning.
Trump now posts “truths” as an alternative of tweets because he was kicked off Twitter and Facebook within the wake of the deadly attack last 12 months. His platform, launched earlier this 12 months, mirrors Twitter in much of its functionality.
While it billed itself as a free-speech haven unbridled by Big Tech’s content moderation standards, Truth Social has reportedly been banning users who post information from the Jan. 6 committee this week.