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Adam Schiff gets back to prosecuting Trump at latest Jan. 6th hearing

January 6 committee member Rep. Adam Schiff said on day four of the Jan. 6 publicly-aired hearings that former President Trump and his inner circle likely “violated multiple federal laws by participating in the former president’s “press campaign” to convince states to individually publish their election results. retell or undo, including Georgia and Arizona in particular.

“This campaign of pressure led to angry phone calls and texts, armed protests, intimidation and all too often threats of violence and death. State legislators were singled out. So were election officials statewide,” Schiff, D-Calif, claimed.

“As we will show, the president’s supporters heard the former president’s claims of fraud and the false charges he made against state and local officials as a call to action.”

Meanwhile, the Jan. 6 commission’s vice-chair, Rep. Liz Cheney, Schiff’s claims that Trump should be held criminally responsible. “Each of these attempts to undo the election is serious in itself. Each deserves attention from both Congress and the Justice Department,” she said.

The fourth public and televised trial features live testimony from Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, his office’s Chief Operating Officer Gabriel Sterling, Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers and former election officer Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss from Georgia.

Bowers was the first to the microphone, rejecting former President Trump’s statement criticizing him released just before the hearing.

“This campaign of pressure led to angry phone calls and texts, armed protests, intimidation and all too often threats of violence and death.  State legislators were singled out.  So were the election officials statewide,

“This campaign of pressure led to angry phone calls and texts, armed protests, intimidation and all too often threats of violence and death. State legislators were singled out. So were the election officials statewide,” said Representative Adam Schiff

“Rusty Bowers, the Speaker of the Arizona House, is the newest RINO to play on the Unselect Committee,” Trump wrote in an emailed statement shortly before the hearing begins at 1 p.m.

“In November 2020, Bowers thanked me for choosing him. He said he would have lost, and actually expected to lose, if I hadn’t gone along. During the conversation, he told me that the election had been rigged and that I had won Arizona,” Trump continued.

“He said he got more votes than me, which could never have happened. In fact, he said, he wouldn’t have been in the office without me, and he expected to be in Arizona before my arrival and big rallies. The night before the election, he walked out with his wife and saw Trump’s enormous enthusiasm and said to her, “You know what? Maybe I’ll win after all” – and he did. Bowers hopes there’s no tape of the conversation.’

Bowers said he did speak to the president, but he never said it was “not true” that he ever said the elections were rigged or that he told the president he had won Arizona.

Bowers also said he received a call shortly after the election from the former president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who told him they had evidence that hundreds of thousands of votes had been cast by illegal immigrants and thousands of ballots handed in from dead people.

‘I asked, ‘Do you have names?’ he said yes.’ I said, ‘Can you give them to me? He said yes.’ Trump then interrupted him and said, “Give the man what he needs, Rudy.”

Bowers said Giuliani never sent him the evidence.

Bowers then said Trump and Giuliani had asked him to convene a formal legislative hearing to present evidence of fraud and work to replace President Biden’s voters.

“You’re asking me to do something that violates my oath,” Bowers told Trump.

“I didn’t want to be used as a pawn,” he added.

Raffensperger will take center stage in Tuesday’s hearing, as he was one of the GOP targets of the Trump team’s effort to get red states to call “fake voters” for Biden’s Electoral College victory to derail. The goal was for Vice President Mike Pence to accept these alternate voters on January 6, 2021, so Trump could declare victory.

Trump also infamously called Raffensperger on Jan. 2, 2021 — just days before the Capitol riots and election certification — to pressure him to “find 11,780 votes” to help him overcome Biden’s lead in the Peach State.

The former president tried to get revenge on Raffensperger by backing Georgian Republican Representative Jody Hice in the primary race against him for secretary of state this year — but Raffensperger easily overcame the challenge.

Bowers also received a call in late November 2020 from Trump and his then-lawyer Rudy Giuliani, informing him that Arizona had a new law that would allow the legislature to choose which presidential voters it wanted to send to Congress for certification, according to the Republic of Arizona

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (pictured May 24, 2022) will take center stage at Tuesday afternoon's fourth public hearing of the Selected Commission's January to prove the pressure Donald Trump is exerting on GOP state officials in his

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (pictured May 24, 2022) will take center stage at Tuesday afternoon’s fourth public hearing of the Selected Commission’s January to prove the pressure Donald Trump is exerting on GOP state officials in his “plot” to overthrow the government. undo elections of 2020

Tuesday's panel hearing will focus on Trump's efforts to get disputed states to nominate their own voters and get Vice President Mike Pence to accept those votes on electoral college results.

Tuesday’s panel hearing will focus on Trump’s efforts to get disputed states to nominate their own voters and get Vice President Mike Pence to accept those votes on electoral college results.

The Arizona GOP legislator, who is a Trump supporter, told the paper he asked for proof of this law that he had never heard of, but never received.

Bowers was also pressured by Supreme Court wife Clarence Thomas’ wife Ginni Thomas, who is a conservative activist, to decertify Biden’s victory in the state.

Panelist Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, will lead Thursday’s proceedings.

Excerpts from its opening statement show that the panel will seek to prove that “anyone who stood in the way of Donald Trump’s continued power after he lost the election was the subject of a dangerous and escalating pressure campaign.”

“This campaign of pressure led to angry phone calls and texts, armed protests, intimidation and all too often threats of violence and death,” he says. “State legislators were singled out. The same was true for the state elections. Even local election workers, who did their jobs diligently, were accused of being criminals and their lives were turned upside down.”

“As we will show, the president’s supporters have heard the former president’s allegations of fraud, and the false accusations he has leveled against state and local officials, as a call to action.”

Both Arizona and Georgia are swing states that went from red for Trump in 2016 to blue for Joe Biden in 2020. However, Biden only won those states by extremely narrow margins – 0.4 percent in Arizona and 0.3 percent in Georgia.

The narrow margins of victory in part led Trump to claim that the election was rigged and stolen by a Democratic plot to deploy thousands of counterfeit ballots to make Biden win the swing states that launched him to the presidency in 2016.

Tuesday’s witness, Moss, along with her mother Ruby Freeman, was accused by Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani of “manipulation” of the Georgia presidential election tally. The two are said to have brought in “suitcases” full of ballots for Biden, according to Trump and his allies.

Trump (pictured June 17, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee) infamously called Raffensperger on January 2, 2021 for pressuring him to

Trump (pictured June 17, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee) infamously called Raffensperger on January 2, 2021 for pressuring him to “find 11,780 votes” to help him overcome Biden’s lead in Georgia

The former Georgia election official and her mother are now suing Giuliani in federal court after receiving death threats when Trump mentioned them publicly and following an investigation in the state that found no wrongdoing by the couple.

The focus of the Democrat-led panel on Tuesday follows three other hearings this month aimed at proving that Trump was aware that he had lost the 2020 presidential election, yet pushed the “Big Lie” that he had lost the 2020 presidential election. was victorious, as was the press campaign on Pence to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the Electoral College.

Pence’s refusal to give in to Trump’s plot to deny Congressional results and accept the alternative voters on Jan. 6, 2021, kept the former president from proclaiming victory in an election he lost.

After Tuesday’s hearing, there could be as many as four more as the select committee wants to quickly wrap up its case against Trump before the 2022 midterm elections, likely leaving the House red.

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