Trump adviser Jason Miller tears into January 6 committee for taking his answers out of context
Jason Miller criticized the Jan. 6 commission in a video post, accusing the House panel of taking his testimony out of context and using “selective edits” to imply that Donald Trump knew he was going to die within days of the elections of 2020 was heading for defeat.
A clip of Miller’s testimony was shown during the commission’s first public hearing, along with other advisers who said they told the president he couldn’t win.
Miller described how Trump received bad news from the campaign’s chief data analyst.
“I remember handing the president – in pretty blunt terms – that he was going to lose,” Miller said in a videotaped statement.
Why, asks Miller in his Wednesday night video, didn’t the committee play its next response when asked about Trump’s response to the update from Matt Oczkowski, one of the top campaign data aid workers?
I replied, quoting: “I think it’s safe to say he disagreed with Matt’s analysis,” I continued, quoting: “He believed Matt was not looking at the prospect of legal challenges that our came over.
“And that Matt was looking at things purely from what those numbers showed, as opposed to broader things, including issues with legality and election integrity, which as a data man he may not have been paying attention.” end quote.’
Miller faced backlash from conservatives for appearing before the committee and apparently implying that the president knew he had lost the election fairly.
Trump adviser Jason Miller criticized the House Jan. 6 committee for using “selective editing” and taking his testimony out of context to support their story that President Trump knew within days of the 2020 election that he was had lost
A clip of Miller’s testimony was shown last week on the first day of the commission’s public hearings. It showed the Trump aide answering questions about what the president was told in the days following the 2020 election as the commission tried to build its case
But in his response to the committee hearing, he claimed his words had been manipulated to support biased reasoning.
His claims are supported by the transcript of his testimony, filed in court by the Jan. 6 commission, which sought emails from John Eastman, a lawyer who advised Trump’s team.
In his video, Miller asked, “So why didn’t the J6 committee play this next answer in their hearing?
“Only because it didn’t fit their story, because they’re not trustworthy, and because they’re obsessed with attacking President Trump by turning his allies against each other, even if that means selective edits to quotes taken out of context.” .’
In its two public hearings, the commission has presented testimony from a slew of Trump insiders who are trying to build a case that the president knew the election was lost, yet went ahead with an attempt to overthrow it.
During Monday’s hearing, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) explained the matter, saying Trump “knowingly” relied on false claims of voter fraud to trick supporters into believing Joe Biden’s victory was stolen.
‘Mr. Trump’s closest advisers knew it. Mr. Trump knew,” she said.
Former Attorney General William Barr said he repeatedly told Trump there was not enough voter fraud to change the outcome.
“I thought, boy, if he really believes this, he’s lost touch with — he’s disconnected from reality if he really believes this,” he said.
More testimony from Miller — in which he says Trump pushed back the analysis he had lost — appears in court documents filed by the Jan. 6 commission in a lawsuit
Miller said the commission was not trustworthy, but he had no legal justification for denying the subpoena to appear before it.
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Witnesses have been accused of selling out to Trump.
Some advisers, such as Steve Bannon, Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino declined to appear, citing administrative law. That approach has led to criminal charges against Bannon and Navarro.
Miller, who now runs the social media platform GETTR, said that approach was not possible for him.
“Many of you have asked me why I even participated in the statement of the J-Six committee, since I think the whole committee is illegal.
“Simple: My lawyers believe that since I worked on the campaign and not in the White House, I would need millions of dollars to legally challenge the subpoena by arguing for administrative law… and even then I would I might not be successful.
“Besides the millions of dollars I don’t have, it would have cost my life, and it would have made it impossible for me to run GETTR.
Most importantly, though, it would have driven my wife and young children through hell. We’ve had people come up to us screaming in public, not being invited to play dates, being attacked online, all because we’re Trump supporters.”
He said the purpose of the commission was not to find out the truth.
“The goal of the Jan. 6 commission is to ruin people’s lives and they know it, to take their livelihood and even their freedom,” Miller said.
He went on to say it was all part of an effort to prevent Trump from running again in 2024.
Miller delivered his message on the eve of the third public hearing.
It will focus on how Trump pressured his Vice President, Mike Pence, into a last-ditch and possibly illegal plan to stop Joe Biden’s election victory.
Trump seized on the unorthodox proposal of conservative law professor John Eastman to have Pence roll back the voters when the vice president chaired Congress to certify the election results on Jan. 6, 2021.
General view of the chamber before the second public hearing of the US House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, June 13 in the US