“Just say that the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the [Republican] congressmen,” former acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue recalled the former president saying during a Dec. 27, 2020, meeting.
The Trump campaign used the Big Lie to ask supporters for money that wasn’t even used to contest the 2020 election results, according to testimony heard Monday in the US House Committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 attack. Here’s what else you need to know.
Among more than a dozen voters interviewed — in coffee shops, stores, and by phone — residents of the sprawling battleground county that borders Philadelphia and stretches up near the Lehigh Valley dismissed the first televised hearing as "rubbish," or simply did not watch.
The first of six hearings revealed that former President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka accepted that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen, that multiple Republican members of Congress asked Trump for pardons after Jan. 6, and that Trump approved of his supporters chanting “Hang Mike Pence!”
In the first televised hearing on the Jan. 6 attack, the committee investigating the insurrection said it had evidence that the Republican congressman from Dauphin County sought a pardon for his role in conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 election.