Trump goes on to claim the 2020 election was “rigged and stolen” in response to the Jan. 6 committee hearings

Former President Donald Trump released a 12-page statement Monday claiming Democrats are using the committee’s ongoing Jan. 6 hearings to distract Americans from inflation, gas prices and the shortage of baby food.

The 45th President used a dozen pages to repeat his allegations that the election had been rigged against him – despite the fact that many of the precise allegations he mentioned have been refuted – while describing the chaos of the 6th November uprising .January ignored.

“Democrats created the January 6 narrative to distract from the much larger and more important truth that the 2020 election was rigged and stolen,” Trump said in the statement.

He also said Democrats are using the House hearings, which were televised Thursday and Monday, to distract Americans from ongoing issues such as inflation, gas prices, supply chain delays, border controls and the shortage of baby food.

“America is crumbling and the Democrats have no solutions. Our nation has no hope of change for the better under Democrat leadership,” Trump said. “People are desperate. Instead of solving problems, Democrats are rehashing history in hopes of changing the narrative.”

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A video exhibit showing former President Donald Trump plays the House Special Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol.
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The former president called the House Special Committee investigation a “kangaroo court” and a “smoke-and-mirror show” and appeared to applaud the insurgents.

“The truth is that on January 6, 2021, Americans turned out in large numbers (but seldom revealed by the press) in Washington, DC to hold their elected officials accountable for the apparent signs of criminal activity during the election,” wrote Trump .

He used most of his response to detail allegations of voter fraud and electoral corruption – many of which have been investigated and found false.

Trump questioned why several states where he had a slim early lead took extra days to count the ballots, claiming it was because they needed extra time to “act the ballots and see the outcome of the.” rigging the election” to give Biden more votes.

The claim was refuted by former Fox News digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt at Monday’s hearing.

States like Pennsylvania used the days after Election Day to count early votes and mail in ballots after the votes cast on Election Day. Early voting and absentee ballots tend to favor Democrats, while voting day tends to be more Republican — a conundrum dubbed a “red mirage,” Stirewalt said.

Trump also noted an alleged system of Democratic election trading that was laughed at during Monday’s hearing. Trump cited a film by conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza as evidence, which backed the former president’s claims that the election was stolen.

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Rep. Lofgren, Rep. Thompson, chairman of the special committee and vice chairman Rep. Cheney listen during a hearing on the Jan. 6 investigation.
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Former Attorney General William Barr, who served under Trump, laughed at the mention of the film, titled “2000 Mules,” at Monday’s hearing.

“My opinion then and my opinion now is that the election was not stolen by fraud,” Barr said during his testimony. “And I haven’t seen anything since the election that would change my mind about it, including the 2000 Mules movie.”

Barr and other Trump administration officials and campaign aides testified Monday that they repeatedly informed the former commander in chief that his allegations of widespread voter fraud and vote-rigging were false, but he remained steadfast in his assertion that the 2020 election was his had been stolen.

Trump concluded his 12-page response by stating that the Jan. 6 investigation was just an attempt to keep him from running for president in 2024.

“This is just an attempt to stop a man who leads in every poll against both
Put Republicans and Democrats a long way away from running for the presidency again,” Trump said.

The next committee hearing is Wednesday at 10 a.m Trump goes on to claim the 2020 election was “rigged and stolen” in response to the Jan. 6 committee hearings


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