10 Key Takeaways from the Second Nonpartisan January 6th Committee Hearing

On Monday, June 13, the nonpartisan January 6th Committee held a second hearing on its investigation into the event. The second hearing focused on how Donald Trump knew that the 2020 election was legitimate and that he lost. The committee showed how over the objections of his staff and his own family members, he intentionally lied to his supporters about election fraud, lies that led to the attack on the Capitol to overturn the election.

Here are the Top 10 key moments and pieces of news the committee uncovered during the second hearing:

1. January 6 Committee Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson says the 11-month nonpartisan investigation found that Trump lost the election and that Trump knew he lost the election.

2. Trump Campaign Manager Bill Stepien and Congressman Kevin McCarthy told Trump that mail-in ballots would play an important role in the 2020 election and he should not discourage voters from using this method of voting. Trump disagreed.

3.On Election Night, Donald Trump was told to wait because he had no basis for declaring victory. He declared victory anyway.

4. Chris Stirewalt is a former Fox News journalist who was fired months after being a member of the team that decided to call Arizona for Joe Biden on Election Day 2020. He says based on election data, Trump had no chance of winning the election.

5. Over objections from the Department of Justice, cybersecurity experts, and his own White House staff, Donald Trump falsely told the American people the election was not legitimate.

6. Trump’s Attorney General, Bill Barr, told Trump that Trump’s election fraud claims were “bogus” and not true.

7. Trump’s Attorney General, Bill Barr, also told Trump that the claims about hacked voting machines were “idiotic.”

8. The Trump campaign aggressively duped supporters by pushing false election fraud claims to raise $250 million dollars. The Trump campaign then sent those donations to partisan organizations, including one involved in organizing the January 6th rally that preceded the insurrection.

9. Republican election attorney Benjamin Ginsberg testified that Donald Trump had his day in court to try his claims of election fraud. Over and over, judges rejected his claims—including judges appointed by Trump—because they were unsupported by any evidence.

10. Election experts said there was no evidence of voter fraud in the states, including in Georgia and in Pennsylvania.


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This is just the second of several hearings. The next hearing is Wednesday, June 15.

Click here to see the full hearing schedule.