Former President Donald Trump refused to say the election was over in a video outtake of the speech he made the day after the January 6 assault on the Capitol as proven throughout the newest listening to for the Home Choose Committee. The committee confirmed outtakes of each Trump’s video message to rioters at 4:17 p.m. throughout the assault and the speech he made the next day, and throughout the speech outtake he might be seen slicing a line concerning the 2020 election being completed.
The Jan. 6 panel performed never-before-seen footage from a speech by then-President Donald Trump taken a day after the Capitol assault.
“I do not wish to say the election is over,” he mentioned. https://t.co/ZBU3Mdj5zU pic.twitter.com/0KrhKzobDk
— The Related Press (@AP) July 22, 2022
Within the outtake proven, Trump stopped to edit the January 7 speech, and made a degree of claiming that he didn’t need the phrase “the election is over” in his speech. “However, this election is now over. Congress has licensed the outcomes. I don’t wish to say the election is over. I simply wish to say, ‘Congress has licensed the outcomes,’ with out saying the election’s over. Okay?” he mentioned within the clip, as his daughter and then-Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump helped him edit. “I didn’t say over, however now, let me see. Go to the paragraph earlier than.”
All through the clip, he might be seen enhancing out sure phrases and phrases, as he labored his method by way of the speech. “To those that broke the legislation, you’ll pay. You don’t symbolize our motion. You don’t symbolize our nation, and for those who broke the legislation—you possibly can’t say that. I’m going to—I already mentioned, ‘You’ll pay,’” he mentioned initially of the video.
Earlier than displaying the uncooked footage of his Rose Backyard speech from January 6, the committee performed a portion of an interview with former assistant Nicholas Luna, who mentioned, “To my information [the address] was off the cuff,” quite than ready remarks. After displaying the clip, the committee confirmed interviews the place they requested if there have been plans for an additional video later that night. Former White Home Senior Advisor Eric Herschmann described the temper within the White Home after the video. “I’d simply say folks have been emotionally drained by the point that videotape was over,” he mentioned in a pre-recorded testimony.
By no means-before-seen uncooked footage of Trump recording his message within the Rose Backyard. pic.twitter.com/yDZsQ3zZfM
— January sixth Committee (@January6thCmte) July 22, 2022
The ninth listening to centered on Trump’s lack of motion throughout the assault. The prior listening to held dwell testimony from former Oath Keepers spokesperson Jason Van Tatenhove and Stephen Ayres, one of many insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on January 6.
Throughout prior hearings a lot had already been revealed concerning the occasions that led as much as January 6. In contrast to prior hearings, the committee’s chairman Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) was pressured to overlook this listening to after testing optimistic for COVID-19. “Whereas Chairman Thompson is disillusioned along with his COVID prognosis, he has instructed the Choose Committee to proceed with Thursday night’s listening to. Committee members and employees want the Chairman a speedy restoration,” the committee tweeted.
Previous to the listening to, Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, who’s one in every of two conservatives to take a seat on the committee together with Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, teased that there could be main revelations throughout the newest primetime listening to in an interview with Face The Nation.
Among the prior hearings have shed extra mild on Trump’s actions main as much as January 6, together with stress placed on state legislators to attempt to overturn the outcomes of the election. Officers within the Justice Division and employees near then-Vice President Mike Pence additionally revealed that Trump had leaned on each the DOJ and the VP to say the election was corrupt and to reject electors, respectively.
One of the vital intensive hearings to this point got here from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to then-White Home Chief of Employees Mark Meadows, who supplied particulars about what Trump did and mentioned all through the day on January 6, main as much as the rioters storming the Capitol and as they attacked.