Trump and allies are planning an attempt to flood the airways to counter the Jan. 6 primetime hearings
Trump and his allies are planning massive efforts to flood the airways with TV appearances to counter the first Jan. 6 public hearings starting next week, claims report
- The committee of House Jan. 6 starts public hearings next week with prime time event
- It interviewed more than 1,000 witnesses
- First hearing is scheduled for next Thursday with ‘previously unseen material documenting January 6’
- Trump could appear in public
- House Representatives Jim Jordan, Kevin McCarthy, Jim Banks and Elise Stefanik are all planning public roles
- US Conservative Union chief Matt Schlapp identified as coordinator
- Former COS Mark Meadows Handed Texts From Schlapp
- In one text, he urged Meadows after the election, “Get 4 or 5 killers in the remaining counts.” Need outsiders to set the place on fire.’
- RNC Also Planning Message Storm, According To Memo Referring To ‘FPOTUS’ – Former President Trump
Allies of former President Donald Trump are planning a series of TV appearances to try and shine the primetime kickoff of the House Jan. hearings. 6th Committee taking place next week.
The Trump allies are not on the committee itself after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two choices of minority leader Kevin McCarthy, representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana. Both had voted against the counting of state-certified electoral votes on January 6.
But they plan attempts to be part of the conversation. A TV or other appearance by former President Trump is possible as counterprogramming.
The activities are co-ordinated by Matt Schlapp, head of the American Conservative Union, axios reported.
He appeared in texts to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, which were leaked after Meadows handed over some of his material to the committee.
Former President Donald Trump and his allies plan efforts to counter the start of prime-time hearings by the Jan. 6 commission next week
“Please get 4 or 5 killers in the remaining counts. Need outsiders to set fire to,” he wrote after the November election, as Trump allies battled the vote in state courts. “The locals won’t do it. Lawyers and operators. Take us to these states,” he wrote on Nov. 4.
“Maybe I should take you and Mercy (sic) to PA,” Meadows wrote back, referring to his wife Mercedes, a former White House aide under Trump.
House Republicans are expected to play a key role, including GOP conference chair Elise Stefanik (NY), who took office after Republicans voted to replace Rep. To remove Liz Cheney from her position after Cheney became a member of the panel on Jan. 6.
Part of the plan will be to attack the commission itself for lack of legitimacy and for being “out of touch” with US voter priorities such as inflation — providing a way to attack the commission without specifically attempting the attempt. of Trump to destroy the election.
Panel plans summer hearings to address the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and attempt to overturn the election
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), whose seat on the committee was turned down by House Speaker Nany Pelosi, will play a role
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who has been subpoenaed by the committee, will also participate
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was elected Speaker of the House GOP Conference after Rep. Liz Cheney was stripped of her role
Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Center, and Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., left, have used the committee’s platform to repeatedly criticize Trump and his allies for attempting to topple the election
The panel has used dramatic videos of the Capitol riots in previous hearings
A GOP leadership aide described it as banking on voter “fatigue” by Jan. 6, after months of reports on the subject.
The Republican National Committee is also working on an effort, with some details included in a memo obtained by Vox whom Trump described as FPOTUS – former president of the United States.
The memo details “requests from FPOTUS.” They include ‘shaping coverage on networks; featuring appearances by surrogates and using friendly conservative media to “monitor and drive messages using the channels we monitor.”
The committee is orchestrating its own public relations plans, with six hearings scheduled for June, following on from the historic Watergate hearings of 1973.
It’s withholding its witness list for maximum impact, but promises “not-before-seen material documenting January 6.”
But they won’t be the last word for the committee. It plans to prepare reports and recommendations after the midterm elections.
If Republicans take over the House, they are sure to dissolve the panel, which subpoenaed McCarthy and other lawmakers who had Trump contacts during the attempted overthrow.