Jan. 6 Hearings: Day 2

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    The Facts

    • The Jan. 6 Committee held its second hearing on Mon., with presentations focused on the origins and progression of Trump's claims of election fraud.

    • The hearing included video footage of a deposition given by former Trump campaign strategist Jason Miller, who said an "intoxicated" Rudy Giuliani helped convinced Trump to declare victory on election night before all ballots were counted.

    The Spin

    Right narrative

    No one cares about the Jan. 6 hearings. New polls show that more than half of Americans believe Trump wasn't at fault for the Jan. 6 riots, compared to less than 40% who approve of Biden's presidency. Democrats and RINOs are trying to distract Americans from their policy failures with these hearings, but it won't work.

    Left narrative

    The fact that even Trump's loyal campaign aides were telling him to cool it with the fraud claims shows how delusional these election conspiracy theories were. Trump's aides told him the truth on and even before election night, but he ignored them. Now, thanks to the Jan. 6 Committee, every American gets to hear their truthful inside knowledge.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 12% chance that Donald Trump will be jailed before 2030, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

    Political split



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