January 6

Trump’s former campaign manager will testify before Jan 6 committee this week

Former President Donald Trump’s former campaign is set to testify before the House committee investigating the Capitol riot this Monday, The Hill reports.

Bill Stepien and other witnesses, will take center stage in what will be the committee’s second hearing. Other witnesses include Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak, conservative election attorney Benjamin Ginsberg, and former city commissioner of PhiladelphiaAl Schmidt.

Stepien, a longtime GOP operative who replaced Brad Parscale as Trump’s campaign manager just before the 2020 election, was first subpoenaed by the committee last November. Stepien took part in the effort to legally challenge the election results in multiple states after the 2020 election went in Joe Biden’s favor.

From The Hill:

The committee’s focus on Stepien includes his participation in the “Stop the Steal” effort, including fundraising and messaging that “included the promotion of certain false claims related to voting machines despite an internal campaign memo in which campaign staff determined that such claims were false.”

In an interview on Friday, Stirewalt said that the Capitol riot “is the first time in the history of the country that we really threatened the peaceful transfer of power.”

“We need to make sure that doesn’t happen in 2024,” he said.

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