The Jan. 6 House Select Committee released copies of about 50 witness testimony on Friday.
One of the records details a Commission interview with former Trump ally Hope Hicks.
“I think he felt it wasn’t fair to blame him for everything that happened,” she said.
and A series of deposition records published in By the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6, 2021 Riots Friday, the record was filed by the former White House Communications Director. Hope Hicks told the commission Former President Donald Trump felt the accusations he received over the Capitol riots were unfair.
Once Trump’s closest ally, Hicks, 34, volunteered to sit for eyewitness testimony.the video was aired at the commission’s final hearing on MondayShe was one of the few people to tell Trump that he lost the 2020 election, according to transcripts released Friday.
Hicks spoke to Trump on Jan. 11, 2021, days after the deadly riots.
“He asked me if I thought it was as bad as everyone thought it was. And my answer was, yes, it is,” the transcript reads.
hicks who Resigns from the White House on January 12, 2021she said she told Trump to change his approach and appear more “reasonable” to observers.
“And I was just telling him, I think banning you from social media backfires because the more rational and restrained you are, the more extreme everyone else looks. Politically, I think things will get better soon if we focus on what people really care about and not the election,” Hicks told the committee.
She also said Trump asked her if she believed the election was stolen, which she disagreed with.
“And we just had a little back and forth and that was it,” she added.
“I think he felt it wasn’t fair to blame him for everything that happened,” Hicks continued.
the committee is full report Findings Thursday during an investigation into the Capitol riots and how Trump was involved in it.they also Recommended We want the Justice Department to hold Trump criminally accountable for his role in the riots.
Hicks was not immediately reachable for comment.
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