Former White House Trump: January 6, Committee’s process ‘comprehensive and overwhelming’

Alyssa Farah told CNN’s Pamela Brown on Saturday that she got the sense, based on the questions she received, the committee is focused on two main things: to determine if there was illegal activity associated with trying to overthrow the presidential election in 2020, and to build a tale about how the lie about the election stolen from Trump became widespread.

“They want to put together the definitive narrative of ‘the great lie.’ How people contributed to it, how people maintained it, who, incidentally, knew it was not true. said Farah. “So, when you put it together, and then there will be the criminal side of things. Was there injustice? Was there manipulation in the Department of Justice or with state governments to overturn or push to overturn results? It’s something they all look at. after. into. “

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CNN has previously reported that Farah, the former director of strategic communications at the Trump White House, voluntarily met with Republicans on the committee and provided information at several meetings. There are two Republicans on the committee: Vice-Rep. Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, and rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican.

Farah told CNN: “I trust the work that ranking member Liz Cheney is doing and I think it will be extremely important to go into the next election cycle.”

Farah resigned from his role as communications director at the White House in December 2020, one month after the election. At the time, she said it was “a lifetime honor to serve in the Trump administration.”

But after the uprising, Farah told CNN that Trump lied to the American people about the 2020 presidential election, saying he should “seriously consider” resigning.

As of November, the House panel has issued about 35 subpoenas, including one to other former White House officials, with a grand jury accusing former Trump adviser Steve Bannon of contempt of Congress Friday after he rejected the committee’s subpoena for testimony and documents. The committee has signaled that it will consider pursuing contempt or other procedures to enforce subpoenas for those who do not comply. Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, for example, has so far refused to appear before the committee.

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