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Key Words: Trump decided months before the election to declare victory if he lost, says his former campaign manager


The Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol is holding what is likely to be its last hearing on Thursday after months of televised proceedings.

During Thursday’s hearing, the committee summarized much of its findings, including video of testimony from several Republicans and former White House personnel. One person whose testimony the committee shared in the beginning of Thursday’s proceedings was former President Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale.

“President Trump planned as early as July that he would say he won the election, even if he lost,” Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren said during the hearing, citing the testimony from Parscale.

July is roughly four months before election day, and well-before votes were cast for the 2020 presidential election.

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Additionally, the committee played a video clip of former Trump advisor Steve Bannon, who stated similar sentiment that Trump will declare election victory prior to election day. In October, Bannon said Trump is “just gonna say he’s the winner.”

Prior to Thursday’s hearing, committee chairman and Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson said there is “significant information that we’ve not shown to the public” about the events of January 6 — the hearing is still ongoing.

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The committee plans to release a written report and legislative recommendations sometime in 2022, and Thompson indicated the report may come before the November midterm elections.

You can follow MarketWatch’s coverage of the Jan. 6 committee hearings here.

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