Georgia’s secretary of state and other state officials are due to testify at the January 6 hearing


The committee will also show evidence that Trump was involved in a scheme to submit fake voter lists in the 2020 presidential election, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and panel member who is expected to play a leading role. plan in the presentation. , said Sunday.

The witness list for Tuesday’s hearing includes three people from Georgia: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, his deputy Gabe Sterling and former election agent Wandrea ArShaye « Shaye » Moss.

Rusty Bowers, a Republican who is the speaker of the Arizona House, is also set to testify, the committee officially announced Monday.

“During this hearing, what we will demonstrate is that President Trump and his allies waged a pressure campaign based on lies and those lies led to threats that endangered state officials and locals and their families, these lies perpetuated the public belief that the election was stolen, tainted with widespread fraud. And these lies also contributed to the violence on January 6, » said a select committee aide.

“We will show that the president was warned that these actions, including the false allegations of voter fraud, the pressure exerted on state and local authorities, risked provoking violence,” the aide added, but Trump “the did anyway. »

Committee aides said the panel will show the role former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows played in Trump’s lobbying campaign in those key states, « particularly Georgia. » And aides shared that in addition to live witnesses, the committee will feature testimony from Michigan and Pennsylvania officials about Trump’s lobbying campaign there.

Bowers, Raffensperger and Sterling will be part of a panel detailing the Trump campaign’s efforts to force states to rescind their certified election results.

Moss is expected to appear separately in a second panel, according to the committee’s notice of hearing. She was accused by Trump and others of staging a fake poll in Fulton County, Georgia. The committee will hear first-hand about her experiences and the threats she received as a result of Trump’s misrepresentations, committee aides said Monday.

Bowers, who backed Trump’s 2020 re-election bid, refused to bow to intimidation and efforts to get him to support the legislature’s efforts to decertify Biden’s victory in Arizona.

Raffensperger’s profile rose after the 2020 election when he resisted Trump’s efforts to pressure him to « find » the votes needed for the then-president to win Georgia in an infamous famous january 2021 phone call.

The Georgia Republican has already spoken privately with the committee about his experience in addition to testifying before a special grand jury in a criminal investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in the Peach State.

CNN’s Manu Raju contributed to this report.

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