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Trump Consciously Lied

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the conclusion of the second U.S. House January 6 Select Committee hearing today, Lisa Gilbert, executive vice president of Public Citizen and co-chair of the Not Above the Law Coalition, released the following statement:

“Today’s hearing showed clearly that Trump lied. And he knew he lied. He and his allies methodically and knowingly spread untruths about the election, with the goal of overturning it. The words of Trump’s former campaign manager, as well as testimony from other prominent Republican representatives today, cannot be denied.

“No president is above the law in this country. That’s how it always has been, and that’s how it will continue to be. We are confident that these hearings will remind people what’s at stake.

“During the first hearing, over a thousand people gathered at watch events across the nation and millions more watched at home. We hope this trend continues, as Americans have the opportunity to witness the committee’s evidence of a premeditated criminal conspiracy at the highest level, and there’s no turning away from accountability now.”