The witness record for Tuesday’s listening to contains three people from Georgia: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, his deputy Gabe Sterling and former election employee Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss.
“Throughout this listening to, what we’ll display is that President Trump and his allies drove a stress marketing campaign based mostly on lies and these lies led to threats that put state and native officers and their households in danger, these lies perpetuated the general public’s perception that the election was stolen, tainted by widespread fraud. And these lies additionally contributed to the violence on January 6,” a choose committee aide stated.
“We’ll present that the President was warned that these actions, together with false claims of election fraud, pressuring state and native officers, risked violence,” the aide added, however Trump “did it anyway.”
Committee aides stated that the panel will present the function Trump’s former chief of employees Mark Meadows performed within the stress marketing campaign led by Trump in these key states, “significantly in Georgia.” And aides shared that along with the dwell witnesses, the committee will current testimony from officers in Michigan and Pennsylvania concerning the Trump-led stress marketing campaign there.
Bowers, Raffensperger and Sterling might be a part of a panel detailing the Trump marketing campaign’s effort to pressure states to overturn their licensed election outcomes.
Moss is slated to seem individually on a second panel, in line with the committee’s listening to discover. She was accused by Trump and others of finishing up a faux poll scheme in Fulton County, Georgia. Moss plans to inform the committee that the false tales amplified by Trump and Rudy Giuliani accusing her of collaborating in voter fraud led to her receiving demise threats, in line with a written model of her deliberate testimony supplied by her lawyer on Monday.
In her written remarks, Moss describes folks telling her and her mom, an election short-term employee, that they need to “hold … for committing treason.”
She says her son additionally acquired threats and that folks went to her grandmother’s home and tried to make a “citizen’s arrest.”
Bowers, who supported Trump’s reelection bid in 2020, refused to bow to intimidation and efforts to get him to again efforts within the legislature to decertify Biden’s victory in Arizona.
Raffensperger’s profile grew after the 2020 election when he resisted Trump’s efforts to stress him to “discover” the votes vital for the then-President to win Georgia in an notorious January 2021 telephone name.
The Georgia Republican has already spoken privately with the committee about his expertise along with testifying earlier than a particular grand jury in a prison probe into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election leads to the Peach State.
This story has been up to date with additional developments Monday.
CNN’s Manu Raju, Katelyn Polantz and Shawna Mizelle contributed to this report.