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‘Cease the Steal’ founder advised Jan. 6 committee about contacts with GOP lawmakers

‘Cease the Steal’ founder advised Jan. 6 committee about contacts with GOP lawmakers

Alexander’s testimony underscores the diploma to which the choose committee continues to probe the roles of their Republican colleagues in efforts to advertise former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud — and their potential assist for fringe figures who helped collect folks in Washington on Jan. 6, the day Congress was required to certify the 2020 election outcomes.

The panel hasn’t formally requested testimony from any of the GOP lawmakers but however has continued to ask witnesses about Gosar, Biggs, Brooks and Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), who helped push a technique to make use of the Division of Justice to advertise the fraud claims.

Per Alexander’s attorneys Jonathon Moseley and Paul Kamenar, members of Congress might have been on an organizing name with him in early January. A number of have been invited however he didn’t take attendance, the legal professionals mentioned. Additionally they mentioned Alexander “testified that he had telephone conversations with Rep. Brooks’ employees a few ‘Expensive Colleague’ letter and the way his activists might be useful.”

Alexander mentioned in a since-deleted video that he labored with Gosar, Biggs and Brooks to try to make use of Congress’ Jan. 6 session certifying Biden’s victory as an opportunity to strain lawmakers to overturn the electoral outcomes.

“We 4 schemed as much as put most strain on Congress whereas they have been voting,” Alexander mentioned within the video.

Biggs and Brooks have denied assembly Alexander. Gosar has appeared at occasions with him however has not elaborated on their relationship.

Alexander additionally revealed within the submitting that he gave the committee particulars of a name he had on the morning of Jan. 6 with Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr.

“The Choose Committee requested him about this name. He said that it was a brief and nice name. Ms. Guilfoyle thanked Mr. Alexander for being a frontrunner on voting rights and creating the ‘Cease the Steal’ motion,” Moseley indicated. “The 2 spoke in regards to the ongoing Georgia election and the GOP primaries that will happen in 2022. The Choose Committee appeared happy with Alexander’s rationalization of that quick name.”

Moseley, one in all Alexander’s attorneys within the matter, can be representing a member of the Oath Keepers going through costs for his function within the Jan. 6 assault. He beforehand represented Proud Boy Zachary Rehl. Kamenar represented not less than one witness concerned within the Mueller probe.

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