Jared Kushner tells Trump the stolen election allegation ‘isn’t the approach’ he would take

Former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner testified that he raised his disagreements with Mr Trump over the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen.

In videotaped testimony presented on Monday, Mr. Kushner told the Jan. 6 special committee that he advised Mr. Trump that pushing the stolen election allegations was “not the approach I would take if I ‘was you’. Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, had urged the president to move forward with allegations of widespread voter fraud.

Mr Kushner, who has served as a senior White House adviser, said Mr Trump responded by saying he “trusts Rudy”.

Those who worked on the Trump campaign told committee members they felt it was too early for Mr. Trump to declare victory on election night when he did.

Former Attorney General Bill Barr was more adamant in his testimony, saying he felt claims the election was stolen were “bullshit”.

“I made it clear that I disagreed with the idea of ​​saying the election was stolen and posting his stuff that I told the president was bullshit,” said Mr Barr.

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Monday’s hearing focused on Mr. Trump’s efforts to spread allegations that the election was stolen.

Former Fox News editor Chris Stirewalt testified about the network’s decision to call Arizona for Mr Trump. He said Mr Biden had won the election.

Mr Trump’s former campaign manager William Stepien also gave evidence on recorded video. He did not show up in person as planned due to his wife giving birth.

The committee, made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans, will hold multiple hearings this week and next on its investigation into the 2021 Capitol riot.

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