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Trump spokeswoman backs Rep. Scott Perry on pardon allegation, calls Jan. 6 investigation ‘corrupt’

Former President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman supports Rep. Scott Perry on an allegation made by fellow Re. Liz Cheney that he asked for forgiveness following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Perry, a Pennsylvania Republican who chairs the conservative House Freedom Caucus committee, on Friday flatly denied Cheney’s allegation made during a Jan. 6 House committee hearing during prime time Thursday night.

“The idea that I ever sought a presidential pardon for myself, or for other members of Congress, is an absolute, shameless, soulless lie,” he told the John Salomon reports podcast.

Trump spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington told the Just the news, not the noise TV show she checked with former White House officials and no one remembers Perry asking for a pardon.

“From everything I’ve been able to gather on this, it’s just not accurate,” Harrington said in a Friday night interview, adding that Thursday night’s hearing by the panel led by the Democrats was full of lies.

“It was all a lie, or a misrepresentation and distortion, a propaganda piece, or a lie of omission,” she added. “I mean he (Perry) strenuously denied it and everyone I spoke to just said it didn’t sound right. So no, I don’t think it’s right at all.”

Trump lambasted the work of the Jan. 6 committee of inquiry via several statements on his Truth social media account. Harrington upped that criticism, saying the committee has “a mission … to stop our great movement led by President Trump. That’s their goal.”

“It’s a huge waste of time. A waste of our resources, but very dangerously,” she added. “I mean, it’s very corrupt and really scary for this to happen in our country.” She said committee leaders like Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, are “the same people who brought you Russia, Russia, Russia.”

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