Trump slams Jan. 6 committee for using teleprompter, ignoring 'irrefutable' election fraud evidence

"The only thing not discussed by the Unselects, in any way, shape, or form, is the irrefutable evidence of massive and totally pervasive ELECTION FRAUD & IRREGULARITIES" he wrote

Updated: June 23, 2022 - 5:10pm

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Former President Donald Trump criticized the House Jan. 6 committee during its hearing on Thursday over panel members reading "untruthful statements" from a teleprompter and not discussing election fraud.

During the panel's fifth hearing, which featured former Department of Justice officials, Trump posted on his platform, Truth Social: "The only thing not discussed by the Unselects, in any way, shape, or form, is the irrefutable evidence of massive and totally pervasive ELECTION FRAUD & IRREGULARITIES which took place during the 2020 Presidential Election."

The committee said Thursday's hearing would "tell the story of how Trump's pressure campaign stretched to every level of government, including the federal agency charged with the enforcement of our laws."

Previous hearings have focused on the former president's actions and those of his inner circle after the 2020 election, and the committee has cited Republican officials who said there is no evidence of widespread election fraud, rather than investigating the claims of fraud directly.

"They refuse to go there, they want it all CANCELED, because it would be IMPOSSIBLE for the Unselect Committee to refute or challenge that which would be put before them, or the American Public. To the Unselects I ask, LET US PUT ON THE EVIDENCE, STATE BY STATE - AND NOW!" Trump added. 

He followed up less than a half-hour later by pointing to the Dinesh D'Souza Documentary, "2000 Mules," which delved into election integrity.

"What about the massive ballot stuffing shown, on Government Tape, by the highly respected and credible Patriots of Truth to Vote (2000 Mules)? I suppose that’s OK also? Such lies by the Unselects!" Trump stated.

He also criticized the committee for apparently using a teleprompter.

"Has there ever been a time in Congress where a Member is allowed, without any cross examination of any kind, to read lengthy and often untruthful statements, not from notes or other papers, BUT FROM A TELEPROMPTER? This is a Kangaroo Court the likes of which we have never seen in this Country!" he wrote.

The Trump War Room Twitter account claimed that the committee's teleprompter broke down during a hearing last week, posting a video of Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) pausing while speaking and then flipping through papers.