Trump spokeswoman backs Rep. Scott Perry on pardon allegation, slams Jan. 6 probe as 'corrupt'

Rep. Liz Cheney alleged during a prime time hearing Thursday night that Perry sought a presidential pardon after the Jan. 6 riots. Perry emphatically denies it.

Updated: June 11, 2022 - 11:09pm

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    Former President Donald Trump's spokeswoman is backing up Rep. Scott Perry over an allegation leveled by fellow Re. Liz Cheney that he sought a pardon in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

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

    "The notion that I ever sought a presidential pardon for myself, or other members of Congress, is an absolute shameless and soulless lie," he told the John Solomon Reports podcast.

    Trump spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington told the Just the News, Not Noise television show that she checked with former White House officials and nobody remembers a pardon request from Perry.

    "From everything I've been able to gather on this, it's simply not accurate," Harrington said during an interview Friday night, adding that Thursday night's hearing by the Democrat-led panel was full of falsehoods.

    "Everything was a lie, or misrepresentation and distortion, a propaganda piece, or a lie of omission," she added. "I mean he (Perry) has vigorously denied this and all the people I've talked to they just said it just does not sound accurate. So no, I don't think it's accurate at all."

    Trump has blasted the Jan. 6 investigatory panel's work via several statements on his Truth social media account. Harrington augmented those criticisms, saying the committee has "one mission ... to stop our great movement led by President Trump. That's their goal."

    "It's a giant waste of time. A waste of our resources, but very dangerously so," she added. "I mean, this is very corrupt, and really scary that this is happening in our country.' She said the leaders of the committee like Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., are "the same people who brought you Russia, Russia, Russia."

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