Recently, we reported that former top advisor to now ex-President Donald Trump, Stephen Miller, has seemingly had a sudden change of heart when he reversed course and agreed to voluntarily testify before the Jan. 6th House Select Committee regarding his knowledge of the events on the day of and the days leading up to the infamous, deadly Capitol insurrection carried out by Trump’s rabid, sore loser supporters.
According to new reporting, that testimony has now officially taken place, but it didn’t go off without a hitch, by any stretch of the means.
The New York Times reports today that former top Trump aide Stephen Miller was ultimately grilled by the Jan. 6th House Select Committee for a total of eight hours, during which, the interactions between the panel and the Trump insider became “contentious” on several different occasions.
The House panel had good reason for wanting to question Miller specifically, as the former Trump administration immigration hardass actually personally previewed the tactics that Trump and his people would go on to use in an attempt to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election results, weeks before the Jan. 6th attack took place at the Capitol, as Congress and the VP were inside to carry out their duties. During his appearance before the committee, Miller was specifically questioned about Donald Trump’s infamous “Stop the Steal” speech that took place outside the Capitol building, just hours before his unhinged fans would go on to ambush the Capitol.
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“Investigators asked Mr. Miller repeatedly about the use of the word ‘we’ throughout Mr. Trump’s speech on the Ellipse, outside the White House, on Jan. 6, 2021, the people said, in an apparent effort to ascertain whether the former president had been directing supporters to join him in taking action to stop Congress from certifying his defeat,” the Times report reads. “Mr. Miller argued that the language was no different from any other political speech.”
In the portion of the “Stop the Steal” speech that the panel specifically referenced, Donald Trump infamously told the crowd, “We will not take it anymore, and that’s what this is all about… And to use a favorite term that all of you people really came up with: We will stop the steal.”
In addition to the topic of Trump’s notorious speech, Miller also reportedly pushed back over whether or not the 2020 election was actually stolen, given that the ex-president has humiliatingly lost every single court case and lawsuit he and his people have brought forward, attempting to blame widespread voter fraud in the US for his brutal loss.
Read the full report from the New York Times here.
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