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3 Takeaways From the Fourth Jan 6 Capitol Riot Hearing

More evidence emerged from the hearing that made it clear Trump’s team knew that the plot to overturn the 2020 election results had no evidential backing.

Arizona House Speaker Russell Bowers of the Republican Party testified that the former president’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani had asked him to look into removing Joe Biden’s electors in the state but he refused.

“You’re asking me to do something against my oath and I will not break my oath,” Bowers had said, according to his testimony.

“We’ve got lots of theories; we just don’t have the evidence,” Giuliani once told Bower, according to the latter.

John Eastman, who widely featured in the previous hearing, featured again, after Bowers testified that Eastman urged him to decertify the electors, regardless of what they thought it would mean with respect to the Constitution.

“Just do it, and let the courts sort it out,” Eastman told Bowers, according to the Arizona House Speaker.

Eastman, a law professor, fed Trump a theory that Vice President Pence, as the head of the US Senate then, had the power to overturn the results of the 2020 election that Joe Biden won or at the very minimum, delay the certification of the results. This was revealed in the third hearing.

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