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Jan. 6 committee’s Luria tweets video testimony about lines stricken from Trump’s post-riot remarks

Rep. Luria released a video of previously unseen testimony about former President Trump’s reluctance to condemn the rioters a day after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

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On Monday, Representative Elaine Luria, who presided over a portion of the committee’s primetime public hearing on January 6 last week, released a video with previously unseen testimony about former President Donald Trump’s reluctance to condemn the violent actions of his supporters a day after the Capitol riot.

On January 6, President Trump posted a video to Twitter from the Rose Garden in which he admonished his followers to leave him alone. It took Luria, D-Va. more than 24 hours to address the nation again, along with a video, on Monday morning. He was reticent to reveal additional details.

Footage from the White House on January 7, 2021 shows Ivanka Trump, one of her father’s top advisers, reading a draft copy of his remarks with several lines crossed out.

Let me be crystal clear: you do not speak for me. One of the lines that had been crossed out read, “You do not represent our movement.” This was an obvious reference to the rioters.

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It was also stated that the former president was “directing the Department of Justice to ensure all lawbreakers are prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” but this was also removed. We must send a strong message of JUSTICE, not mercy. Sanctions must be swift and severe.

According to Ivanka Trump, the changes were written in her father’s handwriting.

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s husband and a former White House adviser, said in a separate interview that he had discussed the comments with others who agreed that “it was important to further call for de-escalation.” In a video excerpt from his interview with the committee, Kushner says, “I don’t know” when asked about the crossed-out lines.

The video adds to the testimony presented at the eighth hearing of the panel last week, which centered on the 187 minutes between the end of Trump’s speech at the Ellipse and the release of a video in which he expressed his love for his supporters and urged them to return home.

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The panel had shown video with excerpts from Trump’s recorded address about the attack the day after it took place; at one point, Trump read a line from the speech that said, “ThiBut t election is now over.” H Congress has certified the results, but before he pped himself he told his advisers, “I don’t want to say the election is over. To clarify, I am not saying that the election has concluded; rather, Congress has certified the results.

Trump’s office has been contacted by BC News for comment.

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