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Here's what we learned from the second Jan. 6 committee hearing

By Aaron Blake

13 Jun 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

The former attorney general testified that he told Trump the election fraud conspiracy theories were "bullshit," but Trump didn't didn't care about the "actual facts."

The Jan. 6 committee used its second hearing to lay out evidence that Donald Trump must have known better: that he was repeatedly informed that his claims of widespread voter fraud were bogus and that he had lost the 2020 election - and he pressed forward in trying to overturn the result regardless.

The question is crucial when it comes to determining whether Trump's effort meets the legal definition of acting "corruptly."

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