January 6 Committee: Trump’s false claims resulted in $250 million in donations to nonexistent “Official Election Defense Fund”


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The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol revealed during a public hearing that former President Trump’s relentless post-election fundraising raised roughly $250 million in donations to the “Official Election Defense Fund” that urged supporters to “step up to protect the integrity of the election.” The committee says the biggest beneficiary of those post-election donations went to the former President’s political action committee, Save America, not “election integrity.” Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin is a member of the committee and tells Anderson Cooper if he thinks what Trump and his team did was legal.

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