Former President Donald Trump was not confident the 2020 election would be overturned after the Jan. 6 riots in the Capitol, according to a recent statement by Kimberly Guilfoyle.
On Thursday, the House inquiry into the Jan. 6 riots released a series of new transcripts, including one from Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.’s fiancee.
In part of her testimony, Guilfoyle was asked about her understanding of President Trump’s thoughts on whether the election would be confirmed following talks with Trump Jr.
“So you’re saying you understand that Don Jr. also thought Joe Biden would be inaugurated by the end of January 6?” Guilfoyle was asked, to which she replied “Absolutely.”
Guilfoyle was then asked if she spoke to Trump Jr. about his father’s expectations, to which she said, “I think the President thought it was going to be certified too.”
However, she later clarified that she was unable to speak directly to another person’s “mindset” or “intent,” but she noted that it was what she believed and “thought.”
Guilfoyle’s comments in the transcript come shortly after the Jan. 6 committee withdrew its subpoena on the former president.
In a post on his Truth Social account, Trump celebrated the decision, saying, “I have just been informed that the Unselect Committee of Political Thugs has withdrawn my subpoena regarding the January 6 protest of the CROOKED 2020 Presidential Election.”
“They probably did it because they knew I didn’t do anything wrong or because they were about to lose in court. Perhaps the FBI’s involvement in rigging the elections contributed to their decision. In any case, the subpoena is DEAD!” Trump added in his post.
Despite Trump’s repeated claims that the election was stolen, former White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson made similar comments to Guilfoyle in her testimony released last week.
While recalling a conversation Hutchinson had with former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, she told the committee, “He said something along the lines of, ‘He knows it’s over. He knows he lost. But we’ll keep trying, a chance he didn’t lose. I want to do this for him.'”
Before the subpoena for the former president was withdrawn, the Jan. 6 committee announced criminal referrals for Trump to the Justice Department. Earlier this month, the committee also released its final report on the Jan. 6 riots.
“In the committee hearings, we presented evidence of what ultimately became a multi-pronged plan to overthrow the 2020 presidential election. This evidence has led to an overarching and simple conclusion: the central cause of January 6th was one man, former President Donald Trump, who was followed by many others. None of the events of January 6 would have happened without him,” the report said.
news week reached out to Trump officials for comment.
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