Hope Hicks, different officers and advisers warned Trump about election fraud claims 

Former White Home aide Hope Hicks mentioned former President Trump shrugged off considerations from advisers and officers in his orbit that his claims of fraud in the course of the 2020 presidential election might harm his legacy.

“I used to be changing into more and more involved that we had been damaging — we had been damaging his legacy,” Hicks mentioned of the election fraud claims in an interview with the Home choose committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the U.S. Capitol that aired in the course of the panel’s last public assembly on Monday. 

In response, Trump “mentioned one thing alongside the strains of, ‘No one will care about my legacy if I lose, in order that received’t matter. The one factor that issues is profitable,’” Hicks mentioned within the interview. 

Hicks labored with the Trump Group and on Trump’s 2016 marketing campaign earlier than changing into a outstanding participant throughout his tenure within the White Home. She served as Trump’s third White Home communications director and left for a stint with Fox Information earlier than rejoining the administration as a counselor to the president.

The Jan. 6 panel launched the footage of Hicks in its much-anticipated last public assembly earlier than saying felony referrals in opposition to the previous president, recommending that the Division of Justice criminally examine Trump for inciting an riot, conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to make a false assertion and obstruction of an official continuing.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) on Monday mentioned Hicks is only one of numerous officers and advisers who informed Trump that there was no proof of great fraud in the course of the 2020 presidential election that led to his loss to Joe Biden, and who warned him about his continued claims.

“Regardless of all that, he continued to purposely and maliciously make false claims, typically inside a day of being informed {that a} explicit declare was false and unsupported by the proof,” Lofgren mentioned.

The Jan. 6 panel indicated that the Hicks interview helped underscore how Trump, regardless of counsel from his senior workers, Cupboard officers and members of his household to just accept a peaceable transition of energy, propagated “The Massive Lie.”

“He disregarded their recommendation and he continued to assert publicly that the election had been stolen from him,” Lofgren mentioned.