LIVE: Senate holds 1st federal hearing on election ‘irregularities’

Posted by on December 16, 2020 9:17 am
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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said while announcing the hearing that “a large percentage of the American public does not view the 2020 election result as legitimate because of apparent irregularities that have not been fully examined.” The goal of the hearing is to “resolve suspicions,” he added. A webpage for the hearing on Tuesday listed six witnesses: two President Donald Trump campaign lawyers, James Troupis and Jessie Binnall; former special counsel Kenneth Starr; state Pennsylvania Rep. Francis Ryan; Donald Palmer, commissioner of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission; and Chris Krebs, who was director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency until Trump fired him last month. But the page was later amended to remove Krebs and Ryan from the list of witnesses.

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