January 6 committee news – latest: GOP braces for conspiracy-laden Trump anniversary speech as 91% of his backers still think Biden stole vote

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Liz Cheney says Trump ignored Ivanka’s calls to stop Capitol riot

Documents obtained by a House panel investigating the assault on the US Capitol mounted by pro-Trump rioters nearly one year ago reveal how the former president’s allies planned a campaign to intimidate election officials and spread voter fraud falsehoods.

That revelation came as a new poll found that as many as 91 per cent of Republican voters believed the 2020 election was not won by president Joe Biden “fair and square”, in figures that suggest a widening divide among Americans.

Voters for Mr Biden meanwhile said by 75 per cent that false accusations of fraud could trigger “another attack like Jan 6”, according to YouGov and Yahoo.

Another document obtained by the committee was reportedly drafted for the former president for his signature, calling for the seizure of “evidence” in service of the false…

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