NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former President Donald Trump on Friday accused the House Jan. 6 committee of running sensationalized hearings that are making use of “doctored” video and selective editing that are presenting a warped picture of the assault on the Capitol, though he did not provide evidence.
Speaking at a Faith & Freedom Coalition conference, Trump denounced the committee for using tactics that would never be allowed in a courtroom. Witnesses, including some of Trump’s closest aides and family members, testified for hours behind closed doors, but Trump said that the snippets shown to the public lack the necessary context.
“It’s a complete and total lie; a complete and total fraud,” he said.
Trump’s appearance took place after the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack held three public hearings, with more scheduled next week. Until this point, the former…