Georgia election worker says lies about her committing fraud ‘turned my life upside down’
Georgia election worker Moss, who was falsely accused by Giuliani of election tampering, said that being targeted by Trump and his allies has “turned my life upside down.”
“I no longer give out my business card. I don’t transfer calls. I don’t want anyone knowing my name. I don’t want to go anywhere with my mom, because she might yell my name out over the grocery aisle or something,” she said in emotional testimony.
“I haven’t been anywhere at all. I’ve gained about 60 pounds. I just, don’t do nothing anymore,” she said. “It’s affected my life in a major way. In every way. All because of lies. From me doing my job, the same thing I’ve been doing forever.”
Schiff also played clips of testimony from Ruby Freeman, Moss’ mother, who said she was also tarred with false election-fraud claims.
“I’ve lost my name, and I’ve lost my reputation. I’ve lost my sense of security. All because a group of people, starting with number 45, and his ally, Rudy Giuliani, decided to scapegoat me and daughter, Shaye, to push their own lies about how the presidential election was stolen,” Freeman said.
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Texts show Mark Meadows wanted to send a ‘s—load of POTUS stuff’ to Georgia investigators, Schiff says
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivers remarks during the fourth hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on June 21, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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The committee obtained text messages showing that Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, wanted to send “a shitload of POTUS stuff” to officials investigating Georgia’s election results, Schiff said, quoting a White House aide.
That stuff included “coins, actual autographed MAGA hats” and more, Schiff said. “White House staff intervened to make sure that didn’t happen.”
U.S. President Donald Trump throws a face mask from the stage during a campaign rally, his first since being treated for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida, October 12, 2020.
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Emotional Bowers says threats, harassment were ‘disturbing’
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers speaks during the fourth of eight planned public hearings of the U.S. House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. June 21, 2022.
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Bowers teared up and he described harassment and threats in his neighborhood and outside his home following his refusal to attempt to overturn Arizona’s election results.
Thousands of voicemails, emails and texts “saturated” his office and made it impossible to work, Bowers said. But at home, “up until even recently, it is a pattern in our lives to worry what will happen on Saturdays,” he said.
He said that groups would drive video-panel trucks by his house accusing him of being a pedophile and a corrupt politician. Bowers said that they would be “blaring loudspeakers in my neighborhood” and would start arguments with neighbors. He recalled one instance where one arguer was…