WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former President Donald Trump expressed his displeasure regarding the ongoing January 6 committee’s primetime hearings on national television on his own social media website – Truth Social – demanding that he be granted an equal amount of TV airtime as well to tell his side of the story.
The January 6 committee has spent the last week linking Trump to what they claim was a “seditious conspiracy” to overturn the 2020 presidential election, in what many feel is an attempt to lay the groundwork for possible criminal prosecution against the former President in the future.
Trump posted on Truth Social on Thursday – several hours before the committee’s third hearing was broadcast – claiming that the fact he has not been granted TV airtime as well to refute the claims being made against him was “unfair.”
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The Fake News Networks are perpetuating lies, falsehoods, and Russia, Russia, Russia type disinformation (same sick people, here we go again!) by allowing the low rated but nevertheless one sided and slanderous Unselect Committee hearings to go endlessly and aimlessly on (and on and on!),” Trump said. “It is a one sided, highly partisan Witch Hunt, the likes of which has never been seen in Congress before. Therefore, I am hereby demanding EQUAL TIME to spell out the massive Voter Fraud & Dem Security Breach!” Trump added.
Trump then issued a second post in all caps, saying “I DEMAND EQUAL TIME!!!”
Trump had issued a statement on Monday following the second live televised hearing in an attempt to offer a rebuttal to the testimony and evidence presented by the January 6 committee, accusing Democrats of attempting to “change the narrative” of his presidency and distract from the perceived failings of President Joe Biden.
The committee so far has held three of its planned six public hearings to display the results of their investigation into the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.