The House January 6 committee on Friday, December 30,
released another round of witness interview transcripts. This is part of a
steady stream of transcripts releases that the House select committee has put
out over the past week, complementing the release of its sweeping 845-page
report. Transcripts of interviews with some of the most significant figures in
the committee’s investigation were released Friday.
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According to emails provided by Jared Kushner to the House
committee investigating to January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol,
former President Donald Trump wanted to trademark the phrase “Rigged Election!”
days after Election Day in 2020.
Then-Trump advisor Dan Scavino emailed Kushner, Trump’s
son-in-law and senior advisor on November 9, 2020, with the request from Trump.
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“Hey, Jared! POTUS wants to trademark/own rights to the
below, I don’t know who to see – or ask…I don’t know who to take to,” the email
from Scavino reads, according to a transcript of Kushner’s testimony to the
“Save America PAC!” and “Rigged Election!” were the two
phrases bolded in the email.
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Kushner denied knowing why Trump made the request or what
the trademarks would be used for, telling for committee, “I was given a
request, sent it to people I thought were the right people, and asked them to
Kushner forwarded the email and discussed it on an email
thread that included the President’s son Eric Trump, a Trump campaign lawyer
Alex Cannon, the chief financial officer of Trump’s 2020 campaign Sean Dollman,
and a Trump campaign lawyer Justin Clark.
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“Guys – can we do ASAP please?” Kushner writes.
According to Eric Trump’s reply, both web URLs were already
registered. Save America PAC was registered on October 23 of this year.
As per transcripts, the copyright requests likely had
financial motivations, as they came the same day Dollman filed paperwork with
the Federal Election Commission creating Save America PAC.
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However, he did not mention whether the campaign was
successful in copyrighting the phrases, but the phrase did not appear in
searches of the US copyright catalog on Friday, reported nypost.
The transcripts released so far have put a new light on how
the House committee conducted its probe of January 6, 2021, attack on the US