According to ProPublica, Wren told another rally organizer that she had “parked” funds with black money groups supporting the event, and she funneled around $ 150,000 from Fancelli to the Defense Fund. rule of law from the Republican Attorneys General Association, which then bought a robocall telling Trump supporters to come to DC and walk on the Capitol after the president’s speech.
On January 6, before the rally, Guilfoyle and Don Jr. reunited with Trump in the Oval Office, when she “was indulging in the fantasy that [Mike] penny would help overturn the election results ”, according to The Washington Post. Among the crowds of people gathered at the Ellipse, Guilfoyle reportedly told the president, “They only reflect the will of the people. It is the will of the people. Later, in a speech featuring Don Jr., she told the crowd, “We will not allow the Liberals and Democrats to steal our dream or steal our election.” Don Jr. followed this up by telling lawmakers ready to certify victory for Biden’s Electoral College: “You have an opportunity today. You can be a hero, or you can be a zero. And the choice is yours. But we are all watching. The whole world is watching, folks. Choose wisely. “
Guilfoyle’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, denied to ProPublica that his client had anything to do with fundraising or the endorsement of the rally’s speakers, claiming that Guilfoyle’s text “was not about the Save America rally” and that the ” Message content itself “was” inaccurate “and” taken out of context. (He did not respond to follow-up questions from the outlet about the accuracy and context of the message.) Pierson declined to comment and Fancelli did not respond to requests for comment.In a statement released to ProPublica by her lawyer, Wren said she helped produce the rally but did not share more details about her fundraising role.
In related news, over the weekend of January 6 Chairman of the Representative Committee Bennie thompson noted the panel has “some concerns” about possible financial fraud by Trump and his allies around the insurgency. “It is of great concern to us that people are fundraising for an activity and that we cannot find the money spent on that particular activity,” he said. “So we’ll continue to look at it, and funding is one of those things that we’ll continue to look at very closely.”
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