January 6th: Will it matter? (w/ Julie Pace & Stephen Engelberg)

"Do you know what it feels like to have the President of the United States target you?" Those were the haunting words of Ruby Freeman, an election worker in Fulton County Georgia describing to the January 6th Committee what it was like when Donald Trump and his allies spread grotesque lies about Freeman and her daughter Wandrea Shaye Moss, accusing them of illegally dredging up suitcases of Biden ballots late at night to throw the 2020 election. None of it was true of course. The FBI, the US Attorney's office in Atlanta, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, they all reviewed the video of Ruby Freeman and Wandrea Moss counting ballots on election night. And concluded none of it showed anything improper. Just two humble election workers doing their job under difficult circumstances. It was yet more powerful testimony of the chaos that Donald Trump unleashed upon the country. But are the hearings breaking through? Are they penetrating the public pre-occupied with soaring gas prices, punishing inflation, and scorching summer heatwaves? Julie Pace, Executive Editor of the AP and Stephen Engelberg Editor of ProPublica join live from the Collision Conference in Toronto Canada to discuss.


GUESTS:


  • Julie Pace, (@JuliePace), Executive Editor, The Associated Press

  • Sol Wisenberg, (@SteveEngelberg), Editor in Chief, ProPublica


HOSTS:


  • Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News

  • Daniel Klaidman (@dklaidman), Editor in Chief, Yahoo News

  • Victoria Bassetti (@VBass), fellow, Brennan Center for Justice (contributing co-host)


RESOURCES:

  • Yahoo News' story on Trump's pressure put on state election officials - Here.


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