Following Thursday's prime-time introduction to the Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol attack's findings, the second of eight hearings will dig into the details of former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

A hopeless challenge

Trump campaign officials say they told Trump that challenging the 2020 election results based on theories about election fraud almost certainly would be unsuccessful.

Who was Trump listening to

Testimony from campaign insiders suggested Trump listened to Rudy Giuliani, who witnesses said was drunk, about how to react to the election results instead of advisers who told him he lost.

Advisers caution against declaring victory

 Some of Trump’s top campaign advisers told the committee during depositions that they discouraged the president from declaring victory prematurely on election night 2020.

Debunked PA, GA claims of voter fraud

A panel of witnesses during the committee’s second session debunked conspiracy theories about a “suitcase” full of ballots in Georgia and claims that thousands of dead voters cast ballots in Pennsylvania.

Members of the House Jan. 6 committee said the hearing Monday featuring Trump administration officials and campaign experts proved former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election and was told so repeatedly by his aides in the campaign and in government.

“These were his people. This is Trump World telling the president what he was saying was false,” said Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., who led the questioning of witnesses. "This is Trump World telling the president what he was saying was false.”

The committee previewed a future hearing by playing a video of a Trump lawyer telling another Trump lawyer to stand down from voter fraud claims after the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., in a closing statement said the Trump campaign “misled” campaign donors that their funds would be used for election fraud claims.
Lofgren said that Trump and his campaign used voter fraud claims to “raise millions of dollars” from Americans. 

Benjamin Ginsberg, who has represented Republican presidential candidates in three elections (200,2004, 2012), said former President Donald Trump filed dozens of legal challenges for alleged voter fraud, but none were substantiated.

Al Schmidt, the only Republican city commissioner overseeing the 2020 presidential election in Philadelphia, said that the threats against him became more specific and graphic after Trump tweeted about him.