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Jan. 6 committee requests information from Newt Gingrich on 2020 election scheme
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Jan. 6 committee requests information from Newt Gingrich on 2020 election scheme

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has requested information from former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich regarding his alleged involvement "in a scheme to overturn the 2020 election," the committee said Thursday. According to a letter released Thursday by committee Chair Rep. Bennie Thomson, the committee has obtained emails that Gingrich exchanged with former President Donald Trump's senior advisors, including Jared Kushner and Jason Miller.In those emails, according to Thompson, Gingrich "provided detailed input into television advertisements that repeated and relied upon false claims about fraud in the 2020 election."  Thompson's letter states that those advertisements were designed to air after th...