Tonight during prime-time television, the House select committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021 will air its first public hearing, and one figure looms at the center of the findings it is expected to present—former Republican President Donald Trump.
The committee will present new evidence it says will "connect the dots" between Trump, his "Big Lie" about 2020 election fraud, the attempts to overturn Democratic President Joe Biden's victory and the violence that exploded at the Capitol on January 6.
And one person sure to be watching is Trump's 2016 election opponent and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who subtly and expertly trolled Trump about the hearing on Twitter this morning.
In her tweet that was at once shady and inarguably true, Clinton urged people to watch the hearing for "one great reason."
See it below.
"Just one great reason to watch today's January 6 hearings?"
"Trump and the MAGA Republicans desperately don't want you to."
Truer words were never spoken—quite literally in fact.
Far-right, Trump-adulating media platform Right Side Broadcasting Network posted Trump's response to the committee's hearing announcement he posted on his beleaguered social media app Truth Social.
And well... let's just say Clinton hit the nail on its weirdly combed-over head.
Renaming the committee the "Unselect Committee" (ooh, sick burn), Trump posted some of his trademark word salad lambasting the hearing and the committee's findings as fraudulent and defended the January 6 coup attempt as right and just.
Of the violent insurrection that resulted in at least five deaths, more than 100 law enforcement injuries and millions of dollars in damages, Trump posted:
"...January 6th was simply not a protest. It represented the greatest movement in the history of our Country to Make America Great Again."
"It was about an Election that was Rigged and Stolen, and a country that was about to go to HELL...& look at our Country now!"
Trump then went on to spin more lies about the events of that day.
He claimed that he offered "20,000 National Guard, or troops" (huh?) to be deployed in D.C. but that Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi—or "Crazy Nancy Pelosi" as Trump called her—declined the offer, a claim that has been widely debunked.
He also claimed the select committee is the same group who came up with the "fully debunked and discredited RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA HOAX." Russian meddling into the 2016 election and the Trump cacampaign's meetings with Russian operatives were definitely proven by the Mueller probe and not debunked.
And he claimed the select committee has "refused to study and report on the massive amounts of irrefutable evidence, much of it recently produced, that shows the 2020 Presidential Election was Rigged and Stolen." But no such evidence exists or hasever been produced by those who claim it does.
Given the all-caps Trump post, it seems like Clinton's take on the hearing was pretty much spot-on and many on Twitter were all about it.
And Trump's take on things sparked no shortage of mockery.
You can watch the select committee's hearing tonight beginning at 8:00 EDT.