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Crowd outside US Capitol on January 6 2021
Crowd outside US Capitol on January 6 2021
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Top Democrat Strategist Admits Primary Purpose of January 6 Hearings is Fundraising

The committee is providing Democrats with “lots of content for the email programs.”

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A top Democrat strategist has said that the “primary” purpose of the January 6 hearings is fundraising, firing up the base with political drama.

Speaking to Axios, Murshed Zaheed, said that all of the drama in the January 6 Committee seen by the Democrat voter base will energise them, and encourage them to donate to the party. So much so, that Zaheed said “fundraising for a lot of the Democratic Party institutions and establishments” was the “primary purpose” of the committee.

“It’s unclear how much of it is to actually move the needle in holding Trump accountable,” Zaheed, a California-based progressive strategist who served as a senior leadership aide for former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, added. However, the committee will definitely “give lots of content for the email programs.”

In a thread on Twitter, Zaheed praised a number of Democrat fundraising emails, including those from the campaign team of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, an Elizabeth Warren-aligned PAC, for properly using content from the January 6 Committee.

VoteVets, one of the Democrat groups focused on veterans, confirmed to Axios that they had seen success from discussing the work of the January 6 committee in their fundraising.

“Our base of progressive military veterans, families and their supporters click through our emails at an especially high rate when we’re promoting our work to hold insurrectionists accountable, and beat back disinformation, like the Big Lie,” said Paul Eaton, a senior advisor to VoteVets and a former army major general.

“They still take the rule of law, and our Constitution, incredibly seriously and realize we’re at a defining moment,” Eaton added. “We strongly believe that the majority of voters also realize this, which is why we’re not going to shy away from this issue in 2022.”

Valiant News reported last week that President Trump said that the protests on January 6 “represented the greatest movement in the history of our Country to Make America Great Again,” arguing that the committee “didn’t spend one minute studying the reason that people went to Washington, D.C., in massive numbers.”

The 45th President even went so far as to dismiss committee testimony from his daughter, Ivanka, who appeared to publicly reject her father’s claims that the 2020 election was stolen, arguing that she “was not involved in looking at, or studying, Election results,” and had “long since checked out” by that point.

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Jack Hadfield is the Associate Editor at Valiant News. An investigative reporter from the UK, and the director and presenter of "Destination Dover: Migrants in the Channel, his work has appeared in such sites as Breitbart and The Political Insider. You can follow him on Gab @JH, on Telegram @JackHadders, or see his other social media by visiting



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    June 13, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Fundraising via TV ad revenues split with Fake News? But who’s watching?

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    June 13, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Nope, it’s not about money. It’s about damaging Trump so he can’t run again and to stop anyone from looking into election fraud in the future.

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    Carson jakes

    June 14, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Cheney doesn’t need to win she has finished done her job for the DNC.

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    Philip Seth Hammersley

    June 14, 2022 at 8:59 am

    What I want to know is how any VETERAN, who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, would send $$$ to the party running this unconstitutional witch hunt and whose members send servicemen into unnecessary wars under-equipped and under funded. Meanwhile, the man they are attacking provided both funds and materiel and got the servicemen OUT of wars!

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    Tom Pernia

    June 14, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Just another failed attempt by Democrats to go after Trump. They are now known and the party of losers by the majority of Americans. And it will carry over in November.

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