Jan. 6 hearing live updates: Trump’s pressure campaign on state election officials

Ruby Freeman, the mother of Shaye Moss, both former election officials from Fulton County, Georgia, sat behind her daughter in the courtroom on Tuesday as Moss detailed the ‘racist’ and ‘hateful’ threats against their lives after Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani falsely accused of “smuggling” ballots into suitcases.

Both women told the committee they were now afraid to use their names, and Freeman was told by the FBI that she had to leave her home for two months because of threats. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, said during Trump’s call with Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, he mentioned Freeman’s name 18 times.

“I lost my name and I lost my reputation,” Freeman, a 62-year-old grandmother, said in recorded testimony. “I lost my sense of security, all because a group of people starting with number 45 and his ally Rudy Giuliani decided to scapegoat me and my daughter Shaye, to push their own lies about the way the presidential election was stolen.”

“I can’t believe this person has caused so much harm to me and my family,” she added. “It was horrible.”

When asked how the fake attack adopted by the president and his allies affected her, Moss replied that she had it “in every way.”

“I haven’t been anywhere. I’ve gained about 60 pounds. I’m not doing anything anymore. I don’t want to go anywhere,” she said. “All because of lies – for me to do my job, the same thing I’ve been doing forever.”

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