Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally That Ignited US Capitol Riot
Since the siege, several of them have scrambled to distance themselves from the rally.
- Published 17 January 2021
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
WASHINGTON — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president’s grassroots supporters. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First hosted the “Save America Rally” on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse, an oval-shaped, federally owned patch of land near…