Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally That Ignited US Capitol Riot
Since the siege, several of them have scrambled to distance themselves from the rally.
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…