There was a big build up to yesterday’s Jan 6 meeting. Looks to me like a big Broadway show where the audience left before the end of the 2nd act.
Because they didn’t do their due diligence, it all blew up in their faces. Their presentation had an aura of being absolute truth but within hours, folks with 1st hand knowledge started poking holes in the 2nd and 3rd hand testimony.
By logic, if the testimony is false in one point, it should be considered false in its totality.
The problem is that the committee has knowingly done their damage. Many do and will continue to believe the intentional lies, even should dozens counter the big fib.
By the way, it is one reason hearsay is not accepted in court. It is also a reason the committee should not accept hearsay.
Even worse, the committee never made any attempt to verify the statement of the witness. That is sort-of police work 101. All they needed to do was to make a call to the the Secret Service. Then again, that would have ruined their production.
On the other hand, they just destroyed what little credibility the panel had. Now, all they have is shame.