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U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of inciting a crowd of supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
The House Commission also presented evidence that his allies and outside activists knew that Trump would call on thousands of supporters to march on the Capitol the day before the riots.
A panel of seven Democrats and two Republicans heard the argument that Trump’s attempt to bring back defeat in the 2020 election is an illegal act that goes beyond normal politics. I used it.
After the three-hour hearing, Republican Liz Cheney said Trump could potentially call witnesses to the committee and try to illegally influence witness testimony. He said he picked it up.
At the hearing, presented in a video testimony, eyewitnesses described a noisy six-hour meeting at midnight on December 18, 2020. Trump, meanwhile, has ignored White House officials who called for the November 2020 election to be handed over to Democrat Joe Biden.
Instead, Trump backed an outside adviser who urged him to pursue his baseless fraudulent allegations. The 4,444 members of the committee say Trump is the ultimate cause of subsequent unrest.
“President Trump is a 76-year-old man. He is not an impressive child. … He is responsible for his own actions and his own decisions,” said Channy, the commission’s vice chairman.
Its members refused to acknowledge that Mr. Trump had lost the election, and supporters flocked to Washington in comments, like a Twitter post on December 19, 2020, shortly after the meeting. He said there was unrest over the permission.
Trump, who announced he would look for the White House again in 2024, denied the fraud and wrongly blamed widespread fraud that benefited Democrat Biden.
“Not heavy enough”
The commission replayed the testimony recorded from White House staff and described the angry meeting on December 18. I came with you. com, encouraging him to fight the election results.
“I don’t think any of these people have given good advice to the president. I don’t understand how they got in,” he said.
Democratic lawmaker Jamie Ruskin spoke about the meeting with Cassidy Hutchinson, an adviser to the White House, who made an explosive statement last month.
Evicted from the White House ground, his argument in a video testimony was “You’re not tough enough. Or, in other words, you make a lot of CC, excuses.”
An attack on the Capitol after Trump’s speech led to a one-hour delay in securing Biden’s election at a rally outside the White House, injuring more than 140 police officers and killing several others.
“The crowd was organized.”
The commission has proved that Trump’s call for his supporters to march on the Capitol was not voluntary and was planned in advance.
The panel showed an unsolicited Twitter message about the rally and was stamped to indicate that Trump had seen it. Then march in the capital. Stop stealing!
The committee also played a voice testimony from a former Twitter employee, explaining his concerns and his deepest concerns about the possibility of January 6 violence, following Trump’s December 5 tweet. I am willing to fight. ”
An estimated 800 people have been charged with involvement in the parliamentary riots and about 250 have been charged so far.
Trump and his allies’ relationship with right-wing extremist groups, such as The Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, and the Internet conspiracy movement QAnon, has also been auditioned. Many oath-keepers and proud boys took part in the January 6 attack.
Two witnesses testified in the hearing room. Stephen Ayers, who has pleaded guilty to federal charges for involvement in the Capitol attack, and Jason Van Tatenhoff, a former spokesman for the Aussie keepers.
Ayers said he participated in the march because he believed in Trump, lost his job, sold his home and no longer believed that Trump’s “big lie” was that the election was stolen. “It has changed my life, you know, certainly not good.”
Trump and his supporters (including many Republicans in Congress) do panel politics on Jan. 6. Although dismissed as a traditional witch hunter, supporters of the panel say it is a necessary investigation into a violent threat to democracy.
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