One by one, former Trump loyalists and administration officials testified about how for more than three hours on Jan. 6, Trump did nothing to stop the attack on the Capitol. Instead, he ignored pleas from top aides, Trump-backing Republicans in Congress, and his own family members to issue a public statement telling his supporters to leave the Capitol.
Evidence presented during Tuesday's House committee hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack contradicts Team Trump’s argument that the insurrection was spontaneous and that Trump cannot be blamed for his supporters’ actions.
Over the past month, the US House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack has held six public hearings on the weeks preceding the attack on the US Capitol, the events that occurred the day of, and the aftermath. Here's what we've learned so far.
“Just say that the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the [Republican] congressmen,” former acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue recalled the former president saying during a Dec. 27, 2020, meeting. One by one, former top officials in Donald Trump’s Department of Justice (DOJ) testified Thursday that the former president did...