The House of Representatives panel investigating the attack opened its historic series of public hearings on new revelations, video footage and evidence to open a case of organized conspiracy led and co-chaired by former President Donald J. Trump.
‘Jan. 6 was the culmination of an all-out attempt to overthrow the government. ’The committee begins to outline its key issues.
WASHINGTON – Leaders of the Democratic and Republican Committee on the House of Commons Investigating Committee on January 6, 2021, began on Thursday evening what they described as a formal, led and co-ordinated conspiracy by former President Donald J. Trump to retain power, resulting in the Captitol’s worst attacks since 1814.
The committee chairman, representing Bennie Thompson, Mississippi Democrat, and his deputy, Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, used a multimedia presentation based on video evidence of Trump’s loyalists, including former attorney general William P. Barr, daughter of former president president Ivanka Trump, and his assistant and longtime spokesman Jason Miller.
The committee closes two hours of evidence, video footage and video recording of Capitol’s violent attacks by a crowd of Trump supporters saying they came to Washington that day because the president asked them, using Trump supporters’ words to bind him to their actions.
This is not a normal dry House hearing.
The hearing of the committee investigating the January 6 assault violated Congress’ policy in many ways.
First, committee sessions are almost always held during the day, with a concert and schedule for lawmakers, so one time – the request of a large audience – was rare.