The Jan. 6 committee held its eighth public hearing Thursday, the latest in a series of high-profile productions laying out the case that the deadly riot was the result of then-President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election.
The prime-time hearing focused on what happened during the 187 minutes between Trump’s speech, during which he encouraged supporters to march to the Capitol, and his tweet encouraging rioters to head home.
KEY JANUARY 6TH COMMITTEE HEARING HIGHLIGHTS
– Trump refused to say the election was over in a Jan. 7 speech, according to never-before-seen outtakes aired Thursday.
– New footage shows Sen. Josh Hawley fleeing the mob after he “riled up” the crowd with a fist pump.
– Trump resisted calling for peace until Ivanka Trump convinced him, a former White House aide said in live testimony.
– Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone said in recorded testimony that White House staff wanted rioters to go home and suggested Trump did not.
– Witnesses corroborated a “heated exchange” between Trump and his security detail.
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