The Margin: Jan. 6 recap: What the first 8 public hearings of the House select committee have revealed about the insurrection at the Capitol so far

by | Jul 22, 2022 | Stock Market

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol has over several weeks been building a case against former President Donald Trump in a series of televised hearings.  The members and select committee staff have presented evidence that the Republican former president and his supporters were well aware that Trump had lost the 2020 presidential election, but pushed false election-fraud claims anyway, and in doing so helped incite the riot at the Capitol complex while Congress was meeting to certify Joe Biden’s electoral victory. Witnesses including Trump’s top advisers and family members, as well as former White House staffers, election workers and legal experts, have given some eyebrow-raising testimony.

Related: 10 key takeaways from second prime-time Jan. 6 hearing: No photos or call logs for the 187 minutes Trump ‘chose not to act’ The committee held the last of its planned summer series of public hearings on Thursday, airing, for just a second time, during TV prime time. The hearing detailed just what was happening inside the White House on Jan. 6 during the 187 minutes following Trump’s so-called Stop the Steal rally at the Ellipse near the White House. 

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