January 6 hearing: Trump was at heart of plot that led to ‘attempted coup’

January 6 hearing: Trump was at heart of plot that led to ‘attempted coup’

January 6 hearing: Trump was at heart of plot that led to ‘attempted coup’

The Guardian says the House select committee investigating the deadly January 6 assault on the US Capitol in 2021 said Donald Trump was at the center of a sprawling conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election that culminated in an “attempted coup”.

With a shocking new accounting of the worst attack on the halls of Congress in more than two centuries, the committee outlined in gripping detail over the course of two hours on Thursday night the grave threat posed to American democracy then and now by the former president’s actions.

“The American people deserve answers,” said Congressman Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and chairman of the committee. “So tonight, and over the next few weeks, we’re going to remind you of the reality of what happened that day.




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