Trump did nothing to stop his supporters as they attacked Congress, threatened Pence, witnesses tell Jan. 6 committee

Trump did nothing to stop his supporters as they attacked Congress, threatened Pence, witnesses tell Jan. 6 committee

The final selection committee's public hearing on January 6 was held at the White House to detail President Donald Trump's refusal to call for an end to the hour-long Capitol Riots. 

The hearing marked the final scheduled presentation of the committee's initial findings from the investigation into the January 6, 2021 uprising through the end of  September. 

The nine-member committee, comprised of seven Democrats and two Republicans,  accused Trump of being at the center of a multi-pronged plot to undo his defeat to Biden in the 2020 election.

The panel presented audio and video evidence, as well as live testimony from two former White House officials, detailing Trump's inaction during the crucial 187-minute gap between the end of the meeting. protests against riots near the White House and his last Twitter call for the crowd to go home. 

Trump may be "the only one" with the power to stop the invasion, "and he chose not to," a committee aide told reporters Wednesday. 

The panel will issue a full report when the investigation is complete, and it is open to the possibility of scheduling follow-up hearings in the future as evidence continues to gather.

Source: CNBC

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