Reuters’ investigation into the US Capitol attack, 6/2/2022 20:25 for first class sessions

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The US Congress’ investigation into the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by supporters of then-President Donald Trump will enter a new phase next week, inaugurating a series of prime-time public hearings aimed at shedding light on this violence. it happened that day.

The House Election Committee investigating the attacks announced on Thursday that the first hearings will take place on June 9 at 8 PM ET. According to media reports, further hearings will be held on 13, 15, 16, 21 and 23 June.

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The committee, made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans, has spent much of the past year investigating the events that led to and motivated the attack by the thousands of Trump supporters who stormed the building in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent Congress from formally ratifying its resolutions. identity. Losing the 2020 election to current president Joe Biden.

Shortly before the invasion, Trump delivered a provocative speech reiterating his false accusations that the election was stolen through a widespread electoral fraud scheme and urging his supporters to march to Capitol Hill to “fight like hell.”

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The panel held more than 1,000 hearings on the occupation and the events that led to it, many with people close to Trump and his family members, former White House aides, and some Republican lawmakers. It collected more than 125,000 records of what the committee called a plot to overthrow the government.

The investigation focused on attempts by Trump and his allies to bolster their election false claims, with committee members arguing that the fate of American democracy was at stake.

source: Noticias

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