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Jan. 6 committee blames Trump for ‘carnage’ at U.S. Capitol

By Jacqueline Alemany

09 Jun 2022 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

In the US, the House committee overseeing the investigation into the 2021 attack on the Capitol made the case that Trump triggered an attempted coup. The Washington Post reports.

The House committee that has spent a year investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol aired video clips of former President Donald Trump's daughter, son-in-law and closest aides Thursday night as it began making its case that the assault was the violent culmination of an attempted coup.

At a rare evening congressional hearing, aired live by broadcast networks, the nine-member panel pinned blame for the violence squarely on Trump, who knew he had lost the 2020 presidential election but lied to the American people that his defeat was due to fraud and then actively worked to subvert democracy.

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