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House panel to scrutinize conspiracy theories that led to Capitol attack

By Joan E Greve

13 Jun 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol is holding its second hearing today, and will focus on how Trump spread the conspiracy theories that fueled the attack.

The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection in 2021 will reconvene Monday to scrutinize the conspiracy theories that led a group of Donald Trump’s supporters to attack the US Capitol.

The Democratic chair of the committee, Mississippi congressman Bennie Thompson, has said the second hearing will focus on “the lies that convinced those men and others to storm the Capitol to try to stop the transfer of power”.

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