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Trump ‘chose not to act’ as mob terrorized the Capitol, panel shows

By Amy Gardner and Josh Dawsey

22 Jul 2022 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

In the latest panel hearing on the January 6th, it was found Trump made a decision not to act - whilst his colleagues and their protection feared for their lives. The Washington Post has the story.

Eleven minutes after he returned to the White House from his speech on the Ellipse urging supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol, President Donald Trump learned that the Jan. 6, 2021, protest had turned violent, according to new details presented Thursday by the House committee investigating the attack that day.

But instead of harnessing the power of the Oval Office by ordering military or police intervention or exhorting the rioters to go home, Trump continued to fan the flames of discord - and remained focused on trying to overturn the 2020 election, even as his aides implored him to stop the violence.

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