January 6 Committee: Hearing to highlight Trump’s alleged role in bringing mob to Capitol
The January 6 Committee Tuesday is set to hold a hearing focusing on former President Donald Trump’s efforts to stay in power in the final weeks of his presidency and his alleged role in bringing violent rioters to Washington, D.C.
It comes as lawmakers on the committee seek to add to their narrative that Trump is at fault for the riot that forced hundreds of lawmakers into hiding and interrupted the counting of electoral votes.
Reps. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., will lead Tuesday’s hearing, according to committee aides. It will be the seventh in just over one month.
Past hearings focused on whether Trump’s knew that his claims the 2020 election was stolen were false, his whereabouts on January 6 and his efforts to pressure officials to overturn the election. Tuesday’s hearing, a committee aide said, will aim to connect the dots showing Trump was the catalyst that brought the mob to Washington, D.C.
“That tweet on Dec. 19 is when he told people to come to Washington on January 6 – be there, it will be wild,” was a key moment, a committee aide said. The far-right Proud Boys and Oath Keepers groups, the aide said, will be central to the hearing, a committee aide said.
The hearing will connect those groups to people in Trump’s orbit, the aide said, including Roger Stone and retired Gen. Mike Flynn. The aide said it will also highlight Trump’s knowledge that the crowd in D.C. could get violent.
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