Witness Testimonies Reveal What Trump Was Really Doing During Jan 6 Riot

1890489592

Jan 6 Hearing Live Updates: Witnesses Say Trump Did Too Little to Stop Riot – The Wall Street Journal

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol portrayed former President Donald Trump as failing to call off the rioters and on some occasions encouraging them.

The committee used testimony from several witnesses to show that Trump failed to act as the attack on the US Capitol unfolded, and instead chose not to contact any of his law enforcement or national security officials.

Former officials who were with Trump as he watched the riot unfold on television said the former President did not call for the National Guard or a law enforcement response, and that his refusal to condemn the violence was indefensible.

The committee played outtakes from a video of President Donald Trump discussing the riot at the U.S. Capitol. In the video, Mr. Trump appears reluctant to say that the election is over.

White House officials described a tweet from then-President Donald Trump as a breaking point that prompted some to decide to resign. The tweet was a reference to the vice president’s refusal to block the certification of President Biden’s election win in the joint session of Congress.

The committee displayed texts among the National Security Council starting at 2:13 p.m., including one saying “VP being pulled” and another saying “decision in the next 2 – 3 mins or they may not be able to move”.

Rep. Liz Cheney said the House select committee will hold more hearings in September.

For more updates on the hearings, please consider the news outlets below:

  1. Jan 6 Hearing Live Updates: Witnesses Say Trump Did Too Little to Stop Riot  The Wall Street Journal
  2. Takeaways from the January 6 hearings day 8  CNN
  3. Jan 6 Committee: Thursday primetime hearing to focus on Trump’s actions as riot unfolded  Fox News
  4. Opinion | Thursday’s Jan. 6 hearing showed the extent of Trump’s inaction  The Washington Post
  5. I was at the Capitol on January 6. Here’s what the committee hearings missed out  The Independent
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News
John Nightbridge is a veteran reporter, researcher, and economic policy major from UCLA. Passionate about world issues and potential ways to solve them is a significant focus of his work. Writing freelance and reading the news are John's passions at work. Outside of work, it's all about sky diving, surfing, and stock market modeling.