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The year since the House voted to create a select committee to probe the deadly January 6, 2021, insurrection has brought a cascade of revelations about the attack on the US Capitol and how and why it played out, often in excruciating detail.
The public has now heard live testimony from more than a dozen witnesses and seen clips from the recorded depositions of more than 40 others, including members of the Trump family, former administration officials, GOP officials from key battleground states, and members of the former President’s legal team.
The through line? An exhaustive demonstration of how Trump was repeatedly told by his own advisers that the 2020 presidential election was not stolen, and yet he continued to plot for how to stay in power. The former President knew the protesters who showed up in Washington on January 6 were armed. He not only urged them to march on the Capitol, but had hopes of joining them.
It’s a damning portrayal. And unfortunately for Trump, who has regularly asked those around him when the televised hearings are going to end, the panel’s not done just yet.
The committee’s last planned public hearing will be held on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. It has all the makings of a potential blockbuster.