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Investigators: Trump’s tweet called for riots

Investigators: Trump’s tweet called for riots

“Big protest in the capital on January 6. Then-President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on December 19, 2020.

His supporters saw it as a call for an armed opposition to Congress, which would approve Joe Biden’s January 6 election victory. That’s the conclusion of the House special committee investigating the fatal storming of the Capitolium Convention building, in which five people were killed.

And held the seventh round of televised interrogations on Tuesday in the investigation. The focus was on Trump’s tweet and how the attack was secretly planned by far-right groups for three weeks. The commission considers that it has evidence that the march of Trump supporters to the Capitol was planned in advance, and that Trump’s call during his January 6 speech for a “march to the Capitol” was not a spontaneous whim.

Evidence confirms that it was not an automatic invitation, but rather a deliberate strategy by the president, says committee member Stephanie Murphy.

“Speak in simple language”

The commission said extremist groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers planned the attack after the president’s Twitter post.

– Let’s talk in plain language. It will be an armed revolution. I mean, people died that day, Jason van Tatenhoff, a former spokesman for the guards of the department, says in his cross-examination.

The origins of Trump’s tweet was a heated meeting in the White House on December 19, in which Trump tried to persuade his attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Mike Flynn and Sidney Powell to agree to a plan to take over government voting machines, in an effort to oust Joe. Biden’s electoral victory. When Trump didn’t get what he wanted, he should have written the post in a last-ditch effort to win back the election, according to the commission.

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The House hearings were chaired by a panel of seven Democrats and two Republicans.

The House Jan. 6 committee was formed at the initiative of Democrats in the summer of 2021, after pro-Trump Republicans in Congress halted efforts to create a more ambitious national commission to investigate the issue.