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By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
Closing arguments are expected in the contempt of Congress trial of Trump ally Steve Bannon and the jury is likely to get the case later Friday.
By Associated Press
Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot are saying unequivocally that Trump is to blame for the violence and they're saying lawmakers will recommend ways to prevent another Jan. 6.
Sarah Matthews, a deputy press secretary, told the committee she was relieved that Trump ultimately told followers to go home but was also dismayed that he had repeated the “lie” that the election was stolen.
Former White House press aide Sarah Matthews testified about the process before Trump finally tweeted for the mob to be peaceful. She said “there was a back and forth, going through different phrases that he was comfortable with.”…
At a prime-time hearing Thursday, the committee played Secret Service radio traffic of agents working frantically to keep Pence safe in the Capitol.
Former press aide Sarah Matthews testified that Trump could have gotten in “less than 60 seconds” to the briefing room, where a camera is on at all times.
According to a member of the House committee investigating the insurrection, Trump stayed in the dining room at the White House, facing a television that was tuned to Fox News, for more than 2 1/2 hours.
A member of the Jan. 6 committee said Donald Trump was advised by almost everyone around him on the day of the 2021 riot to direct the mob to disperse from the Capitol.
The vice chair of the Jan. 6 committee says "doors have opened, new subpoenas have been issued and the dam has begun to break″ due to the panel's continuing investigation and its successful effort to overcome reluctance from witnesses.
By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick, Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press
The committee is taking a close examination of Trump’s actions on Jan. 6. The focus of this hearing is on the three-plus hours during the insurrection at the Capitol when Trump failed to act to stop the attack.
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