Trump tweet invited ‘wild’ mob to block transfer of power on Jan. 6, House panel says

Three-hour session touched on former president’s social media influence and a militia group’s desire for Trump to invoke Insurrection Act

By: - July 12, 2022 6:16 pm
House Select Committee

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) depart after the seventh hearing held by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 12, 2022, in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence related to the January 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol for almost a year, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for Joe Biden. (Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.