Trump ‘chose not to act’ as U.S. Capitol underwent attack, Jan. 6 panel says

Instead, the president sat in the White House dining room for hours watching the Fox News coverage of the assault

By: - July 22, 2022 6:59 am
Former deputy national security adviser Matthew Pottinger (L) and Sarah Matthews

Former deputy national security adviser Matthew Pottinger (L) and Sarah Matthews (R), former deputy White House press secretary, are sworn in before testifying to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on July 21, 2022, in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence on the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building during an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for President Joe Biden. (Win McNamee/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.

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