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Assault on the Capitol: the links between Trump and the far right at the heart of the investigation


Since the beginning of June, this parliamentary committee, made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans repudiated by their party, has been exposing a narrative placing the former American president and his faithful at the heart of a coup attempt.

Supporting videos and testimonials, it meticulously details the pressure exerted by the billionaire to stay in power, from the 2020 presidential election to the assault on Capitol Hill by his supporters on January 6, 2021.

At its seventh hearing on Tuesday, the committee intends to examine how, in the weeks leading up to the 6 [janvier]Donald Trump grew increasingly desperate and summoned the crowd to Washingtonaccording to a parliamentary source.

At the heart of the investigators’ briefing is a tweet from Trump dated December 19, in which he called on the crowds to gather in the American capital on the day of the certification of the victory of Joe Biden.

January. Be there, it will be crazy”,”text”:”Massive demonstration in Washington on January 6th. Be there, it will be crazy”}}”>Massive demonstration in Washington on January 6. Be there, it will be crazywrites the one who was then a tenant of the White House.

The investigators intend to show how this message was perceived by several far-right militias, namely the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepersas an invitation to take part in the procession and triggered their first preparations.

We will show how this was a crucial moment that caused a succession of eventsassured the parliamentary source.

Thousands of Trumpists responded to the president’s call. Gathered in the freezing cold, a tide of red caps had listened to Donald Trump speak, before attacking the seat of the American Congress in an unnamed chaos.

They gather in front of the building.

Donald Trump supporters storm the Capitol


Within this crowd were active members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. Arriving in small groups and with paramilitary equipment suggesting some form of planning, they quickly interested federal prosecutors.

Several of them have been charged with seditiona very rare charge that involves conspiring against the government or one of its laws.

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Their direct connection to the White House has never been publicly established.

Jason Van Tatenhove, a former spokesman for Oath Keepersis expected to testify before the parliamentary committee on Tuesday.

For almost a year, these elected officials have heard more than 1,000 witnesses, including two children of the former president, and reviewed 140,000 documents to shed light on the specific actions and actions of Donald Trump before, during and after this event. that shook American democracy.

The Republican billionaire, who openly flirts with the idea of ​​running for president in 2024, vehemently denounces the work of the commission, castigating in turn a parody of justice or a witch hunt.

His party, over which he still exercises great influence, has already promised to bury the conclusions of this commission if he were to take control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term legislative elections in November.

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