Donald Trump to be Ordered to Testify in Deadly Riots on US Capitol After Committee Vote on Jan.6 | News from the United States

The congressional commission investigating the deadly attack on the United States Capitol voted to sue Donald Trump.

It was a unanimous vote and the former president will now be forced to testify in committee on the events of January 6, 2021 which saw five people killed and hundreds, including many law enforcement, injured.

The committee said it was “held accountable for its actions”.

So far he has argued in his hearings that Trump was directly involved in trying to overturn the 2020 US election result after inciting his supporters that day to storms the Capitol – the US seat of power in Washington DC.

Tear gas is released into a crowd of protesters during clashes with Capitol police at a demonstration to challenge the certification of the results of the 2020 US presidential election by the United States Congress, at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. USA, January 6, 2021. REUTERS / Shannon Stapleton / file photo
Police were forced to use tear gas during riots, which stunned America and the world

The college cannot bring forward legal charges Mr. Trumpbut his series of hearings tried to establish his exact involvement.

He may decide to make a criminal referral to the Department of Justice if members so wish.

At the hearing it was said that Trump orchestrated a multi-part plan to nullify the election result and behaved in a way that was a “bewildering betrayal of his oath.”

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On the morning of January 6, thousands of his supporters – inspired by an incendiary speech he had just delivered near the White House in which he reiterated claims that he had been denied a second term due to electoral fraud – marched to the Capitol.

He was in session at the time, overseeing the Congressional certification of Joe Bidenvictory in the presidential election.

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack led by President Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Swears on witnesses during the seventh public hearing of the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. United States, Washington, DC, USA, July 12, 2022. Doug Mills / Pool via REUTERS

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FILE - In this file photo from Wednesday, January 6, 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump, including Jacob Chansley, in the fur hat, confront US Capitol police officers outside the Senate House at the interior of the Capitol in Washington.  More than 800 people in the United States have been blamed in the January 6 uprising on the Capitol that left officers bloodied and sent lawmakers running in fear, and federal authorities continue to make new arrests virtually every week.  (Photo AP / Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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A large group, including armed members of far-right groups such as the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers and QAnon, breached the pedestrian entrance barriers to the building’s grounds. Several also entered the same Capitol building after a mob broke the windows and forced the doors open.

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At the hearing it was said that former President Trump refused to call the crowd


Having lost his election vote on November 3, 2020 due to his Democratic opponent, Trump began insisting that the contest was “rigged”, prompting his opponents to claim a conspiracy against him.

His allegations of voting negligence have been continually debunked by the electoral authorities.

The former Republican president has so far refused to appear before the committee, made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans.

He can refuse the summons, although he is legally obliged to respond positively to you.

Steve Bannon, his former aide, was also sued at the panel but did not show up and has been since. convicted of contempt of congress to do it. He will be sentenced later this month and could be jailed for up to two years.

Hundreds of witnesses were interviewed by the jury and more than 50 sued.

More than 900 people were charged with crimes related to the January 6 uprising.

Trump has promised to forgive them if he wins a second term as president, although he has yet to officially announce that he will run for re-election.


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