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House Jan. 6 committee releases Oath Keepers’ reaction when Trump tweeted during attack
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House Jan. 6 committee releases Oath Keepers’ reaction when Trump tweeted during attack

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Thursday released walkie talkie communications from the far-right group Oath Keepers on the day of insurrection. In the audio, the group says that former President Donald Trump did not tell the rioters to "stand down" when he tweeted to support Capitol police amid the attack. At about 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021, Trump tweeted "Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!"The House Jan. 6 committee tweeted Thursday said that the released walkie talkie communication was between some members of the Oath Keepers who were at the Capitol, and some who were monitoring intelligence elsewhere.  In the recording, a memb...
House Jan. 6 committee announces next hearing for July 12
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House Jan. 6 committee announces next hearing for July 12

The House Jan. 6 committee announced Tuesday that its next public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at 10 a.m. Eastern.  The committee has not yet announced a focus, or if there will be any witnesses.Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff said on "Face the Nation" Sunday that the committee will be "following additional leads" after some of the bomshell testimony so far.  This will be the committee's seventh public hearing since they started winding down the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol. The blockbuster hearings so far have dealt with former President Donald Trump's pressure campaigns against Vice President Mike Pence, the Justice Department, state lawmakers and local elections officials. The hearings have also focused on...
Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 committee
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Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 committee

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol announced Wednesday that it has subpoenaed former White House counsel Pat Cipollone. The news comes a day after Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified before the committee that Cipollone expressed concerns about former President Donald Trump's desire to go to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and about the language Trump wanted to use in his speech at the Ellipse that day. "The Select Committee's investigation has revealed evidence that Mr. Cipollone repeatedly raised legal and other concerns about President Trump's activities on January 6th and in the days that preceded," committee chairman Bennie Thompson and vice chair Liz Cheney said in a statement announcing the...
6 new things we learned from the first public Jan. 6 hearing
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6 new things we learned from the first public Jan. 6 hearing

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol revealed new insight into what happened that day during its prime-time hearing Thursday night. It was the first in a series of scheduled public hearings. Many of the revelations Thursday night came from recorded, on-camera testimony from witnesses, including former President Trump's own daughter, who have appeared before the committee over the past several months. The hearing also featured new testimony from witnesses who were at the Capitol that day. While some elements of these topics may have surfaced in news reporting, Thursday night's hearing put details on the record. Here are six things the hearing publicly confirmed for the first time Thursday night:  1. Trum...