January 6 Committee Says Trump Knowingly Used False Claims in Attempts to Stay in Power

Photo: Jack Gruber, USA Today

WASHINGTON D.C., June 10, 2022 ~ The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol held a primetime hearing Thursday, laying out the initial framework of a case it says will show that former President Trump knowingly used false claims in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential race.

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June 10, 2022 ~ WJR Senior News Analyst Chris Renwick talks to Paul W. about the Thursday night prime time hearing detailing the January 6 violent protests at the United States Capitol. Photo ~ USA Today Network.

(CONTINUED)On the morning of January 6, President Donald Trump‘s intention was to remain president of the United States, despite the lawful outcome of the 2020 election, and in violation of his constitutional obligation to relinquish power,” said Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney in her opening statement.

During the session, the committee offered damaging deposition footage from those in Trump’s inner circle, indicating that the President knew his claims of election fraud were false. The committee also showed never-before-seen footage of the far-right extremist group, The Proud Boys executing their Trump-inspired plan to breach the capitol.

Subsequent hearings are scheduled for Monday, June 13, and again on Wednesday, June 15, both starting at 10 a.m. Eastern. The remaining schedule has yet-to-be published.   

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