The commission of inquiry charged with shedding light on the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 presented its first conclusions on June 9. Here are articles, photos and videos to better understand this event.
Ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon ready to testify
Steve Bannon, ex-adviser to Donald Trump, has turned around and agrees to testify before the House Committee investigating the bloody attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, days before the start of a trial on aimed at obstructing this investigation, US media reported on Sunday.
Highlights from past hearings
Tuesday’s January 6 Commission hearing was the sixth since it opened on June 9. Our journalist presents some revelations and statements that have caught the attention during the previous sessions.
Trump tried to reach out to his supporters, former aide says
Donald Trump knew some of his supporters were armed when he called on them to march on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 and then sought to get behind the wheel of a car to join them, according to damning testimony delivered to Congress on Tuesday.
On video – Excerpt from Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony
“The President of the United States targeted me”
Tuesday, during its fourth hearing, the Commission returned to the pressure exerted by the former president and his allies on Republican officials in Arizona and Georgia, among others, to change the results of the ballot. But she did more, giving voice to two poll workers from Fulton County, Georgia, who were victims of Donald Trump’s personal cruelty.
Along with Rudolph Giuliani and other allies, the former president invented a conspiracy theory and falsely accused Ruby Freeman and her daughter, Shaye Moss, of voter fraud, then exposing them to threats that ruined their lives.
On video – Hearings of the committee on January 6, June 21, 2022
November 2020 election: Trump’s pressure on states under investigation
The commission of inquiry into the assault on the Capitol examines on Tuesday the pressure of ex-president Donald Trump on the local elected officials of certain key American states to overturn the result of the November 2020 poll, which had carried the Democrat Joe Biden in power.
Evidence that could incriminate Trump
As a former United States Attorney in Michigan, Barbara McQuade knows well the workings of American justice, and in particular the department which will be called upon to indict Donald Trump for his role in what the commission of January 6 has described as an “attempted coup”. The Press spoke with the one who is now a professor of law at the University of Michigan, to gather her impressions of the first hearings of the Commission.
“The Proud Boys would have killed Mike Pence”
Twelve meters. If these rioters had grabbed the former vice-president, he might have lost his life there, the January 6 commission said on Thursday during its third public hearing.
During a blood-chilling second hour of hearing, the Commission cited the testimony of an FBI informant about the Proud Boys, this extremist group present among the rioters.
“The Proud Boys would have killed Mike Pence if given the chance,” the insider said, adding that Nancy Pelosi was also among their targets.
Trump liar, Trump sick
The schemes of the Democratic camp to steal the presidential election, the machines manipulated in the polling stations, all these stories, it was nonsense. “Crazy stuff,” according to former United States Attorney General William Barr.
Crazy stuff. crazy stuff, in the text. To describe Donald Trump’s allegations, William Barr also used the words bullshit, absolute rubbish, idiotic, bogus and complete nonsense.
No need for translation to understand to what extent the Attorney General did not embark on his boss’s delirium.
US plunges back into Trump’s ‘lies’
When did Donald Trump realize he had lost the election to Joe Biden? And why does he still persist in asserting the opposite? The House Committee investigating the Capitol assault is trying to provide answers to these crucial questions.
US plunges back into chaos of Capitol assault
Supporting texts, official documents and videos, a series of lawyers and key witnesses will present the different scenarios envisaged by Donald Trump and his entourage to reverse the course of the 2020 presidential election, until the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Five other hearings, throughout the month of June, will complete this initial presentation.
Attack on the Capitol: Trump “ignited the flame”
The January 6, 2021 violent attack on the United States Capitol was no accident. It was the “culmination of a coup attempt” orchestrated by Donald Trump, said the chairman of the congressional commission responsible for investigating one of the darkest and most perilous moments in American democracy.
In video: Images of the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021
In video: Footage of police officer Caroline Edwards unconscious after being beaten during the January 6 assault
Onslaught of the Capitol: Republicans who stood against Trump in the spotlight
Death threats, treason charges and motions of no confidence: Republican elected officials who voted for an impeachment of Donald Trump after the Capitol storming and who are now seeking a new term have measured the price for the past 17 months at pay for standing up to the ruthless leader of their party.
Who are the Republican senators against Trump?
In 2021, shortly after the events on Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives passed the indictment that led to President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The Senate makes the final decision. Seven Republican senators voted in favor of his impeachment. Who are they ?
- Mitt Romney, Utah
- Richard Burr, North Carolina
- Bill Cassidy, Louisiana
- Susan Collins, Maine
- Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
- Ben Sasse, Nebraska
- Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania