January 6 committee looks into Trump’s willful inaction during riot

At one point, Mr. Cipollone told the committee, he urged Mr. Meadows to either push Mr. Trump to make a public statement or do it himself, according to a person familiar with his testimony.

Mr. Cipollone also told the panel that he received calls from members of the administration who wanted to resign that day. He was asked about Mr. Trump’s tweet condemning Mr. Pence as rioters rampaged through the Capitol, and about Mr. Trump’s possible public statement shortly after 4 p.m., the person familiar with his testimony said.

At each of its hearings in June and July, the panel presented evidence that lawmakers said could be used to bolster a criminal case against Mr. Trump. The committee presented evidence of a conspiracy to defraud the American people and Mr. Trump’s own donors; plans to submit false voter lists, which could lead to charges of filing false documents with the government; and evidence of a conspiracy to disrupt the voter count on Capitol Hill that suggests he could be prosecuted for obstructing official congressional process.

The claim that Mr. Trump failed in his duties may not be the basis of a criminal charge, Ms. Luria said, but it raises ethical, moral and legal questions.

The committee spent nearly two months exposing its tale of a president who, after failing in a series of efforts to reverse his defeat, ordered a crowd of his supporters to march to the Capitol after delivering a speech. excoriating Mr Pence for not intervening. in the official Congressional ballot count to confirm the election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. as President.

His supporters clung to the words he used in those remarks, when he told the crowd to come “peacefully and patriotically” to the Capitol. But the panel revealed that Mr Trump knew his supporters were armed and threatening violence.

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