Capitol riot hearing focuses on disgraced former president’s kingpin role in election con

Source: MarketWatch

“The House committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol kicked off a prime-time hearing Thursday with searing charges against Donald Trump, painting a portrait of the former president at the center of a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. Trump, charged Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Mississippi Democrat who leads the Jan. 6 panel, engaged in ‘what became a sprawling, multi-step conspiracy aimed at overturning the presidential election,’ that was aimed at replacing Americans’ votes ‘with his will to remain in power after his term ended.’ ‘Donald Trump was at the center of this conspiracy,’ said Thompson. … Trump has denied responsibility or any wrongdoing related to the Jan. 6 attack.” (06/09/22)