The assault on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021 was the “culmination of an attempted coup,” a US parliamentary investigation ruled on Thursday, June 9. The latter placed Donald Trump at the center of a “plot” to keep him in power on a day of exceptional political violence in the United States, under the “encouragement” of the Republican.

After a year of investigation, more than a thousand hearings, it is an accusation against Donald Trump in the form of a television program that was broadcast in prime time on Thursday night from the scene of the events, the capitol in Washington. “President Trump called the crowd, rallied it and lit the fuse for this attack,” commission vice chairwoman Liz Cheney, a Republican, said in her opening remarks, our correspondent David Thomson reports.

“On the morning of January 6, Donald Trump intended to remain President of the United States despite the legitimate outcome of the 2020 election and in violation of his constitutional obligation to relinquish power. For several months, Donald Trump oversaw and coordinated a sophisticated plan to subvert the presidential election and prevent the transfer of power. Those who invaded our Capitol and fought law enforcement for hours were motivated by what Donald Trump had told them, that they had stolen the election and that he he was the rightful president. President Trump called the crowd, brought the crowd together, and lit the fuse for this attack!” Dick Cheney said.

His party has already vowed to bury the committee’s work if it takes control of the House in November’s midterm elections.

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