Capitol riot hearings: Donald Trump accused of staging an attempted coup

Donald Trump has been accused by members of Congress of orchestrating last year’s insurrection at the US Capitol in an “attempted coup”.The House panel investigating the violence on January 6 laid the blame firmly on the former president in a prime time TV hearing.The committee said the assault was not spontaneous but an “attempted coup” and a direct result of the defeated president’s effort to overturn the 2020 election.With a never-before-seen 12-minute video of the deadly violence and testimony from Mr Trump’s most inner circle, the House committee said the former president’s repeated lies about election fraud and his public effort to stop Joe Biden’s victory led to the attack and imperilled American democracy.

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