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The conspiracy behind the Capitol assault ‘isn’t over’

Our democracy is still in danger. The plot to counter the will of the people is not overis expected to declare the elected Bennie Thompson according to excerpts of his speech published by the so-called commission of the January 6.

After almost a year of investigation, this committee of the House of Representatives presents its first conclusions this evening.

She will reveal how the chaos of this day was the result of a coordinated campaign to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Bidensaid a source in Congress.

We will re-immerse the American people in the reality of this violence, we will remember how appalling it wasshe assured.

For nearly a year, this group of elected officials – seven Democrats and two Republicans – has heard more than 1,000 witnesses, including two children of the former president, and gone through 140,000 documents to shed light on the actions of Donald Trump and his entourage before, during and after this event which shook American democracy.

On January 6, 2021, a crowd stormed the seat of the US Congress.

Photo: Getty Images/Win McNamee

SMS, official documents and supporting 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.

On this cold winter day, under a sky laden with heavy clouds, thousands of supporters of Donald Trump gathered in Washington to denounce the result of the election which lost the Republican billionaire.

After hearing the President invite them to walk to the capitola crowd stormed the headquarters of the US Congress, sending shock waves around the world.

On January 6, after a speech by Donald Trump, hundreds of supporters of the then president managed to invade the Capitol.

Photo: Getty Images/Brent Stirton

Capitol Police officer Caroline Edwards the first member of law enforcement to be injured by the rioters on January 6, as well as a documentary author, Nick Quested, whose team documented the attack, will be the first witnesses of this hearing.

A sign of the importance that the commission wants to give to its revelations, the first hearing was organized at prime time. It will be broadcast on many news channels continuously, but shunned by Fox News, the conservatives’ favorite channel – another illustration of the deep political fault line that has divided the United States since the janvier”,”text”:”6janvier”}}”>January 6.

Because a year and a half after the assault on the Capitol, millions of supporters of Donald Trump remain firmly convinced that the 2020 election is marred by fraud. And this, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

The commission of January 6 therefore also promised to expose the ongoing threats to American democracywhich will hold midterm elections in November.

The idea is to janvier”,”text”:”montrer qu’il y a un modèle qui a commencé avant l’élection, jusqu’au 6janvier”}}”>show that there is a pattern that started before the election, until January 6 2021. This model continues to this dayassured a congressional source.

Supporters of this commission consider its work essential in order to ensure that one of the darkest episodes in American history is never repeated.

Witch hunt

But the majority of Republicans denounce the work of this group of elected officials. The main interested party, Donald Trump, once again praised this day Thursday, assuring that the assault on the Capitol was the greatest movement in history to make America great again.

The Republican Party, over which it retains an iron fist, has already promised to bury its work if it were to take control of the House of Representatives during the mid-term legislative elections.

The commission’s investigation therefore faces a major challenge, that of presenting a story, evidence, capable of capturing the attention of the general public and convincing it of the importance of its revelations.

However, the leader of the Conservatives in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, denounces the commission the most political and least legitimate in the history of the United States.

I don’t see any[audience publique] prime time on gas prices, how to fight inflation, feed our children and make our streets saferhe said at a press conference.

Five other hearings, throughout the month of June, will complete Thursday’s presentation.

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