January 6 panel members preview Tuesday’s hearing on the role of extremist groups in the Capitol Riot
“I think this is all pretty public,” Murphy said of members of Congress inviting extremists to Washington on the day of the uprising. « They’ve been quite public about their efforts to amplify the president’s call to use January 6 as the last bulwark in this effort to remain president. »
“People are going to hear the story of that tweet and then the explosive effects it had in the Trump world and especially among domestic violent extremist groups – the most dangerous political extremists in the country at this time,” Raskin said.
A « dereliction of duty »
“I imagine you will hear things from Mr. Cipollone, but also others who were in the White House,” she said.
Cipollone was among a handful of people who hung out with Trump as he watched the Capitol riot unfold on television from a dining room next to the Oval Office, according to two sources familiar with the Trump investigation. panel. The committee heard from other witnesses, who said Cipollone, as well as other senior Trump advisers, including Ivanka Trump and Dan Scavino, were with the president at various times during this time, and Cipollone could help make the light on Trump’s state of mind as violence took place.
Lofgren, meanwhile, told Tapper that Cipollone « was able to provide information on virtually every critical issue that we are looking at and including those of the president – what I would call a dereliction of duty on the day of the January 6 ».
CNN’s Annie Grayer, Zachary Cohen and Ryan Nobles contributed to this report.