Behind the militia attack, Trump’s “call to arms” – Liberation


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During a new hearing, the parliamentary committee on January 6 insisted on the triggering role of the former American president, whose tweet notably mobilized extremist groups.

Hollywood will one day seize on the revelations of the House Committee on the attack on the Capitol, on January 6, 2021. And the script will not be able to evade the tragicomic scenes described during the hearings on Tuesday, like this meeting “crazy” at the White House, on December 18, 2020, in which the «Team Crazy». Within the walls of the Oval Office, this “crazy team”as an elected Democrat called it, made up of a collection of Donald Trump’s external consultants, then agonizes with insults from the last representatives of reason in the American executive – legal advisers who stubbornly refuse to flout the Constitution to overthrow the result of the presidential election.

The other scene, a little later that same evening, takes place without witnesses. At 1:42 a.m. on December 19, Trump, let go by his established advisers, appeals as a last resort to his people. His tweet, sent to his 80 million followers, invites a large gathering on the day of the final count of the votes of major voters: “Mass demonstration in Washington on January 6writes the president. Be there, it’s going to be crazy.

For the members of the Commission, made up of seven elected Democrats and two Republicans…