Preview of Today’s January 6 Hearing on Right-Wing Extremist Groups

From CNN:

The January 6 committee plans to show at its hearing Tuesday how right-wing extremist groups including the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers prepared to attack the US Capitol in the days leading up to January 6, 2021 — and the groups’ ties to Donald Trump associates, including Roger Stone and Michael Flynn, according to committee aides….

The hearing is also expected to be the first chance for the committee to play clips of its closed-door interview last week with former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone.

Committee aides said that the hearing would connect Trump’s multiple pressure campaigns to try to overturn his 2020 election loss to Joe Biden to the violence at the Capitol on January 6, which was led by the extremist groups that will be a focus of the hearing.

Politico has more on today’s scheduled hearing, focusing on how the former President’s words and actions influenced extremist groups.  

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