Trump himself urged his supporters to march on the Capitol in a fiery speech exterior the White Home previous to the siege. “In the event you don’t struggle like hell, you’re not going to have a rustic anymore,” Trump mentioned, amongst different incendiary statements. One week later, the Home impeached him for a second time for inciting the riot.
Trump was acquitted by the Senate, however his trial within the chamber offered beforehand unseen video displaying simply how shut the rioters got here to lawmakers and then-Vice President Mike Pence. Home impeachment managers additionally confirmed surprising footage of violence by the rioters towards responding legislation enforcement officers.
Earlier Thursday, seven Home committees launched a sweeping investigation into the federal authorities’s dealing with of the riot, which legislation enforcement officers have testified was exacerbated by the Pentagon delaying the deployment of Nationwide Guard troops and federal intelligence authorities offering inadequate warnings of the assault.
Prosecutors have arrested greater than 300 individuals within the Capitol assault, and the previous chief of the Justice Division’s Jan. 6 investigation mentioned in an interview Sunday that he believes proof would assist a cost of “seditious conspiracy” towards a number of the rioters. The pinnacle of the Capitol Cops’ union has indicated that roughly 140 officers had been injured within the riot.