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Day 7, House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack

On Tuesday, July 12th, the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol held its seventh public hearing. The hearing first focused on the explosive meeting in the White House on December 18th, when lawyer Sydney Powell and Michael Flynn, former Trump National Security Advisor, fought with Pat Cipollone and other close Trump advisors.

The hearing then focused on former President Trump's tweet, soon after this meeting, that called his supporters to a rally in Washington on January 6th. The committee showed how this tweet galvanized extremist groups, like the Proud Boys and the Oathkeepers, to organize and coordinate ahead of the January 6th attack on the Capitol.

The committee also heard testimony from Jason Van Tatenhove, the former Oathkeeper spokesman, and Stephen Ayres, a Trump supporter who stormed the Capitol on January 6th.

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