The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol held its eighth hearing Thursday. The hearing focused on what then-President Donald Trump was doing in the White House as the violence unfolded.
Trump was “the only person in the world who could call off the mob,” but he refused to do so for several hours, said the committee’s chairman, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, who was participating in the hearing remotely due to a COVID-19 diagnosis. “He could not be moved.”
Over the last 11 months, the committee has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and pored over thousands of hours of video footage and more than 100,000 pages of documents. House investigators are trying to make the case that Trump’s lies about the 2020 election led directly to his supporters' insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Scroll below to see how the hearing unfolded: