January 6 Hearing Day 5: Here’s What Happened

Donald Trump and MAGA extremists came dangerously close to weaponizing the U.S. Department of Justice in their desperate attempt to overturn the election.

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In day five of the January 6 hearings, Richard Donoghue and Jeffrey A. Rosen shared more about how Donald Trump tried to alter the voting results of the 2020 presidential election.

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Donald Trump and MAGA extremists carried out a violent attempt to take over the Capitol and overturn the 2020 presidential election. The January 6 House Select Committee hearings continue to provide evidence of these activities and illustrate how MAGA extremists will keep fighting to put themselves in power regardless of future election outcomes. Americans must hold those involved accountable and show that no one is above the law in the United States.


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