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Trump Is at the Center of the Multistep Scheme To Overturn a Valid Election

Trump Is at the Center of the Multistep Scheme To Overturn a Valid Election

The January 6 committee provided more strong proof that Donald Trump masterminded the wide-ranging conspiracy to hold on to presidential power—and voted to issue a subpoena to force Trump to testify.

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The bipartisan January 6 committee, in its ninth hearing, continued its methodical presentation of compelling evidence showing that Donald Trump masterminded an unconstitutional conspiracy to remain in power at all costs. New evidence sheds further light on the many ways that Trump tried to steal the election and provoked a violent insurrection. The committee also voted to issue a subpoena for Trump’s testimony and documentary evidence, and Trump owes it to the nation to promptly comply.

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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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