January 6 hearing recap: Trump's links to far-right extremists
The latest hearing from the House select committee investigating the January 6th, 2021, insurrection fleshed out the links between former President Donald Trump and the far-right extremist groups that were at the vanguard of the violent effort to stop the transition of power and keep him in office, despite his election loss.
The hearing focused on the loose affiliations between Trump, his informal political advisers, and members of far-right militia groups like the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys.
The committee walked through snippets of witness depositions, court documents, previously unseen emails, and other materials to make the case that Trump coyly courted these militants and saw them as his troops on the ground to pressure Congress to overturn the 2020 election. #january62021 #thesituationroom #CNN