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Mike Pence's Secret Service Agents Feared For Their Lives
One of Thursday's witnesses, whose recorded testimony was played anonymously, described how members of Vice President Mike Pence's Secret Service detail began to fear for their lives during the attack.
The witness, a White House security official who had access to agents' radio communications that day, said Pence's security detail were saying goodbye to family members on their radios as the violence unfolded.
"The members of the VP detail at this time were starting to fear for their own lives. There was a lot of yelling, a lot of very personal calls over the radio, so it was disturbing," the official said.
Trump himself was against the certification of a vote that his own advisors told him was not fraudulent.
"At 2:24 p.m. Trump tweeted that Pence "didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our constitution" and rejected the "fraudulent or inaccurate" Electoral College votes.
Pottinger told the panel that he was "disturbed and worried" to see Trump attacking Pence for carrying out his constitutional duty, which he said was "the opposite of what we needed at that moment."
Trump still doubled down on his lies on Jan 7.
During the outtakes clip, Trump stops reading and states that he does not want to say "the election is now over," despite it being two months since Joe Biden was rightfully declared the winner.
Trump said: "But this election is now over. Congress has certified the results… I don't want to say the election is over. I just want to say Congress has certified the results without saying the election is over, OK?"
Some video outtakes of the hearing.
Hawley and other members of congress and staff fleeing for their lives.
Trump continuing to deny the election was over.
The January 6 commission has done a good job of preserving the truth of that day as Trump and his supporters have sought to obfuscate and bury what happened that day.
It will be interesting to see what else we learn as we go into the fall.