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Jan. 6 Takeaways: From Cipollone’s Testimony to Trump’s Attempt to Contact Witness

  • Trump aides had heated meeting that lasted into early morning
  • Televised hearing is seventh in series focused on insurrection

A profanity-laced shouting match in the Oval Office and a former aide’s concern that then-President Donald Trump was inciting civil war emerged as some of the most dramatic moments in the latest hearing of the special House committee investigating the deadly riot at the US Capitol.

Weeks before the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack, some top Trump aides were urging him to concede to Joe Biden, even as others in his immediate circle were pushing to overturn the election, the panel revealed. Tuesday’s hearing, the seventh public session since June, ended Tuesday with a warning from the panel’s top Republican about witness intimidation by the former president.