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Trump Insiders Recall How He Spurned Pleas to Act as Riot Raged

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WATCH: Matt Pottinger, a former deputy national security adviser in the Trump administration, and Sarah Matthews, Trump’s deputy press secretary, are been asked what they thought when the Former President tweeted that Vice President Pence didn’t have the “courage” to overturn the election results.Source: Bloomberg
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Former President Donald Trump ignored pleas to call off the mob storming the US Capitol and remained publicly silent as he watched the violence unfold on television from his personal dining room off the Oval Office, according to evidence and testimony to the committee investigating last year’s insurrection.

The committee’s prime-time hearing Thursday simultaneously cast Trump’s inaction during the riot as a deliberate, desperate final ploy in his struggle to hold onto the presidency and the ultimate dereliction of duty for a commander in chief sworn to uphold the law.