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Today we take a look at the details of the planned coup that had its culmination in the form of a violent insurrection at the US Capitol Building on January 6th, 2021 as well as the ongoing efforts to undermine and dismantle the structures of our election system.
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In some ways, the attack on the Capitol looked haphazard but the answer is far scarier. There was much more planning by the group involved.
National columnist Will Bunch says there is growing evidence that links Trump and his inner circle to the Capitol attack.
Michael Schmidt, Washington correspondent for the New York Times; David Wilson.
Former Pentagon adviser Ryan Goodman says former President Trump could have used the Insurrection Act to hold onto power onJanuary 6, 2021.
Rep. Pete Aguilar, member of the January 6th Committee
It took decades to build our system of non-partisan, professional election administration, but the entire system is now under persistent attack by Trump's MAGA Mob.
Michael Schmidt, Washington correspondent for the New York Times
The January 6 Trump riot committee has released a list of possible criminal charges committed by former President Donald Trump.
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Description: Black and white photo from a rally. A hand holds up a sign that says "Remember Jan. 6th, Senators. Protect Our Democracy Now".
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