1/6 committee member Rep. Adam Schiff said the role of Trump and his advisors in the 1/6 attack was at the heart of the investigation.
Video from Rep. Schiff on CBS’s Face The Nation:
Adam Schiff says Trump’s role in the 1/6 attack is the “focus” of the investigation. pic.twitter.com/9Q1rFSXl2D
– Sarah Reese-Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 2, 2022
Transcript via CBS’s Face The Nation:
MARGARET BRENNAN: So what level of coordination have you seen so far, particularly between Trump’s White House political agents and the 725 people indicted by the Justice Department?
REP. SCHIFF: Well, that is really a focus of our investigation, and that was the role of the former president, what was the role of his aides and advisers? Certainly they were involved in much of that effort. How great was the expectation of violence in relation to the actual violent attack on the Capitol? How much was that part of the plan, either spontaneous or related to a propensity for violence that day? This is still the subject of in-depth research. But we intend to make every effort to get the full facts out and reveal them to the American people and take legislative action to protect the country in the future. But this issue, the role of the White House in what led to the first violent attack in a century and a half, if not longer, on the 6th, is at the center of our investigation.
The 1/6 committee is investigating Trump and his cronies
The committee has made it clear that they are focused on Trump and his staff. Through the subpoena process, the country learned that the investigation is not limited to those who served Trump in the White House and federal government. Republican Congressmen are under investigation, and the role of Trump non-government officials such as Steve Bannon and Alex Jones is also under scrutiny.
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