US Rep. Zoe Lofgren, center, delivers remarks on Monday, June 13, as a hearing begins for the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.

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Updated 2027 GMT (0427 HKT) June 13, 2022

US Rep. Zoe Lofgren, center, delivers remarks on Monday, June 13, as a hearing begins for the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.

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For the last 10 months, a House select committee has been investigating last year’s deadly attack on the US Capitol.

We are now beginning to learn more about its findings.

Monday’s hearing, the second so far, was focused on election fraud and former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. Rep. Zoe Lofgren said Trump’s “big lie was also a big rip-off.” She said the committee would show that Trump and his closest advisers “knew the claims were false, but they continued to pedal them anyway right up until the moments before a mob of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol” on January 6, 2021.

There will be seven hearings in all this month. The first was in prime-time on Thursday, and like Monday it also included previously unseen material related to the January 6 insurrection. Much of it has been recorded testimony from members of Trump’s inner circle, including former Attorney General Bill Barr and former White House adviser Ivanka Trump.

While the committee cannot bring legal charges against Trump, its central mission has been to uncover the full scope of Trump’s unprecedented attempt to stop the transfer of power.

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