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Testimonies submitted to the US House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6, 2021 invasion of the Capitol (pictured) indicate that Donald Trump planned to lead his supporters’ march to the Capitol, but wanted the movement to appear spontaneously.The New York Times reports.
According to documents obtained from the National Archives, the then US president wrote a tweet that read: “I will be giving a big speech at 10 am on January 6th at Elipse [sul da Casa Branca]. Please arrive early, huge crowds are expected. Crawl to the Capitol after that. Stop stealing!! “In reference to “theft” For Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
The tweet was not posted, but a draft of it was delayed, and Trump warned allies that his plan was to direct the crowd to Capitol Hill, according to the testimony.
After speaking with then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Jan. 2, former Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pearson, who has been helping to organize Trump’s rally, emailed other organizers saying what the president wanted. “Invite everyone to march to the Capitol”.
Another organizer of the film, Kylie Jane Cramer, wrote on January 3. “You’re going to make us walk to the Capitol.” And that this information “It can’t leak (…), because I’m going to have problems with the National Park Service and all the agencies”.
It is up to the National Park Service to allow public demonstrations in Washington. According to Kramer, Trump will “Just ask for it [a marcha dos apoiadores até o prédio do Congresso] ‘unexpectedly'”with quotation marks in the envelope.
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