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Donald Trump’s deliberate inaction fuelled Capitol attack, more damning was what he actually did do

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A video of former President Donald Trump plays on a screen during a hearing of the House Select Committee in Washington. Photo: Al Drago/Reuters

A video of former President Donald Trump plays on a screen during a hearing of the House Select Committee in Washington. Photo: Al Drago/Reuters

Donald Trump and Mike Pence at the 2020 Republican National Convention.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump and Mike Pence at the 2020 Republican National Convention.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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A video of former President Donald Trump plays on a screen during a hearing of the House Select Committee in Washington. Photo: Al Drago/Reuters

Thursday night’s hearing by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol was billed as a session that would describe in detail what President Donald Trump did not do during a day of violence and mayhem.

More revealing, and damning, was what he did do.


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