Jan. 6 panel probes Trump’s ‘siren call’ to extremists

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Jan. 6 hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Jan. 6 committee is expected to highlight how violent far-right extremist groups answered what one lawmaker says was Donald Trump’s “siren call” to come to Washington.

The panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol is expected to hear from Stephen Ayres, who pleaded guilty last month to disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building.

He admitted that on Jan. 2, 2021, he posted an image stating that Trump was “calling on us to come back to Washington on January 6th for a big protest.”

The committee is probing whether extremist groups coordinated with White House allies ahead of the violence.

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7/12/2022 10:54:56 AM (GMT -5:00)

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