Everything the latest Jan. 6 hearing revealed about Trump's inaction during the riot

'President Trump did not fail to act ... he chose not to act'

Donald Trump.
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On Thursday night, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack showcased former President Donald Trump's inaction during the riot. Two witnesses testified in person — Sarah Matthews, Trump's deputy White House press secretary, and Matthew Pottinger, a former National Security Council official — and outtakes were shown of Trump recording a video message the day after the attack, where he said he didn't want to say the election was over. Here's everything you need to know:

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Catherine Garcia, The Week US

Catherine Garcia is night editor for TheWeek.com. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.