Trump is testifying to the January 6th hearing tonight. First, there will be live testimony from White House aides who were in the room while Trump watched the riot happen, plus confirming video from others. As Congressperson Cheney observes,

He did not call the military. His Secretary of Defense received no order. He did not call his Attorney General. He did not talk to the Department of Homeland Security. Mike Pence did all of those things; Donald Trump did not.

Second, there will be never-before-seen outtakes of video Trump’s aides pleaded for him to make but then refused to air. In one sense Trump will testify tonight: the Trump that his advisors refused to show the American people, and what he wanted to say before calling the rioters “very special” after it was clear the attack had failed.

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Daniel McIntosh

Daniel McIntosh

A Ph.D. in international studies tired of living in the Dark Ages. Working for something better. A top writer in economics.