Investigation: there were links between Trump campaign and assault on Capitol Hill

Investigation: There Were Links Between Trump Campaign And Assault On Capitol Hill

Washington – Members of President Donald Trump’s unsuccessful electoral campaign were involved in the organization of the assault on the Capitol in Washington, an Associated Press investigation determines, contradicting allegations that it was a spontaneous movement of the president’s followers.

A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First was the organizer of the “Save America Rally” event on January 6 at the Ellipse, a land near the White House that is owned by the federal government. But an annex to the National Park Service document authorizing the rally names several people who just days earlier received thousands of dollars for their work in the Trump 2020 re-election campaign. Other people, scheduled to be at the rally have ties close to the White House.

Since the day of the Capitol intrusion, many of these characters have tried to distance themselves from what happened.

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Before the assault, Trump spoke to those gathered there and called them to go to the Capitol, stating: “they will never rescue the country with weakness. They have to show strength, they have to be strong ”.

A week after the assault on Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives approved impeachment of Trump, making Trump the only US president to be twice censured by the legislature.

But the consequences could extend beyond Trump, who has to leave the White House on Wednesday to make way for Democrat Joe Biden, the winner of the election. Trump has refused to admit defeat and has launched unsubstantiated allegations of fraud.

Women for America First, which requested and received authorization for the rally, did not respond to messages asking who financed the event – which was attended by tens of thousands of people – and why campaign personnel were there.

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