U.S. Capitol Hill with a stormy sky in the background.

“I think it emboldened our enemies by helping give them ammunition to feed a narrative that our system of government doesn't work, that the United States is in decline.”

Former deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger who resigned as a result of the January 6 Capitol Hill riot.

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jul 22, 2022

  • Why It Matters: This was the 8th hearing of the House Select Committee investigation into the events of January 6. The committee will continue hearings in September.
  • The committee painted a picture of a president who, despite the urging of colleagues and family, did not act while the Capitol riot intensified; the question remains whether the Committee will subpoena former President Trump (asking him to testify) or recommend further charges to the Justice Department.
  • Pottinger, a Marine, served under President Trump and shared one way he believes the events of January 6 impacted America.

Jan. 6: Trump spurned aides’ pleas to call off Capitol mob

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