At the outset of the first public hearing, Rep. Liz Cheney said the committee would defer exploring security failures that allowed the rioters to breach the Capitol, and instead focus on former President Donald Trump's alleged culpability for the riot.
"President Trump invested millions of dollars of campaign funds purposely spreading false information, running ads he knew were false, and convincing millions of Americans that the election was corrupt and he was the true president," said Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the panel's vice chair. "As you will see, this misinformation campaign provoked the violence on January 6th."
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