Donald Trump attacked his successor, after President Biden had a scuffle with him. He repeatedly called him the “defeated ex president”. 

Trump stated in several statements, “Biden who is destroying America’s Nation with insane Policies of open Borders corrupt Elections, disaster energy policies, unconstitutional Mandates, and school closings” 

Biden, moments before had insulted Trump by watching TV. A mob stormed Capitol in January 6 mocking his “bruised ego.” Although he referred to Trump 16 times, he did not mention his name.  

Biden has been trying to deflect his incompetent work on Afghanistan’s withdrawal (surrender), Borders, COVID and Inflation. Everything he touches leads to disaster. That’s what you get when you have a rigged Election,’ Trump said. 

The House select committee that was investigating Jan. 6 went after him. They subpoenaed several of his allies and asked for records detailing his actions and conversations leading up to the day. 

“Why is the Unselect Committee of completely partisan political hackers, whose judgement has long since been rendered, not talking about the fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020?” It’s because they don’t have the answers or justifications for what happened,’ Trump said. 

‘They want all conversation concerning the Election “Canceled.” Just look at the numbers, they speak for themselves. The complicit media simply calls them the Big Lie. In reality, the Big Lie is the Election.

Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were accompanied by Kamala Harris at his side. They addressed the Capitol attack from Statuary Hall, the U.S. Capitol. It was one of several rooms that Trump supporters tried desperately to get into as the lawmakers attempted to seal Biden’s election. 

We saw these rioters in the halls. They were threatening to kill the Speaker of House. Biden said that they had literally built gallows in order to hang the vice-president of the United States of America. “What didn’t we see?” We didn’t see an ex-president, who rallied the mob and attacked, sitting in a private room in front of the Oval Office at the White House, watching all the action on TV, doing nothing for hours.    

Biden pursued the MAGA mob and stated that this was not a group made up of tourists. This was an act of armed rebellion.   

Biden said, “Here’s the truth.” “The past president of the United States of America has created and propagated a network of lies concerning the 2020 election.”

Trump chose power over principles to do so. Biden stated that Trump views his personal interest more important than the interests of his country, and America’s, 

Biden declared, “And because His bruised ego is more important to him than our Democracy or our Constitution,” He can’t take the loss. 

Trump claimed that Democrats had’stoked fears’ in relation to the attack. 

“The Democrats want this January 6th day to themselves so they can cause fear in America and create division.” Let them own it, America will see through theirs. [sic]”Lies and Polarizations” 

Trump accused Democrats of 'stoking fears' related to the attack

Trump claimed that Democrats had’stoked fears’ in relation to the attack.

President Joe Biden blasted former President Donald Trump for spreading a 'web of lies' and sitting idly by as his supporters attacked the Capitol Building one year ago on Thursday

Former President Donald Trump was criticized by President Joe Biden for creating a “web of lies” and watching as his supporters attack the Capitol Building on Thursday one year ago

President Joe Biden addressed the January 6 Capitol attack from Statuary Hall Thursday morning

The January 6, 2006 Capitol Attack was addressed by President Joe Biden from Statuary Hall on Thursday morning

Vice President Kamala Harris (left) spoke before President Joe Biden (right) at an event Thursday morning marking the one-year anniversary of the January 6 Capitol attack

At an event on Thursday that marked the first anniversary of the Jan 6 Capitol Attack, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke in front of President Joe Biden. 

President Joe Biden (center) walks through the Capitol Building with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (left) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (right)

Joe Biden, president (center), walks through Capitol Building (left) with Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader (right), and Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker (right). 

President Joe Biden (right) enters the U.S. Capitol alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (center)

Joe Biden (right), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer (center), entered the U.S. Capitol 

Biden was very thorough about the legitimacy and fairness of the 2020 Presidential Election. Trump continues to repeat the so-called “big lie” that Trump lost a second term because of widespread electoral fraud.  

Biden pointed out that this is the big lie told by both the ex-president and many Republicans, who are afraid of his anger. The insurrection occurred on November 3, 2020. 

Trump’s supporters, he said, are trying to “rewrite history.” 

“That January 6th riot was a clear expression of the will to the people is the truth. Is there a worse way to view America, this country? Biden asked. ‘I cannot.’   

More than 150 million Americans turned out to vote that day. Pandemic. Many are at risk of their lives. “They should be applauded, not attacked,” the president stated. 

He briefly spoke of Democrats’ vote rights campaign, noting how “new laws are being created not to protect or deny the right to vote.” 

Biden will be traveling to Georgia Tuesday for a wider address on voting rights. 

Biden declared that the ex-president and his supporters were determined to defeat our elections and suppress your votes. ‘It’s wrong. It isn’t democratic and, frankly, un-American. 

Biden said that Trump told his supporters that the results of 2020’s election could not be believed. 

The president said, “The truth of the matter is that no American election has ever been better scrutinized and more accurately counted.”   

Biden stated that he was looking for an excuse to hide the truth. Biden said that he wasn’t just an ex-president, but a defeated president. 

You were defeated by 7,000,000 votes. Biden said that the election was free, fair and open to all. “There’s no evidence that the election results are incorrect.”   

Biden claimed that Trump’s supporters made a ‘third big lying’ when they called the MAGA mob storming the Capitol “the nation’s true patriotics.” 

‘Is that what you thought when you looked at the mob ransacking the capitol, destroying property, literally defecating in the hallways?’ “That’s what the president stated. “Going through senators’ and representative’s desks. Hunting down Congress members. 

‘Patriots?’ Biden asked. “Not in my opinion.” 

Biden claimed that true patriots were not the people, but the elect workers and law enforcers who stood up for the Capitol during January 6. 

He stated, “You don’t have to love your country unless you win,” “You cannot obey the law when it is easy.” When you accept and allow lies, patriotic behavior is not possible. 

Biden did not use Trump’s name in his Thursday morning address. Instead, he referred to Trump as “the former president.” 

Biden stated that he didn’t intend to turn it into a current political fight as he left the Capitol.  

Trump made a new statement following Biden’s speech and said that the election was rigged. He also repeated the phrase, “The Big Lie Was the Election.” 

Trump said that ‘this political theater is only a distraction from the fact Biden have completely and totally failed’, adding to the inflation crisis, Afghanistan, and U.S. border migrant crises and continued coronavirus outbreaks, as well as school closings. 

The Capitol is seen at dawn, one year after the violent Jan. 6 insurrection by supporters of then-President Donald Trump

One year following the January 6th violent insurrection led by Trump supporters, the Capitol can be seen rising at dawn

U.S. Capitol Police keep watch on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan, 6

U.S. Capitol Police watch the West Front of U.S. Capitol from Jan. 6

Snow on grounds of Capitol Hill on the morning of January 6th

On the morning of January 6, snow fell on Capitol Hill

U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger stands outside the U.S. Capitol on the first anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack

J. Thomas Manger, Chief of Police at the U.S. Capitol, stands in front the Capitol to mark the 1st anniversary of the attack on January 6, 2021.

Members of U.S. Capitol Police arrive for duty

For duty, members of the U.S. Capitol Police are present

On Thursday morning, Capitol Building was silent as Democrats prepared for the memorial day. 

The building was guarded by a large police force and metal barricades. 

The storm that erupted earlier this week left snow on the ground. 

The President told reporters upon his arrival at the Capitol that he was praying to never see another day similar to the last one. It’s all I am praying. 

He was met by Democratic leaders including Nancy Pelosi (House Speaker) and Chuck Schumer (Senate Majority Leader). 

Republicans accused Democrats of using the anniversary to make political points.

In a statement on January 6, Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell described it as “dark” but then attacked Democrats for changing Senate rules in order pass voting rights legislation.

McConnell stated that it was amazing to watch some Washington Democrats attempt to use this anniversary in order to further partisan policy goals which long before this date. It is particularly jaw-dropping that some Senate Democrats use the mob’s attempts to destroy our nation’s norms and rules as an excuse to abandon our norms and rules and institutions. 

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham reacted to Biden’s speech, saying: “What brazen politicization January 6 by Donald Trump.” 

“I wonder if Taliban now control Afghanistan, with al-Qaeda elements present and contrary to the beliefs of President Biden, would allow this speech? Graham agreed. 

Statuary Hall, which is the original House chamber in the U.S. Capitol Building, was set up like a TV studio in advance of the occasion

Statuary Hall was originally the House chamber within the U.S. Capitol Building. 

Workers clean the Statuary Hall stage before President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrived Thursday morning

Before President Joe Biden arrived on Thursday morning, Vice President Kamala Harris and President Kamala Harris entered the Statuary Hall to clean it. 

DC Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone arrives in the Hall of Columns on the first anniversary of attack on the Capitol

DC Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone is seen in the Hall of Columns at the 1st anniversary of the Capitol attack

Trump has continued to make false claims about his victory in 2020, which the Biden administration is reluctant to discuss.

Psaki also pursued members of Republican Party that supported Trump’s claim that he had won the presidency.’s She said that the president will talk about “what you won’t hear him talking about tomorrow”: “You don’t love your country just because you win.” “You don’t just love your country; you also love democracy in all its forms. But what’s most frustrating to him? The silence, sometimes complacency, of far too many Republicans, who stood by the lie and propagated misinformation to the American people.

Rioters breached the Capitol on January 6 during a 'Stop the Steal' rally which claimed Donald Trump had won the election as Congress met to count electoral votes and certify Joe Biden's presidential election win

On January 6, Rioters broke into the Capitol during the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally. They claimed Donald Trump won the election, as Congress met in order to count electoral votes. 

Thousands of Trump supporters are seen on January 6, 2021, marching towards the Capitol

On January 6, 2021 thousands of Trump supporters marched towards the Capitol.

The riot of January 6 left 150 members of law enforcement injured, and cost five their lives

One hundred fifty law enforcement officers were injured in the January 6 riot, which also cost five lives.

Donald Trump, above, speaks to his supporters outside the White House on the morning of January 6th

Donald Trump (above) speaks to supporters outside of the White House during the morning on January 6th

Psaki spoke out clearly about Trump in her briefing for the media. Before addressing his supporters on the White House, the former president marched up to the Capitol to protest the certification of Biden’s victory. House Democrats impeached Trump but he was cleared by the Senate. 

Psaki claimed that Biden had been “clearly eyed” about the potential threat from the former President to our democracy. He also described how the former President works to continually undermine American basic values and law.

Biden views January 6th, she said, as the ‘tragic culmination’ of four years spent under Donald Trump.

Trump cancelled the January 6th press conference. 

Democrats are meanwhile intensifying their investigation of the January 6th rebellion ahead of Thursday’s one-year anniversary. They are considering “Watergate-style” prime-time hearings, with bold-faced witnesses who include Mike Pence, Sean Hannity, and consider ‘Watergate style’ prime-time hearings.

For the one year anniversary of the MAGA Riot, Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans a full day of events. This includes a moment on the House Floor, testimony by lawmakers and a prayer vigil at the Capitol steps.  

Pelosi explained that these events were meant to be an occasion for reflection, remembrance, and recommitment in a spirit o unity, patriotism, and prayerfulness.  

Republicans who had not yet revealed how they would mark the occasion, accused Democrats grandstanding.

Republican Senator John Thune stated that he believed they would try to politicize this event.

Democrats are hoping to capitalise on the anniversary and speed up the pace for their probe. They also plan on attracting a huge audience via prime-time hearings. 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a day-long slate of events planned for the one-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection - above she is seen with then-Vice President Mike Pence ahead of the joint session of Congress on that day

Nancy Pelosi is planning a full day of events to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of January 6, 2008 insurrection. Below, she is seen above with Mike Pence, then Vice President of USA.

The House committee investigating January 6th is considering Watergate-style prime-time hearings; above are Chairman Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney of the panel

The House committee investigating January 6th is considering Watergate-style prime-time hearings; above are Chairman Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney of the panel

Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin is among those pushing for prime-time hearings on Jan. 6 riot

Jamie Raskin, Democratic Rep. is one of those advocating for Prime-Time Hearings on January 6th riot

Democratic plans for the 1st anniversary of Jan 6th riot in Capitol 

9.: President Biden and Vice President Harris deliver remarks in National Statuary Hall in the Capitol

10.: Speaker Nancy Pelosi hold a closed-press Moment of Reflection on the House floor

12:00 pm: Speaker Pelosi’s Statement and a Moment Of Silence at the House Floor 

12:00 pm: Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress; Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; and Historian Jon Meacham moderate a conversation with Speaker Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer

2:20 pm: Democratic Rep. Jason Crow leads lawmakers in giving testimonials about what they experienced on January 6th

5.30 pm: Pelosi and Schumer lead a Bicameral Prayer Vigil on Capitol Center Steps

Jamie Raskin from Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin said Wednesday on MSNBC that he has favored the strategy “from the beginning”, as a panel member. 

After the 1973 hearings about Richard Nixon’s presidency, America was captivated by his words that he wanted Watergate-style approaches, he stated that he had always wanted to go Watergate. An estimated 85 percent of the nation was listening to them at one time.

Raskin stated that he recalled as a child watching a portion of the Watergate hearings. “If that’s possible for an office break-in at the Watergate Hotel, it’s certainly possible for us to do the same for the Capitol of America. A storming and seizure of government offices would disrupt the peaceful transfer power.

Those prime-time hearings could occur in late March or early April, Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, told Bloomberg News.

However, no specific date has yet been established. 

Thompson stated, “We are working towards that.” 

The hearings could also have high-profile witnesses to help them achieve maximum exposure. Former Vice President Mike Pence, Fox News host Sean Hannity are two of those names being considered.

Donald Trump put pressure on Pence to invalidate the 2020 election results, end Joe Biden’s win and give him another term. As the symbol of the Electoral College, Pence is responsible for overseeing the certification of the results. Pence was attacked by rioters on January 6th and threatened with hanging. He was forced from the Senate Floor when MAGA supporters stormed it.

Thompson said to CNN that Pence would be a good fit for the panel.

He stated, “I wish he would do right and come forward and freely talk to committee,”

“We have not asked formal questions. However, if he did offer to do so we would be happy to accept. He added that everything was under consideration. 

According to The Washington Post, so far the investigation has seen more than 300 interviews, more than 50 subpoenas and more than 35,000 records. The committee also received many tips via their Jan.6 tipline. 

Hearings will soon be held for names. 

On Tuesday, the panel asked Sean Hannity (longtime Trump supporter) to be a “fact witness” in their investigation. They noted how Hannity was expressing concern and giving advice to White House staff. 

Hannity was sent several messages by the committee to Mark Meadows (then-White House Chief of Staff).

Hannity, writing on January 6, 2007, stated that he was “very worried” about the following 48 hours.

Hannity sent Meadows a text on the 5th of January, the same day as the Capitol attack. The WH counsel will be leaving. 

Thompson stated in a letter to Hannity that the text suggested “that you knew of concerns expressed by the White House Counsel’s Office concerning the legality and validity of former President Trump’s January 6th plans.” 

Thompson said to Hannity, “These facts are directly relevant for our inquiry.” 

Thompson stated that Hannity had a ‘detailed understanding of President Trump’s mental state in the days after the attack on January 6th. 

Hannity indicated that he spoke to Trump January 10, and this made Fox News’ host nervous in the days leading up to the January 20th inauguration of President Joe Biden. 

Hannity advised Meadows (and Republican Rep. Jim Jordan) that there is a straight path to landing the plane within 9 days. 

He can’t even mention it again. Ever. Today, I didn’t have a great call with him. Even worse, I have no idea what I should say or do, and it isn’t something I like to know if I understand. Ideas?’ 

On his Fox News show on Tuesday evening, Hannity launched into a stinging rebuke of DC officials and their ‘willing accomplices’ but didn’t mention the letter from the House committee investigating the MAGA riot.

He said, “I have a message for you all elected swamp creatures in Washington, D.C., Your willing accomplices, the press secretaries of the media mob,” and he continued. 

He said, “It’s frankly repulsive. Just repulsive that you, all you sycophants sit idly watching, you don’t say anything, and you do not take any action, as Joe Biden totally mismanages COVID-19.”

The plans of Republicans for the anniversary of the riot have yet to be revealed.

In the wake of the January 6th violence, many Republican legislators criticized Trump. Some even called him on that day to urge him to stop the rioters. Many of the lawmakers have since made peace with Trump, especially as Trump’s grip continues on the Republican base.  

Many Republican senators, including Leader Mitch McConnell, will be in Atlanta for the funeral of former Senator Johnny Isakson on Thursday. 

From left to right: Sgt. Aquilino Gonell of the US Capitol Police, Officer Michael Fanone of the DC Metropolitan Police and Officer Daniel Hodges of the DC Metropolitan Police listen as Private First Class Harry Dunn of the US Capitol Police testifies before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on US Capitol on July 27

From left to right, Sgt. Aquilino Gnell, Officer Michael Fanone and Officer Daniel Hodges from the DC Metropolitan Police watch as Private First Class Harry Dunn (US Capitol Police) testifies in front of the House Select Committee.

The House panel investigating January 6th has said they'd like to hear form Mike Pence

House Panel investigating January 6th, 2017 has stated they want to hear from Mike Pennence

Members of the House panel stated earlier this week that they received testimony from Trump’s West Wing dated January 6th, which focuses on Trump’s inability to do more for the rioters. 

The vice-chair of the panel’s Republican Rep. Liz Cheney revealed that Ivanka Trump had twice asked her father for permission to end the riots. 

Cheney stated Sunday that he knows his daughter and his family members. He also said this on ABC’s This Week.

According to Michael Wolff’s new Trump book Landslide, Ivanka said that the insurrection was an “optics issue” as it took place.  

She tried to stop the riot herself, tweeting: ‘American Patriots – any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. This violence must be stopped immediately. Be peaceful. Since then, the tweet was deleted. 

The House committee was rebuffed in the meantime by former Trump advisers and aides, whose testimony was subpoenaed.

This includes Steve Bannon, a former Trump strategist, and Meadows. Bannon was indicted on charges of criminal contempt for Congress. He refused to give evidence to the panel. The trial is scheduled for July. In December, Meadows was found in contempt by the House and the case was referred to the Justice Department.