Trump aides’ words to take center stage as U.S. Capitol riot hearings open

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By Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The congressional hearings on the 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump supporters will spotlight testimony by the former president’s top aides and family members as a House committee seeks to persuade Americans that the riot was an orchestrated attack on democracy. After almost a year of investigation, the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack moves into a new phase on Thursday with a prime-time hearing that will include videotaped testimony from senior Trump White House off…

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