The January 6
committee probing the Capitol riots held its first public hearing on Thursday,
June 9. At the hearing, committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming and daughter
of former Vice-President Dick Cheney, said Donald Trump, the 45th
President of the United States of America had a seven-point plan to overturn
the 2020 Presidential elections.

“On the morning of
January 6, President Donald Trump’s intention was to remain president of the
United States, despite the lawful outcome of the 2020 election and in violation
of his Constitutional obligation to relinquish power,” Cheney said in her opening
statement at Thursday’s hearing.

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She further said
the rioters who breached the Capitol and fought with police were spurred on by
Trump’s rhetoric and claim that the election was stolen from him.

Donald Trump’s seven-point
plan to overturn the 2020 elections, according to a Jan 6 committee source, as
reported by CNN was:

Trump initiated a massive effort to spread false and fraudulent information claiming
that the 2020 election was stolen from him.

corruptly planned to replace the Acting Attorney General, so that the
Department of Justice would support his fake election claims.

corruptly put pressure on Vice-President Mike Pence to refuse to count
certified electoral votes in violation of US Constitution and law.

pressured state election officials and state legislators to change election

legal team and other associates called on Republicans in multiple states to
create false electoral slates and send them to Congress and the National

summoned a violent mob in Washington and directed them to march on the US

the violence, Trump ignored multiple pleas for assistance and failed to take
immediate action to stop the violence.

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The first public
hearing is based on the Select Committee’s initial findings. The Department of
Justice is working with cooperating witnesses and has disclosed limited
information. “President Trump summoned the mob, assembled the mob and lit the
flame of this attack,” Cheney said, echoing what she had said in 2021 when she
voted to impeach Donald Trump.